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

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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.”

Doctor of Credit reports that 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

Look for a ‘CardMatch Special Offers’ tab, Amex cards may not be what display but default but look for special offers on the left hand side of the screen. If you aren’t targeted, you won’t see it.

Definitely worth checking to see if you’re eligible. 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.

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Comments

  1. “(which you can use once in 2017, and again at the beginning of 2018, so twice during your first cardmember year)”

    I believe the 2017 $200 credit ship has sailed, we’re into Q2 2018…due for a proofread.

  2. I check CardMatch quite regularly for both myself and my wife. All that ever comes up are matches for Chase cards which fall under the 5/24 rule. Neither one of us will qualify based on our cc history. Not sure why this program is matching us to these unattainable cards and not any others.

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