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Which is the best Amex Platinum card?

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American Express has many varieties of their premium Platinum cards.  And, while they’re expensive, they’re loaded with great perks.  Which is the best best Amex Platinum card?  The answer depends upon which perks you value the most.  Here’s what you need to know… Platinum Benefits All Amex Platinum cards (not counting the Delta Platinum card which isn’t really a Platinum card despite its name) share the following primary benefits: 5X points for prepaid hotel bookings…

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American Express Platinum Personal Card To Add Saks Fifth Avenue Benefit

Saks Fifth Avenue American Express

American Express has announced that a new benefit will be added to the personal Platinum card from July 1, 2018 – a $100 credit each year for Saks Fifth Avenue. You’ll get $50 to spend from January to June each year and then a further $50 from July to December. That makes the benefit slightly more complicated to keep track of, but it’s a nice little addition. Similar to the monthly Uber credit, the Saks…

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New Platinum benefit: Access more Lufthansa lounges

Last year, a new lounge access benefit was added to the Amex Platinum cards (including both the personal and Business Platinum cards): lounge access to some Lufthansa lounges at Munich airport. That benefit has now been expanded to a number of lounges at Frankfurt airport. Specifically, when flying with Lufthansa, Swiss, or Austrian, Platinum cardholders will now have complimentary access to: Lufthansa Business Lounges (regardless of class of service) and Lufthansa Senator Lounges (when flying business…

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New targeted 50K / 100K offers appearing for some

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Last month, we reported that some people were seeing a targeted offer for a welcome bonus of 100,000 Membership Rewards points after making $5,000 in purchases on the Platinum Card from American Express via the via the Card Match Tool at CreditCards.com. Recent reports at Doctor of Credit indicate that a new round of people have been targeted for that offer and some are additionally / alternatively seeing a targeted offer for 50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending…

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Targeted 100K offer back for some

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Once again, some people are reporting that they are seeing a targeted offer available for the Platinum Card from American Express via the Card Match Tool at CreditCards.com with a welcome offer of 100,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months. Doctor of Credit reports that offer has returned for many people, so it’s worth checking to see if you are targeted. It only takes a few seconds to check – you…

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A mixed bag with concierge services

One of the benefits of a number of premium credit cards is concierge services — essentially a contact point that can handle a number of different types of arrangements, from restaurant recommendations/reservations to more oddball requests like finding a specific hard-to-find gift. Back before I had a premium card, I wondered if these services added much value. My real-life experiences with the Amex Platinum concierge have been a mixed bag. Personally, I haven’t found concierge services…

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Can you buy a car with a credit card and earn miles?

Can you buy a car with a credit card?

Can you buy a car with a credit card? If you’ve been in this miles and points world for more than a few minutes, you might have found yourself wondering how to go about earning miles on a car purchase. I recently found myself in the market for a car, and that prompted me to figure out how to maximize my mileage. A little background When I was in my late 20’s, I won a…

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Mercedes-Benz Platinum discontinued; get 60K while you can

As reported by US Credit Card Guide, the Mercedes-Benz American Express cards (including the Mercedes-Benz branded flavor of the Platinum Card) will be discontinued in January 2019 and replaced with different cards. Applications are still available at the time of writing (find a link on our Best Offers page) — it might be worth picking up some easy Membership Rewards points while you still can and before these cards get converted to some other products (though that might not make…

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