The Platinum Card from American Express receives a limited time increased welcome bonus of 60,000 points

American Express released a new welcome bonus offer for The Platinum Card from American Express today. This new offer provides the same 50,000 welcome point bonus when you spend $3,000 on the card in the first three months of having it but now they have added in an additional 10,000 bonus points after six months of cardmembership.  At a minimum this new sign up bonus if worth $600 towards to any travel booked on the card but in most cases is worth more than that if you redeem via American Express’ Fixed Points for Travel program or convert the points to Aeroplan Miles or British Airways Executive Club Avios.

Not only does the card offer this new welcome bonus it still has all of its standard features and benefits as follows:

This is the card to have if you want to truly experience higher end travel and yes it has $699 annual fee but when you take into account the welcome bonus, the annual travel credit and all the other benefit that annual fee seems like peanuts. We have had the card in our family for years and have utilized the benefits that it has provided time and time again – from accessing lounges (see our latest review from Phoenix thanks to the card) to saving big time money on last minute flights (see our article on Saving $3,800 on last minute flights with the Platinum Card from American Express)

Remember as well the Membership Rewards points earned on the Platinum Card convert to Aeroplan or British Airways on a 1:1 basis as well as a 1:1.2 ratio to Marriott. These conversion options are very popular with this card and if you play your cards right can make that 60,000 point sign up bonus worth well over $1,000.

This is a limited time offer on the card so it can end before we know it so you may want to move on it sooner than later – albeit it should be around for at least a few months but we will reach out to Amex to see if they can provide a concrete end date and give you an update when we do get it.

There is also a 70,000 point welcome bonus offer with $5,000 when you use a referral link. Both offers are good options – really depends on if you can spend $5,000 – if not you may want to opt for the 60K for $3,000 spend.

Learn more about and apply for the Platinum Card here.

Here are the complete details of the card: