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Earlier this year American Express refreshed The Platinum Card® from American Express. The annual fee went up by $100, though Amex also added some new benefits, including a $200 annual Uber credit, which makes the changes a net positive, in my opinion.
Among the changes was that the personal Amex Platinum card became metal. Metal credit cards used to be rare, though in the meantime they’ve become quite common, especially in the premium market. While I appreciate the novelty of metal cards, having a bunch of them in your wallet can really weigh it down.
At the time, The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN wasn’t available in metal yet, though it looks like that has finally changed. As of today you can request a metal Amex Business Platinum Card at this link.
Just log into your American Express account at that link, and select the bottom option, which reads “Request Metal Card.”
You’ll be asked to verify the three digit ID on the back of your card, and to confirm the shipping address, and then you should receive confirmation that the card is on the way.
Your existing card will continue to work until you receive the new card and activate it.
If you don’t want the new metal card you can continue to use your existing card, and then you’ll automatically be sent the new metal card once your current card expires.
If you apply for the card now, you should automatically receive the metal version of the card. For those of you who don’t yet have the $450 annual fee Amex Business Platinum, here’s why you should consider it:
- The card has a sign-up bonus of up to 75,000 Membership Rewards points — earn 50,000 Membership Rewards points after spending $10,000, and an extra 25,000 points after spending an additional $10,000 within the first three months
- The card comes with all kinds of awesome perks, including Delta SkyClub access, Amex Centurion Lounge access, a Priority Pass membership, Hilton Honors Gold and Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status, 10 Gogo wifi passes per year, and much more
Will you be requesting a new Amex Business Platinum metal card, or do you prefer the plastic card for now?
(Tip of the hat to The Points Guy)