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AMEX Platinum Charge - 90,000 points referral bonus - NEW from 15 April 2019


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Sep 20, 2005
AMEX PLATINUM CHARGE - 90,000 points referral bonus - NEW from 15 April 2019

(This offer replaces the previous bonus points offer that expired on 14/4/19. The number of points for the referee is unchanged at 90,000 but the number of points for the referrer has increased to 45,000 HOWEVER please note the conversion rate of AMEX Membership Rewards points to most airline rewards partner programs also changes from 1:1 to 2:1 as of April 15th)


Apply here: Platinum Charge

Annual fee: $1,450

Supplementary cards: free, up to 4 supplementary cards

  • Receive 90,000 Membership Rewards points when you apply, are approved and spend $3,000 on your Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership. This is a special offer for using your friends’ referral link that gives you 10,000 more points than if you applied directly via the American Express website. This offer is available to new Card Members only.
  • $450 Travel Credit to be redeemed against any single eligible travel booking when booking online
  • Complimentary access for you and a guest to over 1,200 Airport Lounges across 130 countries and counting. Includes The Centurion Lounge, International American Express Lounges, Priority Pass Lounges, Plaza Premium lounges, Virgin Australia domestic lounges and Delta Sky Club lounges
  • Transfer your points to a choice of 10 major Airline Reward Partner and 2 hotel programs including Qantas Frequent Flyer and Velocity Frequent Flyer
  • Complimentary domestic and overseas Travel Insurance
  • Smartphone Screen Insurance for up to $500 for screen repairs to your Smartphone when you pay for your smartphone with your Platinum Card, either outright or on a monthly contract
  • Complimentary Australian Financial Review Digital Subscription valued at $628 per year, granting access to the latest news covering business, finance, investment and politics from Australia and worldwide

As a member of Ascent Premium - our highest tier of rewards - you earn up to 2.25 Membership Rewards points per $1 spent on your Platinum Card. Plus, with no expiry on your Membership Rewards points, you can save your points for when you are ready to use them.
  • Receive 90,000 Membership Rewards points when you apply with your friend's referral link, are approved and spend $3,000 on your Card within your first 3 months of Card Membership
  • Earn 2.25 points per $1 spent on all eligible purchases, except government bodies in Australia
  • Earn 1 point per $1 spent with government bodies
  • No cap on earn rate. You’ll continue to earn up to 2.25 points per $1 spent no matter how much you spend per year
You can then transfer your points to a choice of 10 major Airline Reward Partner and 2 hotel programs. Plus you can use your points pay for eligible purchases on your account with Select + Pay with points, shop with points online at David Jones or redeem for Gift Cards with our retail and entertainment partners.

PS as an added bonus you can apply for a FREE Platinum Reserve card that will give you an additional $400 Annual Travel Credit. You’ll need to call AMEX after your Platinum Charge card is approved to request an application form for the FREE Platinum Reserve card.

Apply here: Platinum Charge

As a referrer I'll earn 45,000 points
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Established Member
Feb 21, 2014
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So the highest earning Amex (without needing an invite from Amex) is the platinum!

With lots of awesome travel perks.
Perks you don't think you need till you start using them and then you go... Why did I wait so long to get this card.. that's exactly how I felt, hands down the best card around in my opinion.

Gone was paying for breakfast at Sydney airport on day trips intestate. Gone was waiting to pick up a rental car upon arrival, now it's waiting for me with a bay listed.. Just subtle things that save time and money is where this card shines.

If you use my link you'll get 90k bonus points if you're new to amex and I'll get 45k as a referral bonus.

Even if you do not qualify for the sign on bonus it would be great if you could please use any of the links shared here to help one of us out! :)

May 5, 2012
The Go to Card for All Amex Spend. Great Travel Benefits(including Hilton Gold). The annual fee is almost covered by the $850 in travel credits(including Platinum Reserve Credit) + Accor Plus free hotel night. I have enjoyed the Australian financial review subscription and it even provides vehicle breakdown service which saves me $100 in RAC membership.


Junior Member
Nov 10, 2016
Amex Charge Platinum Card - designed for high end frequent traveller

Great card for frequent travellers, this card comes with below benefit.
1, Received 90k premium ascent rewards points when you apply and spent $3,000 within first 3 months of card membership;
2, Receive up to $850 travel credit P.A, this is best to spend on domestic flight (e.g, Qantas or Virgin), as airfare on amex travel is exactly the same as it is on Qantas or Virgin website;
3, 2 x complimentary membership to Priority pass, just this benefit alone is worth over au$1,000 (Cost per Priority pass prestige membership is us$399 P.A).
4, Receive complimentary Gold (or equivilent level) membership for top range hotel chain, car rental & golf membership. E.g., Starwood gold member, shangri-la Jade member, hilton gold member etc;
5, Up to 2.25 points per dollar spent;
6, Complimentary travel insurance when you use this credit to book return flight of your trip;
7, Purchase protection insurance;
8, Complimentary Virgin Australia for your and one of your guest every time you travel with Virgin Australia;
9, As a platinum charge card holder, you could also get Amex reserve card for free which means you will get additional $400 travel credit as a reserve card holder;
10, Complimentary accor plus member, you will get one free night every year at any participarted accor hotel. I used my accor plus at the new SO/ hotel in Auckland, rate for that night was $350;
11, Complimentary Australian Financial Review Digital Subscription9 valued at $628 per year

It would be greatly appreciated if you could apply this card using this refer link, Explorer
You will receive 90k points and I will receive 45k points as referral, this would help to make my 1st business class oversea trip come a lot sooner.
Annual fee is $1450, but if you balance all above benefit it is well worth the annual fee. This card may not suit every one, but would be a fantastic card to have if you are frequent traveler. I am happy to answer all related queries regarding all amex card!

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