Tips for The Platinum Card ® from American Express $200 Airline Rebate

Tweet I’ve previously blogged about how I thought the $450 annual fee for the The Platinum Card ® from American Express was insane. I also thought anyone who would pay $450 for the card was too full of herself. However, after having the card for nearly a year, I’d like to say that the annual fee […]

Travel Credit Cards With Benefits that May Justify an Annual Fee Beyond the First Year

Tweet Every year we’re all forced to think deeply. To cancel or not to cancel.  That is the question.  Whether tis more cost effective to cancel or to keep a credit card account open. Some plastic is clearly only worth the sign up bonus, but other travel credit cards with benefits may in fact be […]

Airport Lounge Access | Credit Cards that Give You Free or Discounted Access

Tweet Before this year, I’d never stepped inside an airport lounge.  I guess I had a little curiosity about what was behind those translucent doors, but for the most part, I was content to be in the wide open spaces of the airport. This year I stepped into my first airport lounge. At this point, […]

Justifying a $450 Annual Fee: Why I Signed Up for an The Platinum Card® from American Express

Tweet Three or four years ago I first learned about The Platinum Card ® from American Express. I almost chocked on my sandwich when I noticed that some fools were paying $450 per year for the card. I thought those were the type of people who need to visit Help Me Travel Cheap and learn how to […]

American Express Membership Rewards Review and Value Analysis

Tweet As we analyze and review the American Express Membership Rewards (MR) program, we’ll be continuing our series where we’re on the hunt to find the most valuable travel related credit card rewards program. To date, here are the other credit card rewards programs that I’ve reviewed: Capital One Venture Rewards – 3/4 out of […]

The Platinum Card ® from American Express Travel Benefits Introduction

Tweet Today I’ll be discussing the The Platinum Card ® from American Express, a prized possession in the wallet of any frequent traveler.  Yet, on the other hand, it is a thorn in the flesh of we budget travelers who love the features, yet wonder if it is worth justifying the $450 annual fee. I […]