How To Get Free Amex Centurion Lounge Access

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Following today’s earlier posts about the Centurion lounges including Lounge Review: Amex Centurion Lounge San Francisco and the Amex Centurion Lounge Dallas Secret Bar Menu, I got several questions about how to access these.


Lucky enough, it turns out that there is a trick in which you can get free access to the American Express Centurion Lounges which I will explain below.

Presently these lounges are located in Dallas-Ft. Worth, New York LaGuardia, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. Two more are expected to open in Miami and Seattle, which a total of 40 coming online in the coming years.

How To Get Free Access to the American Express Centurion lounges: 

Normally to get access you must have either the Platinum Card® from American Express, or the The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN, which both require a $450 annual fee, making this a costly option to gain access to the lounges.

However per Doctor of Credit, there is currently an offer for the the Platinum card for Ameriprise customers, which offers the first year annual fee waived for the cardwhich means you can sign-up for this version and you’ll be able to access to the centurion lounges all year for free!

In addition, you’ll get Delta Sky Club access and Priority Pass Select for free for the first year as well. Technically, this is suppose to be Ameriprise customers, however that has not been enforced in the past, meaning that anyone who signs-up for it, gets the annual fee waived for the first year, making it a great card if you want free lounge access for a year.


Bottom Line

Having the Platinum card waive the annual fee for the first year is a great deal and I would likely sign-up for this sooner than later if you’re interested, since they could clamp down about only offering this to Ameriprise customers in the future.

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  1. If I apply for this Ameriprise Amex Platinum Card, does that mean i can’t then apply for a regular Amex Platinum Card? Or are these considered different cards?

  2. I am thinking of applying for annual fee waived version but does this mean that I forego the opportunity to earn 100k or 150k sign up bonus offer that Amex Plat has, since for Amex, the sign up bonus is once in a lifetime, isn’t it?

  3. Are folks still having success with the Ameritrade first year no annual fee offer despite not being an Ameritrade customer? I’m thinking of signing up today. Thanks!

  4. DFW Centurion will be great for me, I travel a lot from there. Tasty hot food whenever you stop by and a to have a drink. It is a great place to relax before your next flight or while you’re in transit.

  5. It appears responders are confusing Ameritrade with Ameriprise which are not the same. Ameritrade is mostly a self directed brokerage which is easy to sign up but mentioned in this article. Ameriprise is a financial planning outfit which involves annoying sales calls and pitches. That is the outfit they are talking about here.

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