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Starting tomorrow, all personal American Express Platinum Cards (“regular”, Mercedes-Benz, Ameriprise, etc) will earn 5x Membership Rewards per dollar spent on airlines and spent at the AMEX travel portal.

Starting tomorrow, the Business Platinum Card will earn 1.5x Membership Rewards per dollar on all purchases over $5,000.

These are positive changes, and there are no offsetting negative changes. However, these cards still aren’t competitive with the Chase Sapphire Reserve® unless you use Amex Centurion Lounges frequently when you travel in the United States.

San Francisco Centurion Lounge Food
Chicken, Salsa, Sriracha Over the Weekend at Centurion Lounge San Francisco

For more information on maximizing the benefits of a Platinum Card, see Get the Most Out of Your American Express Platinum and Business Platinum Cards

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Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.

Just getting started in the world of points and miles? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for you to start with.

With a bonus of 60,000 points after $4,000 spend in the first 3 months, 5x points on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal and 3x points on restaurants, streaming services, and online groceries (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs), this card truly cannot be beat for getting started!


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