$450 Fee Waived for First Year (for Many!) on AMEX Business Platinum Card!

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Via Miles to Memories, some folks are NOT being charged the $450 annual fee for the Business Platinum Card from American Express OPEN .  That’s an amazing deal for a card that’s currently offering 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

That said, I can’t guarantee the annual fee will be waived the first year.  And there’s no clear reason why some folks are and some aren’t being charged the annual fee.

So if you’re considering applying for the AMEX Business Platinum card, make sure you can afford the annual fee in case it isn’t waived.

AMEX Business Platinum Annual Fee
100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points Is More Than Enough for a Free Ticket to Paris!

Here’s more about the AMEX Business Platinum card.

AMEX Not Charging the Annual Fee for the AMEX Business Platinum Card

Link:   The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN

Through January 25, 2017, the welcome bonus on the AMEX Business Platinum card has increased to up to 100,000 bonus AMEX Membership Rewards points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

This is the highest public offer I’ve seen for this card.  You can read my full review for an explanation of when this card is worth the annual fee.

Some folks are also reporting that the $450 annual fee is being waived the first year.  But not everyone has been so lucky and we don’t know exactly why.

How to See If Your Annual Fee Is Waived

So if you’ve recently applied for the AMEX Business Platinum card or are considering applying, be sure to check your cardmember agreement online to see if the annual fee has been waived for the first year!

You can find your cardmember agreement by logging-in and going to “Account Services.”  From there, click “Card Management” then click “Request Cardmember Agreement.”

AMEX Plat
It’s Easy to Find Your Annual Fee Amount By Requesting Your Cardmember Agreement Online

Bottom Line

For lots of folks, the $450 annual fee for the AMEX Business Platinum card IS being waived the first year!

That’s an amazing deal for a card that’s offering a 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points welcome bonus after meeting minimum spending requirements.

So if you’re considering applying for the card or have recently applied, check your cardmember agreement online to see whether you’ll be charged the annual fee the first year!

Just note, I can NOT guarantee that you won’t be charged the annual fee, so be prepared to pay it just in case.

And while having the annual fee waived the first year is the best deal, for some folks, paying the annual fee is still a no-brainer.  Because you can get A LOT of Big Travel with 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points.

If you’ve recently applied for the AMEX Business Platinum card was your annual fee waived the first year?  Let me know in the comments!

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