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Amex Business Platinum Annual Fee Increase
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:06:54 AM »
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See what’s coming in 2019
with your Business Platinum
Card® Membership

Business Platinum Card® Membership is about knowing that American Express has your back in life and in business.

Over the past few years, we've added valuable features to help you earn points faster, upgraded redemption options to make points go further, and expanded the Centurion® Lounge Network. This includes:

5X Membership Rewards® points1 on prepaid travel on amextravel.com.

1.5X Membership Rewards® points2 on eligible purchases of $5,000 or more, up to 1 million additional points per year.

35% points back3 after you use the Pay with Points feature for all or part of an eligible flight, up to 500,000 points back per calendar year.

New Centurion® Lounge locations4 in Philadelphia and Hong Kong, and a newly expanded location in the Dallas Fort Worth airport. This is in addition to a collection of more than 1,200 airport lounges globally, including The Centurion® Lounges, Airspace, Priority Pass Select, and Delta Sky Club when flying Delta.

Additionally, we updated the Card with a sleek metal design.

That was just the beginning.

 
In 2019, look for updates from us about new business and travel solutions to help you stay ahead. Coming soon, your Business Platinum Card Membership will include:

Access to more spaces that make it convenient to work around the world

One year of complimentary Platinum Global Access from WeWork, a network of premium workspaces around the world. With Platinum Global Access, enjoy over 300 workspaces in 75+ cities and 20+ countries, valued at $2,700. You’ll receive more information in February 2019 about the offer and how to enroll.

New Centurion® Lounge locations in New York JFK, Los Angeles, and Denver airports, and the expansion of The Centurion Lounge in Miami.

More value for your business and travel purchases

Up to $200 in statement credits annually for U.S. purchases with Dell on your Business Platinum Card. You’ll receive more information about how to enroll in the new Shop Dell with Business Platinum benefit in February 2019.

$100 hotel credit on qualifying charges at hundreds of properties in The Hotel Collection (increased from $75) for new reservations made after January 1, 2019 when you book through Amex Travel.

New ways to earn and use your points

Get 5X Membership Rewards® points or use Pay With Points on prepaid bookings on amextravel.com at select prepaid Fine Hotels & Resorts® properties.

Along with these changes, the annual membership fee for Business Platinum will be $595. This fee increase will not take effect until your next membership renewal date on or after your February 2019 billing cycle. We will send you a separate notice with additional information about this change to your annual membership fee.

You can expect to see more information throughout 2019 about when new benefits and features will launch. We look forward to offering you even more Card benefits and offers that put your life and business first.

Thank you for your valued Card Membership.

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Amex Business Platinum Annual Fee Increase
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 09:11:15 AM »
After Feb '19, the annual membership fee will increase to $595.

There will be a $200 annual credit on Dell (more info will be sent on sometime in Feb).

There might be more changes. Look out for emails from Amex.

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Re: Amex Business Platinum Annual Fee Increase
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 09:12:10 AM »
One year of complimentary Platinum Global Access from WeWork, a network of premium workspaces around the world. With Platinum Global Access, enjoy over 300 workspaces in 75+ cities and 20+ countries, valued at $2,700. You’ll receive more information in February 2019 about the offer and how to enroll.

New Centurion® Lounge locations in New York JFK, Los Angeles, and Denver airports, and the expansion of The Centurion Lounge in Miami.


Up to $200 in statement credits annually for U.S. purchases with Dell on your Business Platinum Card. You’ll receive more information about how to enroll in the new Shop Dell with Business Platinum benefit in February 2019.

$100 hotel credit on qualifying charges at hundreds of properties in The Hotel Collection (increased from $75) for new reservations made after January 1, 2019 when you book through Amex Travel.

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Re: Amex Business Plat 2019 Changes
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 09:40:34 AM »
I like this thread title better. https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=99100.0
It's really about the increase in AF. The "enhancements" are just the way of trying to justify it.

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Re: Amex Business Plat 2019 Changes
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2018, 09:44:18 AM »
If the $200 works unrestricted on Dell, it’s not too bad. Can probably sell the credit for at least the difference, if needed.

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Re: Amex Business Platinum Annual Fee Increase
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 09:57:22 AM »


Business Platinum Card Membership is about knowing that American Express has your back in life and in business.

Over the past few years, we've added valuable features to help you earn points faster, upgraded redemption options to make points go further, and expanded the Centurion Lounge Network. This includes:

5X Membership Rewards points1 on prepaid travel on amextravel.com.

1.5X Membership Rewards points2 on eligible purchases of $5,000 or more, up to 1 million additional points per year.

35% points back3 after you use the Pay with Points feature for all or part of an eligible flight, up to 500,000 points back per calendar year.

New Centurion Lounge locations4 in Philadelphia and Hong Kong, and a newly expanded location in the Dallas Fort Worth airport. This is in addition to a collection of more than 1,200 airport lounges globally, including The Centurion Lounges, Airspace, Priority Pass Select, and Delta Sky Club when flying Delta.

Additionally, we updated the Card with a sleek metal design.

That was just the beginning.

 
In 2019, look for updates from us about new business and travel solutions to help you stay ahead. Coming soon, your Business Platinum Card Membership will include:

Access to more spaces that make it convenient to work around the world

One year of complimentary Platinum Global Access from WeWork, a network of premium workspaces around the world. With Platinum Global Access, enjoy over 300 workspaces in 75+ cities and 20+ countries, valued at $2,700. You’ll receive more information in February 2019 about the offer and how to enroll.

New Centurion Lounge locations in New York JFK, Los Angeles, and Denver airports, and the expansion of The Centurion Lounge in Miami.

More value for your business and travel purchases

Up to $200 in statement credits annually for U.S. purchases with Dell on your Business Platinum Card. You’ll receive more information about how to enroll in the new Shop Dell with Business Platinum benefit in February 2019.

$100 hotel credit on qualifying charges at hundreds of properties in The Hotel Collection (increased from $75) for new reservations made after January 1, 2019 when you book through Amex Travel.

New ways to earn and use your points

Get 5X Membership Rewards points or use Pay With Points on prepaid bookings on amextravel.com at select prepaid Fine Hotels & Resorts properties.

Along with these changes, the annual membership fee for Business Platinum will be $595. This fee increase will not take effect until your next membership renewal date on or after your February 2019 billing cycle. We will send you a separate notice with additional information about this change to your annual membership fee.

You can expect to see more information throughout 2019 about when new benefits and features will launch. We look forward to offering you even more Card benefits and offers that put your life and business first.

Thank you for your valued Card Membership.

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Re: Amex Business Platinum Annual Fee Increase
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 10:03:04 AM »
Beyond lame.

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Re: Amex Business Platinum Annual Fee Increase
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 10:38:55 AM »
Seems like they are angling it towards millennial business owners who only need a computer to do their work and travel a lot.

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Re: Amex Business Platinum Annual Fee Increase
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2018, 11:01:26 AM »
If the $200 works unrestricted on Dell, it’s not too bad. Can probably sell the credit for at least the difference, if needed.
Prob going to be 4x50 or 2x100
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Re: Amex Business Platinum Annual Fee Increase
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 11:06:51 AM »
Prob going to be 4x50 or 2x100

Source on that?

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Re: Amex Business Platinum Annual Fee Increase
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2018, 11:08:42 AM »
Source on that?
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Re: Amex Business Platinum Annual Fee Increase
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2019, 02:49:25 PM »
I have almost a million amex platinum business points and with the fee increase I want to close or downgrade the account.
What's the smartest thing to do with my points?  Sell them?  Transfer to an airline?  Keep them with a downgraded account?

Thanks!!

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Re: Amex Business Platinum Annual Fee Increase
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2019, 03:21:09 PM »
I have almost a million amex platinum business points and with the fee increase I want to close or downgrade the account.
What's the smartest thing to do with my points?  Sell them?  Transfer to an airline?  Keep them with a downgraded account?

Thanks!!

till you will figure out what make more sense to you (sell/transfer/etc) go for "Keep them with a downgraded account" at least you will not pay the higher fee anymore ..

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Re: Amex Business Platinum Annual Fee Increase
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2019, 03:21:35 PM »
I have almost a million amex platinum business points and with the fee increase I want to close or downgrade the account.
What's the smartest thing to do with my points?  Sell them?  Transfer to an airline?  Keep them with a downgraded account?

Thanks!!
Depends. I'll keep them with a downgraded account if you can do,and transfer to airlines as needed, if you do not fly enough then sell them.
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