Report: 100,000 Bonus for Amex Platinum Back Via 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 CardMatch tool.

According to Doctor of Credit, “Another round targeted” So you should check if the offer is available to you now.

Go to the CardMatch tool to see if the offer is available to you. 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.”

Some people receive 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.

Screen Shot When I Retrieved This Offer, 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.
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/Marriott, Hilton, National Car Rental, and Uber.

It’s also a pretty hefty metal. CardMatch tool

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  1. It finally worked. The site ran its check, and offered a “click here” to the displayed Amex Plat. But things stopped dead twice when I tried to apply to Amex itself. After advice through the amex “chat” I deleted an old amex cookie from my browser, backed up a page, and applied. The next stop was a page with an extra card available as a plat or gold. In order to avoid it I had to click the option to gold, then drop down to the “skip this”. Clicked on thru. … Good luck everyone.

  2. I would love an FAQ on how to get in this site’s good graces.

    Since the news about Cardmatch handing out wonderful bonuses like candy I’ve had nothing but the same garbage offers shown to me over and over. If I’m in some sort of bucket with people who “will never get a good offer” it would be nice to know.

    BTW my credit score is north of 800 and I don’t miss payments, etc.

  3. I just got approved for the 100,000 point AMEX Platinum. I accidentally stumbled across this offer after googling AMEX Platinum and came across which linked to this offer. I wasn’t planning on getting this card but I tried upgrading to CSR from CSP and goot turned down.

  4. @Gary: ” This is a fabulous offer for a fantastic card. The annual fee is $550 …”

    Used to be a fantastic card. No longer. Centurion Lounge access is now unlikely (due to mass overselling of the card in offers like this). At $550 it is the most expensive travel card and no longer worth it.

  5. ….. as usual, no offer for me, having a couple other AMEX products, even though I have great credit and the target income level. AMEX relentlessly targets me for 65,000 points to apply for Platinum, but never offers this 100k.

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