Valid through: 6/22/2016
American Express offers many different versions of their Platinum cards. They have their Business Platinum card, their consumer Platinum card, and a number of co-branded versions of the personal Platinum card. Significantly, each of these is treated as a separate product. So, if you’ve had a Platinum card before, you can still get the bonus on a new one as long as you haven’t had that particular Platinum card before.
Now, for the first time ever (that I can remember, anyway), the Mercedes-Benz Platinum Card has temporarily increased their signup offer to 75,000 points after $3K spend (the usual offer is for 50,000 points).
It’s important to note that this card has a hefty annual fee which is not waived the first year: $475. However, in exchange for that fee, you get lots of great perks (not to mention 75,000 valuable points!):
- Up to $200 per calendar year in statement credits for airline incidental fees (by signing up mid-year, you can get this twice in your first membership year)
- $100 Global Entry fee reimbursement
- Airport lounge benefits (Centurion Lounge, Delta SkyClub, Priority Pass Select, etc.)
- Rental car elite status
- SPG Gold status
- Hilton Gold status
- Free Boingo wifi