Limited Time Offer: Earn Up To 100,000 Welcome Bonus Points With The American Express Business Platinum Card!

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Limited Time Offer: Earn Up To 100,000 Welcome Bonus Points With The Business Platinum® Card from American Express!

Welcome bonus:

For a limited time only, you can earn up to 100,000 American Express Membership Rewards welcome bonus points for opening an AMEX Business Platinum card. You’ll earn 50,000 bonus points after spending $10,000 and an additional 50,000 bonus points after spending an additional $15,000 within your first 3 months of card membership.

The previous welcome bonus on this card was 50K bonus points for spending $10K and 25K bonus points for spending an additional $10K within 3 months.

Annual fee: 

There is a $595 annual fee, though the welcome bonus and myriad card benefits are worth thousands of dollars in annual benefits

There is a $300 annual fee for additional Platinum cardholders and no annual fee for additional Green cardholders.

For rates and fees of the AMEX Business Platinum Card, please visit here.

Welcome bonus terms: 

You won’t get the welcome bonus on this card if you have or have had this card. If you are not eligible for the bonus you will get a popup notification after clicking to apply for the card. At that point you can decide whether to proceed or cancel the application before it is processed.

You must keep the card active without closing or downgrading it for at least 12 months.

Card earnings:

  • 5 points per dollar on flights and prepaid hotels booked on AMEXTravel.com.
  • 1.5 points per dollar on purchases of $5,000+, up to 1 million bonus points/year.
  • 1 point per dollar everywhere.
  • There are no foreign transaction fees.

Spend Threshold:

You can pay your federal taxes or tax estimates for a 1.87% fee. You’ll earn 1.5 points per dollar on $5,000+ purchases, which are worth more than that fee, plus it can help you meet the spend threshold. If you do overestimate your taxes, you can request a refund or apply it to your next year’s taxes.

My local natural gas company allows me to prepay up to $1,000 on a credit card for a $1.65 flat fee. That’s a great way to earn miles and help meet a spend threshold. My electricity supplier allows me to pay with a credit card for free as long as I am enrolled in autopay.

$200 annual airline fee credit:

Every calendar year, you can get a $200 credit for airline fees. That means you’ll get back $400 in fees during your first cardmembership year with $200 back in 2019 and $200 back in 2020. 

You can register for an airline here.

You can read this post to see what currently works for airline fee credits.

Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi:

With the Business Platinum card you get 10 annual Gogo flight passes to use on any flight with Gogo internet. In-flight internet can cost a small fortune, making this an excellent value!

You can enroll here for your free passes.

Hybrid Points And The 35% Points Rebate:

The Business Platinum card allows you to choose whether to redeem points for paid travel or to transfer points into airline miles when tickets are expensive. That’s a powerful tool that shields you from program devaluations.

You can transfer points to airlines like ANA, Air Canada, Avianca, or Singapore for Star Alliance travel. Points transfer to Aeromexico, Alitalia, Air France/KLM, or Delta for Skyteam travel. Transfer to BA, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, or Qantas for OneWorld travel. Other transfer options include Aer Lingus, El Al, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian, JetBlue, or Virgin Atlantic.

Mileage transfers can often make sense for one-way, last-minute, or premium class travel. The value with airline miles can be under a cent each if used poorly, but properly used the points can be worth 5 cents, 10 cents, 15 cents, or even more per point, the sky is the limit.

For example I recently used 6.5K miles transferred to Avianca to book a last minute $459 ticket on United, thanks to Avianca’s amazing short-haul redemption award chart.

There are also often bonus offers for transfers from AMEX to airlines. For example you can currently get a 40% bonus for transfers into British Airways Avios.

Otherwise you can choose to use them for paid tickets when tickets are less expensive at 1.54 cents (or higher) value per point.

That’s because Business Platinum cardholders get a 35% points rebate for award redemptions on paid tickets on the airline that you chose for your $200 fee credit in coach. You can chat with AMEX online to change your airline selection. You’ll also get a 35% points rebate on all airlines in business and first class. You can book these tickets on AMEXTravel.com. If you want to redeem for travel on Southwest then you’ll need to call AMEX to book.

In other words if you want to book a $250 flight you’ll use 25,000 points, but AMEX will give you a 35% rebate, so you’ll get back 8,750 points in coach on the airline of your choice or in business/first class on all airlines, making the net cost just 16,250 points and earning you a value of 1.54 cents per point. When you use points for paid tickets you don’t pay any taxes and you still earn miles for the flight!

Plus the rebate is stackable with discounted AMEX Insider fares that can be excellent deals. For example a $350 flight can be discounted to just 25K points, meaning you’ll still pay just 16,250 points, a value of 2.15 cents per point!

You can get up to 500K rebated points per account and if you’re a big spender on the card you can get offers for additional rebates.

This hybrid redemption ability makes your points very valuable as they can be used for mileage transfers or paid flights, whichever provides more value for the flights you want to book.

Creating a killer combo with Blue Business Plus:

If you have The Blue Business℠ Plus Credit Card from American Express you’ll earn 2 points per dollar everywhere on up to $50K in annual spending.

If you also have a Business Platinum card that means you’ll earn a minimum of 3.08% back towards travel everywhere thanks to Hybrid points!

WeWork Global Access, A $2,700 Value:

You can register here for complimentary WeWork Global Access, a $2,700 value!

You must enroll in this offer by 12/31/19. If you don’t have a use for this now you can wait until you need it or wait until 12/1/19 to enroll and your free year will be valid through 12/31/20.

You can register anyone for the free year of access.

WeWork has offices in 124 cities in over 35 countries. Click here to view all locations, including Chicago, Jerusalem, LA, London, Miami, NYC, Paris, Tel Aviv, and many more!

This includes access to open workspace and premium amenities, including Wi-Fi, phone booths, and refreshments, like coffee, tea, and fruit water.

It’s perfect for a refreshment while you travel or a place to work while you’re in your home city!

$200 (Or More) Annual Dell credit:

You can register here for $100 cash back at Dell.com every January-June and $100 cash back every July-December.

AMEX Business cards also have an AMEX Offer available for 10% off all purchases Dell through 1/31/20, with up to $1,500 in total statement credits. It fully stacks with the $100 cash back offer, so if you buy a new computer monitor for $100 you’ll get back $100 and $10, meaning your total cost will be negative $10!

Dell allows you to split a charge among 3 credit cards at checkout. If you have multiple Business Platinum cards that means you can get a $100 credit on each one by splitting the charge among multiple cards.

You can find Dell deals that we have posted here.

Gold elite status with 2 hotel chains:

The Platinum card offers Hilton Gold and Marriott Gold elite status.

You can enroll online here for Hilton Gold status.

You can enroll online here for Marriott Gold status.

You can also enroll additional Platinum cardholders for Gold elite status, but that needs to be done over the phone.

Hilton Gold status gets you upgrades, bonus points, 5th night free on awards, late checkout, breakfast, and bottled water. Free breakfast doesn’t usually do much for me as a kosher traveler, but at the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem the fantastic daily kosher breakfast is free for Hilton Gold members. There is a mind-boggling quantity of awesome kosher food there, from dozens of daily hot dishes to hard cheeses, fresh fruits and pastries to fresh squeezed juices and espresso drinks, as well as on-demand dishes like french toast, pancakes, waffles, and eggs.

Marriott Gold status gets you late checkout, more points per dollar spent at Marriott hotels, room upgrades, enhanced in-room WiFi, and a points amenity on stays, even when redeeming points.

Centurion lounge access:

Originally, Centurion Lounges were designed for free access only for Centurion cardholders. You know them as those black cards that cost a whopping $2,500 per year with a $7,500 initiation fee that used to give top-tier elite status on airline like Continental and USAirways but no longer do.

Once the Platinum card started losing airline lounge partners they opened the Centurion lounge up to Platinum cardholders for free as well. Platinum cardholders used to be able to bring a spouse and kids into a Centurion lounge for free, but now you are limited to 2 guests besides for the cardholder. The good news is that additional Platinum cardholders also get access and can bring in 2 guests as well.

Centurion lounges offer services that vary by location including free spa (massage, facial manicure, or pedicure) services, showers, complimentary food, drinks, cocktails, etc.

The lounges offer varying amenities like premium drinks, showers, and massages. And as they are staffed by AMEX you can even get help with account issues and access the lounge even if you forget your Platinum card.

Currently, there are Centurion Lounges in:

  • Dallas/DFW (Terminal D, near American)
  • Houston/IAH (Terminal D, near United)
  • Las Vegas (Concourse D, near United)
  • NYC/LGA (Central terminal B upstairs, before security)
  • Philadelphia (Terminal A West, near American)
  • Miami (Concourse D, near American)
  • Seattle (Concourse B)
  • San Francisco (Terminal 3, near United)

International locations include:

  • Buenos Aires/EZE
  • Delhi
  • Hong Kong (Terminal 1)
  • Melbourne
  • Mexico City
  • Mumbai
  • Monterrey, Mexico
  • Sao Paulo/GRU
  • Stockholm
  • Sydney
  • Toluca, Mexico

Future lounges include Charlotte, Denver, London, Los Angeles, and 2 level Centurion lounge in JFK terminal 4. Terminal 4 includes airlines like El Al, Asiana, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, KLM, Singapore, South African, Swiss, Virgin Atlantic, and more.

Priority Pass membership:

You can enroll here for a Priority Pass membership.

Primary and additional Platinum cardholders can bring in 2 free guests each.

Lounges include the Art & Lounge in London and Newark which is the lounge that El Al provides for their business and first class passengers, and the Dan Lounges in Tel Aviv.

See the Priority Pass site for their complete list of lounges.

Unfortunately, this membership no longer includes access to Priority Pass Restaurants.

Delta SkyClub:

You can access Delta lounges for free with a Platinum card when flying on Delta.  You don’t get any free guests, but additional Platinum cardholders can access Delta lounges for free as well.

Select Delta SkyClubs, such as JFK, have complimentary hot kosher meals upon request. Others have kosher snacks upon request as well.

Airspace lounges:

Currently there are Airspace lounges in Cleveland and San Diego.

Primary and additional Platinum cardholders can bring in 2 free guests each.

These are modern lounges with free premium coffee, bottles water, and self service soft drinks.  Additionally you and every guest also gets a gift card valid towards purchasing premium alcohol, local craft beers, cocktails, and meals.

Escape lounges:

Currently there are US Escape lounges in Greenville, Hartford, Minneapolis, Oakland, Ontario, Providence, Reno, and Sacramento.

Primary and additional Platinum cardholders can bring in 2 free guests each.

Global Entry/Pre-Check Fee Refund For You And Your Additional Cardholders:

It costs $85 to apply for a 5 year TSA Pre-Check membership which makes flying pleasant again. Shorter lines, no need to remove your shoes, belt, jacket, or hat. You can keep your laptop and small liquids inside your carry-on. And you go through a good old fashioned metal detector instead of assuming the position in the body scanner.  If you charge it on your Platinum card the fee will be refunded.

It costs $100 to apply for a 5 year Global Entry membership which lets you bypass the customs line. If you have Global Entry you also get TSA Pre-Check for free. If you charge it on your Platinum card the fee will be refunded.

You can read more more about the differences in this post.

You can add additional Green cardholders to your account for free and they will each qualify for a Pre-Check or Global Entry fee refund as well!

My whole family has Global Entry and it sure makes traveling a whole lot easier!

Unlimited worldwide Boingo WiFi:

With either Platinum card you now get free unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi worldwide, perfect for avoiding confiscatory rates at airports when traveling.  Search from over 1 million hot-spots here.

Enroll for free Boingo access here.

Premium Roadside Assistance:

This card includes free towing up to 10 miles, jump starts, flat tire changes, lockout service, and delivery of fuel, up to 4 times per year.

Car Rental Perks:

A 4 hour late return fee-free grace period, exclusively discounted pricing, and fee-waived Gold Plus membership at Hertz and National Executive status guarantee upgrades and faster free award rentals.

AMEX Offers and other benefits:

  • Earn statement credits at stores that you register for in your AMEX account with AMEX Offers.
  • Book through Fine Hotels & Resorts and get early check-in, a room upgrade, daily breakfast, Wi-Fi, guaranteed 4pm late checkout, and an additional unique amenity valued at $100.
  • Business Platinum Concierge.
  • Preferred Seating Program at select cultural and sporting events.

Premium AMEX Protections And Lost Item Protection: 

  • Baggage Insurance covers lost, stolen, or damaged luggage on plain, train, ship, or bus tickets paid for on the card.
  • If your item, up to $10,000, is lost, stolen, or broken within 90 days you’ll be covered! Many cards offer stolen item protection, but that claim requires a police report to be filed and often has a cap of just $1,000 on other cards.
  • If you need to return an item up to $300 and a store won’t take it back due to a time limited or final sale policy, AMEX will refund you thanks to return protection. The vast majority of the time you’ll even be able to keep the item, but if you do need to send it back the return shipping will be free. That’s a far more generous policy than any other bank offers. This benefit is valid for $1,000 of returns per card per calendar year.
  • If a store charged a restocking fee to return an item then AMEX will cover it, up to $300/item, as part of their return protection coverage.
  • You get up to 2 additional years of warranty coverage, double the original manufacturers warranty, and if you have any issue in the extended warranty year they’ll pay to have it fixed or refund your entire purchase price without a hassle. This benefit is far more valuable than warranty benefits offered by other banks.
  • If you need to dispute a charge there’s nobody who makes it easier or as pain-free as American Express does. It’s the easiest dispute resolution process in the industry by leaps and bounds and you can do it all online.
  • See this post to see just how amazing AMEX benefits can be.

Business vs Consumer card:

AMEX business cards don’t appear on your credit report. That’s good for several reasons.

First of all they won’t count against your 5/24 count for opening new Chase cards. Only cards on your report that have been opened within the past 24 months count for that.

Second, when you spend money on personal cards your credit score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time. A whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization. You can pay off your card bill before your statement is generated to avoid that, but that takes effort and laying out money well before you have to. Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a couple dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month. On an AMEX business card it’s just not reported, so you can wait until the money is due without it having a negative effect on your score.

Third, if you close a business card it won’t ever have an effect on your score.

You may already have a business that needs a card to keep track of expenses. For example if your name is Joe Smith and you sell items online, or if you have any other side business and want a credit card to better keep track of business expenditures you can open a business credit card for “Joe Smith” as the business. You don’t need to file any messy government paperwork to be allowed to do that. Just be sure to select “Sole Proprietorship” as the business type and just use your social security number in the Tax Identification Number field

Will you signup for this limited time offer?

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Mikey

Be careful to keep the platinum card open for a year plus. Don’t downgrade either as amex may/will claw back the points. They have become very vigilant about this recently

Chaim

I have found time and time again that the Amex platinum hertz pricing are better then any other discount codes, you need to add your card to the account to work.

mo2

If after a year I decide the benefits are not worth the AF, is is possible to cancel or downgrade the card to a no AF card? Also, will they claw back the sign up bonus if I cancel at end of 1st year? sounds enticing for the 100k points and benefits but since I don’t travel all that much and the $200 airline fee credit is much harder now to use (unlike the CSR $300 credit) – $550 seems like a steep price!

Amex

You can’t downgrade charge cards , that’s what I was told yesterday when I closed my card, which is 595 not 550

Amex

I meant to say there’s no charge card with no annual fee

Jack

I actually think Amex does not have the side of the consumer when it comes to disputes. Chase is much better.

Toasted

I havent had the card for several years. Are you saying that if the ‘apply’ button allows me through then I’m eligible for the bonus?

Fan_of_Dan

Dan, I currently have a personal amex platinum card. Is it worth downgrading my personal card and getting the business platinum card? Don’t want to pay 2 annual membership fees for cards that offer a lot of similar perks.

Liz

There is a $300 annual fee for additional Platinum cardholders and no annual fee for additional Green cardholders.

Can you explain this? Are you saying that if you’re an existing green card holder there won’t be an annual fee to be added onto a business platinum account, or you can be added as a green card member on a business account?

Neil

1) What about the conversion to United status? Worth anything? Was there a certain spend to get this (thought I saw something in the past). Is there a time to do this to get the longest time with status?

2) How much in value are these 100K points worth

Mordy

If I recently signed up can I get them to match this bonus?

Aryeh B

If i just signed up for this card on Friday, is there a way to get this promotion?

Flyingace

Can you do a 2BM for Blue Business Plus and the Platinum?

Pinny

If I already have a Platinum Business Card as an additional cardholder will I still qualify for this if I get my own?

Yos

Dan- I had the American Express Corporate Platinum Card in the past. Am I still eligible for this offer? Thanks!

united

Thanx. approved. Got it using the link.

Doug

My wife is currently on the phone with them. Amex giving her a hard time bec. I have one.

Referer

Can I refer myself from a personal Amex card?

Zack

Do the additional green card holders get lounge access?

Toda

You wrote regarding WeWork: “You can register anyone for the free year of access.”
Can you tell me how?
Would it work to input my card number and the name of the person I would like to give the access to?
Thanks in advance.

Moshe

Is there any difference regarding the “5X points per dollar on flights” between the personal and the business? And is the bonus only if I book through the Amex Travel system?

yoee

Hey dan can you please post the pros and cons of having this card vs. the sapphire reserve tnx.

Dave

Is the $200 airline fee credit only for airline flight purchases of $99 or less?

Dave

Is there also a Saks credit perk for using this card?

Dave

Dan, you mention $200 per yr back for Dell.com, then also mention $300 back in first yr. How is $300 possible?

j

when does this offer expire?
thinking of waiting until December to apply and get the airline credit 3X.

Yankees Fan

Wondering if I pay my playoff invoice (around 8k), which receive 1.5 points per dollar, and 2-3 months later, the team refunds me for the unplayed games, and that brings the total to less than 5k. Will they take away from me the extra .5 point per dollar?

Jacob

Would closing the card after 12 months but before the annual fee grace period expires work? or do they bill the annual fee in the 11th month or something?

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