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AMEX Platinum vs AMEX Mercedes-Benz Platinum

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So the Mercedes co-branded card is $25 more per year, but offers some goodies at the dealer. They also have the 50 000 sign up (opposed to 25 000 for Platinum. Not that I will be applying in the next 1-2 months, but something to look at). I have researched it and found that the $200 toward an airline credit do indeed happen. It also says you get all other Platinum benefits, but I wasn't able to verify this. I am concerned about the following:

- Priority Pass (since it only says about the airline lounges, but doesn't mention Priority Pass explicitly)

- Fast entry into US

 

It would be great if someone with (or without) the card can shed some light if the co-branded Mercedes card is 1 for 1 with the Platinum + the additional rewards at the Dealer. 

 

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I can dare to dream..LOL, I wouldn't use it enough to make that AF worth my while, but I'd love to read about others that can.I'll just live vicariously through them..LOL

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I believe that it offers a 6X bonus for purchases thru the dealer, so that $100 oil change will net you 600 bonus MR points. :smileytongue: Seriously though if you make a lot of purchases at the MB dealer it could quickly add up....
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Right, but my question is if you get ALL the benefits of the AMEX Platinum. Because if yes, it's totally worth the $25. Like I said, the $200 airline bonus is included. But I am not sure about other things like the Priority Pass and Expediated USA Entry.

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No offense to the people on this board, but why not go to the source? Just call Amex and ask.
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pizzadude wrote:
I believe that it offers a 6X bonus for purchases thru the dealer, so that $100 oil change will net you 600 bonus MR points. :smileytongue: Seriously though if you make a lot of purchases at the MB dealer it could quickly add up....


More like $200. Eight quarts of Mobil One ain't cheap.

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I did call and, yes. Indeed all the AMEX Platinum card benefits come with the Mercedes co-branded one.

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OhioCPA wrote:

pizzadude wrote:
I believe that it offers a 6X bonus for purchases thru the dealer, so that $100 oil change will net you 600 bonus MR points. :smileytongue: Seriously though if you make a lot of purchases at the MB dealer it could quickly add up....


More like $200. Eight quarts of Mobil One ain't cheap.


Ouch ! :smileysurprised: What is under the hood ? Diesel ?
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When AMEX comes out with a Volvo card I'll consider it.  :smileywink:

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pizzadude wrote:

OhioCPA wrote:

pizzadude wrote:
I believe that it offers a 6X bonus for purchases thru the dealer, so that $100 oil change will net you 600 bonus MR points. :smileytongue: Seriously though if you make a lot of purchases at the MB dealer it could quickly add up....


More like $200. Eight quarts of Mobil One ain't cheap.


Ouch ! :smileysurprised: What is under the hood ? Diesel ?

As much as people knock it, this card could easily be worth the additional AF over the platinum if you have drive a Benz. The last oil change was $400, and a service can easily run over $1,000. At 6x MR points (worth maybe 1.6 cpp) it doesn't take much to add up to $25.

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