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Best Amex Platinum Card welcome bonus – 150,000 points through Incognito browser

Screenshot showing an Amex Platinum Welcome Offer for 150k points after $8,000 of spending within 6 months.
Amex Platinum 150k point welcome offer

American Express frequently updates the welcome bonus on The Platinum Card®, making finding the best bonus on this card a game of whack-a-mole. In researching another article today, I found a new welcome offer on The Platinum Card® from American Express pop up:

Earn 150,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $8,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.

This is the best current welcome offer I know about on this card.

How I found the 150,000 point Platinum welcome offer

I found the current best 150,000 point Platinum Card® welcome offer by going to the Amex Platinum Card® landing page directly in an incognito window in Chrome on a Mac. Here’s the link:

Of course, going to this link directly won’t guarantee that you will be able to see that offer—Amex varies which offer it shows by a bunch of factors that no one outside Amex will be able to tell you with certainty. If you don’t see the offer, try private browsing/incognito windows on different web browsers or different computers. Sometimes, I won’t be able to get something to come up in Chrome, but it comes up in Safari almost every time.

Can’t find it? Here’s how to find the best Amex bonuses

Amex changes its welcome bonuses frequently. By the time you read this, the bonus may be gone, or it might not come up on the Amex website on your first try. H

  • Try Incognito or Private Browsing modes across different web browsers and computers. Often, you’ll be able to find better offers if Amex can’t see the cookies on your computer. (Clearing your browsing history might also work.)
  • Get a referral link from a friend. Some offers are available only through friend referral links. If you have a friend with the card you want, see if they can generate a referral link with a better offer. They’ll also earn points when you get the card.
  • Look at the Amex offers panel. Sometimes Amex will target you with a better offer. This is especially common with business cards, as Amex has offered “expand your membership” offers in the past.
  • Direct mail. Amex still sends offers via mail. If you get a mailer from Amex for a card offer, it can be worth it to open it up and check it against the best public offers.
  • Calling Amex. Amex agents sometimes have access to better offers than are published on the website.

More details on each one of these methods are available on our dedicated overview outlining how to get the best American Express welcome bonuses.

Amex Platinum standard welcome bonus

The standard welcome bonus for the Amex Platinum card: 80,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $6,000 on purchases within six months of card membership
The standard welcome bonus for the Amex Platinum Card

The standard American Express Platinum welcome bonus is 80,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $6,000 on purchases within six months of card membership, as shown on the screenshot to the right.

American Express frequently runs elevated welcome bonuses through various channels. Chances are good that you can do better than the standard welcome bonus.

Historical welcome bonuses

Here are some offers that we know have been available in the past. Some of these may be available, but we only promote the best welcome bonus that we know about.

  • Resy Offer – Working as of 1/25/2023 – Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership. Plus earn 10x points at restaurants worldwide on up to $25,000 in purchases during your first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Standard welcome bonus – Earn 80,000 Membership Rewards Points after you spend $6,000 on purchases in your new card within 6 months of Card Membership.

About the author

  • Aaron Hurd

    Aaron Hurd is a credit card, travel rewards, and loyalty program expert. Over the past 15 years, he has authored over a thousand expert contributions published by leading outlets including WSJ, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, NerdWallet, The Points Guy, Bankrate, CNET, and many others. He has also served in consulting roles for many of these same outlets, designing content strategy, hiring teams of teams of editors and contributors, developing thought-leadership pieces, and ghost-editing for senior editors. Aaron is well-known in the miles and points community and regularly presents about travel rewards at conferences like the Chicago Seminars and Minnebar. Aaron has enjoyed the game of optimizing credit card rewards since getting his first credit card shortly after he turned 18. He started learning about credit cards and travel rewards from the (now defunct) FatWallet Finance forums and FlyerTalk. He holds more than 40 open credit cards and has first-hand experience with almost every major credit card product.

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