Amex’s free supplementary cards for friends and family is one of the most powerful ways to increase your points balance and maximise Amex offers (by enrolling each card).

Right now and until May 31, 2018; when you add a supplementary card to your account, you will receive 3000 bonus points (in the currency your card is in).

This promotion is only available when you ring the number on the back of your card and points won’t be credited if you apply for a supplementary card online.

It appears most if not all American Express issued cards are eligible for the promotion. I’ve called up and checked for Platinum Edge, Explorer, Platinum Charge and Velocity Platinum.

Your application needs to be submitted by 31/05/2018 and approved by 7/06/2018. Supplementary cardholders have their own account separate to yours, but as the primary cardholder, you can manage their spending. There is no credit application check for adding a supplementary card holder and all points earned by the supplementary card will be pooled into your account. Just keep in mind you will be responsible for any purchases made by the sup card member!

Can I add multiple cards?

Yes and no. In order to get the bonus points multiple times, you will need to have multiple primary cards. For example, if you hold and Amex Platinum Edge and and Explorer; you can add a supplementary card member to each card and get a total of 6000 points (3000 for each). The promotion is limited to 1 bonus per type of card you hold.

I’m confused, walk me through it!

  • Step 1: Take out your Amex card
  • Step 2: Call the number on the back
  • Step 3: Ask about the 3000 bonus points promotion for adding a supplementary card
  • Step 4: Provide supplementary card member details
  • Step 5: Enjoy 3000 bonus points