How to Get the 100,000 Amex Platinum Offer From the CardMatch Tool

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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.


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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.

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  1. The “Card Match Special Offers” tab does not appear when I do it. I’ll just have to wait and hope to one day get it.

  2. This keeps making its way around all the blogs. The issue is FEATURES is the only tab listed on the left. There is no PREQUALIFIED, CARDMATCH SPECIAL OFFERS or ALL MATCHES showing up.

  3. Not worth the bother if the CardMatch tool refuses it even identify me or offer a way to escalate it if the tool fails to find me, which it does every time in my case and for my wife.

    I’ll try again and if I find a way to get it to work, I’ll post here.

  4. @matt: The Chase 5/24 rule counts new credit cards opened, not credit inquiries. The application won’t hit Chase 5/24 but if you get the card it will count against 5/24.

    @Stephen Manson: The AMEX Platinum personal card has a $550 per year annual fee.

  5. We got the gold card offer for 50,000 points after $1,000 spend, and the platinum offer for 100,000 points after $5,000 spend. Is it worth it to get both? Can the points be combined?

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