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My Metal American Express Platinum Card Fell Apart

A few weeks ago I wrote about an issue I’ve been having with metal credit cards. The issue I’ve been experiencing is as the cards age, they start to fall apart. Unlike a traditional plastic cards, metal cards are typically a piece of metal with two info panels stuck to either side. It seems overtime…
Is It Time To Close The Chase Sapphire Reserve?

With the start of each New Year I like to sit back and come up with a plan for the upcoming year. This plan includes which hotels should I remain loyal to, which airlines should I fly, and most importantly, which annual fee credit cards are worth keeping. I’m pretty happy with my current portfolio…
American Express Platinum Benefits: Hotel Elite Status

If you haven’t heard already, the new and improved metal American Express Platinum card is absolutely incredible. American Express increased the annual fee to $550 a year, but after Uber credits and airline of choice credits ($200 each) the effective annual fee is just $150. That’s the same effective annual fee as the Chase Sapphire…
American Express Platinum Benefit: Airport Lounge Access

This has been an amazing year for credit cards. In a time when most loyalty programs are taking away benefits, it seems credit cards only continue to improve. Well, not the Citi Prestige card, but that’s a different story. In all honesty, its overwhelming to look at just how many cards have improved significantly in…
PSA: Use Your 2017 American Express Airline Of Choice Credit

Credit card travel or airline credits are among my favorite credit card benefits. Travel credits are a great way of getting value from a card to help justify paying an annual fee. I especially love travel credits that reset each calendar year. For cards with credits based on a calendar year you could open a…
Issue With The Metal American Express Platinum Card

I’ve had the metal American Express Platinum card for just under a month now and overall I really like the card. I think American Express did a great job redesigning a card that’s changed so little over the years. I rarely use the card in public because I earn more points on other cards in my…
Review: Delta Sky Club Atlanta Concourse F

Shortly after finalizing my award bookings for my Star Alliance First Class Weekend I was on a Delta flight to Atlanta. Luckily on this trip I finally had time to visit the Delta Sky Club located in Atlanta’s Concourse F. Atlanta is one of the biggest airports I’ve ever been to. There are currently 6 different concourses,…
My Metal American Express Platinum Card Is Here

When American Express first announced a metal Platinum card I wasn’t that excited. Metal credit cards were definitely interesting when first introduced years ago, but so were clear credit cards years and years ago. The form factor of a credit card doesn’t really matter to me. I care more about what the card actually does for…
Tip: Be Careful Using American Express Platinum Uber Credits

On March 30, 2017 American Express implemented some major improvements to the Platinum card. On top of the facelift, Amex introduced a $200 a year Uber benefit. The Uber benefit gives card holders who link their Platinum card to their Uber account $200 a year in Uber credits. Amex adds credits to your Uber account monthly…
DFW Amex Centurion Lounge Giving Out Chocolates!

Greetings from the American Express Centurion Lounge at DFW airport! Today’s a pretty big day for American Express and the Platinum Card. Today American Express’ most dramatic chances go into effect for the Amex Platinum Card. Changes include an increased annual fee, $200/year in Uber credits, a Metal Card design, improved Priority Pass benefit, etc.…