Limited time: American Express doubles MGM referral bonuses (get up to 15,000 extra miles)

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From now till 31 March 2021, both referrer and referee get double the usual MGM bonus on selected AMEX credit cards.

From now till 31 March 2021, American Express is doubling its usual Member-Get-Member (MGM) referral bonuses for both referrer and referee. Both will receive up to 15,000 miles upon the referee’s approval, on top of the usual sign-up bonuses. 

AMEX’s new MGM offers

Here’s what the revised MGM offers look like for American Express credit cards:

New AMEX MGM Offers
(Valid till 31 Mar 2021)
  Referrer Referee
AMEX Platinum Credit Card
Apply Here
24,000 12,000 points upon referee’s approval Spend S$2K in 3 months, get 24,000 12,000 points*
AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card
Apply Here
8,000 4,000 miles upon referee’s approval Spend S$2K in 3 months, get 8,000 4,000 miles
AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend
Apply Here
15,000 7,500 miles upon referee’s approval Spend S$2K in 3 months, get 15,000 7,500 miles*
*Annual fee must be paid
💳 Unfortunately, the MGM bonus for the AMEX Platinum Charge has not been doubled- this remains at 40,000 points with S$5,000 spend in the first 3 months. 

Remember: when you sign up via MGM, you’re still entitled to the regular sign-up bonus and gifts. This creates some lucrative opportunities.

For example, someone who applies for the AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend and spends S$5,000 in the first 3 months will receive:

  • 6,000 base miles (S$5,000 @ 1.2 mpd)
  • 15,000 miles from MGM
  • B&O Beoplay E8 2.0 earbuds
  • 10,000 miles sign-up bonus (if new to AMEX)
  • 5,000 miles first-spend bonus (if new to AMEX Singapore Airlines cards)

That’s up to 36,000 miles plus a pair of B&O earbuds for just S$5,000 spend, an extremely decent haul (and even better than what you’d get with the 4 mpd cards). 

Likewise, someone who signs up for the AMEX Platinum Credit Card and spends S$5,000 in the first 3 months will receive:

  • 6,250 base MR points (S$5,000 @ 2 MR points per S$1.60, or 3,472 miles)
  • 24,000 MR points from MGM (13,333 miles)
  • S$150 Lazada vouchers
  • Samsung 24″ FHD Monitor + j5create USB HD Webcam

With regards to the AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card, do note that Milelion readers (who are new to American Express cards) can still access a superior offer: 10,000 miles with S$1,500 spent within 3 months, for applications approved by 31 March 2021. 

  Milelion Offer MGM Offer
Spend S$1,500 S$2,000
Bonus 10,000 miles 8,000 miles 

That’s better than getting 8,000 miles with S$2,000 spend under the MGM.

Conclusion

The double MGM bonus makes this the perfect time to pull the trigger on a new AMEX card, and remember, you don’t need to be new-to-bank in order to get the MGM bonus (for example, if I have an AMEX KrisFlyer Credit Card, I’m still eligible for the MGM bonus on the AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend). 

Remember to submit your applications and get approved by 31 March 2021 to be eligible.

Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion with the intention of helping people travel better for less and impressing chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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CY Lee

Possible to apply the Amex Plat Charge card, and the Amex Play Credit card, and get both benefits?

Adrian

Is this referring bonus targeted or only for Milelion readers? I was thinking of referring my wife to get the Amex Ascend but on the amex website, it doesn’t state the new bonuses

Foo

Same for me, when I logged in it is still showing the old bonuses

Leon

Can I sign up for the Ascend card if I am already holding the blue KF card?

EpsillionMk

Are the milelion exclusive available if i already own KF blue card and want to sign up for Ascend card?

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