This is a friendly rebuttal to Sriram's "Devil's Advocate" post, in which he claimed the American Express Platinum Card is overrated. Clearly, some of his comments were meant to be one-sided, but I've … [Read more...] about Why the American Express Platinum Card Is Still a Great Value
Note: I designed this as a "Devil's Advocate" type of post. Therefore, I mostly (intentionally) ignore the opposing argument. Please consider that before throwing rotten tomatoes at me for … [Read more...] about Sorry, but the Amex Platinum Card Is Overrated
Minneapolis/St. Paul International airport (MSP) has an Escape lounge that American Express Platinum Card holders are entitled to access. This is not a priority pass lounge, so please be mindful of … [Read more...] about Review: The Escape Lounge Minneapolis/St. Paul airport
American Express is offering card members who opt into their targeted offer programs a huge bonus for flying Virgin Atlantic. Members can earn 10,000 membership reward points for spending $500 in one … [Read more...] about Spend $500 on Virgin Atlantic to Earn 10,000 Membership Rewards Points
If you currently hold an American Express Business Platinum Card, you might want to check your e-mail. Several people, including myself, received the following offer:Earn 40,000 Membership … [Read more...] about Targeted: 50,000 Bonus Points for Existing Amex Business Platinum Cardholders
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate… Why does Amex hate their personal cardmembers?Earlier this week Amex rolled out another new cardmember benefit exclusively for their Business Platinum … [Read more...] about Is the New 30% Rebate on Amex Pay with Points Better Than We Think?
From the desk of the Devil's Advocate... A few days ago American Express announced yet another new feature for their Platinum card, which is a product that always gets a lot of attention around these … [Read more...] about The Amex Platinum! Now Improved! But Not Really!
Smart Gate is Australia’s version of Global Entry, and they’ve recently opened it up for use by US citizens that are Global Entry-approved. I recently took a trip to Australia and had a chance to … [Read more...] about Smart Gate in Australia for Global Entry-Approved Travelers
When the American Express Platinum card devalued after losing American and US Airways Clubs, they promised different benefits for the future. One new benefit is the Boingo American Express Preferred … [Read more...] about Free Boingo with the American Express Platinum Card
Over the weekend, American Express Platinum members lost lounge access to American Airlines Admirals Clubs and US Airways Clubs.This policy change was announced in the beginning of December … [Read more...] about AmEx Platinum Statement Credit for Losing AA/US Lounges