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We recently got a leaflet in the mail from American Express encouraging us to take advantage of our Platinum Card $200 annual airline fee credit. For the first time it explicitly laid out exactly what kinds of airline charges are and aren’t allowed with the fee waiver.
Most are no surprises based on prior experiences, but one is: annual memberships to airport lounges are eligible to receive the credit. In the past Amex had been inconsistent about this — approving some and denying others.
One loop hole that at least formally is not allowed is the purchase of gift cards. Some people in the past have had luck purchasing gift certificates with the card and getting $200 worth reimbursed. Looks like that is not allowed now
Here is the complete list of ELIGIBLE expenses:
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