The affiliate links out there for the Amex Platinum card are only offering 25k point bonuses after $1k in spend. While that’s great for affiliates (like me), it’s not great for people who want to maximize their signup bonus. That’s because if you use this link (not an affiliate link), you’ll get 50,000 bonus Membership Rewards points after only $1,000 in spend in 3 months.
And if they somehow ever do a 100,000 point deal again, remember that Amex will typically bump you up to the best available bonus.
Annual fee is $450.