Free the First Year Amex Business Platinum

American Express is offering their Business Platinum card free the first year. Make sure to print the terms and conditions of the offer which put the fee waiver in writing. The usual annual fee is $300.

The key benefit is lounge access with Delta, Northwest, and Continental (you must be flying the carrier on the day of travel and can only use the lounge of the carrier you’re flying). Ancillary benefits include Gold status with Starwood and Preferred Select status with Avis.

I don’t usually recommend this card (though I have one myself). With a free the first year offer, however, it is a way to get lounge access for a year…

UPDATE November 16: Amex has pulled the no fee component of the offer already.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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