here is the process
You need to do the CreditCards Card Match here: https://www.creditcards
I put in all my information without my SSN. I had to do it in an incognito browser tab. Amex Platinum 100k Link showed up for me... Clicked "Apply Here" and it worked! I was approved for 100k MR after $3,000 Spending in 3 Mo's. I received a confirmation e-mail shortly thereafter with my approval information.
Also placed a phone call to American Express to confirm the sign up offer.
credit Goes to flyertalk member jimmicka
***You can apply for Global Entry directly for $100 USD. No need to use third party provider(s) and have to pay them extra fees.
***Direct link = http://www.globalentry
1/10/13 - Don't want to rain on any of the experts parade here but I have a relative who has a green card, she applied for the platinum and has called twice confirming eligibility for the 100k points and it was confirmed both times. They noted her account and provided a reference number.
For those who worry if they have the promotion loaded to their account, just send a secure msg online and they will reply to confirm on that.
Starwood Gold Status
Being Platinum means you can upgrade your status for free, just call the number on the back of your card and provide your SPG number, they will process the upgrade on the call. Enjoy~ info provided by fatwalletcat
Gold Status Info: https://www.starwoodhot
Here is the link to enroll to the Priority Pass Select.
Link to select $200 airline credit fee:
DO NOT APPLY FOR BOTH CARDS - NOT ELIGIBLE FOR BONUS ON THE 2ND APPROVED CARD- This is not true,got bonus for both!
Contacted customer Rep , one will be eligible for both 100k and 50K bonus points by applying at same time , if does not own any gold /platinum card earlier. Not necessarily.How many times have you been told bad info from a CS rep?
Confirmed BOTH BONUSES from Flyertalk:
Here's a summary of what is possible (from personal experience) and as someone who already has Business Gold Card:
Got the offer for both Plat and Gold
First applied for Plat, got instant approval
Then applied for Gold, got instant approval
Confirmed emails regarding both accounts
So in summary, $450 annual fee for both cards in 1st year, spend $4,000 in 4 months, and get 150,000 MR points (Clarification: this is extremely YMMV; there has been data indicating this will not work, while another person has had luck with this - from Flyertalk:
Rumors are that if you apply for AMEX cards within a short period of time, it will not be considered as separate credit inquiries on your credit report.
==> Confirmed 1 credit pull on EX for both Plat and Gold applications done sequentially on same day. If any one company does more than one pull in a 30 day period you can call them to have all but one removed (THAT IS NOT TRUE!!!)
I am editing this but not deleting out of respect for OP, this is NOT true Amex WILL NOT give you 2 promotions, I can verify this for a FACT. the terms below state it. Once you apply for one card/offer and get approved for the card offer you are considered to have that card and that disqualifies you from any other offers. EVEN IF YOU GET AN EMAIL that says you will get the points. As the terms are still the same regardless of the email. This is alot of money to risk hoping you are able to skate past the system and qualify for both *Updated statement regarding double promo; TY
Key Terms for Bonus Points:
"Welcome bonus offer not available to applicants who have had this product within the last 12 months or any Consumer ZYNC , Green or Gold Card account within the last 90 days."
As long as you do not have the cards listed above in the time frame mentioned, you should qualify (i.e. Delta Gold Skymiles does not exclude you from getting points).
If you get an error trying to complete the application, try again, as servers may be overloaded.
To be eligible to receive bonus points, you must be enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program at the time of spend.
Note: You have to enter your REAL name and billing address to get this offer. They are searching your credit history by your name and address. A social security number is NOT required to see the offer on the credidcards.com site.
If you are curious what 100K points will get you: http://www.membershiprewards.com/catalog/search/Default.aspx?ResetBreadcrumb=true&SearchType=SearchByKeyword&N=11700000&mrnavlink=leftnav%3a50,001%20-%20100,000&OmniturePageName=pointrangebrowse&mrnavlink=leftnav%3a50,001%20-%20100,000
Amex platinum card benefits [creditcardforum.com]
Please be aware of what kind of card this is. This is a CHARGE CARD not a CREDIT CARD it requires you to pay in full at the end of each billing cycle, you cant carry a balance over to the next month, or make a minimum payment initially. After you have had the card for quite awhile they might allow carrying of a balance but the interest is much higher than on a typical lending credit card.
Tips For $3000 spent in 3 months, use amazon checkout to transfer money to you account (limit $500 per month), then pay your card. Or just buy $3000 walmart gift card to use on groceries or visa cards.
One of the benefits is $200 in airline reimbursement per calander year. There should be just enough time to get $200 this year and another $200 early next year. Making the fee only $50 for the year.
The $200 per year is called “fee credit” not “fRee credit”!
Quote :$200 Airline Fee Credit
Enroll and select an airline to receive up to $200 annually in statement credits for incidental fees such as checked bags, in-flight refreshments, and change fees.*
Statement Credits: Incidental air travel fees must be charged on the enrolled Card account for the benefit to apply. Incidental air travel fees must be separate charges from airline ticket charges. Fees not charged by the Card member’s airline of choice (e.g. wireless internet and fees incurred with airline alliance partners) do not qualify for statement credits. Airline tickets, upgrades, mileage points purchases, mileage points transfer fees, gift cards, duty free purchases, and award tickets are not deemed to be incidental fees. The airline must submit the incidental air travel fees under the appropriate merchant code, industry code, or required service or product identifier for the charge to be identified. Purchases made by both the Basic and Additional Card members on the enrolled Card account are eligible for statement credits.
Above regarding, $200 credit only applicable to incidentals is NOT TRUE. Several people report buying airline gift cards online and getting the credit back including myself! -npatel3c
IF YOU WANT TO CHECK STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION:
STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION
LIST OF BEST WAYS TO UTILIZE THE 100K MR POINTS:
1. Airline tickets (Transfer points to mileage programs 100k points = 100k miles which can be used for $2k+ in ticket fees)
Attached screens found on the internet for those who need it. Thanks to fatwalletcat.