Some links to credit cards and other products may earn a referral commission. Furthermore, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For full advertising disclosure, click here.
About a week and a half ago, I wrote about the American Express Platinum card that I had just received. A coworker told me to apply for the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (SCRA) benefits that the company offers. I was skeptical but decided to give a try.
Today, I received a letter from American Express in regards to the SCRA benefits and it stated:
The SCRA provides for a maximum annual interest rate of 6% per year on loans you received before starting active military duty. We have also suppressed the following fees from billing on your account statement for the duration of your active military duty:
Annual Membership fees ($550 waived!)
Late Payment Fees
Returned Payment Fees
Statement Copy Request Fees
We are grateful for the service and devotion to you have shown to your country.
In a word, WOW. Thanks American Express.
Below are the highlights of the American Express Platinum Card:
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)
I hope that more active military will exercise the benefits that American Express offers. Again, thanks American Express.