The American Express Member-Get-Member (MGM) Referral Programme is a great way for both new and existing cardholders to pick up more KrisFlyer miles and Membership Rewards (MR) points along the way. For a new card applicant, using an MGM link will get you up to 40,000 bonus MR points on top of the welcome offer - there are absolutely no disadvantages in using it (since both the referrer and referee will be able to pick up additional points and miles). Currently, new applicants of the American Express Platinum Credit Card and American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card will only have to spend S$50 in the first 3 months to pick up 15,000 bonus MR points and 7,500 bonus KrisFlyer miles respectively if they are using an MGM referral link. However, starting from 10 October 2019, the minimum spend required to trigger the MGM bonus will be increased from S$50 to S$1,000 in the first 3 months.
|American Express Member-Get-Member (MGM) Referral Programme|
|Card||Bonus||Minimum Spend(First 3 Months)|
|Now||From 10 October 2019|
The Platinum Card
|40,000 MR Points||S$5,000||$5,000|
American Express Platinum Credit Card
|15,000 MR Points||S$50||S$1,000|
American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card
|7,500 KrisFlyer Miles||S$50||S$1,000|
At the time of writing, there are no changes to the minimum spend required to trigger the MGM bonus for The Platinum Card - approved cardholders who have signed up for The Platinum Card using a referral link will be able to earn 40,000 bonus MR Points after spending at least S$5,000 in the first 3 months of card membership. However, if you are thinking about applying for the American Express Platinum Credit Card or the American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card, you should definitely make a decision soon since the minimum spend required to trigger the MGM bonus for you will increase from S$50 to S$1,000.
Now spending S$1,000 over the first 3 months may not be a difficult task but as you may already know, most of the American Express cards do not come with an impressive accrual rate (there are exceptions though). Therefore, having to simply spend S$50 instead of S$1,000 to trigger a welcome bonus of up to 15,000 MR Points is a huge win in my book. Using any of the following MGM referral links will earn you either bonus MR Points of KrisFlyer miles depending on the card that you will be applying for:
The Platinum Card - 40,000 MR Points Bonus
American Express Platinum Credit Card - 15,000 MR Points Bonus
American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card - 7,500 KrisFlyer Miles Bonus