There are two different Platinum cards out there, the regular one, and a Mercedes Benz Platinum AmEx. The Mercedes platinum gives you everything the normal platinum card has and:
- 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you charge $3,000 in purchases on the Card within the first three months of Card Membership.
- Receive a $1000 certificate each year you charge $5,000 in purchases, good toward the future purchase or lease of a new Mercedes-Benz
- Up to 2,000 excess miles waived at lease-end on leases through Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
- $100 certificate at renewal of your Card account, good toward Genuine Mercedes-Benz Accessories
- Annual fee of $475
Well it turns out they are offering 50K MR points for a modest $3,000 spend on the Mercedes Benz Platinum, even if you already have a “normie” AmEx Platinum. So you can potentially have 90,000 MR points (50k for MB Pt and 40K from normal Pt) with $6k spend. Also they fixed the problem where cards were being sent via UPS and never making it to their intended APO/FPO boxes. Now they will be sent via USPS priority mail upon approval. A very nice O-6 Select I referred to verified this with his most recent application.
The major point of having two of the same card is to also have a $400 combined annual airline fee reimbursement. For things like incidentals and potentially airline tickets when used towards the United gift registry. Also this gives you the ability to buy Global Entry for someone other than yourself such as a child or spouse. Lastly you could get another log in for Boingo WiFi.
Oh yeah they waive the annual fee for Active duty regardless of your time in or when you got the card, so i have $475 waived for this one as well as for the $450 for my normal one and $175 for my additional card holders, thats $1,100 a year waived. If your getting out, then downgrade all the cards to the blue cash NON preferred for $0 a year. Do not close the account!
So please let me send you a referral, I will def buy you dinner with the 7,500 referral bonus for either of the Platinum cards.