Category Archives: AMEX Mercedes-Benz Platinum

The Secret Way to Get $200 in Free Food With Your AMEX Platinum

American Express recently added new perks to The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz, including monthly Uber credits up to $200 a year and 5X points on hotel bookings made through AMEX Travel.

If you’re in an area Uber serves, the Uber credit can save you lots of money on transportation, and help off-set the $550 annual fee.  You’ll get up to $15 in credit per month ($35 in December).

But did you know you’re not just limited to using the Uber credit on rides?  You can also apply the credit to meals purchased through UberEATS!

The Secret Way To Get 200 In Free Food With Your AMEX Platinum

Shhh! You Can Also Use the Monthly AMEX Platinum Uber Credit to Order Food Through UberEATS!

I’ll fill you in on how it works!

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Is Using AMEX Pay With Points the Same as Paying Cash for Airfare?

Million Mile Secrets reader, Howard, emailed:

If I get the The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN and use Pay With Points to purchase Delta airfare, would Delta treat the flight as a cash purchase?

Using Pay With Points to book flights through the AMEX Membership Rewards portal is essentially the same as paying with cash.

Because you can book airfare without having to worry about blackout dates.  And you’ll earn frequent flyer miles for your flight.

This is especially useful for folks with the AMEX Business Platinum card.  Because your points are effectively worth 2 cents each for coach airfare on your selected airline through the AMEX travel portal.

AMEX Pay With Points For Airfare

Using AMEX Pay With Points Is Basically the Same as Paying Cash for Airfare

I’ll explain how using Pay With Points works.  And share the benefits of using points linked to your AMEX Business Platinum.

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AMEX Platinum Cardholders Can Give Starwood Gold Status to Someone Else

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

I’ve mentioned to y’all how The Platinum Card from American Express can get you Starwood Gold elite status.

This is a terrific perk for your Starwood hotel stays.  Because you earn extra bonus points and get late check-outs and room upgrades when available.

But I recently discovered you can gift this perk to someone else.  It’s free to do and takes less than a minute!   This is useful if you already have Starwood elite status.

Starwood Gold Status With American Express Platinum Card

Giving Starwood Gold Status to Someone Else Means They’re Eligible for a Late Check-Out! So They Can Spend More Time on the Beach at Hotels Like the W Bali – Seminyak!

I’ll explain how you can gift Starwood Gold status with the AMEX Platinum card!

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Targeted: Earn 10,000 Easy AMEX Membership Rewards Points

Are you one of the lucky folks who got an email offer to earn 10,000 easy AMEX Membership Rewards points?

Via Reddit, AMEX is offering 10,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points to certain cardholders who enroll their charge cards in “Pay Over Time” by May 13, 2017!

It’s a no-brainer to sign-up if you’re eligible.  Plus, you’ll get extra flexibility in how you use your AMEX charge card!

AMEX Pay Over Time Bonus

Transfer 10,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points to Delta for a Free Coach Award Flight From Toronto to Miami!

I’ll tell you what you need to know about this deal!

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Does This Big AMEX Centurion Lounge Policy Change Affect You?

I told you about the changes coming to the AMEX Platinum cards, including an increased $550 annual fee with the personal version.  And now, another big benefit change is coming on March 30, 2017.

Via View From the Wing, AMEX will be restricting AMEX Platinum cardholders to 2 complimentary guests per visit, and eliminating free admission of immediate family.

Folks who travel with their kids will likely NOT be happy with this change!  But if you usually travel solo, you might welcome the new policy.

Does This Big AMEX Centurion Lounge Policy Change Affect You

If You’re Traveling With More Than 2 Guests (Including Immediate Family Members), You’ll Soon Have to Pay Admission for Your Additional Companions

I’ll tell you about this upcoming change!

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AMEX Platinum Cards Will Offer 2 Guests Free Lounge Access!

Yesterday I let you know about changes to the AMEX Platinum card.  And via Doctor of Credit, there’s another change we didn’t know about!

The AMEX Platinum cards, including the personal card, business card, or Mercedes-Benz card, will soon offer the cardmember AND 2 guests free access to Priority Pass lounges.  Before, you had to pay $27 per guest.  So this is great for folks who travel a lot with family and friends.

AMEX Platinum Lounge Access

Bring a Friend (or 2!) to the Elegant Air France Lounge in Houston for Free When You Have an AMEX Platinum Card

Here’s more about this news.

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AMEX Platinum Changes: New $200 Annual Uber Credit, 5X on Hotels, Increased Annual Fee

Big changes are coming to The Platinum Card® from American ExpressAnd it’s mostly good news.

Starting March 30, 2017, the annual fee will increase by $100 to $550 per year.  But they’re also adding new perks, like a $200 yearly Uber credit, 5X points on hotel bookings made through AMEX Travel, and more.

And existing perks, like the $200 annual airline incidental fee credit and airport lounge access, will remain intact.

AMEX Platinum Changes

Starting March 30, 2017, AMEX Platinum Cardholders Will Get $200 in Uber Credit

I’ll explain the changes and what they mean for you!

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How to Check for American Express Transfer Bonuses

Do you know how to check your AMEX account for transfer bonuses?  AMEX often offers bonus miles or points when you transfer your AMEX Membership Rewards points to travel partners.  That means your points can get you more Big Travel!

If you have a travel goal in mind, it’s easy and worthwhile to check if there are any bonuses available.  Because you could pay fewer points for your award flight or hotel stay.

American Express Transfer Bonus

Pay Fewer AMEX Membership Rewards Points When You Transfer to British Airways for a Flight to Cancun!

I’ll show you how to check for these limited-time bonuses.  And give you tips about when to make the transfer!

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New AMEX Centurion Lounge Coming to Philadelphia

Update:   One or more card offers in this post are no longer available.  Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers. 

Good news, especially for those of you who fly through Philadelphia a lot!

Via One Mile at a Time, there’s a new Centurion Lounge coming to the Philadelphia airport (PHL).

Lots of folks appreciate airport lounge access, because you get free Wi-Fi, access to desks and outlets, and food and drinks!

AMEX Centurion Lounge

You Can Get Access to Centurion Lounges With Any of the AMEX Platinum Cards

I’ll share what I know about the new AMEX Centurion Lounge at the Philadelphia airport.

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Airport Lounge Perks Compared: Chase Sapphire Reserve, AMEX Platinum, Citi Prestige

Wondering what’s the best card for airport lounges?

Spending time in airport lounges can save you money and make your airport experience more enjoyable.  Because many lounges have free Wi-Fi, snacks, drinks (including alcohol), and comfortable seats to relax.

To access lounges you typically need elite status with an airline or a Business Class or First Class ticket.  Some lounges give you access if you purchase a day pass.

But with any AMEX Platinum (personal card, business card, or Mercedes-Benz card), the Citi Prestige Card, or Chase Sapphire Reserve, you can enter 900+ lounges throughout the world for free with Priority Pass Select.

Best Card For Airport Lounges

Use the Priority Pass for Access to 900+ Lounges, Including the Virgin America Loft Lounge in Los Angeles. It’s an Amazing Place to Watch Planes Land. Million Mile Secrets Team Member Keith Spotted a Qantas A380 Landing!

I’ll explain which card has the best airport lounge perks for your situation!

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