Home Credit Cards Here’s Why the Amex Platinum Card is Worth the $550 FeeHere’s Why the Amex Platinum Card is Worth the $550 Fee June 11, 2019 by Out and Out If you can’t tell, I’ve been thinking about ultra-premium cards a lot lately. Which ones to keep and pick up… and my overall card strategy. All roads lead back to the Amex Platinum Card – the original, and a current stronghold. Several years ago, it was my first card that had a big annual fee. Lots has changed in the industry since, but it’s held up remarkably well. It’s still the card to have if you’re seeking lounge access (though admittedly denigrated a bit in the past few years). Among ultra-premium cards, it holds its own – especially if you can get maximum value from the long list of benefits. There are three main ways to approach recouping the cost of the $550 annual fee: through lounge access, with statement credits, or from ancillary … [Read more...] about Here’s Why the Amex Platinum Card is Worth the $550 Fee
I did a post recently on how to get into airport lounges when you fly as they can make your layovers a whole lot more pleasant or productive. I noted in there that my choice is the American Express Platinum card. It’s a hefty $450, but gets you into the lounges of three major airlines, with your guests/family. It just got better though: now you can add USAirways to that list as well. True, this airline is perpetually at the bottom of the rankings when it comes to customer satisfaction, but if you do get stuck flying with them, at least your time between planes will be better if you’re passing through Charlotte or another hub where they have a lounge. This post from Dan’s List runs down all the benefits of the card—and there are a lot—plus if you’re a new customer you can get 25,000 miles upon approval that you can deposit into a bunch of different airline and hotel programs. Sweet deal! Update 2014: This card has gotten a lot less valuable the past … [Read more...] about The Amex Platinum Card Just Got More Valuable
During Miami Art Week 2018 , 1 Hotel South Beach, Platinum House was open exclusively for Platinum Card Members from Thursday, December 6th– Saturday, December 8th. The house featured exclusive experiences including complimentary food & beverage, morning fitness classes by Equinox, live drawing performance and installation by Sougwen Chung curated by Platinum Collective Member Julia Kaganskiy, the Little Cabana lounge and programming by Platinum Collective Member Audrey Gelman of the The Wing. Late-night food trucks by Global Dining Collection Chef José Andrés to the Wynwood and Design Districts were also provided. Platinum House was also the exclusive retailer to launch TOGETHER CALIFORNIA X David Bowie “Stardust” Collection, introduced to American Express by Platinum Collective Member and founder of Just an Idea, Sarah Andelman. On December 7, Zahay Chef Michael … [Read more...] about American Express Platinum House x Miami Art Week
News In this article, we explain how to get the Fine Hotels & Resorts hotel benefits for free. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending What is Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts Fine Hotels & Resorts an exclusive benefit offered to American Express Platinum Card holders. FHR is a collection of 600 luxury hotels worldwide which offer special benefits to American Express Platinum cardholders when you book their luxury hotel stay via Amex Travel. These special benefits include: It is one of the most useful benefits of having an American Express Platinum card and helps most people justify the big Amex Platinum Card fee. How Do I Get Fine Hotels & Resorts Amex Platinum Benefits For Free But you don’t actually need to take out an American Express Platinum credit card to get these most of these benefits. Virtuoso agents and official Four Seasons partner travel agencies, like our own Luxury Travel Concierge (we are both Virtuoso and Four Seasons partner) offer all these … [Read more...] about How To Get Fine Hotels & Resorts Amex Platinum Benefits For Free
Holiday spending makes it easy to hit lucrative sign up bonuses Chris McGinnis Updated 10:57 am CST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Heavy holiday spending on gifts and travel helps make this a great time for a new card. Picture: Union Square in San Francisco as seen from the top of the Macy's Christmas Tree in 2015. Heavy holiday spending on gifts and travel helps make this a great time for a new card. Picture: Union Square in San Francisco as seen from the top of the Macy's Christmas Tree in 2015. Photo: Mike Kepka, The Chronicle Heavy holiday spending on gifts and travel helps make this a great time for a new card. Heavy holiday spending on gifts and travel helps make this a great time for a new card. Photo: Paul Chinn / The Chronicle Buy photo Heavy holiday spending on gifts and travel helps make this a great time for a new card. … [Read more...] about Now’s the perfect time for a new credit card. Why?