Amex 100,000 Sign up bonus

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  1. markpappai

    markpappai Active Member

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    I recently received the American Express Platinum Card 100,000 membership rewards offer. The yearly cost of the card is a bit expensive. While I understand there are a lot of perks that come with the card I'm trying to determine how the 100,000 point could best be maximized based on my current points. I currently have around 130,000 MileagePlus miles and my wife has about the same. In addition, we have around 100,000 Ultimate rewards points. I know the membership rewards will not transfer into United points, so what would be the most logical use of the membership rewards points?
     
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    Have you considered throwing them into Singapore Airlines KRISFLYER accounts? You could redeem for flying on the Suites.
     
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    Color Me unoriginal, but perhaps an Australia trip would be in the works? 130,000 MP will get you both there (A few UR transfered in will get you there upfront)

    Then 130,000 avios will get you all around the continent, and over to NZ ;)
     
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    Excuse me for saying this out loud... gift cards. Most here will frown on that option, but it's something to think about.

    dh
     
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    I want that card!
     
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    I got that American Express card a year ago. It's been a good card for me! 100,000 points is Great to have.
     
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    As the end of my card membership year approaches, the tough decisions approach >>> where to 'spend' my points.

    It was a very pleasant year.
     
  9. dstober

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    Was this an invite only offer? I just looked on their site and only see 25K for MR for Platinum cards. I've been debating applying for another Amex, but haven't received an offer like this, so very interested.
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure its an invite only. The 100k offers rarely come out publicly, and when they do the bloggers will be sure to let you know about them. If I got that offer I'd jump on it ASAP. But that's just for my personal situation.

    And my vote would be to use them to fly Singapore Suites. If that's not of interest then I'd transfer them to Avios during one of their bonus promotions.
     
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    Maybe the BA's avois is better for you.
     
  12. flynow

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    I call in to Amex about the Gold card that was 50,000 points at that time. And the Rep ask if I like to go to Plat. For 100,000. Points and I said yes I'll go for that.
     
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    Anybody know how to goose an offer for 100k from AmEx (without it looking obvious)?

    theBOAT
     
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    Got this offer last week and jumped on it.

    Card showed up today.

    Excited
     
  15. 98mike

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    My colleagues have been receiving this mailed 100k offer for $3k spend like wildfire. My score is right, my spending pattern is right... no soup for me though. What gives!
     
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    The thread itself (and the offer mentioned by the OP) is from 2013. Are you seeing a new offer this year?
     
  17. theBOAT
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    I got in on that one-day bonanza a month or two back. Others I manage haven't seen any mailings lately (maybe a year?)

    theBOAT
     
  18. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I have seen targeted 100k MR point offers mentioned in other forums in recent days.
     
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    sure i have lots of friends that got them recently
     
  20. mmargel

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    Have any of the recent offers FAILED to include the once per lifetime language? Having rec'd the 100K bonus for both personal and business I would love to find such an offer.
     

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