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This past week we applied and were approved for an amazing 100,000 targeted offer for the Amex Platinum Card. We received the card within days. It seems they put the card on rush delivery and I’m thankful for a few reasons. The card comes with a bunch of cool benefits and we are not sure which benefit we like most.
The signup bonus for 100,000 Membership Rewards points after spending only $3,000 is amazing. I have already started spending these points in my mind. Plus, I understand we can over spend our Membership Rewards balance by up to 60,000 points that we don’t even have. So I’m thinking we can already take advantage of the current 50% British Airways transfer bonus.
The lounge benefit to access AA, US, and Delta lounges is great. Since I no longer receive free Delta lounge access due to losing Delta Diamond status, the Platinum Amex club lounge benefit is awesome.
Only one Weekly Flyer (The Mrs) was targeted for the offer, so the ability to add an additional user (Mr Weekly Flyer) to the card for only $175 is a great deal. Additional users do not qualify for the signup bonus. But each additional card user, up to seven, will receive access to the $200 statement credit. Update: the agent I spoke with yesterday said that each additional card member would receive the $200 statement credit. But this was explained incorrectly. Only one $200 statement credit wil be provided per account, regardless of how many cards are added to te account.
The $200 statement credit for airline fees is something we are really excited about. We called American Express and learned that ‘any’ airline expense that is not a booked ticket will count for the $200 statement credit.
We are coming up with some interesting potential uses for the $200 credit. But we’d like to hear from you first.
What would be your best use for the $200 statement credit?
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