Save Up To 15% On Hyatt Stays In The Americas
5X
on flights ooked directly with airlines or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year.
5X
On prepaid hotels booked on AmexTravel.com
1X
on other purchases
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Why We Like It

The Platinum Card® from American Express might be the perks champion. While it might not help you earn points as fast as the American Express Gold Card, its real value is in benefits such as lounge access and a variety of statement credits.

Of course, whatever points you do earn will be in the form of Membership Rewards which can be transferred to airline partners such as Air Canada Aeroplan, Avianca LifeMiles, Air France-KLM Flying Blue, and British Airways Executive Club.
BONUS CATEGORIES
  • 5X on flights ooked directly with airlines or through American Express Travel, on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year.
  • 5X On prepaid hotels booked on AmexTravel.com
  • 1X on other purchases
Airport Lounge Access
You can access Centurion Lounges, Delta Sky Clubs, Plaza Premium Lounges, Escape Lounges, select Lufthansa Lounges.
Priority Pass
Priority Pass Select membership for additional lounge access.
Amex International Airline Program (IAP)
Discounts on select airlines when you book premium cabin flights via Amex Travel.
Fine Hotels & Resorts
Extra perks when you book select luxury hotels via Amex Travel.
Hotel Elite Status
You will receive complimentary Hilton Gold status and Marriott Gold status as a cardholder.
Rental Car Status
You’ll receive complimentary Hertz President’s Circle status and National Emerald Club Executive status.
Global Entry/PreCheck Credit
Pay for your Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee with the card every 4.5 years and get reimbursed.
$200 Annual Airline Fee Credit
Every calendar year, you get $200 to cover incidental charges on your pre-selected airline.
$189 Annual CLEAR Credit
On top of Global Entry/TSA PreCheck, this card covers the CLEAR membership fee.
$200 Annual Uber Credit
You get $15 per month with an extra $20 in December. This credit does not rollover so you must use it each month.
$200 Annual Hotel Credit
Book a prepaid hotel via Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts (no minimum stay) or The Hotel Collection (2 night minimum) and get reimbursed up to $200.
$240 Annual Digital Entertainment Credit
You have $20 per month to use on Audible, Peacock, SiriusXM, New York Times, Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu, and the Disney Bundle. This credit does not rollover.
$155 Annual Walmart+ Credit
If you have a monthly Walmart+ membership, this card will cover the $12.95 fee each month.
$100 Annual Saks Credit
This credit is divided into two parts - $50 for January through June and $50 for July through December.
$300 Annual Equinox Credit
Each year, you get $300 in Equinox credit toward a club or digital membership.
$300 SoulCycle Credit
Buy a SoulCycle at-home bike and you can get a $300 credit.
Amex Offers
Between cashback offers and bonus points offers, Amex Offers can be a nice bonus when making a purchase.
No Foreign Transaction Fees
While Amex isn’t always accepted abroad, you won’t be charged any fees for using your card.
ShopRunner Membership
Once enrolled, you’ll receive free 2-day shipping from a variety of online stores.

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