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American Express Sign-up Bonuses

The smartest and most efficient way to earn miles and points is through credit card churning.  There are a couple of great sign-up bonuses for American Express cards, which are actually above the publicly-available bonuses, so I thought I would take a moment to share them.

The great thing is that in addition to you receiving the bonus for signing up for the card, as a referrer I also get a bonus.  Just send me your first and last name and I can send you a referral.

Listed below are the sign-up links, with some of the benefits for each card.:

American Express Platinum:

Bonus: 50,000 Membership Rewards for spending $3,000 in 3 months

American Express Platinum Sign-Up

Bonus: 50,000 Membership Rewards for spending $3,000 in 3 months

Platinum Card Benefits Include:

  • Lounge Access – Delta, American Airlines, US Airways, Alaska Airlines in addition to 600+ Priority Pass Lounges worldwide.
  • $200 airline incidentals credit. You select one airline for the year where Amex will credit you back minor fees — like baggage fees, change fees, lounge day passes, telephone booking fees, and inflight food or beverage purchases.
  • Premium Car Rental Program – Complimentary access to Avis, Hertz, and National Car Rental elite member benefits and upgrades.
  • Rental Loss/Damage Coverage One of my FAVORITE benefits-Use your card to pay for a rental car and decline their (PRICY) coverage, and for a small fee decline you will be insured from loss or damage to the car.
  • Free Global Entry. $100 fee waiver for sign-up, which expedites your re-entry into the U.S. when coming back from abroad.
  • Fine Hotels and Resorts Program. Extra amenities, upgrades, late checkout at hotels booked though the program, bookable online.
  • Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status. Good for 4pm late checkout, a 50% bonus on points-earning at Starwood hotels, and room upgrades when available

American Express Business Platinum:

Bonus: 25,000 Membership Rewards for spending $5,000 in 3 months [Normal Offer]

American Express Business Platinum

Platinum Business Card Benefits (In addition personal Platinum benefits) include:

  • Platinum Office Program. Walk-in access to 1,000 full-service business lounges worldwide..
  • Premium Global Assist. Legal, Financial, and Medical emergency assistance, 24/7.
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance.American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card:

American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card:

Bonus: 25,000 Membership Rewards points for spending $2,000 in 3 months

American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card

American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card benefits include:

  • Triple and Double Points. Triple points of airfare, double points on gas and groceries, one point per dollar on everything else.
  • Gold Card Concierge . Receive some of the best seats in the house with the Gold Card concierge:

Starwood American Express Card:

Bonus: 25,000 Starpoints for spending $5,000 in 6 months

Starwood Preferred Guest American Express

Starwood American Express Benefits Include:

  • Elite Status Credit. Receive credit for 5 nights and 2 stays toward SPG elite status.
  • Increased Starpoints per Stay. Receive up to 5 Starpoints for every dollar spent at eligible Starwood hotels & resorts

If you would like a referral, I would be ecstatic if you would email me your address at bryce.burchfield@gmail.com.

Full Disclosure:  I do not receive a cash referral bonus for anyone using these links.

Tip of the hat to One Mile at a Time.


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