Amex Platinum Looks Like It Will Get You Up to $200 in Starbucks Delivery Next Year

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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.

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Comments

  1. There are a ton of different businesses – international chains and local shops – on Uber Eats. Adding Starbucks isn’t really news, that $15 credit will get coffee twice or three times maybe with the delivery fees.

  2. This is good news, even if it originated from Starbucks. The Platinum Card’s newer “nickel and dime” benefits are too restrictive.

  3. Not a big fan of Priority pass. Shut out of the Alaska lounge at LAX yesterday (12/14) due to capacity constraints! Priority Pass lounge access at Schiphol airport is garbage!

    Additionally, the newly renovated Centurion Lounge at DFW needs to upgrade their breakfast and food choices!

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