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What Credits & Benefits Do Amex Platinum Authorized Users Get?

- Jan 15, 2023 Credit Card Info0 comments

There is a lot of confusion about which benefits and credits Amex Platinum authorized users get.

We did a lot of research on the subject and we reached out to Amex to clarify as well. 

Amex has 4 types of Platinum cards. Let’s discuss each one.

Amex Platinum Business ($695)

You can add authorized users on three levels. 

Here are the benefits included for each level.

Platinum level
(
$350 per
authorized user)
Gold level ($45) Green level ($0)
Global Entry or TSA Precheck Yes Yes Yes
Hertz President’s Circle status Yes Yes Yes
Access to the Fine Hotels +
Resorts Program and Hotel Collection 
Yes Yes Yes
Access to the Centurion Lounge,
Delta Sky Club, and Priority Pass Lounges
Yes No No
Complimentary Hilton and Marriott Gold status  Yes No No
$200 Airline incidental fee credit No No No
$400 Dell credit  No No No
$360 indeed credit No No No
$150 Adobe credit No No No
$120 credit for wireless purchases No No No
$189 CLEAR credit No No No

 

No matter on which level the authorized user gets added, the authorized user will earn the same rewards on purchases as the primary.

The credits mentioned above, even though the authorized users don’t get their own credits, the primary can share each credit with it’s authorized users. Purchases made on the authorized user cards are eligible for credits, up to the maximum amount allotted to the primary.

Interesting

The Gold level costs $45 while the Green level is free. But they both have the exact same benefits.  

Amex Platinum Personal ($695)

You can add authorized users on two levels. 

Here are the benefits included for each level.

Platinum level
($175 for the first 3
authorized users and
then $175
per
authorized user)
Gold level ($0)
Global Entry or TSA Precheck Yes Yes
Hertz President’s Circle status Yes Yes
SoulCycle At-Home Bike Credit Yes Yes
Access to the Centurion Lounge,
Delta Sky Club, and
Priority Pass Lounges
Yes No
Complimentary Hilton and
Marriott Gold status  
Yes No
$12.95 monthly credit for a
Walmart+ Membership
No No
$200 Airline incidental fee credit No No
$240 Digital Entertainment credit No No
$200 Uber credit No No
$300 Equinox statement credit No No
$189 CLEAR statement credit No No
$100 Saks Fifth Avenue credit No No

No matter on which level the authorized user gets added, the authorized user will earn the same rewards on purchases as the primary.

The credits mentioned above, even though the authorized users don’t get their own credits, the primary can share each credit with it’s authorized users. Purchases made on the authorized user cards are eligible for credits, up to the maximum amount allotted to the primary.

Amex Platinum Charles Schwab ($695)

You can add authorized users on two levels. 

Here are the benefits included for each level.

Platinum level
($175 for the first 3
authorized users and
then $175 per
authorized user)
Gold level ($0)
Global Entry or TSA Precheck Yes Yes
Hertz President’s Circle status Yes Yes
SoulCycle At-Home Bike Credit Yes Yes
Access to the Centurion Lounge,
Delta Sky Club, and Priority Pass Lounges
Yes No
Complimentary Hilton and
Marriott Gold status  
Yes No
$12.95 monthly credit for a
Walmart+ Membership
No No
$200 Airline incidental fee credit No No
$240 Digital Entertainment credit No No
$200 Uber credit No No
$300 Equinox statement credit No No
$189 CLEAR statement credit No No
$100 Saks Fifth Avenue credit No No
$100 Schwab Holdings credit No No

No matter on which level the authorized user gets added, the authorized user will earn the same rewards on purchases as the primary.

The credits mentioned above, even though the authorized users don’t get their own credits, the primary can share each credit with it’s authorized users. Purchases made on the authorized user cards are eligible for credits, up to the maximum amount allotted to the primary.

Amex Platinum Morgan Stanley ($695)

You can add authorized users on two levels. 

Here are the benefits included for each level.

Platinum level
(First authorized user
is free! $175 for another
3 authorized users and
then $175 per authorized user)
Gold level ($0)
Global Entry or TSA Precheck Yes Yes
Hertz President’s Circle status Yes Yes
SoulCycle At-Home Bike Credit Yes Yes
Access to the Centurion Lounge,
Delta Sky Club, and Priority Pass Lounges
Yes No
Complimentary Hilton and
Marriott Gold status  
Yes No
$12.95 monthly credit for a
Walmart+ Membership
No No
$200 Airline incidental fee credit No No
$240 Digital Entertainment credit No No
$200 Uber credit No No
$300 Equinox statement credit No No
$189 CLEAR statement credit No No
$100 Saks Fifth Avenue credit No No

No matter on which level the authorized user gets added, the authorized user will earn the same rewards on purchases as the primary.

The credits mentioned above, even though the authorized users don’t get their own credits, the primary can share each credit with it’s authorized users. Purchases made on the authorized user cards are eligible for credits, up to the maximum amount allotted to the primary.

Frequently asked questions
My cell phone shattered to pieces. Will cell phone protection on my Platinum Delta card cover the damages?
Cell phone protection will cover if your cell phone breaks or is stolen. All you need to do is to have paid your monthly bill using your Platinum Delta card, and file a claim
I was late on a credit card payment that my wife is an authorized user on. I know my score may be affected, but will my wife’s credit also be affected?
Yes. If you make a late payment on a credit card, it will affect your authorized user’s credit score as well
Is there a difference between an authorized user or an additional cardholder?
They both mean the same thing
If I have a statement credit on a personal Amex card would I be able to transfer said credit over to a business card?
Yes. Call customer service and they can do it for you
Amex authorized user cards used to not need to be activated when they came in the mail. Did that change?
Yes. You currently need to activate the card and provide their social security number and date of birth

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