Reminder: Use your Amex Platinum’s $30 monthly PayPal credit before June 30

Jun 7, 2021

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Over the past year, American Express has added many temporary perks for Platinum cardholders during the pandemic to help offset the lull of no travel.

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From Jan. 1 to June 30, 2021, The Platinum Card® from American Express cardmembers can earn an up to $30 monthly PayPal credit. As we’ve now entered the final month of this temporary benefit, we wanted to remind you to take advantage of this credit before it’s long gone.

Related: Six Amex Platinum benefits you can use from home

While it is very easy to simply check out via PayPal at thousands of online retailers (such as Target, Walmart, Home Depot, Walgreens and many more) and pay via PayPal with your Amex Platinum card, there are several restrictions for this offer. For example, person-to-person payments are not eligible for statement credits, as well as gift card purchases or prepaid card reloads.

Checkout with PayPal at is just one of the many ways to take advantage of this monthly credit. (Screenshot courtesy of

Thankfully, we’ve rounded up 18 creative ways to use your Amex Platinum’s $30 monthly PayPal credit, from combining this with the (permanent) Saks Fifth Avenue credit or ordering food delivery. If you can’t find a way to use this credit for June, donating to your favorite charity is always a fantastic option that takes just a couple of clicks.

Bottom line

Although June marks the last month to use this PayPal credit, we can expect American Express to continue to provide new and exciting offers soon. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on our social media to keep up with the latest card-related news.

Additional reporting by Stella Shon

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