A lot of the talk in recent days has been surrounding the new welcome offer that American Express has launched on the Platinum Card but, while I'll probably get around to giving my thoughts about that in more detail next week, the thing that's interesting me most about the Platinum Card right now is that may be about to be improved. Amex may be about to replace one of the more annoying benefits that the card offers.
Since the beginning of May, the Platinum Card from American Express has been offering cardholders statement credits of up to $20/month for spending on select U.S. streaming services and for spending made directly with U.S. wireless telephone service providers. I have been diligently using up my statement credits every month, but Amex now appears to have shut down a path I was using to trigger one of the credits.
American Express has an existing partnership with Uber in the form of credits that its Platinum Card offers cardholders on a monthly basis. Now that partnership is being expanded to give Platinum, Gold, and Green Card holders access to a new Uber benefit as well as to give Amex Gold Card holders access to Uber credits.
The American Express Gold Card has just had its public welcome bonus refreshed and the result is a considerably more tempting offer than we've been seeing on this card over the past few months. Not only has the number of bonus points on offer nearly doubled, but Amex has also doubled the amount of time new cardholders have to earn the bonus.
American Express has just refreshed the welcome offers on two of the best cash back cards that it issues - the Blue Cash Everyday Card and the Blue Cash Preferred Card. At a time when a lot of people are shying away from earning miles and points and looking to safer havens like cash back, these are two credit cards that are worth a closer look...especially as both are now free for at least the first year.
American Express has increased the welcome offers on the Hilton Honors Surpass Credit Card and the Hilton Honors Credit Card and while the increases aren't exactly impressive, these are two very good credit cards (for the right audience) so improved welcome offers are always good news.
Miles and points are out of fashion right now and cash back, once considered by many to be the ugly step-sister of the credit card world, is very much in vogue. This makes the news that Amex's no-annual-fee Blue Cash Everyday Card is now offering bonus cash back at Amazon.com very welcome indeed. With a little over two weeks to go before the current welcome offer is pulled, it's worth reminding ourselves just what the Blue Cash Everyday credit card offers.
To get the most out of a miles or points balance takes work and often quite a bit of effort. People with busy lives and families to look after generally don't have the time or energy to deal with all of that and this a big reason why cash back credit cards are so incredibly popular and why the Blue Cash Preferred Card is a card that would work well in most wallets.
American Express has updated the welcome bonuses on four of the Delta SkyMiles credit cards that it issues and has announced that the new offers are only going to be available through 28 October. Two personal and two business cards are seeing changes made to their welcome offers so now may be the time to consider one of these cards if Delta is your airline of choice.
American Express has loaded three new hotel offers to targeted cardholder accounts this morning and with all three offers valid through at least the end of the year, there's plenty of time to make the most of them. These offers come on top of the offers we've recently seen for stays at select IHG properties (see here and here), Hyatt properties (see here), and Best Western Properties (see here).