[Expired] $180 in PayPal Credits for AmEx Platinum Card!

The Deal

All American Express Consumer Platinum Cards receive up to $180 in credits for PayPal purchases. These are offered as statement credits worth up to $30/month until June 30, 2021.

The Key Details

  • Applies to purchases posting between 1/1/2021 to 6/30/2021
  • Available to all AmEx Consumer Platinum Cards
    • Charges on Authorized User cards will count, but only $30 per account
  • No activation or enrollment is required
  • PayPal Terms
    • Purchases must be made in U.S. Dollars at U.S. merchants using a U.S. PayPal account
    • Your Platinum card must be added to your PayPal account
    • Must select your Platinum card as the PayPal’s payment method
    • For PayPal Check Out only
      • Person to Person payments are not eligible
      • Payments to Friends / Family are not eligible
      • Payments sent merchants for goods & services through the app are not eligible
  • You will still earn Membership Reward points for your purchase

Hacking the Deal

Since PayPal Check out is used mostly when shopping online, remember to use a shopping portal. The ones that I like are:

So, with the above, an online purchase via a shopping portal and using PayPal to Check Out (w/AmEx Platinum as the chosen PayPal Payment method) one would get the following 1x Membership Rewards for the purchase, additional points or cashback, and up to $30 in credits for using PayPal.

For example, as of this writing, if one would make a $200 purchase at Neiman Marcus using the Rakuten shopping portal and checking out via PayPal, you would receive the following:

  • 200 Membership Reward points from the Platinum Card
  • $30 from the PayPal credit on the Platinum Card
  • Either $20 or 2,000 Membership Reward points from Rakuten
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