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The Platinum Card® from American Express

The Platinum Card® from American Express
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Intro Bonus
Earn 100,000 pointsEarn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.
Reward Rates
5XEarn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year.
5XEarn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel.
Balance Transfers Intro APR
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Purchases Intro APR
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Regular APR
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Annual Fee
$695

Great for:

Airport lounge access. This card is for the world traveler who needs to unwind between flights. If you travel often but don’t love it, access to Centurion lounges is just one feature of The Platinum Card. Earn generous credits for Uber and hotels as well. And don’t forget the ongoing rewards for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.

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Highlights

  • Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership. Apply and select your preferred metal Card design: classic Platinum Card®, Platinum x Kehinde Wiley, or Platinum x Julie Mehretu.
  • Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year and earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel.
  • Get $200 back in statement credits each year on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection bookings, which requires a minimum two-night stay, through American Express Travel when you pay with your Platinum Card®. And if you fly, you can receive up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year after you select a qualifying airline and incidental fees are charged by the airline to your Platinum Card®.
  • $240 Digital Entertainment Credit: Get up to $20 back each month on eligible purchases made with your Platinum Card® on one or more of the following: Audible, Disney+, The Disney Bundle, ESPN+, Hulu, Peacock, SiriusXM, and The New York Times. Enrollment required.
  • $155 Walmart+ Credit: Cover the cost of a $12.95 monthly Walmart+ membership with a statement credit after you pay for Walmart+ each month with your Platinum Card. Cost includes $12.95 plus applicable local sales tax. Plus Ups are excluded.
  • American Express has expanded The Centurion® Network to include 40+ Centurion Lounge and Studio locations worldwide. There are even more places your Platinum Card® can get you complimentary entry and exclusive perks.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one select qualifying airline.
  • $200 Uber Cash: Enjoy Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. Uber Cash and Uber VIP status is available to Basic Card Member only.
  • $300 Equinox Credit: Get up to $25 back each month on the Equinox+ digital fitness app, or eligible Equinox club memberships when you pay with your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $189 CLEAR® Credit: Use your Card and get up to $189 back per year on your CLEAR® membership. CLEAR® is available at select airports and stadiums.
  • $695 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.

Features

  • Airport Lounge Access
    Airport Lounge Access
  • Annual Uber Credit
    Annual Uber Credit
  • Concierge Service
    Concierge Service
  • Elite Status
    Elite Status
  • EMV
    EMV
  • Excellent Credit
    Excellent Credit
  • Free Credit Score
    Free Credit Score
  • Free Wi-Fi Access
    Free Wi-Fi Access
  • Mobile Pay Ready
    Mobile Pay Ready
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
    No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Points
    Points
  • Popular
    Popular
  • Presale Tickets
    Presale Tickets
  • Private Jet Access
    Private Jet Access
  • Rewards
    Rewards
  • Travel
    Travel
  • TSA/Customs Reimbursement
    TSA/Customs Reimbursement
  • Zero Fraud Liability
    Zero Fraud Liability

Staff Review

Editor's Rating:

4.8 out of 5

Our take: The $695 annual fee might set your head spinning, but the massive list of perks and benefits that come with American Express’s top-of-the-line card offers plenty of value for the luxury traveler. See if you’re prequalified for The Platinum Card® from American Express with CardMatch™

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