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If you have an Amex card and want to refer a friend or family member (or random person on the internet), remember that many of the current double referral bonus offers end on February 13th. For example, the most common referral bonuses for both the Amex Platinum and Amex Premier Rewards Gold cards are 5,000 Membership Rewards points for the referrer. Currently, the referral bonus for both is 10,000 Membership Reward points. The Starwood SPG card is also currently at 10,000 SPG points. That can add up quickly if you refer a few friends or family members.
While the referrals have to be made by February 13th, the people being referred don’t have to actually submit their applications until February 28th, so it might be a good idea to refer some friends and family members even if they aren’t sure yet if they are going to apply.
In case you would like an application yourself, and don’t have a friend or family member to refer you, I can make referrals for these offers:
American Express Platinum Card:
This offer awards 50,000 Membership Reward points after spending $3,000 in the first three months.
It does say that the offer is valid for first-time Platinum Card members only. The $450 annual fee is not waived, but since you can get $200 airline credit in 2012 and 2013, lounge access, and 50,000 Membership Reward points (among other benefits), it really is a solid deal for some families.
American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card:
This offer awards 25,000 Membership Reward points after spending $2,000 on the card within the first three months. The annual fee of $175 is waived for the first year. This offer is valid for first time American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card members only.
I have previously mentioned here and on Twitter, there are some troubles I am having with Amex about getting the points for the referrals I have made over the last several months (amongst other things). I will say that those troubles continue, but I have started to get some of the referral bonuses for the current 10,000 point offer. I think the majority of the ones I am missing currently are actually from the “regular” 5,000 point offer. I will post more about these troubles soon, but since I have now at least received a few of the current 10,000 point referrals, I feel a little better about encouraging others to make some referrals themselves.
So three days left, go refer some online and “real life” friends so that you can earn some bonus points!