Latest American Express credit card tips
Man, this is a really fast moving world, but basically both Amex and Chase have been raising the prices of their premium cards a lot so you have to really keep base with the deals to make them worth it:
- Walmart+. You can get the monthly Walmart+ members costing $12.95/month for free with the Amex Platinum card. This means that you get free unlimited shipping at any order level like Amazon Prime but for free. I don't order often from Walmart, but I'll check now for things like electronic purchases.
- Peacock, Audible, (and NY Times or Sirius). You get up to $20/month when you use these services. This is actually a nice deal in that Audible gets you a free book a month if you sign up and charge to your Amex card, Peacock and NY Times as well. Since Audible Premium Plus is $15/month, Peacock is $5/month and the NY Times is $17/month although I'm on the intro $8/month, that's a pretty good selection. Since we are intro, I would say that the best deal is Audible plus Peacock, even though we rarely watch Peacock content. So I would probably say that the $22.95/month for Audible which gives you two free books is the best value
- Uber. Don't forget you get $15/month and $20 in December there so that's a big savings.
- Travel Credit. And if you book directly with airlines, you get $200 for incidentals like an airline lounge and 5x points.
- Clear membership. They give you a free $179 Clear membership
- Saks. You get $50 every six months to spend at Sax
- Uber Eats Pass. They have a one year membership to Uber Eats but hopefully it will last longer than that. This has now become Uber One but you had to signup by January of last year.
- Rakuten. If you link your Amex account to Rakuten then you get Amex points for Rakuten things effectively doubling the value.
Anyway, these things definitely add up ($156+240+200+200+100) is roughly $800 which is pretty darn good. The Walmart thing I'm least sure about, but the others are things I would do anyway.