Anyone use AMEX Platinum? Would you recommend?

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The streaming credit no longer exists. Now it’s a $30/month PayPal credit. Plus $15/month Uber credit ($35 in December), $200 airline fee credit (AMEX’s system applies it to any tickets that cost <$50 too), $50 Saks credit every six months (I buy Sax gift cards with the credit and use them at Off 5th), and recently there have been $200 AMEX Travel and $150 AMEX FHR credits. I get my money’s worth from the credits, plus the FHR program, lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, AMEX Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass lounge), and hotel and car rental status (Hilton Gold and National Emerald Executive), but I don’t charge anything except airfare and FHR stays (5 points per dollar) to the card unless there an offer on the spend (like a current one for $40 back when spending $200 at Marriott Bonvoy hotels).

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Calling in should work to be considered an eligible stay for every chain, as calling in is a GDS booking like an in-person travel agent, whereas web bookings now go through Expedia

I do. It’s expensive but it provides equivalent value in things like travel credits and monthly reimbursement on streaming services. The points are good and the lounge access is fantastic .

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Yeah if you find value in the membership deals it’s worth it. Amex is also just the best with customer service imo. I had a car accident in a rental (someone else’s fault) and Amex took over the conversation with Hertz and I never heard about it again. They handled the damages entirely.

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Don’t discount their membership deals that are refreshed pretty frequently. Have made back the card fee on those alone.

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Absolutely worth it, you make the membership fee back

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