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American Express Platinum Edge Credit Card

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Purchase rate
20.74% p.a.
Balance transfer rate
No current offer
Annual fees
$195
Interest free days on purchases
55
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Mozo editorial review American Express Platinum Edge Credit Card

Last updated: 12 November 2020.

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What's hot
  • $200 travel credit each year
  • Complimentary insurance perks
  • 55 interest-free days
  • Receive 50,000 Bonus Membership Rewards points (conditions apply)
What's not
  • 20.74% purchase rate
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The Platinum Edge credit card from American Express is packed full of platinum features that will appeal to a range of people. From uncapped points earning to complimentary travel perks, the Platinum Edge has plenty that will impress.

Plus, for a limited time, new Card Members could also receive 50,000 bonus Membership Rewards points if they apply online by 27 January 2021, are approved and spend $1,500 on their card in the first three months.

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Key features

Card Members can earn points aplenty with Amex's 3-2-1 system: that's 3 points per dollar at major supermarkets and petrol stations, 2 points per dollar on overseas spend and 1 point per dollar for everything else (including utilities, telecommunications, insurance and government spend).

With access to nine different frequent flyer programs, plus merchandise and gift options, the American Express Platinum Edge is truly flexible bling. But the most attractive bonus for team Mozo? The $200 worth of travel credit each year, which can be used at americanexpress.com.au/travel (T&Cs apply). Yes, we'll say it - a credit card company really can be generous.

You'll also get 24-hour service and free additional cards, perfect if you want to enlist your other half to rack up points, too. The American Express Platinum Edge card also comes with complimentary insurances including an extended warranty and purchase protection.

But the perks don't stop there. Amex is also offering 50,000 bonus Membership Rewards points to new Card Members who apply online by 27 January 2021 and spend $1,500 on their new card in the first three months.



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Who is it good for

Those who want to dip a toe into the platinum credit card lifestyle - and a bit of jetsetting on the side, without having to pay a huge annual fee. If you have the discipline to use your credit card for daily expenses plus your necessary splurges - without going over the edge - the American Express Platinum Edge card makes reward points easy to accumulate.

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Any catches

It's easy to be distracted by all the points and platinum treatment being thrown your way, but the 20.74% interest rate on purchases will cause some platinum pain if you aren't the type to pay off your monthly bill. Fortunately, you'll have 55 interest-free days to undo any damage you've done along the way.

Rewards program details

Rates and fees information correct as at 19 January 2021. Mozo has robust processes to ensure our site is updated to reflect the latest information from providers. There may be the odd occasion where updates are delayed, so please confirm information before purchasing.
What your points get you

Fly Sydney to London return

212,000 points

Fly Sydney to Melbourne one-way

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$100 Giftcard

20,000 points

$100 Cash

-

Points earning

1 point per dollar on Amex, uncapped

Rewards scheme

Transfer points to a range of airline programs or redeem your points for travel, gift cards, retail rewards and shopping gift cards.

Transfer your points to 9 airline programs or book direct with your dedicated travel service or travel agents including Harvey World Travel and Webjet.

Earn 3 points per $1 at major supermarkets and petrol stations, 2 points per $1 on overseas spend, and 1 point per $1 on government, utilities, insurance and telecommunications.

Receive a $200 Travel Credit each year booked online with American Express.

Special offers

Receive 50,000 Bonus Membership Rewards Points when you apply online by 27 January 2021, are approved, and spend $1,500 within the first 3 months. New Card Members only.

Value of rewards points

Spend $20,000 (AmEx)

Spend $212,000 (AmEx)

Uncapped

Never

How do we calculate the rewards?

To work out the "Rewards value minus fees" in our Rewards Revealer we:

  • calculate how many points you'd get each year,

  • figure out how many flights or gift cards or cashback credits you could get for those points,

  • work out what that's actually worth to you,

  • take off the annual fee you'd pay.

More details:

  • Our calculations are designed to help you compare the value of different rewards schemes. To do this, we've looked at earning a one-way Sydney-Melbourne flight excluding taxes and charges, a return Sydney-London flight excluding taxes and charges, a $100 shopping Gift Card and $100 cashback. Most cards will also offer other rewards, which may be worth more or less than the ones we've shown.

  • We have made no allowance for bonus points for using your card at specific merchants, introductory offers or special offers. We have not assigned any value to instant discounts, insurances, ticketing and concierge services or other such benefits.

  • Rewards value calculations do not take credit card interest into account. If you do not pay off your card each month you may be better off looking for a card based on interest rates than on the value of rewards.

  • In products that have more than one card, a different mix of spend between American Express / Visa / Mastercard will give different results. Mozo's Rewards Revealer lets you choose the mix based on the way you would use such a product, and gives you tailored results.

  • We assume flights purchased with airline points are 'classic' or 'reward' economy seats with restricted seat availability. 'Any seat' rewards will probably cost more.

  • To compare the value of flight rewards, we sample online retail flight prices once a quarter based on the average price on a Wednesday 3 months in advance but outside NSW school holidays. For domestic flights we take the lowest available fare from each flight on that day from Qantas Red e-deal, Virgin Australia Saver including baggage and Jetstar Starter including baggage. We calculate the average price excluding taxes and surcharges for each airline, and also the average across all airlines (which we use when rewards are travel agent vouchers). For international flights, we take the lowest available fares on that same Wednesday from each of Qantas, Emirates, Malaysian, Etihad, Singapore, Cathay Pacific and Thai, assuming a return flight 2 weeks later, calculate the average price before taxes and surcharges and use this as our assumed cost of a flight on any airline.

  • Shopping rewards are based on $100 gift cards from a major national department store.

  • We make every effort to ensure our calculations are correct and up to date but make no guarantees.

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Rate and fee details

Rates
  • 20.74% p.a.

  • none

  • No current offer

  • no

  • none

  • 55

Fees
  • $195.00

  • none

  • none

  • none

  • $30.00

  • none

  • 3.00%

  • $10.00

  • $7.00

  • $0.00

Features
  • $30.00

  • 2.5

  • up to 4

  • none

Payment options

Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay

Rewards privileges

Travel Insurance,
Extended Warranty,
Purchase Protection,
Account alerts by SMS

Customer Reviews

How are American Express credit cards rated by the Mozo community?

Overall
6.5/10
Price
5.6/10
Features
6.8/10
Customer service
6.8/10
Convenience
5.8/10
Trust
7.0/10

Latest reviews of American Express Platinum Edge Credit Card

  • Overall 1/10
    Extremely poor service!

    I have used Amex credit card for the last ten years. 1. Not many small businesses accepting Amex! You can never trust it and you need to have a backup plan for payment. 2. They block your card with a drop of hat with the excuse of "preventing fraud", when you are there right at the time of payment, frustrated and happy to provide any opportunity to prove this is a genuine transaction, no one helps and even you never get any sympathy or apology (UK experience, March 2018). 3. The flight bonus is a joke! You need to purchase the ticket from the website they have affiliation with, and you realise the price of the ticket is way higher than the usual market, even after taking the Amex points and credit into consideration! 4. For tax purposes, I needed the last five years bank statements in "CSV" format, whilst NAB, Westpac and all other banks happily provide facility to access at least the last seven years, Amex even does not try and states their system does not allow beyond 18 months! In summary, Amex at any possible opportunity proves that it is not trustworthy, leaves the customer unsupported at the time of need and the points are useless. In an attempt to be fair, I have provided the feedback to the customer service as well.

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    I have used Amex credit card for the last ten years. 1. Not many small businesses accepting Amex! You can never trust it and you need to have a backup plan for payment. 2. They block your card with a drop of hat with the excuse of "preventing fraud", when you are there right at the time of payment, frustrated and happy to provide any opportunity to prove this is a genuine transaction, no one helps and even you never get any sympathy or apology (UK experience, March 2018). 3. The flight bonus is a joke! You need to purchase the ticket from the website they have affiliation with, and you realise the price of the ticket is way higher than the usual market, even after taking the Amex points and credit into consideration! 4. For tax purposes, I needed the last five years bank statements in "CSV" format, whilst NAB, Westpac and all other banks happily provide facility to access at least the last seven years, Amex even does not try and states their system does not allow beyond 18 months! In summary, Amex at any possible opportunity proves that it is not trustworthy, leaves the customer unsupported at the time of need and the points are useless. In an attempt to be fair, I have provided the feedback to the customer service as well.

    Price
    4/10
    Features
    1/10
    Customer service
    5/10
    Convenience
    1/10
    Trust
    1/10
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    Mohsen, Queensland reviewed 2 months ago
  • Overall 8/10
    Love it

    Great card to use and awesome facilities that are given along with the card as well.

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    Great card to use and awesome facilities that are given along with the card as well.

    Price
    7/10
    Features
    9/10
    Customer service
    7/10
    Convenience
    5/10
    Trust
    8/10
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    Harley, Victoria reviewed 8 months ago
  • Overall 3/10
    Extras alluring but no competitive edge.

    Love the extras but interest rate not competitive.

    Read full review

    Love the extras but interest rate not competitive.

    Price
    0/10
    Features
    0/10
    Customer service
    6/10
    Convenience
    2/10
    Trust
    8/10
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    Gill, Victoria reviewed 11 months ago
  • Overall 10/10
    Customer service was great.

    Just had this card terminated by the bank and I am not sure of the reason why but the American Express cannot be used anymore.

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    Just had this card terminated by the bank and I am not sure of the reason why but the American Express cannot be used anymore.

    Price
    9/10
    Features
    9/10
    Customer service
    9/10
    Convenience
    9/10
    Trust
    9/10
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    Michael, Queensland reviewed about 2 years ago
  • Overall 8/10
    Great card if you travel at least once a year

    If you know that you're going to travel at least once a year domestically, this card is ideal. However, I did like it better when they gave you a free flight instead of the travel credit of $200 you get now. Combined with the AMEX More offers this card gives you a LOT. If you pay off your card in full every month, you're actually ahead when using this card. The main gripe with AMEX however, is that they do not extend their great bonus points offers on new cards/products to existing card holders. Big drawback

    Read full review

    If you know that you're going to travel at least once a year domestically, this card is ideal. However, I did like it better when they gave you a free flight instead of the travel credit of $200 you get now. Combined with the AMEX More offers this card gives you a LOT. If you pay off your card in full every month, you're actually ahead when using this card. The main gripe with AMEX however, is that they do not extend their great bonus points offers on new cards/products to existing card holders. Big drawback

    Price
    7/10
    Features
    -
    Customer service
    -
    Convenience
    -
    Trust
    -
    Less
    Del, New South Wales reviewed about 3 years ago
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