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100K American Express Platinum Offer Through CardMatch
Yesterday Greg the Frequent Miler had a great post about the American Express Platinum card. In his post, Greg described a reader who contacted him about a 100k offer they received for the American Express Platinum card on June 5 through the CardMatch tool.
The offer as described by Greg was:
Get 100,000 Membership Reward® points after $3,000 in purchases with your new Card in the first three months.
I have written about the features and benefits of the American Express Platinum card before and Greg does a great run down on who this card is good for and who probably should look elsewhere. Even with a 100,000 point bonus, the American Express Platinum card probably isn’t for everyone.
What Is CardMatch
For those who are not familiar with CardMatch, it presents credit card offers based on the visitor’s individual profile. When visiting, simply fill out your information and the system will show you which offers you are targeted for. No hard credit inquiry is performed.
Everyone’s offers are generally different and there is no guarantee that you will get the 100,000 point American Express Platinum or any other offer. (In the past the 100k offer has been highly targeted.) With that said, I generally feel it doesn’t hurt to check. Personally, just to make sure I don’t miss out, I normally check CardMatch about once a month when I remember. Thus far I haven’t personally been targeted for any offers from American Express.
How to Check
To check if you have been targeted, simply click through to the CardMatch Tool and fill out your information.
Note: The above link is my affiliate CardMatch link. You can also reach the tool directly from the creditcards.com website. Applying through our links helps to support the site, but I feel it is important to let you know that you can reach the tool without our link.
Other Available Offers
To add a little perspective, here is some information about other offers available.
- The normal public offer for this card gives 40,000 Membership Rewards points after $3k in spend.
- The Mercedes Benz version of the card gives 50,000 Membership Rewards points after $3k in spend and has a slightly higher $475 annual fee and other unique features.
- There is also a version of the Platinum card for Ameriprise customers that waives the annual fee the first year and comes with 25,000 Membership Rewards points after $3k in spend. (More info here.)
Would I Do It
I recently just picked up the business version of the American Express Platinum card, but I would apply for this offer if I didn’t already have a different version of the card. (And I was targeted.) This 100K offer matches the highest bonus I have seen on the American Express Personal Platinum, meaning it may be worth considering if you are in the market for the card and are targeted.
As I mentioned before, it has become part of my normal routine to check the CardMatch tool about once a month. While only select people end up being targeted for great offers such as this, for me it is worth the few seconds it takes. Were you targeted for the 100K American Express Platinum card or any other increased offers? Let us know in the comments!
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