The Platinum Card by American Express is by far the most prestigious card for serious travelers. But as much as we love it ourselves, you should definitely not get it now. Don’t.
They’ve slashed the welcome bonus for the pandemic and anyway, the best benefit of the card is the unlimited airport lounge access and that’s not very valuable right now for most people (we’ll let you know when the regular welcome bonus returns).
Anyway, if you do have the card already, Amex is once again giving us a bonus credit for the pandemic: $200 at select grocery stores or Uber Eats.
It’s less than the $250 we got last summer, but it’s still a very nice bonus.
Simply use your Platinum Card at the grocery store and Amex will automatically credit you the purchase on your statement until you reach $200: you don’t have to spend more than $200, you don’t have to spend it all in one transaction, and you don’t even have to spend it all at the same place.
We’ll soon share a post with a list of the grocery stores in Canada that accept Amex.
As always, you need to first register your card with 2 clicks on the Amex app or online under “Amex Offers”. It expires on July 18th so you have plenty of time.
There is also an Amex Offer for FedEx, but that one is different: you need to do separate transactions of at least $45 to get the $45 credit (capped at 6 credits; for $270 total).
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This $200 in free groceries is a great Amex Offer for those who already have The Platinum Card.
Have any questions about the $200 credit? Ask us in the comments below.
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