100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points With the AMEX Business Platinum Card!

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Fantastic news!  Through January 25, 2017, the sign-up bonus on The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN has increased to up to 100,000 bonus AMEX Membership Rewards points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

This is the highest public offer I’ve seen for this card.  But you’ll have to spend $15,000 on purchases in the first 3 months of opening your account to earn the full bonus.

Plus, folks with the AMEX Business Platinum card will now effectively get 2 cents per point when using Pay With Points for ticket purchases through the AMEX travel portal.  That makes the sign-up bonus worth $2,000 in paid airfare!

100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points With The AMEX Business Platinum Card

100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is More Than Enough to Fly to Paris!

I’ll explain the details of the AMEX Business Platinum Card.  And help you decide whether you should apply!

American Express Business Platinum Bonus

Link:   The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN

Link:   My Review of the American Express Business Platinum Card

With the increased sign-up bonus on The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN , you can earn up to 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points.

You’ll earn 50,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after you spend $5,000 in the first 3 months of account opening.  And an extra 50,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after you spend an additional $10,000 on qualifying purchases within the same timeframe.

Meaning you’ll have to spend a total of $15,000 ($5,000 + $10,000) on the card within the first 3 months of opening your account to get the full 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards point bonus.

That’s a substantial amount!  So don’t forget to check out my post about ways to meet high spending requirements.

With the AMEX Business Platinum Card, you’ll also get:

That’s a terrific deal, because you can get LOTS of Big Travel with Small Money with the sign-up bonus alone.  But you must apply by January 25, 2017.

Is the AMEX Business Platinum Worth It?

If you can meet the $15,000 minimum spending requirement and earn the full 100,000 bonus AMEX Membership Rewards points, it’s definitely worth considering the AMEX Business Platinum card.

The $450 annual fee seems like a lot.  But because you can earn the $200 airline incidental fee statement credit each calendar year, you are effectively paying only $50 ($450 annual fee – $400 total in statement credits) in the first year you have the card.

And $50 is an excellent deal for 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points, lounge access, and a statement credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck!

AMEX Membership Rewards points also give you a lot of flexibility with your travel plans.  Because you can transfer American Express Membership Rewards points to airlines and hotels like Air Canada, Delta, and Hilton.

Here’s a full list of the AMEX Membership Rewards airline and hotel transfer partners:

 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

Just remember, AMEX only allows folks to get the sign-up bonus ONCE per person, per lifetime on ALL their cards.  So if you’ve already had the business version of the Platinum card before, you can NOT get the sign-up bonus again.

However, if you have the personal Platinum card, you can get the bonus on the business version.

What Can You Do With 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points?

With the AMEX Business Platinum card, 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points is worth $2,000 towards Business and First Class airfare on ANY airline when you use the Pay With Points feature through the Membership Rewards portal.  And $2,000 towards coach tickets on your selected airline when using Pay With Points through the portal.

It’s also more than enough points for a round-trip award ticket from the US to Europe.

Check out these posts for more ideas about using the sign-up bonus from the AMEX Business Platinum Card:

Bottom Line

With the increased sign-up bonus on The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN, you can earn up to 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

But you’ll need to spend $15,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account to get the full bonus.

If you can earn the full sign-up bonus, this is a great deal, because 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points is worth up to $2,000 towards air travel booked through the AMEX travel portal when you have the AMEX Business Platinum card.

And it’s more than enough points for a round-trip award ticket to Europe, which can be worth much more!

Do you plan on applying for the AMEX Business Platinum card now that it has a better sign-up bonus?

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27 responses to “100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points With the AMEX Business Platinum Card!

  1. Wow, thats a high min spend. I am trying to get my number of applications down to get more chase cards in the future , and since this is a AMEX bus card, i will probably apply in a month after i meet more current min spend.

    Are you the first to report the bonus? way to go!

  2. I have a AMEX Business Platinum already. Is there a referral link to send this offer to friends? The referral link I find on my account just takes them to the 40,000 point offer.

  3. I think that you should warn your readers about Amex’s recent clawback of points for people who MS’d the 100k offer in the past. Granted this one is publically available, but it’s plausible that Amex can clawback this bonus as well.

  4. Hi guys, I had the amex business platinum card before for another business. If I open the amex business platinum card again under a different business (different EIN), would I get the bonus again?

    Thanks!

  5. I will be curious to see if people can massage the $200 air incidental credit to cover gift cards, award fees, etc…

  6. The once per life is per person or business. Example I have two different LLC for real estate can each LLC get the offer or since I’m the sole owner I can’t get it?
    Thanks, lovery your site and content

  7. Pretty steep annual fee. Keep in mind, this card is not for average person. Keep the good job Darius.

  8. This version doesn’t have new 5x feature for air fares, they bumped up sign up bonus but removed the new 5x feature.

    • @Frank @Noah- In my experience, they link it to SSN (even though you enter your EIN), so may not get the bonus on a new business.

      @Gil Navarro – Thanks!

      @Mason – The 5x bonus on airfare is on the personal card!

  9. I read somewhere that it also included a free companion ticket with the purchase of a paid first or biz class ticket. True? And only for paid I assume? Also like the new Chase Reserve UR points, can you merge your other membership rewards with these to get the 50% back? Thanks!

  10. Does this card count for the Chase 5/24 rule?

  11. Great job as usual, guys. Two questions…1) Does the Business version of the Platinum still offer 30% back on Pay with Points when it is not on your selected airline? 2) If I already have the bonus from the personal Platinum, can I still get this bonus, assuming I’ve never had the Business version?

  12. @Nina – Benefits like a free companion ticket usually aren’t cheaper because you often have to book in a higher fare class.

    @Joe – It is a business card so it will not show up on your personal credit report and so not count towards the 5/24 rule

    @Jim – Thanks! That’s a good question, and it looks like that may no longer be available. Yes, you can get the bonus on the personal and the business card because they are considered separate products.

  13. How do I get 200 credit for American airline TIA

    • If you sign up for American Airlines as your preferred airline and buy small denomination gift cards, you can use them for flights on American Airlines (in my experience).

      • I was looking at the rules on the American Express website and it looks like gift cards do not qualify for statement credit. Where can I buy the airline gift cards so the charge applies towards $200 yearly credit?

        Good to Know

        This benefit doesn’t offer credit toward airline tickets, mileage points purchases or mileage points transfer fees, gift cards, upgrades, duty–free purchases, or award tickets.

  14. Can someone answer this question: As with the new Chase Reserve UR points, can you merge your other membership rewards with these to get the 50% back? I assume if I have some gold cards with points that they will be added to these? And also… how are we notified when there is a response or another comment on a thread? I used to get notices but no longer.

    • If you have other Membership Rewards cards, you can get 50% of your points back if you also have the Business Platinum card. We removed the feature to email replies to comments because of a technical issue. But are working to get it back!

  15. You mentioned $400 in statement credits, is that a typo? In the beginning of the post a $200 credit is mentioned. I do enjoy reading your posts.

  16. Darius, you say several times that 100K points is worth $2K, then link to your article where you explicitly say “This means that 75,000 membership Rewards points will get you $750 and 100,000 Membership Rewards points will get you $1,000 towards air travel expenses.” Where are you getting the $2K value from?

  17. I received a letter in the mail for this card with a 150,000 membership rewards points, FYI.

    Same exact offer details other than 150K reward points vs the 100K you listed. I did need to enter the RSVP code to get it.

  18. Thanks for all the info! These cards are some work, but can be worth it. I might choose SW this year and buy 2 $100 gc. I also plan to use Plastiq to pay my home equity line 5K at a time for 1.5x. Can you give some details on the lounge access, like if you can bring someone with you for free? Delta, Priority Pass, Airspace, and American Express Centurion

  19. Is Plastiq considered MS by AMEX?

    • I have the same question, is Plastiq MS or will it register as standard spending? I have seen the promotions by American Express to use plastiq and earn Membership Rewards bonuses to that seems to lead to it not being MS, but want to ensure before applying.

  20. Since it is once per lifetime bonus,. i have a question.

    In my amex online account i see offer under my Amex Business Gold rewards card to upgrade to Business platinum card with not credit inquiry/hard pull for 50k bonus.

    If i opt for that, would that be considered as my one chance to apply for this card or i can do a separate application i futre for a better offer (and this upgrade offer will not count as my ‘once per lifetime’ application’?

    Can someone specify?