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.
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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I shared how Costco Travel offers a fantastic way to save money and get extra perks for vacation packages.
But Costco members can also use the travel program to find great rental car deals. Most of the team at Million Mile Secrets book car rentals this way, including myself.
Because you can often find the cheapest prices. And reservations are flexible, so you can cancel at any time without paying a fee.
You Can Find Great Deals on Rental Cars Through Costco Travel
I’ll compare rental car rates for sample reservations at Costco Travel with other popular booking sites!
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Did you know Costco members can save money booking car rentals, vacation packages, and cruises?
The Costco Travel program can be a great option for folks who book paid travel instead of redeeming miles & points. Because you might save lots of money compared to booking through an online travel agency like Orbitz, Expedia, or Priceline.
For example, team members Jasmin and Harlan each booked week-long car rentals through Costco Travel and saved $100 off the prices shown on other sites. And you can potentially save much more or get extra perks with other travel packages!
Planning a Cruise? Costco Members Might Save Money or Get Extra Perks Booking Through Costco Travel
I’ll share details about the Costco Travel program. And explain why some folks might benefit from booking a trip with the warehouse club!
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I recently let you know about the very profitable Hertz SAS promotion, as well as some disappointing new restrictions.
Now, via Frequent Miler, there are 2 more ways to earn bonus SAS miles! Both Avis and Best Western are giving bonus miles away. And one of these promotions can be even better than the current Hertz SAS promotion!
Avis Upgraded Me to This Mustang During My San Francisco Trip!
I’ll tell you about these other deals, and remind you what you can do with SAS miles!
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When you book your next car rental, check if you can save money!
AutoSlash is a fantastic website that tracks your car rental reservations for price drops. The site can re-book the reservation automatically or notify you if your rental gets cheaper. Plus it’s free to use!
AutoSlash can potentially save you hundreds of dollars! Several Million Mile Secrets readers use the site with great results.
AutoSlash Can Potentially Save You Lots of Money on Car Rentals Because the Site Automatically Monitors Prices for Cheaper Options
I’ll show how you can get a discount car rental using AutoSlash.
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Lyn blogs about Southwest Airlines at GotoTravelGal.com. And she offers her free “Step-by-Step Guide to Earning the Southwest Companion Pass” to help you quickly and easily earn the amazing Southwest Companion Pass, which lets 1 person fly nearly free with you for up to 2 years.
So I’ve asked her to share some tips on how to earn Southwest points when you rent a car.
Lyn: Renting a car is a common activity for travelers who want an independent mode of transportation at their destination.
Whether you’ll be sight-seeing around a US National Park, driving along the Pacific Coast highway, or just want the freedom to stop at the grocery and explore a destination on your own time, car rentals can come in quite handy.
Did you know it’s quite easy to earn Southwest points every time you rent a car? But NOT all the points you earn will qualify for the Southwest Companion Pass.
We’ve Got Tips for How to Earn Southwest Points on Your Next Car Rental!
I’m going to show you the current bonus point offers from Southwest, explain a few caveats to help make sure the deal is right for you, and walk you through how to book your Southwest car rental.
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Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.
I was excited to recently get The Enhanced Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN because of the limited time 100,000-point sign-up bonus and card perks like 50% points back on paid airfare.
But there are so many other benefits with the card like automatic elite status at certain hotel chains. And concierge services that can help you with exclusive dining reservations and much more!
Plus, I also love the card earns flexible AMEX Membership Rewards points. Because there are many ways to redeem these for Big Travel!
The AMEX Business Platinum Card Can Help Folks Get Big Travel! But The Card Has Lots of Other Perks You Can Use to Save Time and Money or Book Fantastic Experiences!
Here are 15 things you can do with the AMEX Business Platinum card!
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FoundersCard is a members-only discount card aimed at entrepreneurs. But many of the perks and discounts will appeal to frequent travelers, too!
With membership, you get elite status with certain airlines, hotel chains, and car rental companies, discounts on airfare and hotel stays, and several other money-saving benefits. There’s a hefty annual fee of $395 to join, plus a one-time initiation fee of $95.
Is FoundersCard Worth Its $395 Annual Membership Fee? It Can Be If You Make Use of the Many Perks!
I don’t have FoundersCard. But Million Mile Secrets team member Harlan does. And he’ll show you how the discounts can save you money. And share a FoundersCard review to help you decide if it’s worth it for you!
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I’m not loyal to any rental car brand. When I rent a car, my biggest concern is finding the agency with the best price.
I usually rent the cheapest car, which is usually an economy car. Often times, I get upgraded to a compact or a mid-size car, because car rental companies don’t have a large stock of economy cars on the lot.
During my recent visit to San Francisco, I received my all-time favorite Avis free upgrade!
Driving Narrow, Winding Roads Helped Keep My Lead Foot in Check
I’ll show you my latest Avis free upgrade, the best I’ve ever had!
There’s good news for Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards cardholders!
Via The Points Guy, both versions of the cards now come with extra perks like automatic Gold or Platinum elite status and no foreign transaction fees!
Emily and I don’t earn a commission when you apply for either of these cards, but we’ll always tell you about new perks!
Barclaycard Wyndham Rewards Cardholders Can Now Enjoy Automatic Elite Status! This Means Late Check-Out at Hotels Like the Wyndham Santa Monica At The Pier
I’ll explain what’s changed!
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