American Express Platinum Card

The American Express Platinum card offers huge benefits for its cardholders.

Last Tuesday (rather late at night), I applied and was approved for the American Express Platinum. I was instantly approved. Two days later as I was having dinner, a UPS truck pulled up to my house. To my surprise, the card had arrived.             Amex Platinum 2

The card comes with a $550 annual fee, the benefits more than cancel out the annual fee. The fee is supposedly waived for active military. I applied for the benefit and am waiting for a response from American Express.


60,000 Membership Rewards points (after spending $5,000 in the first three months)

$200 Uber credit ($15 per month, $20 bonus in December)

$200 airline credit

Lounge Access (Centurion Club, Delta Sky Club, and Priority Pass clubs)

Gold status at Hilton (includes free wifi, 20% bonus on all base points, space available upgrades, etc)

Global Entry or TSA Precheck credit

Complimentary Boingo wifi (over 1 million wifi spots worldwide)

American Express Concierge (can assist with restaurant reservations and many travel related issues)

Final Word

I am excited to have this card. I should not have waited to apply for it, but I am happy that I finally did.

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