Last week, American Express announced a move for Platinum Cardmembers regarding the $200 annual travel credit.
Then it was the turn of Membership Rewards cards to be spoiled with the possibility of redeeming 1,000 points for a $10 statement credit on all purchases (instead of $7).
Now it’s the turn of The Platinum Card® again with two great benefits from April 21 to July 20, 2020:
- Redeem 1,000 points for a $20 statement credit
- Double the points on all purchases
Redeem 1,000 points for a $20 statement credit
Today, Mathieu L., a member of the milesopedia community discovered in his Platinum Card account that he can redeem 1,000 points on all purchases for a $20 credit (instead of $7 usually or $10 for travel)!
I also checked into my Platinum Card account and have access to the same option:
And this even applies to the card’s annual fee: 34,950 Membership Rewards points for a $699 statement credit!
American Express has announced to Platinum Cardmembers that this offer will be in effect from April 21 to July 20, 2020.
In these difficult times, some of the benefits of The Platinum card can be even more useful than ever. But what about our “everyday” added value?
Membership Rewards® points are an important benefit of the Platinum Card – they allow you to earn points for virtually every $1 in purchases you make. To ‘double down’ on this aspect of everyday Platinum value, we’re introducing Double Rewards: earn double the points, enjoy double the value – available from April 21 until July 20, 2020.American Express Canada
To be able to redeem Membership Rewards points for all expenses at a 2 cents per point value is pretty amazing!
Earn double the points for 3 months
Similarly, it will also be possible to earn double the points for ALL YOUR PURCHASES over the next three months.
Earn Double the Points Through Double Rewards, over the next three months, you will earn double rewards points on all your spend: any retailer, anywhere and anytime. Food delivery. Check. Online retailers. Check. Streaming services. Check.
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This means that the Platinum from American Express joins the American Express Cobalt® Card to become the best cash back card in Canada today!
to July 20, 2020
|Value from April 21
to July 20, 2020
|All purchases||1 point per dollar||2 points per dollar||4 %|
|Travel||2 points per dollar||4 points per dollar||8 %|
|Dining||3 points per dollar||6 points per dollar||12 %|
It is sure that at the moment, Platinum Cardmembers were having trouble using it:
- Its travel benefits are currently useless (access to airport lounges, hotel status, travel credit)
- Its accelerated earning categories are not appropriate for the COVID-19 pandemic (3 points per dollar for restaurants and bars, 2 points for travel)
So, with American Express offering to earn double the points for three months is particularly appealing, more interesting when combined with the points redemption offer at a 1,000 points = $20 value!
American Express Platinum Cardmembers can get a 4% to 12% cashback depending on their purchases!
Bravo American Express Canada!