|by Mr Credit Card|
I just got a tip from a reader about a 50,000 bonus Membership Reward Points sign up for the Amex Platinum. You have to spend $3000 within three months to get the 50,000 bonus points. You can use this link here.
Amex Platinum had a 50,000 bonus points sign up in 2011 and this is definitely one of their more generous sign ups. I personally have the card and depending on how you use it, you may find that it has great value. You can read why I think it is worth it for me here. I also just wrote a post on why you might want to downgrade from Amex Platinum to Gold. So here are two post from different angles if you are on the fence with this. Note that for this offer, it appears that the $450 annual fee is not waived.
On another front, I have been also tipped off from Daraius of Million Miles Journey (who got his tip from FreeFrequentFlyerMiles.com) that Southwest Airlines is now offering 50,000 bonus miles from their SouthWest.com page. You can get the 50,000 bonus miles just after your first purchase! This is for the “Premier” version. SouthWest has been offering their 50,000 bonus miles (worth 2 wanna get away flights) on a off last year (the usual bonus sign up is 25,000 miles), so here is another opportunity for those who have always wanted to sign up.
Furthermore, SouthWest is also having a “balance transfer promotion” with the card. You can earn one Rapid Rewards Miles for every dollar that you transfer over from another card (up to $15,000). That means that in addition to the 50,000 bonus miles, you can get up to 15,000 additional miles for a total of 65,000 miles!
This 50,000 sign up bonus is only for all their “premier” cards, both the consumer and business version. Here is a quick recap on the cards.
The Premier version has a $99 annual fee. You also get to earn 1,500 elite miles for every $10,000 that you spend (up to 15,000 elite miles a year). You also earn 6,000 additional points every anniversary. The business version is essentially identical! So if you already have the consumer version, you might just want to consider getting the business version for another 50,000 miles!
Furthermore, those who have had the SouthWest card have reported that the bonus miles count towards companion pass tickets.