AMEX Business Platinum Card

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Canada
1.25x All Purchases
Travel Coverage and Insurance
Lounge Access
Hotel Elite Status
Car Rental Status

The American Express Business Platinum Card (Canada) is a great card for businesses who want their employees to have access to elite travel benefits. While you will not earn that many points running spend through the Business Platinum, cardholders will have extensive lounge access, hotel status, travel insurance, and purchase protection.

Bonus Categories

The American Express Business Platinum (Canada) does not feature any bonus categories. It earns 1.25 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent on all purchases. When compared to the non-category rate of other Membership Rewards credit cards, this is the better option. If you spend a lot on non-category purchases and want to maximize your points, this isn't a bad option to run your spend across.

Perks & Benefits

Where the AMEX Business Platinum (Canada) lacks in earn points, it more than makes up for it with the benefits and perks the card offers. If you're looking for elite travel benefits for yourself and/or your employees, this is a card you will definitely want to consider picking up.

  • Lounge Access
    • Centurion Lounges
    • International American Express Lounges
    • Plaza Premium Lounges
    • Delta Sky Club
    • Airspace Lounges
    • Escape Lounges
    • Priority Pass
    • Executive Lounges by Swissport
    • Québec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport VIP Lounge
  • Fine Hotels & Resorts
    • Includes 4pm late checkout, complimentary daily breakfast for two, and more.
  • The Hotel Collection
    • Includes $100 USD hotel credit on hotel amenities charged to the room and complimentary room upgrade (when available).
  • Marriott Bonvoy Gold Status
  • Toronto Airport Benefits
    • Pearson Airport Priority Security Lane.
    • Complimentary valet service at the Express Park and Daily Park.
    • 15% discount on parking rates at the Express Park and Daily Park.
  • Hertz Benefits
  • Avis Car Rental Benefits
    • 5%-25% discount on rentals in Canada and the United States.
    • Up to 20% discount on international rentals.
    • Book on avis.com and use Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) code C076700.
  • Carey Limo Service
    • 10% discount when booking a ride.
  • Platinum Concierge
  • AMEX Invites
  • No Preset Spending Limit
  • Insurance and Protections
    • Employee Card Misuse Protection
    • Disability Plan for Small Business
    • Trip Cancellation Insurance
    • Trip Interruption Insurance
    • $500,000 Travel Accident Insurance
    • Fraud Protection Guarantee
    • Purchase Protection Plan
    • Buyer's Assurance Protection Plan
    • Emergency Medical Insurance
    • StandbyMD Travel Medical Concierge
    • Travel Emergency Assistance
    • Baggage Delay Insurance
    • Flight Delay Insurance
    • Hotel/Motel Burglary Insurance
    • Car Rental Theft and Damage Insurance
    • Lost or Stolen Baggage Insurance

Sign Up Bonus (SUB)

The standard signup bonus for the American Express Business Platinum Canada Card is 40,000 Membership Rewards Points after charging $5,000 on the card within the first 3 months. This is easily worth at least $400, but can be worth more when transferred to airline partners.

Fees

Annual Fee

The annual fee for the AMEX Business Platinum (Canada) is $499 per year. Depending on how much you value the perks & benefits of the card, this can easily be worth the price tag.

Authorized User Fee

The fee to add additional Business Platinum Cards is $199 per card. The primary cardholder can also add additional Business Gold Cards to the account for $50 per card.

Foreign Transaction Fee

Purchases made outside of Canada will be subjected to a 2.5% additional conversion fee. If need be, purchases will be converted to U.S. Dollars and then to Canadian Dollars.

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You can use this rewards calculator to calculate how many points, miles, or cash back you can earn based on your spend per category. This calculator will also give you the dollar value of the card based on rewards earned and how much each benefit is worth to you minus the fees. You can click the Compare A Card button to compare this card against another card in the same calculator.

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