Mercedes-Benz Platinum Card from American Express Dead?


Researching another post, I tried to include a link to the Platinum Card from American Express Exclusively for Mercedes-Benz because it was the best personal sign up bonus for Membership Rewards at 50,000 Membership Rewards for spending $3k in three months.

If the Mercedes-Benz version of the card is dead, then the best Platinum card offers is the standard offer of 25,000 Membership Rewards after spending $2k in three months.

Sure there is a $450 annual fee–the Mercedes card had a $475 annual fee–but you can get easily more than $500 in statement credits plus worldwide airport lounge access plus Starwood elite status by holding the card. See Get the Most out of Your American Express Platinum Card for full details on how to activate all those benefits in a three minute phone call.

Ideally I’m wrong and the Mercedes AMEX Platinum is still available, but I did search around and couldn’t find a link to it anywhere. If you have one, please share it in the comments!

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  1. Damn, wish I’d seen Traveler’s link yesterday. I was in the middle of starting my AoR yesterday when I discovered the dead link. I ended up settling for the Premier Rewards Gold card with the idea of hoping for an upgrade offer in a year.

  2. The problem with the MB Amex card is that not all dealers are setup correctly in the system. I had to chase down many points and actually talk with a MR specialist. For example the largest MB dealer in GA, RBM if Atlanta, is not listed correctly as a MB dealer. My cars happen to need about $14,000 in repairs recently and the 4x bonus points didn’t post. I’m surprised I was the only one to notice and complain.

  3. You can get the card at any MB dealer. When you buy an MB as part of the same credit check, they provisionally approve you for the card as well and you can get it right then if you want.

  4. Ho Scott and Sarah:

    First, keep up the great work! Second, I recently opened and satisfied the $$ requirements on the Amex Gold Business card. Amex combined those 50,000 membership reward points with the 50,000 I had earned last year with the MB Platinum Amex card, giving me more than 100,000 right now. My MB card is up for renewal next month ($475 fee). If I close that account, will I lose the 50,000 points earned last year or will they be “safe” since they are now part of the larger total? I hope there is some knowledge about this? Thanks again.


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