Amex Platinum Checklist

American Express Platinum cards come with many great perks, but some are not automatic: you have to sign up.  You can find a full list of benefits on the Amex benefit page.  Once you sign into your account, make sure to select your Platinum card (if you have other Amex cards) in order to see the relevant benefits.

To help get you started, here is a list of benefits that require enrollment.  I highly recommend taking the time to sign up for each.

Benefit How to access or enroll Available to additional cardholders (authorized users, employees)?
$200 airline fee credit: Amex will automatically reimburse up to $200 per calendar year for airline fees for your selected airline only.   Eligible fees include: baggage fees, flight-change fees, in-flight food and beverage purchases, and airport lounge day passes.

Go to benefit page and click “Select a Qualifying Airline”.

For tips on using this benefit, please see: Amex airline fee reimbursements. What still works?

No.  Authorized user cards do not receive their own $200 in fee credits.  Spend on authorized user cards does count, but only the primary account is credited.  In other words, you cannot increase the $200 limit by adding additional cards.

$200 in Uber Credits: Amex will reimburse $15 per month ($35 in December) for Uber charges.  You will also get Uber VIP status.

This benefit is known to work with Uber Eats as well.

This benefit is available for consumer Platinum cards only (i.e. all but the Business Platinum).  Simply add your Platinum card number to your Uber account as a payment method.  You do not have to pay with the Platinum card in order to get this benefit. No.  Authorized user cards do not receive their own $200 in Uber credits or VIP status.
Airport Lounge Access – Centurion Lounges: Cardholder plus two guests are allowed free. No need to enroll. Simply show your Platinum card when visiting a Centurion Lounge. Yes.  No need to enroll.
Airport Lounge Access – Delta SkyClubs: Cardholder is allowed free when flying Delta same day.  Extra charge for guests. No need to enroll. Simply show your Platinum card and same day boarding pass when visiting a Centurion Lounge. Yes. No need to enroll.
Airport Lounge Access – Priority Pass Select Lounges: Priority Pass Select member plus two guests are allowed free entrance. You must sign up for Priority Pass Select. Go to benefit page and click “Enroll in Priority Pass”.  You will receive a membership card by mail. Present Priority Pass card and boarding pass at lounge entrance. Yes.  Each authorized user must sign up for Priority Pass Select.
Global Entry or TSA Pre fee credit: Full reimbursement for signup fee once every 5 years, per card.  Note: signup for Global Entry since that includes TSA Pre. Sign up for Global Entry here.  Pay with your Platinum card.  Reimbursement should happen automatically. Yes. Pay with the authorized user card in order to get reimbursed.  Terms & conditions explicitly state “Additional Cards on eligible Consumer and Business accounts are also eligible for the $100 statement credit”.
Hilton HHonors Gold Status: Hilton Gold members receive free breakfast, room upgrades when available, and other perks at Hilton hotels. Go to benefit page, find the Hilton HHonors Gold benefit, and click “Enroll Now”. Yes. Go to benefit page, find the Hilton HHonors Gold benefit, and click “Enroll Now”.
Starwood Preferred Guest Gold Status: SPG Gold members receive a welcome gift with each stay, room upgrades when available, and other perks at SPG properties. Go to benefit page, find the SPG Gold benefit, and click “Enroll in SPG Gold”. Yes. Go to benefit page, find the SPG Gold benefit, and click “Enroll in SPG Gold”.
Marriott Rewards Gold Status: Marriott Gold members receive lounge access or free breakfast at most Marriott hotels. Gold status perks depend upon the specific brand. Sign up for Starwood Gold status (above).  Make sure your SPG and Marriott accounts are linked. Yes.  Sign up for Starwood Gold status (above).  Make sure your SPG and Marriott accounts are linked.
National Car Rental Executive status: Book midsize cars and select any car from the Executive Aisle for no extra charge. Click here to enroll. Yes. Click here to enroll.
Gogo inflight internet passes: 10 passes per calendar year Available only to Business Platinum cardholders. Click here to enroll. Yes (Business Platinum additional cardholders). Click here to enroll.
Boingo Wifi: Free unlimited wifi access at Boingo hotspots worldwide. Signup here. Yes. Signup here.
Active Military Fee Waiver: Amex will waive fees (including annual fees) for US active military personnel. Call the number of the back of your card and tell them you are serving on active duty military and had heard that AMEX offers to handle your account in accordance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Yes (primary user must call and can get fees waived for additional cardholders)

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