American Express offering up to 30,000 bonus points for spends made in January 2021

American Express has launched today a fantastic promotion for select cardmembers, offering up to 30,000 Membership Rewards points for those who have received these offers.

The new promotion offers these select cardmembers, who should have directly heard from American Express, anywhere between 1,500 – 30,000 bonus Membership Rewards points, after doing a certain amount of spending over a fixed period in January 2021.

Here are the variants rolled out on various credit and charge cards of American Express. On the American Express Platinum Charge Card between January 24-26, 2021:

    • Get 30,000 Bonus points on spending INR 150,000.
    • Get 12,000 Bonus points on spending INR 60,000.
    • Get 6,000 Bonus points on spending INR 30,000.

On the American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card, American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card and other cards between January 24-31, 2021:

    • Get 10,000 Bonus points on spending INR 60,000
    • Get 5,000 Bonus points on spending INR 25,000
    • Get 2,500 Bonus points on spending INR 15,000
    • Get 1,500 Bonus points on spending INR 10,000
    • Get 1,000 Bonus points on spending INR 5,000

Bonus Membership Rewards Points will be credited to the Cardmember’s account by May 31, 2021. Spends on the Supplementary Card(s) will be accounted under the Basic Card only.

These spend based offers are just based on the amount spend, and there are no category minimums or maximums here as per the terms and conditions.

As a reminder, there is no way to figure out how these offers get rolled out, so there is no point trying to tax your brain on it. For instance, Shipra got two offers on her MRCC and Platinum Charge Card, and I drew nothing.

There is another offer for the Amex Reward Multiplier going on at the moment and offering 15 Membership Rewards points/INR 100 spent on all Amex issued cards till January 26, 2021. If you buy from the portal, you can double dip and get more points for the same purchase from websites such as Amazon and Flipkart.


This is another time when American Express is stealing a march on its competition, offering cardmembers the opportunity to get more returns on their spending during the pandemic. If you have any spends planned and you think you can move them up to this month, maybe it is an idea worth exploring if you got targetted for the offer.

Have you received the new American Express spend based offer? Let us know which one did you receive?

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  1. @Ajay Would a spend of 50K on Insurance premiums between 24-26th on Plat charge card trigger both the offers?
    i.e. 15 points per 100 for the Insurance spends and also this promo where I was targeted for bonus 6k points on 30K spend.

  2. Got the 6000 bonus points/Rs 30000 spend offer on my Amex plat charge card. Did the spend, now waiting for the points to post. Hope they don’t take anywhere near 31st May to actually post these points, my renewal is due in the interim and I am not hopeful of Amex making me a compelling renewal offer.

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