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Frequently American Express gives better offers to Creditcards.com than they give to anyone else. That’s because the CreditCards.com CardMatch Tool lets them evaluate you based on actual information.
They do not do a hard pull of your credit, using the Cardmatch tool doesn’t affect your credit score. It just lets them identify whether or not to offer you a bigger bonus for American Express cards. They’re looking at your information to see if you’re eligible is all. (They have other cards as well, but it’s Amex that seems to give bigger offers through this website.)
100,000 Point Offer: Platinum Card from American Express
I retrieved this offer today, July 3:
The standard offer for the Platinum American Express card is a 40,000 point signup bonus. 100,000 points is huge — especially because when offered (mostly on the Business Platinum, via direct mail) it comes with a much larger spend requirement than $3000.
As well, the card comes with a $200 annual airline fee credit which operates on a calendar year. You can receive it in 2015, and again during the first half of 2016, and still be within your first cardmember year.
You get Delta lounge access when flying the airline same day and a Priority Pass Select card which comes with unlimited lounge visits for you — and that gets you access to Alaska Airlines lounges and lounges around the world. You get Starwood Gold status and National Car Rental Executive status as well.
And of course you get unlimited access with same day travel to American Express’ own lounges like the Centurion clubs in:
Fawning over the short rib at the Centurion Lounge in Miami
50,000 Point Offer: Premier Rewards Gold
I retrieved this offer today, July 3:
I’ve been an American Express Premier Rewards Gold cardholder for several years. It’s been the strongest Membership Rewards-earning card for a long time. The Premier Rewards Gold card offers 25,000 points usually.
Membership Rewards are one of the most valuable currencies because they transfer to a variety of different airline (and hotel) programs, in many cases instantly. That lets you accrue very flexible points, deciding where to put them later when you know what trip you want to book and which partner has award availability.
The Premier Rewards Gold card has made some changes this month — adding a $100 airline fee credit, a new category bonus double points on dining, and no foreign transaction fees. The annual fee has gone up $20 to $195 — but is still $0 introductory the first year.
So spending category bonuses are — 3X for flights booked directly with airlines; 2X points at US restaurants; 2X points at US gas stations; 2X points at US supermarkets.
And the $100 airline fee credit is available for your choice of:
And because the benefit is based on calendar year, you can receive the $100 twice during your first cardmember year (that has no annual fee). In other words, get the card now and use the $100 fee credit before the end of 2015, and again at the beginning of 2016. You net $200.
50,000 Mile Offer: Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express
I also managed to retrieve this today:
The public 50,000 mile signup bonus offer ended June 30, but it’s still being made available through the CardMatch tool.
In fact, it’s even better – because last month’s public offer required $2000 in spend and the one I found requires only $1000 in purchases to earn the signup bonus. The card has a $0 fee the first year, then $95.
Plenty of folks won’t receive these offers, they pull your credit details so know if you’re a current cardholder for instance, but if you’re not there’s no reason not to check if you can get these signup bonus offers