How to get the increased welcome offer on The Business Platinum Card® from American Express. I got the 250,000 offer!

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Update: April 27, 2024

For the past few weeks, the world of credit card bonus chasers has been plagued with crazy news where folks have been getting increased offers from American Express. The card in question today is The Business Platinum Card® from American Express. We’ve seen typical welcome offers at 120,000. For the longest time, to see a welcome offer of 150,000 was considered a great deal already. As of April 27, 2024, my current affiliate link showed an offer of “Earn 150,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $20,000 on eligible purchases with your Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.” Honestly, 150,000 is a great offer.

Amex said, “Hold my beer”

But as of late, we’ve seen these 150,000 welcome offers jump to 190,000. So you think a 190,000 welcome offer was the cap? Well, Amex kept raising the bar. News circled that some received a welcome offer of 250,000 up to 300,000. Yes! up to 300,000!

Ways to try and get higher elevated offers

Getting these higher elevated offers wasn’t a walk in the park for me. I’ve been trying for nearly two months now. The most I’ve seen was a 190,000 welcome offer. Again, don’t get me wrong – that was a great offer. But greed played a factor. I had no real immediate need to get the card. I kept seeing posts where members of Daddy Travels on Facebook Group got the 250,000 welcome offer.

Here’s what Sarah E. N. shared:

I was on Google Chrome. I wasn’t even really looking, I was on my work computer which I don’t think I’ve used for credit card searches in the past. I was just comparing World of Hyatt Business Credit Card, and another business card with Chase because I was deciding which card to apply for next. I thought let’s just check American Express Business credit cards again. Then voila, 200K welcome offer. I didn’t do anything else after that, I opened other tabs and was doing other searches so I got signed out of the original window. Once I clicked refresh it just went up to 250,000. I didn’t have to go incognito or switch browsers!!! INSANE.
Here’s what Elery T. shared:
How did we find it? Just searched keywords “Amex Biz Platinum” on Safari Browser and we made sure to clear our browsing history. If you don’t see the 250k offer right away, don’t worry! Keep trying. Sometimes you might even spot a 300k offer. ✨ Keep trying, and good luck hunting for those points.
I had other members of Daddy Travels on Facebook Group who shared a very similar experience. Some of them tried incognito or private mode. Many simply used Google Chrome. Others have reported that they received the elevated offer by going in to a supermarket, and they got on their WiFi and successfully got the 250K.

How to get the increased welcome offer on The Business Platinum Card® from American Express

Yes, for the past couple of months, I followed just about every tip and trick out there. I used Google Chrome. I even tried Microsoft Edge, Safari, Firefox, Opera – just about any browser imaginable. And I failed miserably. I mean, I wasn’t exactly depressed or anything like that. This is the part that’s tedious. Nothing is ever guaranteed. I had no immediate need for the card. All I could do was to try and try.

The stars were aligned

I woke up early Saturday morning. Out of nowhere, I thought, sure, why not? Let’s try our luck again.
  • I turned on my work laptop
  • I did not sign in to my work VPN.
  • I opened up Microsoft Edge.
  • I chose New InPrivate Window
  • Googled keywords The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
  • I got another 150,00 offer.

Whatever. Moving on.

  • I turned on my new Macbook Air
  • Launched Google Chrome
  • I chose New Incognito Tab
  • Googled keywords The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Finally, I got the 250,00 offer.
Image courtesy of American Express (Google Chrome Macbook)

My eyes couldn’t believe it. Get this. I turned on my other Mac. And did exactly what I did above. And my other Mac also gave me 250,000 offer on the first try!

This offer has the Lifetime Language

Amex and their once per lifetime rule. Simply put. You can only apply for an American Express  card once per lifetime, meaning you only get the bonus once. How do you know this? You have to read the Offer Terms and these terms will be spelled out. The typical language looks like this “You may not be eligible to receive a welcome offer if you have or have had this Card or previous versions of this Card.”
So with this new credit card, there is a lifetime language. Nancy and I have had The Business Platinum Card from American Express in the past, thus making us ineligible to apply due to this lifetime language.
In order to get this offer, another member of our household applied and got approved this new credit card. This person never had The Business Platinum Card® from American Express.
Sample – Amex with LL Lifetime Language
Amex NLL – No Lifetime Language
There is a way to bypass this. How? This is if you get a card offer with NLL or No Lifetime Language. Every once in awhile, word goes around that there are NLL offers, meaning even if you’ve had the card before and earned a bonus before, you are eligible for a new welcome offer. Shown below were a few old offers from American Express with NLL.

 

Approved

Yes, after applying, we got instant approval. We were given the option to get a temporary card number. We opted to get that card number. The physical card will be here within 2-3 days.

The elevated offers are very much alive
I didn’t think I’d get this offer. Yes, I would love to get that 300,000 offer. But I didn’t want to lose the opportunity with this 250,000 welcome offer. Please do share if you have been successful in getting this offer or better offers. Let us know how you were able to generate the elevated offer.
Good luck!

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