(More Targeted) Amex Offers Up to 30K Bonus for Adding One Authorized User

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Amex Authorized User Bonuses

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.

UPDATE 9/27/22: We were targeted for another offer in our Amex Offers section. Here is how you search your accounts quickly.

Update 6/11/22: My wife got a physical mailer to add an authorized user to her Platinum card this week. HERE IS THE LINK

Update 5/16/22: I just got an email to add an authorized user on my Hilton Surpass card. Get 10,000 points after the AU spends $1000 within the first 6 months. Can do it up to 4 times for up to 40,000 points in all.

Update 3/28/22: My wife’s personal Amex Platinum had the offer in her Amex Offers section so check your accounts or try the link below.

Update 3/8/22: There is a new link out that can work for Amex Platinum authorized users. It worked on my wife’s Platinum card even though she got the offer back in December. It is for 20,000 points after spending $2000 within 6 months. HERE IS THE LINK

Update 2/14/22: More offers are going out. My wife was even targeted to do it a second time on her EveryDay Preferred.

Update 12/17/21: Received an offer for 10,000 Skymiles after $500 in spend on my Delta Reserve. My wife received a 5,000 MR points after $1,000 in spend on her Everyday Preferred.

Update 12/7/21: Just got a 20K after $4,000 spend on my Gold Business card.

Update 10/27/21: I saw a 5,000 point offer after $1,000 in spend within the first 6 months on my Amex Green card. My wife at a 10,000 point offer after $2,000 in spend within 6 months on her personal Amex Gold card too.

Updated 10/18/21 with new offers being sent out. I it at the top of the page when checking my Amex Business Gold cards. 20K for spending $4K within 6 months for up to 4 people.  Make sure you grab it when you see it. It didn’t come back once I logged out.

Amex Gold

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.

Platinum Card

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.

Amex Delta Reserve Personal & Business Credit Card Review

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.

Link to offer (see if you are targeted) – HT DoC

Hilton Amex

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.

Key Terms

  • 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.

Conclusion

These are great offers for adding just one authorized user to your account. It works out to 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 can count against their Chase 5/24 count as long as the card is open. You may be able to call in and have them remove this on a reconsideration call but it is your mileage may vary there depending on the representative that you deal with.

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.

Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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  1. How long does it take for the bonus points to be posted after you meet the spending requirement?
    For me, it used to take just a couple days for it to be posted, but for the additional cards that I added last months, it’s been two weeks since the requirements had met but I don’t see the points yet.

    • I received an offer (account page) in Apr, 2022 for 30,000 pts after $1000 spend in first 3 months (month 3 ends today, I believe). I didn’t screenshoot it but remember clearly as it is the ONLY offer I’ve ever received from any card to add another user! (I should have screenshot it, though.) Completed spend on May 25. Nothing shows. Chatted about two weeks ago. Agent doesn’t see the deal but gives me details on the current deal (10K on $2k spend in 6 mos) which is not on my account page. SUB pts showed quickly a year ago. Will call before closing the card in August (after rollover) just to see if they have the info. The chat agent said “You will get the one which was available at the time of applying the card.”

    • Is it a MR card or co-branded card? The MR ones usually post within a few days but Hilton didn’t until the statement cut.

  2. I appeared to be targeted using the most recent link; however I can not get amex chat to confirm that the offer is active on my account. They say that they need a POID code (listed on the mailer) to verify. Anyone have a similar experience?

  3. Do I have to keep the primary card for another year after receiving the authorized user bonus? Just curious if I choose not to renew if the authorized user bonus will be clawed back. Thanks!

  4. Can this be used more than once? I previously used an offer and added my wife, can I add someone else and get it again. I have another offer for 20,000 points

  5. Any links to American Express Everyday card offer? All I see when I log in to my account is 10K for referring a new (primary) card holder

      • Thanks Mark! You probably meant gold card, not green?
        And if I still go for the Platinum one – I guess I’ll receive the same 20k bonus regardless whether I add 1 user or 3, right?

    • I got exactly the same offer but it’s not a hassle to do so I went for it. 5k bonus plus the 1k on spend, ain’t great but better than nothing.

  6. I received the offer but my links have never worked for the additional 20k bonus. Has this happened to anyone else?

    • right – I was wondering if there is any way to verify that the offer has been established? I called, but they were unable to confirm. He said to call back in 2-3 weeks. No ticket# or any way to track the conversation even…

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