AMEX Platinum Charge MGM gift boosted to 80K MR points

Participate in the ongoing Instagram contest and get an upsized MGM offer to share with your friends- 80K MR points instead of the usual 40K.

Last week, AMEX launched a campaign which awards Platinum Charge cardholders 8,000 MR points (equivalent to 5,000 miles) for uploading a photo of their card on Instagram.

Share Your Platinum Moments

That’s a great deal in and of itself, but AMEX has thrown in something extra. Here’s the automatic reply that comes after you submit the screenshot of your Instagram post.

If you submitted your entry on the first or second day of the Instagram promotion, you may not have seen this note in the auto-reply as it was only added later. Nonetheless, you’ll still be eligible- anyone who participates in the Instagram contest is.

To summarize, all Platinum Charge cardholders who participate in the Instagram contest will be eligible for an upsized MGM gift from now till 31 Aug 2019. Instead of the regular 40,000 MR points, you’ll get 80,000 MR points (50,000 miles) for every friend you refer (your friend still gets the regular 40,000 points).

Here’s a reminder of how the MGM offer works:

Referrer40K MR points  80K MR points
Referee40K MR points after spending $5K in 3 months

Sign up for the AMEX Platinum Charge here

Referees who apply through MGM will still be eligible for the regular sign up bonus of 75,000 MR points when they spend $20K within the first 3 months of approval. The $5K spending requirement for MGM will “double count” towards the $20K threshold, meaning you’ll get:

  • 40,000 bonus MR points from the MGM offer
  • 75,000 bonus MR points from the $20K sign up bonus offer
  • 25,000 base MR points from regular spending

This is a total of 140,000 MR points, or 87,500 miles. AMEX Membership Rewards points can be transferred to the following frequent flyer programs:

The MGM program is only available for applications which are processed online, which means that the person you refer must earn at least $150K. If you’re below this threshold and still want to apply based on consideration of other assets, your best bet is to try an offline application with a representative who can help appeal your case.

I’d recommend reaching out to Siva ([email protected])- mention you came through Aaron/The Milelion and we’ll both get some CapitaVouchers if you’re approved.


80,000 MR points (50,000 miles) for referring a friend is a very rich offer, so if you know a friend who’s been on the fence about applying, now’s the time to remind them.

If you haven’t submitted your modern art masterpiece yet for the Instagram competition, you have until 31 July to do so. It’s a couple minutes’ work for 5,000 miles; there’s really no reason not to.

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Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Salary proof is how many months?


hi aaron, using ur mgm will we still receive a Membership anniversary gift^ annually of a 2D/1N stay at The St Regis Singapore or W Hotel Singapore? ty



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