American Express has sent out a survey regarding possible changes to the Business Platinum card, often American Express does this ahead of card changes but sometimes these changes don’t come to fruition. Some of the changes were as follows:
- Annual fee increase to $695 (up from $595)
- $1,000 in B2B partner credits. Get up to $1,000 in statement credits annually for U.S. purchases with partners in categories like Computing (e.g., Dell), Food Delivery, Rideshare and Account on your Business Platinum card
- Ability to redeem rewards into AmEx business checking account (100 points = $1 so 1¢ per point)
- Ability to earn 1.5x Membership Rewards points on shipping, construction and electronics
- Free CLEAR membership
- Cell phone protection ($800 per claim, up to $1,600 per 12 month period)
- Removal of $200 airline fee credit
It’s hard to know how useful or bad these changes would be, mainly because there isn’t a lot of detail regarding the B2B credits. Personally don’t hate the removal of the airline credits as they are always a bit of a pain to use
Hat tip to thomasthorn85
Update 2/5/21: Another round has been sent out, this time the e-mail states the lifetime language but application page doesn’t. $595 annual fee is mentioned on application page. Hat tip to reader BS
Update 12/28/20: Another round has gone out.
Update 12/15/20: More people targeted. Remains to be seen if this new batch ends up having the annual fee waived first or not, just assume it doesn’t.
Update 12/10/20: Despite the terms stating the annual fee is not waived first year, multiple people (1,2,3) have reported applying and then card member approval paperwork showing the $595 annual fee waived first year. This is American Express though so every chance they try to add the annual fee back. I’d apply expecting to pay the annual fee and then it’s a happy surprise if you don’t have to
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- Get 100,000 points after $15,000 in spend within the first three months of card membership
If you’ve never had this card before, then the call in method is better due to the lower minimum spend requirement. The real nice thing about this offer is the fact it has no lifetime language meaning it’s possible to get the bonus if you’ve gotten the card before.
Hat tip to reader CreditDingo