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Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here: Ink Plus

Earlier this week we announced that the Chase Ink Plus card featuring a limited time only sign-up bonus where you’ll earn 70,000 points when you spend $5,000 in 3 months. Obviously this is a great deal not to be missed, especially when you consider all of the partners within the Ultimate Rewards network (United, British Airways, Southwest, Korean Air, Virgin Atlantic, Singapore Airlines, Hyatt, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, IHG/Priority Club and Amtrak), so the 70,000 point bonus is worth at least $1,470 to me.

The new Southwest livery, you could be flying on this if you enter to win the $500 Southwest Gift Card in this week
The new Southwest livery, you could be flying on this if you enter to win the $500 Southwest Gift Card in this week’s Thursday giveaway!

In honor of this great limited time offer, we are going to give one lucky TPG reader a $500 Southwest Airlines gift card, which you can use on any of their flights, perhaps even to their newest international destination, Costa Rica! To enter to win, visit our Facebook Page, Remember, when you share it on your wall, tweet it out or send an invite, every time one of your friends enters, you get an extra entry!

Last Week’s Winner

Last week in honor of the three-year anniversary of the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Program, we gave away a 5-day rental courtesy of Hertz. Congrats to TPG reader Crystal S. on winning!

Congrats to winner Crystal S. on her win!
Congrats to winner Crystal S. on winning a 5-day rental courtesy of Hertz Gold Plus Rewards!

Congrats to our winner, and stay tuned for more great giveaways here on the blog and on TPG TwitterFacebook and Instagram. Safe travels!

The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Up to $200 for Uber rides annually. Credit and Uber VIP status available to Basic Card Member only.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on eligible hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. That's up to $50 in statement credits semi-annually. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Intro APR on Purchases
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Annual Fee
$550
Balance Transfer Fee
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Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
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