Why You Shouldn’t Use Our (Or Anyone’s) Amex Platinum Links
Update 7/1/21: This is as true now as the day I wrote it. There are 125K public links easily available and there is even a 125K off via referral that can net the referrer up to 45K themselves. Friends don’t let friends sign up for bad offers ;).
Are you Platinum’d out yet? It is like every day Amex adds something a little better to their Amex Platinum offer. First it was the Resy offer for 75K in Membership Rewards points, $300 in restaurant rebates plus 10X earning on gas and groceries. Then they rolled out a 100K offer with the 10X earning that you could get with some effort and a clean browser. Lastly, they targeted some people with a 125K offer plus the 10X earning. Absolute insanity! Anyone that played the 100K waiting game, for years, was paid off in spades. But, do you know one thing these offers all have in common? They are better than the affiliate channel offer of 75K plus the 10X earning. If you were to apply through our, or anyone’s affiliate link, you would miss out on an extra 25K-50K Membership Rewards or $300 in statement credits. So don’t do it!
The Dirty Secret – How Blogs Make Money
It is no secret that one of the way blogs make money is via credit card affiliate links. Credit cards play a big role in how we are able to keep our content free. It, of course, is not the only revenue stream. We also get ad revenue when you view a page and there are other affiliate sources like Amazon or things like SoFi Money etc.
The three put together keep the lights on essentially. Having said that we will never put revenue earning above our readers. We are interested in a long term relationship, not a one night stand. Shawn has spent years building this community based on honesty and integrity and that has been a source of honor for everyone that writes for the site. We try to put you guys first and pride ourselves on trying to give you the best information possible. That is why we covered all of the different Platinum offers even though we could have instead put our affiliate link out there. That wouldn’t have been fair to you.
This was a brief PSA but it is something that needed to be said. We appreciate any and all support you, the reader, give us. Whether it is reading our work, watching our YouTube videos, listening to the podcast, clicking through our Amazon link before buying some beef jerky 😎 or using a credit card affiliate link when it is the best offer available.
We are humbled every day by the fact that you come to read, watch and listen. It is something we are eternally grateful for. And I promise that you will always remain first here at Miles to Memories.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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