American Express Business Platinum Canada

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Review the benefits of the AMEX Business Platinum Card and calculate how many points you can earn based on your monthly and yearly business expenses.
Last Updated 2022-06-06

The Business Platinum Card® from American Express is a business luxury travel card. It earns 1.25X Membership Rewards Points on all purchases and offers a large suite of top-tier benefits such as global lounge access, complimentary status with Marriott, Hertz, and Avis, fantastic travel insurance/coverage, and much more.

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AMEX Business Platinum Canada earning rates

The AMEX Business Platinum Card earns Membership Rewards Points at a flat rate across all purchases. You'll earn 1.25 Membership Rewards Points per $1 spent on the card.

There's no limit to the amount of points you can earn at this rate and no limit to the amount of points you can earn with the AMEX Business Platinum Card overall.

AMEX Business Platinum Canada benefits

American Express Global Lounge Collection

As a Business Platinum Card member, you and all authorized users with a Business Platinum card will have access to 1,300+ airport lounges in over 500 airports around the world and 140 countries.

This includes:

  • Centurion Lounges
  • Plaza Premium Lounges
  • Delta Sky Club (when flying Delta)
  • Priority Pass

Do note that you will need to enroll in Priority Pass in order to access Priority Pass lounges. You can do this through Platinum Card Services.

These lounges will typically require you (or additional Platinum cardholders) to show your Platinum Card in order to be granted entry.

Fine Hotels + Resorts

As a Business Platinum Card member, you'll have access to book through Fine Hotels + Resorts with American Express Travel. When booking, you'll receive the following benefits:

  • Room Upgrade Upon Arrival (when available)
  • Daily Breakfast For Two People
  • Guaranteed 4pm Late Checkout
  • Noon Check-In (when available)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Experience Credit Valued at US$100 (such as a spa or food and beverage credit)

The Hotel Collection from American Express

As a Business Platinum Card member, you will be able to book hotels through The Hotel Collection with American Express Travel. When booking, you'll receive the following benefits when you stay at least two consecutive nights:

  • $100 USD hotel credit, to spend on qualifying dining, spa and resort activities (qualifying activities vary by property)
  • One-category room upgrade at check-in, when available

Marriott Bonvoy Gold

As a Business Platinum Card member, you'll be able to enrol in complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status. This grants benefits such as:

  • 25% Bonus Points over base-level members
  • Late checkout up to 2pm, subject to availability
  • A complimentary upgrade to an enhanced room at check-in, if available
  • A welcome gift of points or complimentary in-room Internet access

Benefits at Toronto Pearson International Airport

When traveling through Toronto Pearson International Airport as a Business Platinum Card member, you'll receive the following 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.

International Airline Program

As a Business Platinum Card member, you'll be able to save on base airfare when buying select first class, business class, and premium economy tickets with participating airlines through American Express Travel.

Premium Airport Transfer Service

Enjoy complimentary airport transfers when you book an eligible round-trip first class or business class flight, plus a minimum 1-night stay on the same itinerary through Platinum Card Travel Service with your Business Platinum Card.

The Premium Airport Transfer Service is available in major Canadian cities including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal, as well as many international destinations.

Service is limited to six (6) one-way transfers per calendar year. Receive up to four (4) one-way transfers per qualified round-trip flight and hotel booking within 50 kilometers to or from the airport.

Car Rental Benefits

As a Business Platinum Card member, you'll receive special car rental benefits with Hertz and Avis.

For Hertz, you'll be able to enjoy vehicle upgrades and special discounts with Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Five Star Tier Membership. With Avis, you'll be able to enjoy discounts on rentals in North America and internationally with Avis Preferred.

American Express Business Solutions

The Business Platinum Card is stacked with business solutions for you and your company. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cash Flow Management with up to 55 interest free days
  • Expense Management Reports
  • Dynamic Purchasing Power with no pre-set spending limit
  • Employee Card Misuse Protection to protect you against unauthorized charges

Other Platinum Benefits

The Business Platinum Card comes with several additional benefits which includes, but is not limited to:

  • Platinum Concierge
  • American Express Experiences
  • AMEX Offers (Enrollment Required)
  • Exclusive Offers via American Express Travel Online

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Travel Coverage

AMEX Business Platinum points value

Redemption option AMEX point value in cents
Transferring points to airline partners 1.2 - 2
Airfare via AMEX Fixed Points Travel program 1.5 - 2
Travel via AMEX Flexible Points Travel program 1
Charity donations 1
Redeeming points towards card purchases 1
Gift cards 0.76
Using points at checkout on Amazon.ca 0.7
Shopping for merchandise through AMEX Shop 0.4 - 0.6

Membership Rewards Points earned with the AMEX Business Platinum are worth between 1.5 and 2 cents each on average towards airfare. This means 30,000 points has a cash value of $450 to $600.

Points can also be redeemed for charity donations, card purchases, and towards travel using the AMEX Flexible Points Travel program at a value of 1 cent apiece.

AMEX Business Platinum point transfer

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AMEX Business Platinum points can be transferred to 8 partners which includes 6 frequent flyer programs and 2 hotel loyalty programs.

AMEX Business Platinum point calculator

Input your monthly and yearly business expenses into the AMEX Business Platinum Point Calculator to find out how much you can earn. Compare the results side by side up to two credit cards from any issuer.

Any spend entered into the primary card column (the first column) will carry over to all credit card calculators on the site, so there's no need to re-enter spend when viewing other credit cards.

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