[Targeted] American Express Platinum 25,000 Point Upgrade Offer

Update 1/8/21: Deal is back again.

The Offer

  • Get 25,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $2,000 in purchases on the American Express Platinum Card in the first 3 months from the date your account is upgraded

Card Details

  • Annual fee of $550 is not waived the first year
    • Authorized Platinum cards are $175 for three user (then $175 per Platinum)
    • Authorized Gold cards are free
    • Full details here
  • Card earns at the following rates:
    • 5x points per $1 spent on purchases made with airlines or with American Express Travel
    • 5x points per $1 spent on hotel bookings made directly from the American Express travel website
    • 1x points on all other purchases
  • $200 airline incidental credit per calendar year
  • $200 Uber credit ($15 per month and additional $20 in December)
  • Lounge access:
    • Centurion lounge access
    • International American Express lounge access
    • Delta SkyClub lounge access
    • Priority pass select membership
    • Airspace lounge access
  • SPG gold status (this will also give you Marriott Gold status)
  • Hilton gold status
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • SoulCycle benefits
  • View these other hidden benefits

Our Verdict

Looks to be showing up for people with the American Express gold card. Not as good as the other upgrade offers we’ve seen in the past for 60,000 points but still something I guess.  If you haven’t had the card before my recommendation would be to wait for a 100,000 point offer to come along that you’re eligible for. If you have any questions about upgrade offers, please read this post before asking any questions. General American Express questions are likely answered here.

Hat tip to reader Amar

Source: doctorofcredit.com