Earn 40,000 MR points for applying for the American Express Platinum Card and spending $3000 in 90 days. This card usually is 25,000! Whats more, as we reported earlier, as well as Gary and others that this may be the last bonus you may be able to get from American Express.
Beginning in June 2014, American Express will add to its travel benefits for all Platinum Card Members, Personal, Business and Corporate:
- Unlimited complimentary global access to Boingo WiFi hotspots
- Statement credit for an application to TSA PreCheck
In short, the free WiFi is at 700,000 locations. This benefit is only for land use, not in air.
TSA Precheck is a great benefit. Although it is not as good as the Global entry, which is currently also offered by American Express. Global entry is a $100 statement credit to cover the application.
TSA Precheck works the same way. It is a $85 statement credit for the application. The program allows you to streamline the check-in process without the need of removing your shoes.
Read The Point Guy’s full review of all the cards features. In a nut shell the benefits the Platinum Card has is:
40,000 Signup Bonus
$200 Incidental Credit
25% Bonus on Pay With Points
Priority Pass Membership
Global Entry Fee Rebate
Starwood Gold Status
A $450 Annual fee is not waived for this card.
2 new features were added to the Platinum Card, PreCheck and free Boingo WiFi.The current bonus for the American Express Platinum Card is 40,000 MR.