New AMEX Benefits

Heads up that AMEX just announced a slew of new changes to their cards through the end of 2020. A few are pretty decent if you move around some purchases you already make.

The Platinum Card® from American Express

From May 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 you can earn:

  • Platinum Card Members can now get $100 back on any purchase of $100+ at Dell.com, if they enroll in the Amex Offer through January 31, 2021.
  • Up to $20 in statement credits each month when you use your American Express Platinum Card to pay for Select U.S. Streaming Subscriptions
  • Up to $20 in statement credits each month when you use your American Express Platinum Card to pay for eligible Wireless Telephone Service charges.
  • As a reminder, your existing $15 per month Uber credit benefit is also eligible for UberEats.
  • As a reminder, each Card Account is eligible for up to $50 in additional statement credit between May and June 2020 and $50 in additional statement credits between July and December 2020 on purchases with Saks Fifth Avenue. This includes online purchases.

Thanks, the streaming offers are pretty good.

They just updated Platinum benefits through June 2021:

  • Avis Car Rental: Spend $250+ on eligible purchases, get $75 back (up to two times)
  • BestBuy.com: Spend $50+ on eligible purchases, get $50 back (up to two times)
  • Goldbelly: Spend $100+ on eligible purchases, get $50 back (up to three times)
  • Home Chef: Spend $50+ on eligible purchases, get $50 back (up to three times)
  • HomeDepot.com: Spend $50+ on eligible purchases, get $50 back (up to two times)
  • Instacart: Spend $250+ on eligible purchases, get $50 back (up to two times)
  • Samsung: Spend $1,000+ on eligible purchases, get $200 back (one time)
  • Scribd: Spend $9.99+ on eligible purchases, get $9.99 back (up to five times)
  • The Container Store: Spend $150+ on eligible purchases, get $50 back (up to two times)
  • Virtual Personal Training by Equinox: Spend $780+ on eligible purchases, get $130 back (up to five times)
  • Wine Insiders: Spend $30+ on eligible purchases, get $30 back (up to two times)

From now through June 30, card members with the personal American Express Platinum can earn up to $180 in statement credits when paying with the card at eligible merchants through PayPal.

These credits are available in $30 monthly portions during each of the first six months of the year and can be accessed by adding an eligible Platinum card to PayPal as a payment method, then selecting the card as the payment option when checking out via PayPal.