Amex Authorized User Bonuses
American Express is once again offering generous bonuses 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 9/2/21 with new offers being sent out
Ryan was offered this one while on the phone with Amex about downgrading a different card. It may be worth calling / chatting to see if you can get something similar.
Add an Additional Card Member and spend $500 in eligible purchases on their Card in the first 90 days months of Card Membership earn 30,000 Membership Rewards points. Must spend it on the AU card.
Amex Delta Platinum
When you add Additional Card Members, they can enjoy many of the perks you do, and you can earn 7,500 bonus miles after one Additional Card Member spends $500 in eligible purchases on their Card in the first six months of Card Membership.
Amex Delta Gold
When you add Additional Card Members, they can enjoy many of the perks you do, and you can earn 5,000 bonus miles after one Additional Card Member spends $500 in eligible purchases on their Card in the first six months of Card Membership.
Add an additional user to your account and you will earn 20,000 Membership Rewards points when they spend $2,000 on their new card within the first 6 months.
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 free if you don’t need the extra benefits for the authorized user.
Delta Reserve Card
Add an additional user to your account and you will earn 10,000 miles when they spend $500 on their new card within the first 6 months.
The annual fee is $175 for each additional Delta Reserve Card. But if you are not interested in the benefits for the authorized user, you can just add an additional Delta Platinum Card to the account for free.
Add an additional authorized user and you can earn 5,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after they spend $500 on eligible purchases on their card in the first six months.
Amex Everyday Card
Add an additional user to your account and you will earn 10,000 Membership Rewards points when they spend $500 on their new card within the first 6 months.
There is no fee to add an additional card on this account.
- 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.
- Maximum of one 10K/20K bonus per account.
These are great offers for adding just one authorized user to your account. It works out t0 10X Membership Rewards on the Platinum Card or 20X for the Delta Reserve and Everyday cards.
For cards such as the Platinum or Delta Reserve you should probably got for the free additional user cards, unless they really need some of the extra benefits. Remember that adding an Authorized User will count against their Chase 5/24 count as long as the card is open.
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.
Please let us know if you were targeted for these offers, or any similar ones.