American Express Platinum Card is a Charge Card
With a charge card, there are no interest charges because you pay your balance in full each month. If you become eligible, you may be given the option to extend payment over time on certain charges using Amex’s Pay Over Time feature(s). If you use these features, you may accrue interest on any charges you choose to pay over time. But remember, this is not advised by me. The points game does not work well, if you are carrying a balance and accruing interest. See #4 in Let’s Get Started To Earning Free Travel.
Earn Membership Rewards with the card. Learn about the American Express Membership Rewards Program here.
$550 (but read about $200 airline fee credit and the $200 Uber credit below)
Earn Points on Spending
1. Earn 1x Membership Rewards point for every dollar you spend on purchases.
2. Earn 2x Membership Rewards points for each dollar of eligible purchases made when you book on the American Express Travel website.
3. Earn 5x Membership Rewards points on airfare booked directly with airlines or through American Express Travel and earn 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked with Amex Travel. (As of 3/30/2017). Both must be paid for with your Platinum card.
No Foreign Transaction Fees
Pay no foreign transaction fees when you use your card on purchases made outside the United States.
$200 Airline Fee Credit
Select a qualifying airline and then receive up to $200 per calendar year in statement credits when incidental fees, such as checked bags and airport lounge day-passes, are charged by the airline to your Platinum Card Account.
$200 in Uber Credits
The card will provide up to $200 annually in Uber credits for U.S. rides. However, be careful, the benefit is really for $15 in Uber credits for U.S. rides every month, plus a $20 bonus in December, and no, the credits do not carry over each month. You use the monthly credit or you lose the monthly credit. If you take advantage of this benefit, make sure you add your American Express Platinum Card as a payment method to your Uber app. (As of 3/30/2017)
Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓
Airport Lounge Access and Priority Pass Select
The Platinum Card comes with complimentary airport lounge access to The Centurion Lounges, Delta Sky Clubs, and Airspace Lounges and you can enroll in Priority Pass Select at no additional cost. These programs provide you access to numerous domestic and international airport lounges.
Transfer Points To Over 20 Frequent Traveler Programs Or Use Membership Rewards Pay With Points
International Airline Program
The International Airline Program is a benefit where anytime you purchase a qualifying Business or First Class ticket for international air travel with your card on participating airlines, you can get a complimentary ticket for a companion up to $2,500.
FINE HOTELS & RESORTS
Enjoy complimentary benefits and competitive rates with each FINE HOTELS & RESORTS booking at over 750 extraordinary properties worldwide.
Platinum Card Concierge
There is a concierge staff available to you day or night as a personal resource.
Contact Concierge: 800.525.3355
Purchase Protection protects eligible purchases made with the Platinum Card in the event they are accidentally damaged, stolen, or lost for up to 90 days from the date of purchase.
When you use your card for eligible purchases, you can get up to one extra year added to the original manufacturer’s warranty. Applies to warranties of 5 years or less. Some exclusions apply.
If you try to return an eligible item within 90 days from the date of purchase and the merchant won’t take it back, American Express may refund the full purchase price (excluding shipping and handling), up to $300 per item, up to a maximum of $1,000 per calendar year per Card account, if you purchased it entirely with your eligible American Express Card.
Starwood Preferred Guest Gold
As a Platinum Card Member, you can upgrade to Starwood Preferred Guest Gold Status without meeting any stay requirements. Note, you must request enrollment for this benefit with American Express.
Hilton Honors Gold Status
As a Platinum Card Member you are eligible to enroll in complimentary Hilton Honors Gold status. Note, you must request enrollment for this benefit with American Express.
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