Can You Get the Sign-Up Bonus for the AMEX Platinum If You Already Have the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold?

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Can You Get the Sign-Up Bonus for the AMEX Platinum If You Already Have the AMEX Premier Rewards Gold?

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Million Mile Secrets reader Waldorf emailed:

Hi, I am wondering if I already had the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card, would I be able to get the sign-up bonus for the American Express Platinum card? Thanks!

Can You Get The Sign Up Bonus For The AMEX Platinum If You Already Have The AMEX Premier Rewards Gold
Waldorf Can Get the Sign-Up Bonus on 2 American Express Cards!

Although Waldorf has the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express , he can get the sign-up bonus on the American Express Platinum card!

That’s because they are different card products.  Keep reading to learn more!

American Express Platinum

Link:  The Platinum Card from American Express

Link:   My review of the American Express Platinum card 

Waldorf can get 40,000 American Express Membership Rewards points from the American Express Platinum card after spending $3,000 within 3 months.  As always, terms and limitations apply.

The usual sign-up bonus is 25,000 American Express Membership Rewards points, so this is a good deal!  But there have been higher offers previously.  And the Mercedes Benz Platinum card offers 50,000 points which is a better deal!

With the American Express Platinum card, Waldorf gets:

  • Up to a $200 Airline Credit each year
  • To receive the statement credit, you need to select a qualifying airline
  • Airport lounge access (Delta, Priority Pass, Airspace, and American Express Centurion Lounges)
  • $100 statement credit for Global Entry (a huge time saver!) 
  • Terms & limitations apply

The $450 annual fee is NOT waived.  

I love American Express Membership Rewards points because they are flexible.  Waldorf can transfer them to certain airlines and hotels.

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

Different Card Products

Although American Express issues both the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express and the American Express Platinum card, they are 2 different card products.  That’s because they are 2 distinct charge cards.  And you can get a sign-up bonus for each!

So Waldorf can get the sign-up bonus for the American Express Platinum card!

But he can NOT get the sign-up bonus for the American Express Platinum again card IF he had the personal American Express Platinum card in the past.

With American Express, Waldorf can NOT get the sign-up again on the personal cards that he has had previously.

Personal American Express cards have the these terms and conditions:

If we identify you as currently having an American Express® Card account, you may not be eligible for this welcome bonus offer. This offer is also not available to applicants who have or have had this product.

However, Waldorf CAN get the sign-up bonus again on the American Express Platinum business card IF it’s been over 12 months since he last had the card.  That’s because business and personal American Express cards have different rules about sign-up bonuses.

Bottom Line

Waldorf can get the sign-up bonus on the American Express Platinum card even if he has the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card.  That’s because they are different card products.

American Express has different sign-up bonus rules for personal and business cards.  Waldorf can NOT get the sign-up bonus again for an American Express personal card.

But Waldorf CAN get it again on the business version of a card, like the American Express Platinum or Mercedes Benz Platinum card IF it’s been at least 12 months since he last had the card.

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Anybody tried this with international versions of Amex? I just moved to the UK and they are offering Gold for anybody who has not held an Amex charge card in the last 6 months I cancelled my US version of the card. Will they count that and refuse to give me the bonus?

The same would apply for business cards, additionally business cards have an added benefit of being able to get the bonus every 12 months instead of 1 per lifetime.

Do the same rules apply for the business versions of these cards? If I have gold business, can I get platinum?

Like Jose, I also believe you are wrong with your info on this post, or at the very least this is a YMMV situation. I recently got the Premier Rewards Gold card and did not receive the advertised bonus because I already had received for my Platinum card (both personal)… I called in to Amex and they confirmed that that was the case – you can’t get both bonuses on two personal charge cards.

I did receive the bonus for my Business Rewards Gold card though, despite having the Amex Platinum personal so you are correct that you can receive one bonus on each the personal side and the business side.

Hahah Yehuda thats exactly the writing style here, repeat the same thing over and over and make a post way more verbose than it needs to be. All about that SEO.

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