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American Express THE PLATINUM CARD

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American Express THE PLATINUM CARD

Overview of credit card features

 
 
  • Annual Fee
$699
  • Additional Cards Fee
$175
  • Annual interest rate
30%
  • General Points Reward
1.25pts.
  • Travel Medical Insurance
yes
  • Travel Accident Insurance
yes
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance
yes
  • Trip Interruption Insurance
yes
  • Vehicle Rental Insurance
yes
  • Travel Family Insurance
yes
  • Lounge Access (four per year)
yes
  • Concierge Services
yes
  • Price Protection Insurance
yes
  • Extended Warranty (1 Year)
yes
  • Purchase Protection (90 days)
yes

This card is good for:

  • Those who pay their monthly balances in full
  • Those who enjoy frequent travelling and peace of mind with all-inclusive insurance
  • Those who enjoy 1.25 rewards for every $1 charged to the card
  • Those who enjoy a free Preferred Golf Membership per year
  • Those who enjoy a free $200 credit towards travel of their choice
  • Those who enjoy free Airport Lounge Access

Editor`s Review

This Platinum card offers a multitude of great benefits! Although it carries a substantial annula fee of $699, it is well justified. To start, Platinum members are automatically enrolled in the Membership Rewards First Tier and as a result earn 1.25 points for every dollar in purchases charged to this card.

You can redeem your reward points for travel, fine dining, gifts and retail rewards through a very large catalogue. As well, you have an option to transfer your points to other participating loyalty programs for even faster redemption without losing any reward points.

When it comes to travel, this charge card caters to every taste. First, you can redeem your rewards trough any travel agency, website or the Amex Platinum concierge. There are no blackout periods and no seat restrictions, which means you can plan your trip last minute if you want. For the frequent flyers at heart, the benefits of this card will give you lots of pampering. To start, you have complimentary airport lounge access when you travel. In addition, each account receives $200 credit towards any trip of your choice on an annual basis!

If you are a frequent traveller from Pearson International Airport, you are in for a nice surprise. This card offers free valet parking and VIP entrance for security check, saving you valuable time. The card also offers discount pricing for car rentals along with insurance coverage.

For the golfers at heart, there is a unique and pleasant surprise for you. The card includes access to some of the world’s most prestigious golf courses and fine resorts - a complimentary Preferred Golf Membership for a full year. This is a $295 value per year - free!

The card offers one of the best comprehensive Emergency Medical insurance coverages for out of country/province travel. Some of the insurance coverage includes:

  • Car Rental Theft Damage Insurance
  • Flight Delay Insurance
  • Baggage Delay Insurance
  • Lost or Stolen Baggage Insurance
  • Hotel/Motel Burglary Insurance
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Trip cancellation Insurance
  • Trip Interruption Insurance
  • Travel Emergency Assistance
  • StandbyMD – Travel Medical Concierge

With such all-inclusive insurance – one can travel with complete peace of mind.

With additional perks such as Front of Line experience and extended warranty on purchases, it is easy to see why this card stands out from the rest. Enjoy VIP treatment that caters to all tastes.

Lastly, one last bonus this card offers: as a card member, you can refer a friend and earn a referral bonus of 15,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for each approved referral. We give this card two thumbs up.

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