Welcome Offer: Earn up to 75,000 Membership Rewards® points.
Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 25,000 points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases made on your Business Platinum Card® within your first 3 months of Card Membership.†
Get 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights and prepaid hotels on amextravel.com.
Get 50% more Membership Rewards® points. That's an extra half point per dollar, on each eligible purchase of $5,000 or more. You can get up to 1 million additional points per year.
35% Airline Bonus: Use Membership Rewards® Pay with Points for all or part of a flight with your selected qualifying airline, and you can get 35% of the points back, up to 500,000 bonus points per calendar year when flight is booked on amextravel.com.
Enroll to get up to $200 in statement credits annually by getting up to $100 semi-annually for U.S. purchases with Dell. Terms apply.
Rates, fees & offers
Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 25,000 points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.
Foreign transaction fee
Recommended credit score
By Paul Soucy
Editor's overall rating
Pros and cons
High rewards rate on certain travel purchases
No foreign transaction fee
Bonus offer for new cardholders
Lounge access, airline fee credit
High annual fee
Other cards offer a higher rewards rate on non-travel spending
Complicated rewards structure
Requires good/excellent credit
The Business Platinum® Card from American Express comes with rewards and perks galore, many relevant to the traveling small-business owner. But they come at the price of a large annual fee: $595
Among its rewards, this card earns 5 points on flights and prepaid hotels booked through the American Express Travel website; 1.5 points per dollar on individual purchases of $5,000 or more; and 1 point per dollar spent on everything else. Terms apply.
There's also an enticing welcome bonus: Earn 50,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 25,000 points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases within your first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.
It showers you with relevant perks, too, such as:
--$200 airline fee credit.
--Reimbursement for applications to Global Entry or TSA Precheck.
--Airport lounge access.
If you don’t travel or spend much, you might have difficulty reaping enough value to compensate for the sizable annual fee. But road warriors who spend big might find The Business Platinum® Card from American Express worth it.
For more information, see our full review of this card.
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