100,000 Signup Bonus for Amex Platinum Still Available to Some Through CardMatch Tool

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The Platinum Card by American Express has a standard signup offer currently of 60,000 points after $5,000 in purchases within 3 months. However some people can do even better than that right now it appears.

American Express is strategic in trying to identify people who aren’t already cardmembers of other Amex products when they are acquiring new customers with the biggest offers, but that may not be their only criteria.

One of the great ways they have to target bigger signup offers is the CreditCards.com CardMatch tool. You enter your name, address, and social security number and they’ll match you against the profile they’re looking for.

While you provide your social security number, the site is explicit in assuring “A soft credit check will be performed but it will not affect your credit score.”

Two weeks ago I wrote that some people are receiving an offer through the CardMatch site for a 100,000 point signup bonus for the Platinum Card by American Express.

Offer Retrieved November 21, 2017

I need to make two points.

  1. It’s still available!
  2. You won’t see it right away. You’ll first see ‘pre-qualified offers’ and you need to click the tab on the left side of your screen for ‘CardMatch Special Offers’ for this to come up

This is a fabulous offer for a fantastic card. The annual fee is $550 but there’s a $200 annual airline fee credit (which you can use once in 2017, and again at the beginning of 2018, so twice during your first cardmember year) and a $200 annual Uber credit. There’s also a $100 Global Entry credit.

Lounge access is American Express’ own Centurion lounges, Delta lounges when flying Delta same day, Airspace lounges and Priority Pass lounges.

And you get elite status with Starwood (which matches to Marriott), Hilton, National Car Rental, and Uber.

It’s also a pretty hefty metal.

Definitely worth checking to see if you’re eligible. And if you’re not interested in the Platinum card per se I should note that I also pulled up a 50,000 point offer for the Premier Rewards Gold Card as well…

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  1. After entering my info (name, address, last 4 of SSN), I got a message from CardMatch stating that it could not find me in the credit reporting system. I assume it’s because I placed a credit freeze on the 3 credit reporting bureaus after the Equifax hack. Oh well . . .

  2. I clicked on your link and followed the instructions and only got offers from Chase and Bank of America! No offers at all from AMEX. My Fico score is over 800!
    And for the Chase cards I would not qualify for them because of being over 5/24, and I already have the CSR. What kind of scam site is this Gary?

  3. This is a scam. I have never had an Amex card and earn 300k+ / year. They offered me Capital One. Lol no thanks.

  4. Gary,
    I visited this site and the 100K offer was available . I bookmarked it and came back later in the day and the offer was gone. What happened? Can I get that offer back? Do you have a suggestion to get the 100K offer

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