American Express India has been quite aggressive on supplementary card offers since 2018 and even in 2019 they had a generous Supplementary card offer that gives you upto Rs.2000 per approved supp. Card. We also saw many other offers from Amex all through 2019, especially in the first half.
So it seems Amex decided to redo that all again with the first ever amazing offer of the year 2020. Now get Amazon Vouchers upto Rs.1500 per approved supplementary card but now it comes with spend conditions. Here’s everything you need to know,
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Amex Supp. Offer Details
- Offer: Amazon voucher upto Rs.1500 per card as above.
- Offer Period: January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020, and the Add-on Card should be approved on or before April 30, 2020
- New Condition: The spend criteria (as mentioned in the table above) is met on the Add-on Card within 30 days of Add-on Card approval
- Fulfilment: On or before 30th June 2020
That aside, you may also need to know how many complimentary Supplementary cards are eligible for each of the card. Here are the numbers,
- Amex Platinum / Amex Plat Reserve: 4 Supp. Cards
- Amex Plat Travel / Amex Jet: 2 Supp. Cards
- Amex MRCC / Amex Gold Charge: 2 Supp. Cards
How to Maximize the Benefit?
As you can see, apart from the expensive metal card, Plat Reserve is the sweet spot to grab upto Rs.4,000 worth of Amazon Vouchers.
However, remember that you need to spend Rs.X within 30 days of “card approval”, means you hardly have ~25 days to spend. So apply only after you figure out a way to spend.
That said, if you’re new to Amex, you can also get some of the American Express Cards as FREE for First Year, so you not only get free cards but also earn these amazon vouchers via complimentary supp. cards.
- Amex Plat Travel (Currently FREE)
- Amex MRCC (Currently FREE)
Note: If you’re applying for a fresh primary card via my above referral links, you will get additional 2000-4000 Bonus MR Points based on the variant (check link for more info) on card approval.
American Express offers are one of the lucrative ones in the industry and these supplementary card offers are by far the most rewarding ones in the industry at the moment.
While its a good offer, I wish they had given us slightly high value voucher and a longer period to spend, like: Rs.2K voucher on 10K spend in 90 days on Plat reserve which would make a lot of sense.
What’s your take on the 2020’s Amex Supp. Card offer – Hit or miss? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
Thanks to Sujit for sharing the offer details.
The Plat charge had 5k points per card which was later pared down to 2k points. The 1500 voucher for the platinum card is a bit meagre i feel. Could have kept at 2k/2.5k.
Missed, took 2 supplementary cards in dec 🙁
Anyway 8 love amex and their offers.
Thanks for the update Siddarth.
I recieved Amazon voucher for primary card as well recently. Got Amex platinum travel card (1st yr free) in the Nov 2019, spent ~15K in the first month. Paid early and received Rs 1.5K Amazon voucher 2 weeks later. It may be spend based offer.
Amex supplementary card offers are getting lamer every year: ( for Plat Travel or MRCC)
2018: 5000 bonus points
2019: 2000 bonus points or Rs 1000 Amazon voucher
2020: Rs 750 or Rs 500 and spends requirements
Clear pass for me.
They need to expand offering cards beyond the handful of cities they currently do if they want significant growth.
Why amex card is available only in specific cities
Because its’ acceptance is terribly low or even non existent outside of those mentioned places. And they don’t want the headache of dealing with upset customers over it.
I feel your pain though; I live in a Tier 2 city so can’t get an AmEx!
Will loading Paytm with money count as spend?
@Sunny R Gupta
Amex is one such CC which gives RPs on wallet loads and its not excluded in T&C of this offer.
Hope it helps.
One question: Does supplementary Amex card has different card number or same card number as primary card?
I am facing difficulties in adding money in multiple paytm wallets using same Amex card, especially after 10k per month rule came in effect. Paytm has started throwing an error. So if supplementary card has different number, it should help
Can anyone tell me if amex offers are available for supplimentary cards as well?
I mean will they the same as the primary card or will they be independent of the primary card offers?
hi Sid, the “source” link is incorrect as it is showing different numbers as compared to your article. can you please update the link?