Outside of the Black, Centurion card, the Platinum card is the most desirable American Express card. To the surprise of many people, it’s actually very easy to get accepted for one. Some people have applied to American Express’ lower end cards like the Green just to “get in” with Amex. If you have a Green or Gold card, and are willing up upgrade to the Platinum card, American Express has a pretty good offer for you
If you go on American Express’ website, and look to apply for the Platinum card, you would see an offer of 60,000 points after spending $5,000 within the first 3 months.
If you can get targeted for this offer, it would be even better. This offer is 75,000 points after spending only $3,000 within the first 3 months. This offer is being seen by physical mailers though.
Not always, but many times we see some pretty pathetic upgrade offers from many different banks. Something to the tune of 5,000 points when you could just apply directly for the card instead and get somewhere north of 60,000! Not only does this Platinum upgrade offer give you more than 15,000 over the standard offer, but it also requires much less spend to get those points. Overall, I’d say this is a pretty good deal!
The only reason I would hold off for an offer like this is if you think you can get targeted for a 100,000 point offer. It’s believed that the 100,000 point offers are generally reserved for people that do not hold an American Express card already. If that’s the case, you’d be out of luck. Either way, you can’t go wrong.
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