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.
Updated 5/17/20. Mark’s wife was targeted for an offer on her Amex Gold card.
When you share the perks of Platinum Membership, everyone benefits. Add your spouse, employee or child (13+) to your account as another Additional Card Member, and you’ll earn more Membership Rewards® points on their eligible purchases.1 Meanwhile, they can get more from their journeys with the Platinum Card’s suite of travel benefits.
The annual fee for up to 3 Additional Platinum Cards is $175. Each Additional Platinum Card after the first 3 Cards is $175. You also have the option to add Additional Gold Cards to your account for no annual fee. Note: Additional Gold Card benefits vary from above.
- 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.
Add new Additional Card Members to your account through this email and earn 2,500 Membership Rewards® points after they spend $500 in eligible purchases on their Card in their first 3 months of Card Membership (limit 10,000 Membership Rewards® points). Offer ends July 31st, 2020.
Add new Additional Card Members to your account through this email and earn a $25 statement credit after they spend $250 in eligible purchases on their Card in their first 3 months of Card Membership (limit $100 in statement credits). Offer ends July 31st, 2020.
When you add Additional Card Members, you can earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points after they spend $500 in eligible purchases in their first three months of Card Membership. You can redeem this offer up to four times for a maximum of 20,000 points. Offer ends 7/31/2020.
Great offer for the Platinum and Gold 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.
I would suggest completing spending requirement with organic spend. American Express has been getting much tougher on bonuses and rewards earned with cash equivalent purchases.
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