Increased 75,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus for Mercedes-Benz AMEX Platinum Card!

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There’s an increased public sign-up bonus on the Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz!  You’ll earn 75,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after meeting the minimum spendingaccording to folks on Reddit.

The offer expires June 22, 2016.

You can transfer the points to airlines like Air Canada, British Airways, Delta, and Emirates for Big Travel with Small Money!

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Increased 75,000 Point Sign Up Bonus For Mercedes Benz AMEX Platinum Card

With 75,000 American Express Membership Rewards Points You Can Fly Round-Trip to Europe

I’ll give you the details!

For a Limited-Time, the Offer Jumps From 50,000 to 75,000 Points

Link:   Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz

You’ll earn the 75,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after you spend $3,000 on purchases with the card within the first 3 months of opening your account.  Again, the offer expires on June 22, 2016.

The AMEX Mercedes-Benz Platinum card has a $475 annual fee that is NOT waived.  But it comes with a $200 yearly airline incidental fee credit on certain airlines.  And access to airport lounges (Delta, Priority Pass, Airspace, and American Express Centurion Lounges).

You’ll also get a $1,000 certificate to use towards a future purchase or lease of a new Mercedes-Benz each year you charge $5,000 in purchases.

When you make your first purchase, you’ll get a $100 certificate to use on Genuine Mercedes-Benz Accessories.  And another $100 certificate each year you renew your card.  So for some folks, that might also make the annual fee more agreeable.

You can NOT earn the sign-up bonus if you’ve already had this card.

Note:   The offer terms say:

This offer is not valid for existing Platinum Card Members from American Express

That said, folks on Reddit say they’ve received the bonus for both the regular American Express Platinum and Mercedes-Benz Platinum in the past.

But technically, the terms say you can’t.  So apply at your own risk if you already have a different version of the American Express Platinum card.

A Few Ideas for How to Use 75,000 American Express Membership Rewards Points

You can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to:

 American Express Membership Rewards Airline Transfer Partners 
AeroMexicoAir CanadaAlitalia
ANAAsia MilesBritish Airways
Delta AirlinesEl AlEmirates
EtihadFlying Blue (Air France / KLM)Hawaiian Airlines
IberiaJetBlueSingapore Airlines
Virgin AmericaVirgin Atlantic
 American Express Membership Rewards Hotel Transfer Partners 
Choice HiltonStarwood

Bottom Line

Until June 22, 2016, the Mercedes-Benz Platinum Card from American Express is offering a sign-up bonus of 75,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after the minimum spending.  The regular offer has been 50,000 points.

There’s a hefty annual fee of $475.  But it can make sense for folks who get use out of the yearly airline incidental fee credit and other perks.

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12 responses to “Increased 75,000 Point Sign-Up Bonus for Mercedes-Benz AMEX Platinum Card!

  1. Can I get the sign up bonus if I had a Amex Plat before, but never the Mercedes Benz version of the card?

  2. Does this card have the $100 GlobslEntey fee credit?

  3. Global Entry

  4. @Mike – Some folks report they’ve been considered different card products in the past. But the terms on this offer say you can’t get the bonus if you currently have another Platinum card. So I’d proceed with caution.

    @Bob – Yes, it has all of the benefits of the regular AMEX Platinum Card.

  5. Thanks for the great website and an honest heads up on a great offer!

  6. Is this one of their better offers or should I hold out for a higher award? I don’t have any of the Amex platinum products.

  7. Am I understanding this correctly? I will have to select an airline of choice. Spend $200 with that airline then get a credit statement. Can this $200 be spent on luggage fees? I am reading that some pax choose their airline, then go to the airline portal and buy Amazon gift cards? Or are they buying airline gift cards through Amazon via the portal? Thanks for clarifying.

  8. D&E: Any info on this?
    Am I understanding this correctly? I will have to select an airline of choice. Spend $200 with that airline then get a credit statement. Can this $200 be spent on luggage fees? I am reading that some pax choose their airline, then go to the airline portal and buy Amazon gift cards? Or are they buying airline gift cards through Amazon via the portal? Thanks for clarifying.

  9. Can i apply for this Amex Platinum Benz card and HH honors 75k bonus offer Amex card both on same day?

    One is a charge card and one is a credit card right? So it will be just one credit inquiry?

    Kindly specify…and which card is charge card/which one is credit card?

    Also HOW MANY AMEX credit/charge cards can one have at one point of time…?

  10. Erm wrong. You can’t get the bonus if you have had this specific MB card before. It’s fine if you already have the regular platinum.

    OFFER TERMS

    Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have or have had this product.

    75,000 Membership Rewards® points

  11. I had the Mercedes card about 2 and half years ago. Do yoh think I have a chance of getting the bonus

  12. Is this benefit below, of this card means what I think it means? If you go to the rates & fees section on the mercedes website, it lists the following benefit among the ones discussed above:

    20% Discount on Delta Commercial Flights
    For air transportation provided by Delta, Delta Private Jet Cardholder is entitled to a 20% discount off published fares for select fare classes in effect when booked.

    https://www262.americanexpress.com/dapply/partner/preacq/mbz/mbz-045/carddetails#/cshop

    Can you please verify its true?

    Thank you for your help.