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Amex Platinum for Less (2017 edition)

Amex Platinum for Less

The Amex Platinum card comes with a slew of useful benefits such as lounge access (Centurion Lounge, Delta SkyClub, Priority Pass Select lounges, etc.); elite status with Starwood (and, therefore, Marriott too), Hilton, National Car Rental; free unlimited Boingo Wifi; annual $200 in airline fee reimbursements; Global Entry fee reimbursements; and more.  You can find a nearly complete checklist here: Amex Platinum Checklist. You get all of that, and more, for “only” $550 per year.…

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Hilton Go More Get More + New Amex Platinum Promotion + Amex offer = A little savings and a lot of points

Update: This post includes offers that were valid at the time of publication, but have since expired. Please click here to see the best offers currently available. Hilton has a couple of concurrent promotions right now that help you earn a generous return on spend and save a few bucks, too. You can stack several of them for decent value — and that value can get better if you focus on the new opportunities for value in…

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I’m calling it: US Bank Altitude will be DOA.

I’m calling it: The US Bank Altitude card is Dead On Arrival. This morning, Greg wrote about US Bank’s Sapphire Reserve Killer. Long story short: US Bank is making a foray into the premium card market. This card would presumably do what the Citi Prestige and the American Express Personal and Business Platinum cards haven’t done: kill the buzz on the Chase Sapphire Reserve. Unfortunately, I think the only thing the US Bank Altitude Reserve…

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$100 back on $600 at Amex Travel (works on refundable hotels)

American Express has had a slew of new offers out today, including 2x Membership Rewards points at a number of retailers through December 31st and a targeted $100 back on $300 or more at MR PORTER (we pointed out that a good use of this one would be for a GoPro). A third offer that is widely available is a $100 statement credit on $600 or more in prepaid hotel bookings at Amex Travel. The…

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Uber credits live (& working on UberEats) on Amex Platinum – use March credits now

As reported on reddit and Doctor of Credit, some of the new benefits of the Platinum cards from American Express are already rolling out — including the $15 Uber credit, and users are confirming that it is working on UberEats at the time of this writing. As this is a monthly credit that expires at the end of the month, you have today and tomorrow to use the credit for the month of March (a…

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Improved Priority Pass already rolling out with Amex Platinum

In the excitement disappointment over the new Amex Platinum card benefits, one new key benefit has slipped in with little fanfare: an improvement in the Amex Platinum Priority Pass offering. Priority Pass covers a network of airport lounges around the world — currently more than 1,000 lounges in 500 cities across 130 countries. Many of the lounges in the network are independent, but some airline-specific lounges accept Priority Pass (like Alaska Boardroom locations and the Virgin America…

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Amex drives in wrong direction with Uber (Amex Platinum to increase annual fee by $100 in exchange for Uber discounts)

Update: The offer for the Business Platinum card has expired and benefits of the card have changed. Please see our Best Offers page for a complete description of the current offer and benefits. Last fall, when Amex unveiled enhancements to their Platinum cards (5X airfare rewards on personal Platinum cards, and game-changing enhancements to their Business Platinum Card) they stated that these changes were just the beginning.  I took that to be a promise of more good…

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