What is a charge card?
Essentially a charge card has no pre-set limit. This offers extra flexibility to those that need it. In addition to that, the full balance is required for each statement cycle, whereas with a credit card you could pay the minimum necessary + interest each month.
Amex Platinum Metal Card Design
The Amex Platinum Card now comes with a sleek, metal design for both primary and additional Card Members. Apart from the invite-only Centurion card, the Amex Platinum Card is the only metal card available in Australia (along with the Qantas Money Titanium card)!
Amex Platinum Card Features
Receive a welcome bonus of 80,000 Membership Rewards points when you apply online, are approved, and spend $3,000 on your new card in the first 3 months from the Card approval date. This offer is available to new Card Members, as well as Bank-issued American Express and companion card holders.
Earning & Redeeming Points
Amex Platinum Airline Transfer Rates
All airlines except for Air New Zealand transfer at a rate of 2 MR points for 1 frequent flyer point, this makes the effective earning rate of the American Express Platinum Card 1.125 points per dollar.
= 200 Membership Rewards points
Amex Platinum Hotel Transfer Rates
The American Express Membership Rewards program also allows you to transfer your points to 2 of the major hotel loyalty programs Hilton Honors and Marriott Bonvoy.
3 Membership Rewards points = 2 Marriott Bonvoy points
80,000 Bonus Points
$450 Annual Travel Credit
Amex Platinum Travel
Fine Hotels & Resorts
The Hotel Collection
Accor Plus Membership
Hotel Elite Status
The Amex Platinum Card comes with a bunch of instant elite status for a few hotels. Here’s what you get:
Flight Hacks Value: $200
Probably the least valuable hotel status, this one gives you a discount on food and beverages, free water in the room and a welcome gift as well as room upgrades where available.
Virgin Australia Domestic Lounge Access
The American Express Global Lounge Collection
Car Rental Elite Programs
Your Amex card also comes with a couple of elite memberships to both Hertz and Avis.
Flight Hacks Value: $50
In addition to car upgrades (when available), members will also receive between 25 and 50% more Avis reward points.