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Many agree that the American Express Platinum card is one of the best in the points game. It comes with a host of premium benefits, including a $200 airline credit annually, SPG gold status, free Gogo in-flight internet, and Centurion Lounge access… just to name a few! This card usually comes with a 40,000 Membership Reward (MR) Point bonus. However, using a technology trick, you can access the 100,000 MR Point bonus, likely for a limited time.
The 100,000 MR point bonus for $3k in spending is the best offer ever for the personal Platinum card! Since American Express changed their terms to only allow one bonus per lifetime on a personal card, now is the best time to go for it. This card does carry a $450 annual fee that is not waived, but the bonus and benefits far exceed the annual fee. This card is an absolute no brainer. I will write a follow-up post explaining how to maximize this card. You should act quickly, because this loophole will likely close soon.
Step 1 – Open your browser in private mode or incognito mode. I have confirmed that Safari, Firefox, and Google Chrome work for this method.
Step 2 – Follow this link for the Amex Platinum.
If you are lucky, the 100,000 point offer will appear immediately. I was not quite so lucky!
Step 3 – Clear your cookies, restart your computer. Then repeat Steps 1 & 2 until the offer appears.
It literally took me 50+ attempts before the offer finally appeared! However, some people are reporting success on their very first try. Either way, perseverance paid off.
Step 4(a) – Fill out the application and submit. You will likely get a message that their system is experiencing issues. There will be a link with this message that allows you to check your application status. Click this link to find out if you were approved.
Step 4(b) – You may also get a message saying that your application requires further review. I highly recommend calling 1-866-314-0237. I called, and they simply verified my information and issued an instant approval!
There you have it! I tested this process less than an hour ago, and it worked! Good luck with your search. Cheers!