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If you have The Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz (no longer available to new applicants), you’re probably not new to miles & points.
You already know that American Express only allows you to earn the welcome bonus on cards that you’ve NEVER had in the past. For example, I have the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express. I’ll never be eligible to earn that bonus again.
For this reason, it’s very important you make the most of every single AMEX welcome bonus. Because you only have 1 shot at each!
American Express has announced that they’ll be converting the AMEX Mercedes Benz Platinum to The Platinum Card® from American Express on January 11, 2019. And that is consequential.
If you have NOT yet received the bonus for the regular AMEX Platinum, your opportunity to earn it will disappear after your AMEX Mercedes Benz Platinum is converted next January.
In other words, it might be a good idea to apply for the AMEX Platinum before then!
Your AMEX Mercedes Benz Platinum will be losing benefits like:
- 5 AMEX Membership Rewards points per $1 on Mercedes Benz purchases
- $100 Mercedes Benz certificate annually
- $1,000 credit towards Mercedes purchase or lease after spending $5,000 on qualifying purchases
- 2,000 excess miles waived at the end of your lease through Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
Note: American Express added language to their credit card terms that gives them the right to withhold welcome offers from folks they think are only interested in the intro bonus. You can use this tool to see if you’re eligible to earn the bonus or not!
What are your plans before the AMEX Mercedes Benz conversion on January 11, 2018?