New Amex Refer-A-Friend Offers, Earn Up to 20% Back on Dining

by Donna Ryder

New Amex Refer-A-Friend Offers

New Amex Refer-A-Friend Offers, Earn Up to 20% Back on Dining

American Express has launched a new referral offers today. Eligible Amex card members can Refer-a-Friend to apply between March 10th, and June 8th, and if their friend is approved, they can earn an additional 5x rewards per dollar spent on eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants for 3 months, on up to $25,000. That’s in addition to the referral bonus that you would normally get for referring friend and family members.

But there’s an extra bonus for those who apply and are approved for either the Amex Gold or Amex Platinum card. If your friend is referred and approved for either of the below Cards by June 8th…

  • New eligible American Express Gold Card Members
    • Can get 20% back as a statement credit on purchases made at restaurants worldwide up to $250 back during the first 12 months of Card Membership, on top of your welcome offer.
  • New eligible American Express Platinum Card Members
    • Can get 10x points at restaurants worldwide on up to $25,000 in combined purchases during the first 6 months of Card Membership, on top of your welcome offer.

Eligible card members that can refer friends and take advantage of this new Refer-a-Friend offer include: Amex EveryDay® Card Members, Amex EveryDay® Preferred Card Members, Blue Cash Everyday® Card Members, Blue Cash Preferred® Card Members, American Express Cash Magnet® Card Members, American Express Platinum Card Members, American Express Gold Card Members, American Express Green Card Members, Delta SkyMiles American Express Gold Card Members, Delta SkyMiles American Express Platinum Card Members, Delta SkyMiles American Express Reserve Card Members.

Amex Gold Card

  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you use your new Card to make $4,000 in purchases within your first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Plus, for a limited time if you apply for this Card by 06/08, you can receive 20% back as a statement credit on eligible purchases made on the Card at restaurants worldwide up to $250 back during the first 12 months of Card Membership.
  • Annual Fee: $250
  • Apply Here (referral link)

There’s also a 90K offer with the 20% back on dining that’s showing up for some people.

Card Details

  • Earn:
    • 4X Membership Rewards points at U.S. Restaurants
    • 4X Membership Rewards points at U.S. Supermarkets (on up to $25,000 in purchases annually)
    • 3X Membership Rewards points on flights booked directly with airlines and amextravel.com
    • 1X Membership Rewards point for all other purchases.
  • $120 dining credit which gives enrolled Card Members up to $10 per month in statement credits when they use their Card at eligible dining partners including participating Shake Shack locations, The Cheesecake Factory, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Grubhub/Seamless
  • $120 annually in Uber Cash which can be used on Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., up to $10 per month.
  • Complimentary Eats Pass Membership for up to 12 months – a value of up to $119 (typically $9.99/month). Card Members must have enrolled by December 31, 2021.
  • The Hotel Collection: Gold Card Members get a $75 hotel credit on qualifying charges, plus a room upgrade upon check-in, when available, when they book a stay of at least two consecutive nights at hotels in the collection
  • Personalized Travel Service: provides access to a team of Travel Professionals who can help with travel bookings and vacation packages across air, hotels, transportation, cruise and tour.
  • No foreign transaction fees.
  • Annual Fee: $250

Amex Platinum Card

  • Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you use your new Card to make $6,000 in purchases within your first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Plus, for a limited time if you apply for this Card by 06/08, you can receive an additional 10x points at restaurants worldwide on up to $25,000 in combined purchases during the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Annual Fee: $695
  • Apply Here (referral link)

Card Details

  • Earn
    • 5X MR points on airfare booked directly with airlines or through Amex Travel
    • 5X MR points on eligible hotels booked through Amex Travel
    • 1X MR points on all other purchases
  • $200 in annual Uber savings ($15 in Uber Cash for U.S. rides every month plus a bonus $20 in December)
  • $200 annual Airline Fee Credit
  • $200 Hotel Credit for prepaid bookings at Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection properties made through American Express Travel.
  • $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue or Saks.com. That's up to $50 on a semi-annual basis. Enrollment required.
  • $240 Digital Entertainment Credit ($20/month) on eligible purchases or subscriptions with Peacock, Audible, SiriusXM and The New York Times.
  • Receive one Global Entry ($100) statement credit or one TSA Precheck ($85) statement credit
  • $179 CLEAR Credit annually.
  • Access to over 1,400+ airport lounges, including The Centurion lounge, Delta Sky Clubs, Airspace Lounges and Priority Pass Select membership
  • Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status
  • Hilton Honors Gold Status
  • Walmart+ Monthly Membership Credit ($12.95/month) 
  • $300 SoulCycle At-Home Bike Credit
  • $300 Equinox Credit ($25/month) on purchases of select Equinox Fitness Club monthly memberships or a digital subscription to Equinox+ (the on-demand fitness app).
  • Complimentary membership in premium car rental programs, including special upgrades and discounts.
  • 20% discount on Wheels Up Connect and a 40% discount on Wheels Up Core memberships. Plus, get a $500 or $2,000 credit added to your Wheels Up account to use toward your initial flight
  • Resy Dining Benefit
  • Platinum Card Concierge available 24/7 to help with anything from special dinner reservations to finding the perfect gift. 
  • More perks and benefits.
  • Annual Fee: $695

Guru’s Wrap-up

This is a great opportunity to invite friends or family members, especially if they want to apply for either the Amex Gold or Amex Platinum card. They get the signup bonus and extra earning on dining purchases, and you can get the referral bonus which can be as high as 20,000 or 30,000 Membership Rewards points, plus an extra 5X on dining.

Make sure that you check the offers when applying. Referral links seem to be updating now and some might not show the improved offer with the dining bonus.