American Express Platinum: Free First year AND 25,000 Membership Rewards!

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American Express Platinum: Free First year AND 25,000 Membership Rewards!

As I wrote about extensively HERE the American Express Platinum card is a great thing to have in your travel arsenal because of all of it benefits and the Ameriprise version is the one I have because there is no fee the first year and three free authorized users.  The regular version has a $450 annual fee and another $175 for three authorized users.

The benefits:

  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit (per calendar year)
  • Priority Pass Select (for over 600 airport lounges around the world)
  • Access to Delta SkyClub when flying on Delta Airlines
  • Access to Centurion Lounges (at LAS, DFW, SFO, LGA and soon MIA, SEA)
  • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck Fee Credit
  • Unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi worldwide
  • Starwood Preferred Guest Gold Status (Sheraton, Westin, St. Regis, etc.)
  • Other extra warranties, travel insurances, etc
  • Feel overly important

Well the Ameriprise American Express Platinum just got better because now you can get this great card for FREE the 1st year as you could before but you can also get 25K Membership Rewards points! I talk a little more about the MR points HERE.  It is meant for Ameriprise customers but Katie and I have each been approved for one of these cards over the last 2 years and neither of us are Ameriprise clients.

Link for the Zero Fee + 25K MR

Now one thing to remember is that at this time for American Express is only giving 1 bonus in a member’s lifetime so if you get this card you will not be eligible for a regular ($450 first year) 50K point offer or the ($450 first year) 100K point bonus offer that some people have selectively been targeted.  But again as I discussed here there are lots of other ways to get these points.

I had been hoping this offer would come back as it has existed before but I didn’t wait long enough because I had Katie just get us a new Platinum card last month with the the regular Ameriprise offer with no 1st year fee but no bonus.

For more discuss about this card please go visit another blog with an advanced degree: Doctor of Credit

He writes some REALLY GREAT stuff!

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