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Do You Have the American Express Mercedes-Benz Platinum Card? Read This or You Could Miss Out on Hundreds in Free Travel

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Do You Have the American Express Mercedes-Benz Platinum Card? Read This or You Could Miss Out on Hundreds in Free Travel

Joseph HostetlerDo You Have the American Express Mercedes-Benz Platinum Card? Read This or You Could Miss Out on Hundreds in Free TravelMillion Mile Secrets Team

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If you have The Platinum Card® from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz (no longer available to new applicants), you’re probably not new to miles & points.

You already know that American Express only allows you to earn the welcome bonus on cards that you’ve NEVER had in the past.  For example, I have the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express.  I’ll never be eligible to earn that bonus again.

For this reason, it’s very important you make the most of every single AMEX welcome bonus.  Because you only have 1 shot at each!

American Express has announced that they’ll be converting the AMEX Mercedes Benz Platinum to The Platinum Card® from American Express on January 11, 2019.  And that is consequential.

Missing Out on an AMEX Welcome Bonus Means Missing Out on a Free Bucket List Trip, Like Barcelona

If you have NOT yet received the bonus for the regular AMEX Platinum, your opportunity to earn it will disappear after your AMEX Mercedes Benz Platinum is converted next January.

In other words, it might be a good idea to apply for the AMEX Platinum before then!

Your AMEX Mercedes Benz Platinum will be losing benefits like:

  • 5 AMEX Membership Rewards points per $1 on Mercedes Benz purchases
  • $100 Mercedes Benz certificate annually
  • $1,000 credit towards Mercedes purchase or lease after spending $5,000 on qualifying purchases
  • 2,000 excess miles waived at the end of your lease through Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

You can read our review of the AMEX Platinum card here.  And be sure to check the CardMatch tool to see if you’re targeted for a gigantic 100,000 point welcome bonus!

Note:   American Express added language to their credit card terms that gives them the right to withhold welcome offers from folks they think are only interested in the intro bonus.  You can use this tool to see if you’re eligible to earn the bonus or not!

What are your plans before the AMEX Mercedes Benz conversion on January 11, 2018?

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So I did what this article suggests and am just about to meet my min spend on my relatively new AmEx Platinum. What is going to happen to my MB Platinum now I wonder. Will it also be converted to a regular Platinum, meaning I will have 2 of the same card? Or will they find some other product to change it to?