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If you happened to be scrolling through the Internet yesterday, you probably noticed this weird shirt attached to a shirt that was popping up everywhere. You also may or may not have realized that said shirt will cost you a cool $1,290. We’re as confused as you are, but hey, Balenciaga can do whatever it wants.
That said, we can think of a few other ideas you should spend $1,300 on.
- A round-trip ticket from New York to San Francisco in JetBlue Mint ($1,197).
- A one-way ticket from Seoul to JFK in first class on Asiana ($1,300 in the form of 90,000 LifeMiles and $63 in taxes and fees).
- A round-trip ticket from New York to Los Angeles in United Polaris ($1,116).
- A night at the Retreat at the Blue Lagoon ($1,367).
- A round-trip ticket from New York to Miami in first class on American ($419) + 1 night at the W South Beach ($510) — with everything left over going to dinner at Joe’s Stone Crab.
- A one-way ticket on the weirdest (and possibly worst) business class in the world — Cubana on the Ilyushin 96 ($1,165).
- Two nights at the Beverly Hills Hotel ($745 per night).
- Two nights at the Ritz-Carlton Bali ($500+ per night).
- Two round-trip economy tickets to Athens on Emirates ($679 each).
- Three years of annual fees for the Chase Sapphire Reserve ($450 a year) or two years of annual fees for The Platinum Card® from American Express ($550 a year).
- Rimowa’s Topas Aluminum 29” suitcase ($1,245).
- BLADE Bounce airport transfer ($1,325).
Then again, you could just get the shirt and justify it by putting the spend toward a new sign-up bonus, right?
Featured photo courtesy Balenciaga
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.
- Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
- Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
- 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
- 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
- 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®. Enrollment required.
- $550 annual fee.
- Terms Apply.
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