Get an Amex Platinum Travel Card & Membership Rewards Card Free

American Express Platinum Travel Credit Card

The American Express Platinum Travel Card is a one of a kind product for those who like to spend on travel. A mid-tier card, it offers you tonnes of benefits for the price you pay for it. You earn Membership Rewards points for all your spends at the rate of 1 Membership Rewards Point for every INR 50 spent with a few exceptions.

On top of that, you get travel vouchers worth INR 29,500 during the year:

  • INR 7,700 voucher on spending INR 1,90,000
  • INR 11,800 on spending INR 4,00,000
  • Taj Vouchers worth INR 10,000 on spending INR 4,00,000

The vouchers can be SpiceJet vouchers or Amex Travel vouchers and can be used for domestic travel and hotel bookings. So, on INR 4 Lakh spends, you get INR 29,500 worth of vouchers, which makes it a 7% return. You also get four complimentary visits per year to 11 lounges across India per annum.

American Express Platinum Travel Card Free

Now, as a limited time offer, American Express is offering the card for free for those who apply through this link. The best part is, you also get 2,000 bonus Membership Rewards points on spending INR 5,000 within the first 90 days of getting the card accepted.

Get the American Express Platinum Travel Card for Free along with 2,000 bonus Membership Rewards 

American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card India

American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card India

This card is one of Amex’s entry-level cards with a minimum income requirement of INR 4,50,000 a year. If you already have another credit card, the chances of your application getting approved get even better. Here is why you want this free Amex Card India.

On a typical day, on an average spend, you would get 1 Membership Rewards point for every INR 50 spent coming into your account. What makes this card worth considering is that you get 1000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you use your card for at least four swipes of a minimum of INR 1,000  in a month. That means you can earn up to 12,000 bonus Membership Rewards points in a year, just for spending 48,000 rupees.

Get the American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card India for free

The American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card India usually costs INR 1,000 + taxes for the first year, but American Express is currently waiving off this fee when you apply here. Not just that, you get 2000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend INR 5,000 within the first 90 days of card membership. And another 2000 bonus Membership Rewards points for spending a total of INR 25,000 within 90 days on the card as well.

You need to be from the following cities:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Delhi/NCR
  • Ernakulam
  • Goa
  • Guntur
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kanchipuram
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Surat
  • Vadodara
  • Vijayawada
  • Vizag

Further, remember, you can hold one Charge Card, one proprietary credit card and one co-branded credit card with American Express at the same time.

About Ajay

Ajay Awtaney is the Founder and Editor of Live From A Lounge (LFAL), a pioneering digital platform renowned for publishing news and views about aviation, hotels, passenger experience, loyalty programs, travel trends and frequent travel tips for the Global Indian. He is considered the Indian authority on business travel, luxury travel, frequent flyer miles, loyalty credit cards and travel for Indians around the globe. Ajay is a frequent contributor and commentator on the media as well, including ET Now, BBC, CNBC TV18, NDTV, Conde Nast Traveller and many other outlets.

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  1. Someone at work told me that the 15Lac ITR LTF was still running on this card so I called the CC and they said it is still running. When the agent came he said no such thing is running and you will have to pay 1500 p.a. instead which is the new offer running.

    This is very lax of AMEX that their own agents dont know which offer is running or not.

    When I had the YES Bank AMEX card they charged me twice for the same card “Joining+ Annual”, seems same weird logics are again coming on.

  2. Hi, I just got this card based on your suggestion. I also have the HDFC Bank Regalia CC. Any suggestions on which one I should use where ?

  3. Which premium card to buy ? Thinking of HDFC diners black & Citi Prestige. I travel a lot & pay for Hotels. Airfare is paid by company. I got the Amex membership reward card life time free recently so do not wish to dump it now for Amex travel mentioned here . Also wanted to know whether on Amex Jet Platinum is the lounge access available in Delhi still ?

    • Would suggest the Amex Plat Reserve. While earnings are similar to the MR cars, you do get the advantage of status with the Taj, and one night free at a Taj hotel.

  4. Eligibility criteria for MRCC is Rs. 6 lakhs annual income and not Rs. 4.50 lakhs according to Amex website.

  5. I recently got Amex membership card in Hyderabad. As my salary was higher then 15 lakh per year, my renewal will be also free of cost. Let see in future, how this card would give me good rewards against the usage.

    • Hi Pradeep, can you please share how you got this card in Tirupur. I live is a third tier city and on contacting AMEX they said they do not serve this area yet and will inform whenever the services are available there.

      • Applied for card and i was said, they are not able to issue due to internal reasons. Next month i got call from them saying I’m approved for new gold credit card.
        i rejected everyday for 6 days, then they offered it as LTF. i went for it, next day document collected, on 5th day i got the card.
        it was good for me in 2ways,
        1. LTF
        2. Entry into Amex.

  6. @Ajay/Shipra,

    This is highly appreciated and I did manage to get the MR card through your link. Though I think you should also mention that AMEX will waive of 50% of the fee for second year on the MR card if the spend in previous year crosses 90k, but is below 150k.

  7. Can someone please help me understand the execution of the line “Spend Rs. 1.90 Lacs in a year and get Travel Vouchers worth more than Rs. 7,700.”. The Amex travel vouchers available on the Amex rewards portal shows 5000 INR voucher against 12500 points, and spending 1.90 lacks gives 7500+3400=10900 points only.

    • The Amex Platinum Travel Card is something different. when you spend 1.9 Lakhs, u will get milestone points which when redeemed for travel vouchers it will be 6,000 INR/- . when u spend 4,00,000 INR , u will get another milestone points whose value when redeemed for travel voucher will be for 10,000 rupees. if u redeem these milestone points for catalogue rewards it will be 1 point = 0.5 INR / – . These Milestone points which u will get when you complete transactions are in addition to usual points which u will earn at 1 point for 50 INR /-

  8. Ajay, I also think you should do a series on Credit Cards in India for first time users giving a basic idea of how to use them efficiently for regular use like Online Shopping, Domestic Travel and Fine Dinning. This will be a different audience who may not go for Luxury Travel (Business Class, Lounges, Star Hotels). Your review will be more authentic than some others online stuff as it comes from your vast experience in cards and miles.

  9. You should do a series explaining how credit cards work in india. In the usa we are 100% protected against fraudulent charges. Most of my Indian friends parents don’t get credit cards because they are afraid of fraud. That’s what they told me. You can show why people should not worry and what protections they can use. This will help you sell more credit cards.

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