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Amex Platinum Benefits and Perks

When I tell my friends how much I pay in membership fees for my Platinum card from American Express, I always see wide eyes and a dropped jaw in response. “What?!! $550?! You’re crazy!” Back in the day, I thought paying $550 for any credit card was insane, but I have learned the ins and outs of award travel and now don’t blink an eye paying the fee year after year.

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