You Just Got an Amex Business Platinum, Here are 25 Things to Do

If you just got an Amex Business Platinum, start with my You Just Got an Amex Platinum, Here are 20 Things to Do (and 3 Not to Do).

Disclaimer: I am not compensated by Amex for use of this or any other Amex link on this blog.

Amex Business Platinum

Now let’s continue at 21, referencing the Amex Business Platinum Card Benefits:

21. Get 10 Gogo Flight Passes per calendar year with the Gogo Preferred Program. Primary cardholder and each authorized user all get 10.

22. Take a look at other Business Platinum-specific benefits such as FX International Payments and OPEN Forum.

23. Choose your OPEN Savings benefit of 5% cashback or 2 additional points/dollar at opensavings.com.

24. Study OPEN Savings partner discounts to see if any are useful to you. These include Barnes & Noble, FedEx, Hertz, HP and 1-800-Flowers. Unfortunately, several good partners have been lost in recent years.

25. I said to almost never use points for anything but airline transfers, however it is worth pointing out, especially in a business context, that there is a 30% pay with point rebate when booking air travel. It is limited to one airline and is the same as you annually choose for the $200 airline fee credit. Must book through Amex Travel which may not have the cheapest prices.

Readers, did I miss any?

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  • MSer

    Nope, you didn’t miss copying anything from the PR spiel that the afilliate company gave you to pimp the card.

  • MSer

    And you copied the PR link for the business card which has benefits not available to the one we signed up for

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @MSer – many people with initials MS are so angry, if I ever have kids I will avoid those in choosing a name.

    Maybe you didn’t notice there is no application link to the card in the post? No “Apply Here!” That might clue you in to that I do not have credit card affiliate relationships. Since there was not an application link in the post I did not add an extra disclaimer, however I have now added that to clear up confusion for those who leap to conclusions.

    As to your accusation regarding PR firms, that too is incorrect. The research is my own and the link took some digging to get precisely because the marketing links are incomplete or inaccurate. This link parallels the cardmember benefits link for the personal Platinum, which I currently hold. I previously held the Business Platinum though canceled it last year. The benefits do change from time to time, and to my knowledge all are accurate. For instance, while not listed on the Amex page directly, the terms on the ShopRunner site indicate you can sign up with a business card, not just consumer. What, pray tell, since you had the time for two attacks but no specifics, are the benefits Amex has deprived you of?

  • Steve

    Nice post. I have the personal plat and am considering the business version in the future. Do you know if the business version still offers the 30% pay with points rebate (I.e. use MR points to buy flights with one airline at 1.43 cents/point)?

  • Rapid Travel Chai

    @Steve – it does, see here.

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