The Amex Platinum Sign Up Bonus is not difficult to find, but rather hard to do. It does not matter if you search Google or try to find the exact phrase “amins platinum sign up bonus”. There is no explanation as to where this term came from. I have searched several search engines and I have not found any webpages that give me a clear answer as to where this bonus is coming from. I also went as far as typing the phrase in the Google print bar and the results show me nothing. Amex was not one of them.
The only clear explanation that I can come up with is that this bonus came from the American Express credit card website. But this is rather difficult to believe seeing that the logo used on the Amex website is the exact same as that used by American Express. Amex uses the blue and yellow logos. Whoever designed the Amex Platinum Sign Up Bonus probably either did not know the difference between the two logos or got the two logos wrong. If it is the former, then they should give some credit to the millions of people all over the world who use different logos for their American Express cards.
Another reason that I am not sure as to where the Amex Platinum Sign Up Bonus came from is that the bonus was only available when I opened an account with Amex. The Amex Platinum Card is not offered anywhere else. It is only available at the actual Amex Company's website. If I could get around this little problem, I could have easily spent six hours ago opening a regular Amex Business Card and receiving the bonus as well as having more spending power with my Amex Platinum Business Card.
But that was not the case, because I already had an American Express card. So I started looking for the Amex Platinum Sign Up Bonus hoping that somewhere there was a link pointing me to where I could enter the Amex rebate code to receive the bonus points. That did not work, because nothing on the homepage mentioned Amex or even offers to get me Amex rebates. I eventually found a “discounts” page and while I was still not able to find the link that would take me to the Amex rebate page, I was able to click on one of the “discounts” links that lead me to a landing page with information on three different travel agencies and a couple of different hotels in the New York area that are associated with those travel agencies.
I entered my rebate code and clicked on the link that took me to the Amex rebate page. Again, the website was not clear on which site was the rebate site and it took me a few minutes before I realized that the Amex Bonus was not coming from American Express alone. I was able to see that the rebate was coming from American Express via points, and my estimated reading time was also incorrect. My estimated reading time was actually 4 hours (which is the same as what I get at the Motrin center). After clicking on the back button, I checked my spam folder again to see if I had sent any emails to the Amex rebate site and was shocked to see that no emails had been sent!
After about an hour of searching, I finally discovered that another bonus point system was using the exact same phrase for its sign up bonus links. It was such a simple mistake. So I looked again at my log in and sure enough, it was not the Amex Platinum Sign Up Bonus anymore. Instead I discovered that I was actually earning bonus miles on other sites!
I immediately knew that I had to try and earn more miles so I opened up my internet browser and began to type in my address and my birthday to try and guess where I might receive my free card. After about a minute of trying this I noticed that another affiliate site was offering me a very similar offer. Then it hit me, maybe I should start earning card points instead of getting a premium plus member card. And with just a few minutes of searching I discovered that I was earning card points instead of cash back for my purchases!
So after spending about 5 hours searching for the Amex Platinum Sign Up Bonus, I was happy to find out that I did not need to waste my time or money on a rebate site that offers one. I also found out that I could use the exact same phrase to open up other accounts. Now I am earning miles for every dollar I spend and I even have a few free cards sitting around in my wallet. It took me only a few minutes of searching but I was able to uncover an amazing affiliate program to earn free cards and rebate points that I would have never known about before.