Category Archives: AMEX Platinum

New Premium Card Coming This Week – Worth $900 in Airfare!

UBS will release the UBS Visa Infinite card on May 27, 2017.  After completing the card’s minimum spending requirements, you’ll earn a sign-up bonus worth up to $900 in travel!

UBS Visa Infinite

$900 in Travel Is Enough for a Round-Trip Ticket (or 2!) to Lots of Spots in the US, Including New York City!

I’ll share what we know about this new card so far.

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Extra Cheap Flights to Europe From Many US Cities Starting at ~$224!

Via Secret Flying, you can fly from several US cities to Europe in coach starting at just $226 round-trip!

I found flights from Boston to Barcelona for $381 round-trip in coach on September 3 to September 10, 2017.  This fare is valid for travel between August and October 2017.

Extra Cheap Flights To Europe From Many US Cities Starting At 224

Paris Is on Sale Right Now, Along With Lots of Other European Cities!

Here are the details.  And how to search for deals from your city!

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5 Lesser-Known (but Valuable!) AMEX Platinum Perks for Big Travel With Small Money

The AMEX Platinum cards have terrific benefits, including the flexibility to use your AMEX Membership Rewards points to buy travel, or transfer them to airline programs.

You’ll get a $200 annual airline incidental fee credit on your selected airline.  Plus $200 per year to spend on Uber or UberEats, access to Centurion Lounges and 1,000+ Priority Pass Lounges, and free Hilton, Starwood, and Marriott Gold elite status.

But there are lesser-known, yet valuable, AMEX Platinum benefits too.

American Express Benefits You Might Not Even Know You Have

AMEX Platinum Cardholders Get Exclusive Perks at Resorts Like the Four Seasons Oahu Ko’Olina, Including Early Check-In, Late Check-Out, Room Upgrades, and Free Breakfast

Let’s check out the AMEX Platinum benefits you might not be familiar with!

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New AMEX Platinum Lounge Partner Starting Today!

Do you use your AMEX Platinum card to visit airport lounges for free?  You’ve now got a few more options!

Via USA Today, starting today, AMEX Platinum cardholders and up to 2 guests can access US Escape Lounges by presenting their card, ID, and same-day boarding pass.

This perk applies to folks who have any version of the AMEX Platinum card, including The Platinum Card® from American ExpressThe Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz, and The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.  

But don’t get too excitedThere are only 3 Escape Lounges in the US.  And one is a Priority Pass lounge, which means folks with AMEX Platinum cards already have access through the free Priority Pass Select membership you get with the card.

AMEX Platinum Escape Lounges

Enjoy a Complimentary Buffet and Premium Drinks for Free in US Escape Lounges With Your AMEX Platinum Card

I’ll explain where you can visit an Escape Lounge for free with your AMEX Platinum card!

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You Can Save a Friend or Family Member $100 With This Card Perk!

Million Mile Secrets reader, Bob, commented:

I have several credit cards that will reimburse me for the Global Entry application fee.  Can I pay for a friend’s application fee using my card and still get the credit?

Excellent question, Bob!  You certainly can!

When you pay the $100 Global Entry fee with cards like the AMEX Platinum or Chase Sapphire Reserve, you’ll automatically get a credit for the charge once every 4 or 5 years (depending on the card).

This terrific perk is NOT linked to the cardholder.  So you can pay the fee for ANYONE and still get the credit.  This is great for folks who already have Global Entry.

If you have a Global Entry fee credit to spare, I’m sure your friends will appreciate you saving them time and money! 🙂

Global Entry Fee Credit

You Can Use Certain Credit Cards to Pay for Someone Else’s Global Entry Fee and Still Get a Credit!  Friends or Family Will Appreciate You Saving Them Money and Time at the Airport

I’ll remind y’all which cards come with the $100 Global Entry fee credit!  And how you can use it to pay the fee for a friend or family member.

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“I’ve Taken Trips That a College Student Wouldn’t Be Able to Afford Otherwise”

Welcome to the next installment of our interview series where folks share their thoughts about Big Travel with Small Money!

Miles & Points Interview:  Millennial Side Hustle

Adrian writes Millennial Side Hustle to share to readers his experience in traveling and making money.  You can also follow him on Instagram.

Millennial Side Hustle

As a College Student, I Did Not Think It Was Possible to Stay at One of New York City’s Most Expensive Hotels at Over $900 a Night for Free!

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

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Flash Sale: Discounted Award Tickets to Tropical Destinations!

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

Hurry!  Via Points, Miles & Martinis, Delta has award seats to the Caribbean and Florida starting at 10,000 Delta miles each way in coach for travel between September 26, 2017, and November 14, 2017.

But you must book before tomorrow, May 10, 2017, at 11:59 pm Eastern Time!

Delta Flash Sale

Need a Vacation? Visit the Caribbean This Fall With Delta’s Discounted Award Seats!

Let’s take a look at the details of this sale.

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Earn Bonus Hilton Points With Your AMEX Platinum Card!

Good news!  Via Points, Miles & Martinis, folks with the personal or business AMEX Platinum card can earn 7,500 bonus Hilton points when they stay 2+ nights at nearly any Hilton hotel.

To earn the bonus, you must register for the promotion and complete your qualifying stay by August 7, 2017.  Plus, you need to pay with your AMEX Platinum card.

Hilton AMEX Platinum Promotion

Pay for Your Next Hilton Stay of 2+ Nights With Your AMEX Platinum and Earn 7,500 Bonus Hilton Points

I’ll share the details of this offer.  And show you how you can take advantage of this great deal.

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This Is the Best Card for an Amazing Honeymoon

Earning credit card sign-up bonuses is the easiest way to get Big Travel with Small Money.

For example, a couple can get a hotel stay worth $4,000+ by earning just 1 card sign-up bonus each.  This is a great way to save money on a honeymoon!

The deal is you can apply for The Hyatt Credit Card and earn 2 free nights at ANY Hyatt hotel in the world.  And your partner can do the same.

Together, you’ll be able to book 4 consecutive nights at amazing hotels around the world, like the luxurious Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome.

Free Honeymoon With Credit Card Points

If You’re Planning a Honeymoon to the City of Love, You and Your Partner Can Each Get the Chase Hyatt Card to Get 4 Free Nights Worth Thousands of Dollars!

I’ll share how the Chase Hyatt card is ideal for folks looking to save lots of money on a luxurious honeymoon!

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Limited Time: 2 Free Premium Drinks at Delta Lounges With These Cards!

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

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo!  Folks traveling in the next couple of weeks can enjoy a nice extra from Delta lounges.

Via Reddit, if you have an AMEX Delta credit card, you’ll receive 2 free premium alcoholic drinks inside Delta Sky Club airport lounges through May 14, 2017.

Delta Lounge Free Drinks

If You’re Heading to a Delta Lounge, You’ll Get 2 Free Premium Drinks for Showing Your Delta AMEX Card

I’ll tell you about this nice gesture!

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