New American Express Authorized User Bonuses & Everything You Need To Know (Marriott Added)

Update 9/18/19: Another round has gone out for Platinum cardholders.

Update 8/22/19: Another round has gone out for Platinum cardholders, subject line is ‘Add someone to your account, earn 5,000 Membership Rewards(R) points’.

Update 8/15/19: Round of Marriott offers has gone out. Valid until December 1st, 2019

Update 8/8/19: Another round has gone out.

Update 7/9/19: Another round has been sent out. This time with an end date of November 30th, 2019.

Update 6/28/19: Another round has been sent out, end date is July 14th, 2019. Hat tip to MtM

Update 5/14/19: Another round has gone out, this time with the August 31st, 2019 date again.

Update 4/10/19: Offers for the cash magnet have been sent out with a June 30th, 2019 end date. Subject line is ‘Great news <name>, you could earn a $25 Statement Credit’. Hat tip to reader Ahmed D

Update 4/3/19: More have been sent out, this time with an end date of 8/31/19. Hat tip to MtM

Update 2/26/19: Offers on the gold card have gone out as well.

The Offers

  • American Express has just sent out some offers giving bonus points for adding authorized users. All of the offers are valid until July 14th, 2019

Blue Cash Preferred

  • Add new additional card members to your account through this e-mail and earn $25 after they spend $250 in eligible purchases on their card in the first 3 months of card membership (limit of 20,000 points). Offer ends August 31st, 2019.

Cash magnet

  • Add new additional card members to your account through this e-mail and earn $25 after they spend $250 in eligible purchases on their card in the first 3 months of card membership (limit of $200). Offer ends June 30th, 2019

Gold

  • Add new additional card members to your account through this e-mail and earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points after they spend $500 in eligible purchases on their card in the first 3 months of card membership (limit of 20,000 points). Offer ends July 14th, 2019.

Hilton

Add new additional card members to your account through this e-mail and earn 5,000 Hilton points after they spend $250 in eligible purchases on their card in the first 3 months of card membership (limit of 20,000 points).

Marriott

  • Add new Additional Card Members to your account through this email and earn 2,500 points after they spend $500 in purchases on their Card in their first 3 months of Card Membership (limit 10,000 points). Offer ends December 1, 2019

Platinum

Direct link to offer

  • Add new additional card members to your account through this e-mail and earn 5,000 Membership Rewards points after they spend $500 in eligible purchases on their card in the first 3 months of card membership (limit of 20,000 points). Offer ends July 14th, 2019. Keep in mind you can add gold authorized users for free, Platinum authorized users costs $175 but they get some of the benefits.

What You Should Know

  • If you aren’t targeted, call American Express to see if they can add the offer to your account. This is usually possible. At the moment the direct links don’t seem to be working either, so calling in regardless of whether you received an e-mail or not seems like it’s required.
  • SSN is not required when you add an authorized user, but you need to provide one within 60 days of account opening (people have been denied the bonus in the past for not providing this in time)
  • American Express authorized user accounts do count towards your Chase 5/24 status/total.

F.A.Q

Does being added as an authorized user prevent you from getting the sign up bonus?

No, you can be added as an authorized and then sign up for the card as the primary cardholder and still receive the sign up bonus.

Who needs to spend the money to trigger the bonus?

Authorized user needs to complete the spend requirement. Keep in mind authorized users have their own unique card number so this is easy to track. It’s highly unlikely that spend completed by the primary cardholder will trigger the bonus.

Our Verdict

Please share any other offers you received in the comments, along with any direct login links if you have them available.

Hat tip to blueeyes_austin

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