I don’t usually post on the weekends because that’s family time but I wanted to make an exception for this incredible and potentially time sensitive offer.

I posted about the new offer on the American Express SPG card which provided a sign-up bonus of 25,000 SPG points rather than the regular 20,000.  This is an amazing offer, and I would still encourage you to sign up for the card if you haven’t done so already.  It should be noted that this increased bonus is only valid until October 18, 2017.  I assume after this time, it will go back to the standard 20,000 SPG point sign-up bonus.

Now, this is great for those that haven’t gotten the card but what about those that already have the card? 99 times out of 100, you’re just out of luck.  But I’m here to tell you you have a chance at getting that additional 5,000 SPG!!!

Even if it’s been a while since you signed up for the SPG card, you can still make the request and there’s a really good chance AMEX will fulfil your request.  In fact, I got confirmation that AMEX will provide me with an additional 5,000 SPG points even though the account has been open for over 8 months!


First off, a HUGE hat tip to Milesopedia and PekFlyer who pointed me in the right direction.  Here’s what you need to do in order to claim your additional 5,000 SPG points:

The first thing you need to do is log into your American Express account and click on the Contact Us link:

Then find the Email Us link and click that:

Before composing your message, you must choose the correct drop down boxes as noted below:

Then compose your message:

The Result

I sent the request this morning and at about 7:30 pm I received the following message from AMEX:

As you can see, I got EXCELLENT news!  I love these kinds of things where it’s like finding an extra $20 in your winter jacket!

Now your mileage may vary on this but for 2 minutes of work, it sure is worth a shot.

I would recommend you get on this RIGHT AWAY because who knows how long AMEX will honour these requests.

Good luck to you!

Jayce is the founder of PointsNerd, and avid traveller and a teacher by nature. He prides himself on flattening the learning curve through step-by-step guides because everyone needs to start somewhere.


  1. Thanks so much, Jayce. I had already called them twice with no outcome except frustration when the increased offer came out the day after my application.
    But this worked!!!

  2. I tried twice and didn’t work. I opened the account in February though. I do know at least another person who also opened the account in Feb successfully acquired the additional 5,000 points.

  3. Many thanks Jayce received the extra 5000 points in lessthan 3.5 hour!
    Again Thank You.
    Apllied for card in April2017.


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