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Over the weekend I wrote that while the Platinum Card by American Express has a standard offer currently of 60,000 points after $5,000 in purchases within 3 months, some people can do even better than that — 100,000 points through 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.”
Right now some people are receiving an offer through the CardMatch site for a 100,000 point initial bonus for the Platinum Card by American Express. Many people will not receive this offer.
Offered Retrieved November 7, 2017
There is some confusion over how to find it however. One commenter wrote, “CardMatch only offers 3 cards and they are all Chase cards. only. Total waste of time.”
When you enter your details into the CardMatch tool you won’t see the offer right away. You’ll first see ‘pre-qualified offers’ and then to see if it is available to you you’ll need to click the tab on the left side of your screen for ‘CardMatch Special Offers’ for this to come up. Let’s take a look again at the offer above:
Definitely worth checking to see if you’re eligible.