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AMEX Platinum Charge offering 8,000 Membership Rewards points for a card photo

Oh snap.

From now till 31 July 2019, AMEX Platinum Charge cardholders can get 8,000 MR points (equivalent to 5,000 miles) simply by uploading a photo of their Platinum Card on Instagram.

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The steps are:

  1. Snap a photo of your Platinum charge card
  2. Share the photo on Instagram with the #AmexPlatinum hashtag
  3. Send a screenshot of the post to [email protected] with your name and card number
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If you’ve complied with all the steps, you’ll receive the 8,000 MR points within 6 weeks. This offer is limited to a maximum of one gift per Platinum account, so even if you have two supplementary cards, you’ll only get a maximum of of 8,000 MR points.

Guard your privacy

Given that you need to take a photo of your AMEX Platinum Charge card, I imagine some may be concerned about privacy. Remember that your card number is on the back, so it’s not like someone could take your details and go on a shopping spree (I wonder if there’ll be any geniuses sending in the back side of the card, but you never know…)

That said, it’s probably best practice to obscure your name and CVV number. Kind of like this:

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Bonus points for anyone who manages to outmodern my modern art masterpiece as depicted above.

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The terms and conditions of this promotion can be found below:

 Offer is only applicable for Platinum Members holding the Platinum Card® issued in Singapore.Offer period is from 28 June 2019 – 31 July 2019 (“Promotion Period”).

Each Platinum Charge Account will get to enjoy a 8000 Membership Rewards® bonus (“Gift”) according to the following instructions, during the Promotion Period: 

1. Snap a photo of your Platinum Card in your favourite setting.

2. Share the photo on Instagram with #AmexPlatinum hashtag.

3. Email a screenshot of your Instagram post to [email protected] with your name and Card number.

4. Receive 8,000 Membership Rewards points in your account within 6 weeks after Promotion Period.

  • Enrolment is required to qualify for the gift. Enrolment is referring to Step 3 above.
  • Bonus Membership Rewards will be credited in the Platinum Charge Account within 6 weeks after screenshot of Instagram post is received through [email protected]
  • Each Platinum Account is limited to a one (1) enrolment and Gift during the Promotion.
  • Promotion is available for Platinum Charge Card Members only and exclude Platinum Credit Card Members who are not also Platinum Charge Card Members.
  • The Terms herein are supplemental and shall form part of the American Express Membership Rewards Program Terms and Conditions, which apply to this promotion. Please refer to amex.co/rewardstnc for the full Terms and Conditions. To qualify for Membership Rewards points, your Card Account must be in good standing, not cancelled for any reasons and enrolled in the American Express Membership Rewards Programme.
  • American Express reserves the right to amend the Terms and Conditions, suspend or terminate the offers at any time without prior notice. In case of any dispute, American Express reserve the right of final decision.

Conclusion

It sounds a bit like the start to a Nigerian Prince scam (“send me a photo of your credit card and you shall become the next prince of Muchscamistan”), but the offer is legit and a couple minutes’ work for 5,000 miles is a great deal in my book.

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Remember that AMEX has just extended the MGM promotion on the AMEX Platinum Charge card, so sign ups through any of the links in this article will earn a bonus 40,000 points (25,000 miles) on top of the regular sign up bonus.


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why is it everyone wants to replace me ?

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Thanks for the info

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How does the average person do this without appearing like a douche

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How long does it generally take to receive the card after applying through MGM link?