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There are several Platinum Card® from American Express benefits which are even better than advertised. For instance I’ve long been able to use their $200 annual airline fee credit to buy American Airlines gift cards which can then be used to buy airline tickets. This has reportedly worked with $50 Delta gift cards and Southwest gift cards as well.
Similarly the benefit American Express launched last year with Uber — UberVIP status (highest rated drivers) and an annual credit of up to $200 — is even better than it appears.
You receive a $15 Uber credit each month, and an extra $20 in December. I have frequently used this credit for UberEATS food delivery.
Word is now out that a quarter of Starbucks locations will be on the UberEATS platform next year.
And that means the annual Uber credit of up to $200 that comes with the Platinum Card® from American Express should work for Starbucks delivery.
Starbucks is expanding its partnership with Uber Eats to more than 2,000 stores in the United States next year, about a quarter of all of the company’s locations in the country.
The relationship bolsters Uber’s mission for its on-demand food delivery service, Eats. Uber has said it plans to cover more than 70 percent of the U.S. population by the end of 2018.
Of course in addition to the $200 airline fee credit and $200 Uber credit there’s also the $100 Global Entry credit, and elite status with Starwood/Marriott, Hilton, National Car Rental. The card also provides lounge access with American Express’ own Centurion lounges; Delta lounges when flying Delta same day; Airspace lounges; Plaza Premium lounges; and Priority Pass lounges.