MileagePlus X No Longer Earns 5X With Amex Platinum
A few weeks ago, I wrote about my favorite way to earn additional points for shopping at Amazon. Because the American Express Platinum card earns 5X points on spending with the airlines, purchases made through the United MileageX Plus app earned 5X Membership Rewards points. I shop at Amazon a lot, so I was able to take advantage of this for quite a while.
Per Doctor of Credit, charges on your American Express Platinum card will no longer earn 5x Membership Rewards. There are a number of data points out there from people who have made purchases after February 10th that are only earning 1X Membership Reward points.
If you made a gift card purchase through the MileageX Plus app prior to February 10th, you will likely still get the 5X bonus miles on your American Express Platinum card.
While this news is a bummer, it was only a matter of time before American Express closed this loophole. On the positive side, you can still earn 3X jetBlue miles for shopping you do at Amazon.