Introducing the Oddest American Express Cardholder Benefit – Extended NBA Jersey Assurance! Jimmy Butler Fans Pay Attention!
Signing up for credit cards through partner links earns us a commission. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. Here’s our full advertising policy: How we make money.
Every sports fan has been there. We’ve made the large investment into our favorite team and purchased the jersey of our favorite player. And then, they get traded…now it’s an awkward piece of clothing you never end up wearing again.
But, there’s no need to worry because American Express has you covered with Jersey Assurance! And it’s available to anyone with an American Express card!
While this is an awesome offer for NBA fans, there are some terms:
- The jersey must be purchased from The NBA Store, Fanatics, or the NBA Flagship store in New York City with a valid American Express card.
- The jersey must have been purchased less than 1 year from the qualifying event (i.e. trade or free agency signing.
- Claims must be made within 14 days of player being traded or signed via free agency.
- Claims for jerseys of players that become injured, suspended, dismissed, or other instances do not qualify.
- If your jersey does qualify for Jersey Assurance, you will need to fill out this form here. You will be given a pre-paid shipping label to send the jersey back.
If your jersey qualifies for replacement, you are eligible to get a jersey of the same team or to follow the player to his new team. For example, when Gordon Hayward left the Utah Jazz to go to the Boston Celtics, you would have been able to get either a Donovan Mitchell Utah Jazz jersey (same team) or get a Gordon Hayward Celtics jersey (same player).
Normally, you’re only covered if a player changes teams within 90 days of purchase. So making the purchase with your American Express card will extend the coverage an additional ~9 months. It’s important to note that you’re not covered if a player only changes their number or name, like when Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace and then to The Panda’s Friend.
It is great to see that American Express is becoming a lifestyle brand around our everyday purchases. While I doubt I’ll ever use this perk, a die-hard NBA fan will find real value in this!
What’s the oddest credit card perk you’ve ever cashed in on? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!To stay on top of the latest travel and credit card news, sign up for our email newsletter!
The Platinum Card® from American ExpressAPPLY NOW
The Platinum Card® from American Express
Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on the Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.
Plus, earn 10x points on eligible purchases on the Card at restaurants worldwide and when you Shop Small in the U.S., on up to $25,000 in combined purchases, during your first 6 months of Card Membership.
Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year and earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel.
$200 Hotel Credit: Get $200 back in statement credits each year on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection bookings with American Express Travel when you pay with your Platinum Card®.
$240 Digital Entertainment Credit: Get up to $20 in statement credits each month when you pay for eligible purchases with the Platinum Card® at your choice of one or more of the following providers: Peacock, Audible, SiriusXM, and The New York Times. Enrollment required.
$155 Walmart+ Credit: Cover the cost of a $12.95 monthly Walmart+ membership with a statement credit after you pay for Walmart+ each month with your Platinum Card. Cost includes $12.95 plus applicable local sales tax.
American Express has expanded The Centurion® Network to include 40+ Centurion Lounge and Studio locations worldwide. Now there are even more places your Platinum Card® can get you complimentary entry and exclusive perks.
$200 Airline Fee Credit: Get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one select qualifying airline.
$200 Uber Cash: Enjoy Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. Uber Cash and Uber VIP status is available to Basic Card Member only.
$300 Equinox Credit: Get up to $25 back each month on select Equinox memberships when you pay with your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
$179 CLEAR® Credit: Use your Card and get up to $179 back per year on your CLEAR® membership.
$695 annual fee.
See Pay Over Time APR
Editorial Note: We're the Million Mile Secrets team. And we're proud of our content, opinions and analysis, and of our reader's comments. These haven’t been reviewed, approved or endorsed by any of the airlines, hotels, or credit card issuers which we often write about. And that’s just how we like it! :)