The American Express Platinum card Hilton benefit offers Hilton Honors Gold status to cardholders who enroll in the Hilton Honors rewards program. The benefit provides its members with an 80% bonus on points earned during each stay, a free 5th night when booking a stay of 5+ nights, 2 free bottles of water per stay, and a complimentary breakfast for the cardholder and 1 guest.
Cardholders are also eligible for late checkouts and complimentary room upgrades, when available. Without the benefit, a cardholder would have to book 40 nights at any of Hilton’s 18 hotel brands to qualify for Gold elite status.
To get the American Express Platinum card Hilton benefits, activate Hilton Honors Gold elite status by logging in to your Platinum account from the Amex benefits page and clicking the “Enroll Now” button. Once you’re enrolled, you’re immediately eligible for Gold status. But keep in mind that to receive the benefits, you must book your stay directly with a Hilton hotel property. Bookings through a third-party website such as Amex Travel do not earn Hilton points or Gold elite status perks.
American Express Platinum card income requirements aren’t public knowledge, but applicants with an annual income of $100,000 and above tend to have the best odds of approval, according to anecdotal evidence. Some forums, however, report people getting the Platinum card with an annual salary of $40,000-$50,000.
Officially, Amex just requires that applicants demonstrate an ability to afford the card’s $550 annual fee and pay the entire balance in full, when applicable. Generally, the higher one’s annual income and the lower one’s debt, the better the chance of being approved. But in addition to the Amex Platinum card income requirements, American Express considers factors such as your credit score, payment history and debt-to-credit ratio, among others.… read full answer
Yes, the American Express Platinum card does offer a 100k bonus, but only if Amex sends you a personalized offer by mail or email. Amex may send you this offer if your credit profile is a good fit for the card. If you receive an offer and are approved for the American Express Platinum card, you must spend $5,000 within 3 months from the date the account is approved in order to earn the 100k bonus.… read full answer
Even though the American Express Platinum card 100k bonus isn’t available to everyone, the American Express Platinum card’s regular bonus of 75,000 points is still a pretty good deal if you qualify. The points are worth enough to offset the cost of the American Express Platinum card’s hefty $550 annual fee, at least for the first year.
Once you’ve met the spending requirement for the American Express Platinum card’s bonus, which is $5,000 in the first 6 months either way, the points will post to your account within 8-12 weeks.
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