Lately American Express has been promoting their credit cards by giving away bonuses for authorized users on personal credit cards. There have been bonuses on some good cards such as 2.5k SPG points for authorized users on Starwood Preferred Guest, and 2.5k Membership Reward points for authorized users on Everyday Preferred card.
One of the interesting offer is for authorized user on Amex Platinum Card where you earn 5k Membership Reward points for each authorized user upto 20k Membership reward points in total. This offer may not be available to all holders of Amex Platinum Card but you can check by clicking this link and login in to your Amex Platinum online account.
The offer gives 20k Membership reward points in total for upto 4 authorized users when you spend $500 on each authorized user card but you need to add all of them at the same time. Also you can choose to add American Express Gold card for no extra cost if you are doing this just for membership reward points without the real benefits of the card.
Lot of the folks who have this offer would see it expiring on 10/20/2017 but quite a few might have different date of expiration so do check for expiration date before you apply for the offer. One other thing is you do NOT require to provide SSN for authorized users up-front. Even when the card arrives you can get away with activating the card by calling in and providing alternate evidence such as Passport instead of SSN number. Also being an authorized user does not exclude the authorized users from getting their own primary card in the future along with the sign on bonus if they never had this card before as a primary applicant.
So see if you have this offer and if yes earning 20k Bonus Membership reward points with a total spend of just $2000 without a credit pull is a great deal.
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