October 18, 2021

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Amex Platinum Card

The Sapphire Reserve and American Express Platinum Card have set the bar for these high-end cards. Even if the various rewards don’t all match up. “They are probably thinking, ‘We can at least copy the metal part,’”.   American Express has offered a metal credit card since 1999.  The card now feels prestigious.  It is made out of metal. Amex Platinum Card is stainless steel. The Amex Centurion Card is made of titanium. These both are heavier then their predecessor, the Amex Platinum 1.0 card. This card was made of plastic.

The New Benefits of the American Express Platinum Card

The American Express Platinum Card Annual fee is $550.  This is $100 more than the previous fee.
Also, you get a $200 annual Uber credit.  This is $15 a month, with $20 for the month of December.  The American Express Platinum Card gives 5 points per dollar spend on flights booked directly with the airlines.
Also, the American Express Platinum Card gives 5 points per dollar spend on qualifying hotels booked through AmexTravel.com.  The American Express Platinum Card gives a 60,000 point sign up bonus. To benefit from this, you must spend $5,000 within the first 3 months.

Normal Benefits of the American Express Platinum Card

American Express Platinum Card gives $200 Annual travel credit. Spend $200 on travel incidentals and they will reimburse you for the airline of your choosing.

Express Platinum has $100 global entry or TSA credit it gives every 5 years. Every time it expires, you can renew and have it reimbursed on your American Express Platinum card.

The Amex membership awards transfers to over 20 airline and hotel partners.

Platinum American Express gives Lounge access to over 900 Lounges all over the world.  And the American Express Centurion lounges and also access to Delta Lounges when flying delta. This American Express Private pass has a $400 value.

American Express Platinum gives you a Complimentary Gold Status at Hilton Hotels.  Also a gold membership at Hertz, Avis, and National Car Rental. Access to Fine Resort Collection, these are over 1,000 hand-selected properties worldwide.  American Express incurs no foreign transaction fees.
With the American Express card, you can afford the lifestyle of a Baller.  These are the benefits of holding an American Express Platinum Card.

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