I have covered the fantastic deal the American Express Personal Platinum is currently offering – 75,000 Bonus after $1,000 in spending within three months. The annual fee is $699, but you get two $200 travel credits in your first year (one per calendar year), making your effective fee $299.
However, there’s a concurrent deal that is also amazing: the American Express Business Platinum is offering a 75,000 Bonus (convertible into 75,000 Aeroplan) after spending $5000 in three months. The annual fee is lower at $399, but there are no travel credits. However, you get essentially the same benefits as the personal card.
Am I eligible for the card if I don’t run a Business?
The word ‘Business’ is a broad term, and it could be argued that anyone who has ever sold or provided a service in exchange for value has a business. American Express has always seemed to be fine giving their business cards to people with no or little business activity (even a proposed business seems fine). In the business name field, if you are the business, simply put your name down, which acts as a sole-proprietor.
If you get both the business and personal card, you’ll have netted 150,000 bonus points for essentially $698, which is a fantastic deal. You can easily sell the 150,000 points for over a cent a piece (minimum $1,500 back), or they can be converted into 150,000 Aeroplan points. 150,000 Aeroplan points gets you’re a return business class flights to almost anywhere in the world…
Nobody knows how long both of these amazing promotions will last, so I’d jump on them fast.
Why are you not including the fact that this is only transferable to Aeroplane?
It’s also transferable to Avios, Cathay and Etihad, among others. It’s very useful!
Got the 75K for Gold card with 1st year annual fee waived. A much better deal.
Not in Canada!