There are now 2 different offers available for the Platinum Card from American Express, including 40,000 bonus points with a $450 annual fee and 25,000 bonus points with a waived annual fee for the first year.
Updated April 20, 2015: There is once again an Ameriprise Financial Relationship AMEX Offer for the Platinum Card from American Express providing 25,000 Membership Rewards points after $3,000 in purchases within 3 months, and there is no annual fee for the first year, $450 thereafter.
As an Ameriprise client, you can also earn an additional 5,000 Membership Rewards points for every $20,000 in eligible purchases for up to 30,000 additional points per year (additional point awards will cease upon termination of the arrangement between American Express and Ameriprise).
You usually won’t find the $450 annual fee waived for the first year with the Platinum Card, but this offer is for 15,000 less bonus points than the 40,000 point offer listed below, which does charge the annual fee for your first year.
The fine print for this offer indicates that your ability to have this card product is contingent on a relationship between you and Ameriprise Financial, but people have reported being approved for this card without having an Ameriprise relationship.
However, if no relationship exists, or if your relationship with Ameriprise Financial ends, American Express has the right to cancel your card account or transfer your account to another American Express Card product that will have different features and benefits.
Additionally, the fine print indicates that this welcome bonus offer is not available to applicants who have or have had a Platinum Card account enrolled in the Membership Rewards program.
So if you want to try to avoid the annual fee for the first year with the Platinum Card, then take advantage of this special application from Ameriprise Financial.
A special thank you goes out to Mighty Travels for letting me know that this offer has returned.
American Express Platinum Card – 40,000 Membership Rewards Points
The Platinum Card from American Express offers 40,000 bonus points after you make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
However, this card does have a $450 annual fee that is not waived for the first year, so you should only really consider this card if you can maximize the features and benefits to make up for the cost of the annual fee.
Check out this American Express Platinum Card Offer directly on the American Express website for more details.
40,000 Membership Rewards Points
You’ll earn 40,000 Membership Rewards points after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card within your first 3 months.
$200 Annual Statement Credit for Airline Incidental Fees
The Platinum Card from American Express provides up to $200 a year in statement credits for airline incidental fees like checked bags fees, flight-change fees, and snacks.
To receive the statement credit for up to $200, you need to enroll and select a qualifying airline.
No Foreign Transaction Fees
This card has no foreign transaction fees in any country where you use your card.
$450 Annual Fee
This card has a $450 annual fee.
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Get The Platinum Card from American Express to take advantage of the Membership Rewards program.