I took the plunge and upgraded to the redesigned American Express Platinum Card. The $200 Uber credit is a great perk that gets put to use monthly.  With a $550 annual fee, be sure to use all of the benefits listed here to recover your annual costs.

Here’s a rundown of the new perks:

$200 in Uber ride credits

Platinum cardholders will now get up to $200 in annual Uber credits for rides within the United States. That will come in increments of $15 monthly credit over 12 months, plus an extra $20 bonus in December.

Expanded 5X Membership Rewards points

Cardholders will now receive 5X Membership Rewards points for eligible hotels booked on

More access to airport lounge locations

Provides access to airport lounges in more than 500 cities across 120 countries. Coming soon: Access to future Centurion Lounge locations in Hong Kong and Philadelphia slated to open later in 2017.

Unique dining experiences

Access to one-of-a-kind dining experiences featuring world-renowned chefs such as Thomas Keller, Daniel Humm, Stephanie Izard and José Andrés.

Complimentary additional Gold Cards

Offers free use by family members of an American Express Gold card at no extra annual fee.

Complimentary daily breakfast for two

Available when booking at a Fine Hotels and Resorts property with American Express Travel. Also includes guaranteed 4 p.m. late checkout.

New card design

The Platinum card will now be made from metal.





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