The American Express Platinum card Boingo benefit is no longer available. American Express discontinued the benefit for all of its cards as of January 1, 2020.
American Express previously offered all American Express Platinum cardcardholders a complimentary membership with the wireless provider Boingo. It provided unlimited Wi-Fi access at more than 1 million hotspots, worldwide. The benefit, valued at between $170 and $180 per year, had allowed users to connect to Wi-Fi on up to a total of four devices. It provided access only to land-based Wi-Fi services; in-flight Wi-Fi access was not included.
American Express Platinum card cardholders who still need unlimited Wi-Fi access can purchase an Unlimited Plan directly from Boingo. The no-contract plan costs $4.98 for the first month and $14.99 per month afterwards.
The American Express Platinum card Priority Pass benefit gives you access to more than 1,300 airport lounges around the world. It’s a $429-per-year value. Plus, Priority Pass is just one of the six chains of airport lounges that American Express Platinum card gives you access to for free. It also gets you into The Centurion® Lounge, International American Express Lounges, Plaza Premium Lounges, Delta SkyClub, Airspace and Escape Lounges. You can use the Amex … read full answerlounge finder tool to see which lounges are in the airport you’re headed to.
Out of all the lounge programs you get access to with American Express Platinum card, Priority Pass is special because it’s the only one that requires enrollment. You’ll need a membership card, not just American Express Platinum card, to enter Priority Pass lounges.
Here’s how to get your American Express Platinum card Priority Pass benefit:
Log into your Amex account with your username and password.
Follow the onscreen instructions to enroll.
Wait for your card to arrive. It should take 10-14 business days.
If you don’t want to enroll online, you can do it by phone at (800) 801 6564. Once you receive your membership card in the mail, just show it at the entrance to any Priority Pass lounge and you’ll be admitted. You can bring in guests, too, although individual lounges can limit the number of people you’re allowed. Once inside, you’ll get to enjoy amenities like free food and beverages, Wifi, comfortable seating, and more.
The Amex Platinum Saks credit is $100 per year toward Saks Fifth Avenue purchases, awarded in two installments: a $50 statement credit from January through June, and a $50 credit from July through December. Cardholders must first enroll at the Platinum Card benefits portal in order to receive the Amex Platinum Saks credit. Once enrolled, shoppers can apply these credits to Saks Fifth Avenue in-store and online purchases made with the Platinum card. No minimum purchase is required.… read full answer
Amex Platinum Saks credits will post to your account about 2 to 4 weeks after you make a qualified Saks Fifth Avenue purchase. Keep in mind that unused Amex Platinum Saks credits do not roll over to the next six-month period. In addition, credits do not apply to Saks Fifth Avenue gift cards or purchases at the outlet Saks OFF 5th Avenue, either in-store or online. Primary cardholders and authorized users can both apply credits to Saks purchases, but only up to a combined $100 annually.
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