Targeted Bonuses for Adding Authorized Users to Amex Cards

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Targeted Bonuses for Adding Authorized Users to Amex Cards

American Express has brought back a generous offer for adding Authorized Users to credit card accounts. These offers are sent by mail, email or show up online when you log into your accounts. Let’s take a look at the offers.

Platinum Card

  • Earn up to 20,000 Bonus Points: Each Additional Card Member added through this offer can earn you 5,000 bonus points after they spend $500 in purchases on their Card in their first 3 months. Limit of 4 bonus offers. Offer expires on July 14th, 2019.

Hilton Ascend

  • Add new Additional Card Members to your account through this email and earn 5,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after they spend $250 in purchases on their Card in their first 3 months of Card Membership (limit 20,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points). Offer ends July 14th, 2019.

Key Terms

  • Additional Card Members must be added all at once. 
  • Points will be posted to the Basic Card Member’s account within 8–12 weeks after an Additional Card Member makes required purchases.
  • Your purchases as the Basic Card Member will not count toward the $500 spend requirement.
  • The Additional Card Member’s Social Security Number and Date of Birth are not required to submit this request. However, this information must be provided by you or the Additional Card Member within 60 days after the Card is issued, or the Additional Card will be canceled.


Great offer, especially for the Platinum Card, as it gives you 10X MR points up to 20,000 MR points total. The only issue here is that you need to add Authorized Users and that would show up as another credit card on that person’s credit report. If that’s not a problem and you were targeted, then it is definitely worth it.

Just beware that recently there’s been some issues with those who get these bonuses earlier in the year. Amex has been freezing some accounts after they receive Authorized User bonuses or referral bonuses. I would suggest completing spending requirement with organic spend so if issues arise, you have nothing to worry about.

Please let us know if you were targeted for these or any other cards.

Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last two years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

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  1. I received offers for my Amex Gold and Everyday cards. The Gold offer is 5,000 MR points for $500 spending in 3 months for up to four AU cards – offer expires July 14th, 2019. The ED offer is 2,500 MR points for $250 spend in 3 months for up to four AU cards – offer expires August 31st, 2019.


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