Via The Points Guy, I saw that the CARDMATCHTM tool on creditcards.com is turning out some decent Amex sign-up offers today. It offered me the Amex Premier Rewards Gold card with a 50,000 point sign-up bonus after spending $1,000 on the card in the first three months – which is at least twice as good as the standard offer. The last time this happened the great deals disappeared within about a day, so plan accordingly.
If you are curious, it also presented me offers for the Gold Delta SkyMiles Amex, the Blue Cash Preferred Amex, and Blue Cash Everyday Card. They were all above average offers, and I’m quite tempted by the Amex Premier Rewards Gold offer myself.
On the topic of Amex sign-up offers, the The Business Platinum Amex sign-up offer has temporarily increased to back to 25,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first three months (up from no sign-up bonus points). This card does come with a $450 annual fee, but this is dramatically offset by a $200 airline fee allowance per calendar year (so $400 total in the first year as a cardholder). You also get lounge access with Delta, American, US Airways, and Priority Pass Select. The terms and conditions do indicate that the “welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product or any other Business Gold or Green Card account within the last 12 months.” So, having a personal Amex of any type should not be an issue in regards to getting the sign-up bonus, but keep that in mind if you have had a Business Platinum, Gold, or Green card in the last year.
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