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American Express Introduces New Platinum Card Benefits Including Uber Rides

American Express has announced a new generation of benefits for its Platinum Card. The benefits are built for today’s global travelers who enjoy exclusive access, unique experiences and best-in-class service whether they’re traveling across the globe or in their home city.

Starting on March 30, 2017, consumers with The Platinum Card® will receive exclusive access in the Uber app to a new Uber Rides with Platinum benefit, which provides up to $200 annually in Uber credits for U.S. rides and automatic VIP status where available. Platinum Card Members will also receive 5X Membership Rewards points on eligible hotels booked on amextravel.com. This is in addition to the recently unveiled 5X Membership Rewards points on airfare booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel. Card Members will also get access to an expanded Global Lounge Collection, a new Global Dining Collection, more global events, enhanced mobile servicing options, and all of the other benefits that currently come with Platinum Card Membership.

“Because we’ve built long term relationships with our Platinum Card Members, we have a deep understanding of what they value most about their Membership – access to exclusive experiences, rich travel rewards and superior service,” said Janey Whiteside, senior vice president and general manager of Global Charge Products, Benefits & Services, American Express. “We’re elevating the Platinum Card to further deliver in these key areas, while providing new benefits that enhance their lifestyles. We want to ensure that we’re continually exceeding our Card Members’ expectations.”

Beginning on March 30, the new annual fee for the Platinum Card will be $550. For existing Platinum Card Members, the new annual fee will take effect on Card Members’ annual renewal date on or after September 1, 2017.

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