CardMatch Tool: 50k for Amex Gold & 100k for Platinum

The public (standard) sign up bonus offer for the American Express Gold Card, which you will see by clicking that link, is 35,000 bonus Membership Rewards for spending $2,000 on the new card within three months of account opening. That's ok, but since you can only get the sign-up bonus on an Amex card once in a lifetime, you should know that the CardMatch Tool has been offering targeted customers 50,000 bonus Membership Rewards for the same minimum spending requirement of $2,000 in three months.

Get the Most Out of Your American Express Platinum Card

Note from Sarah Page: I am updating this post in light of the fact that the CardMatch tool is offering 100,000 Membership Reward bonus points for the Amex Platinum Card. Missed that news? Check here to see if you're targeted. No hard credit pull will take place and your credit score will not be affected. 

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with an annual fee of $550.

What to Do With Leftover Points When Closing a Platinum Card

This week I helped my dad decide what to do with his Platinum Card from American Express.

My Experience with the Business Platinum Card from American Express

The undisputed kings of credit card benefits are the American Express Platinum Cards, which come with airport lounge access, airline fee reimbursement, Global Entry reimbursement, hotel status, and a Platinum concierge.

All Platinum cards have access to these benefits, whether they are personal or business Platinum cards.

I recently got The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN. The card has a $450 annual fee. I got it because the card member benefits far exceed $450.

 

After getting the card, I did something I do embarrassingly often, I consulted a MileValue post to refresh my memory.

American Express Platinum $0 Annual Fee Link

If you don't have the American Express Platinum Card and want to get one with the first year annual fee waived, apply here for a special offer for Ameriprise clients.