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Through June 30, 2021 you can earn up to $30 in statement credits each month when you use your Platinum Card® or Centurion® Card for transactions made with PayPal at eligible merchants. Valid only for purchases made in U.S. Dollars using U.S. PayPal accounts. PayPal accounts associated with any non-U.S. country are ineligible. Purchases made by both the Basic Card Member and Additional Card Members on the Card Account are eligible for the offer. However, the statement credits will be applied to the Basic Platinum Card® or Basic Centurion® Card account only and the total amount of statement credits will not exceed $30 per month.  No enrollment required. To make a purchase with PayPal, enter your Platinum Card® or Centurion® Card details into your PayPal account and select PayPal at checkout. Then, when making a purchase at an eligible merchant, select your eligible American Express Card at PayPal checkout. Eligible purchases do not include fees or interest charges, purchases or reloading of prepaid cards, purchases of gift cards, person-to-person payments including those for goods and services, or purchases of other cash equivalents. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as eligible for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not be eligible if it is not made with your PayPal account, or if your transaction was not made directly with your eligible American Express card that is linked to your PayPal account. This includes but is not limited to payments made online at checkout without selecting “PayPal”. Please allow up to 12 weeks after the eligible purchases are charged to your Card Account for statement credit(s) to be posted to the Card Account. Please call the number on the back of the Card if statement credits have not posted after 12 weeks from the date of purchase. American Express relies on PayPal to process transactions within the same calendar month that you made the purchase in order to apply the corresponding monthly statement credit in the month that it was intended. For example, if you make an eligible purchase on the last day of the month, but PayPal doesn't process that transaction until the next day, the transaction date will reflect the next day’s date and the statement credit would be applied in the following month.  To be eligible for this offer, your Card Account must not be canceled or past due at the time of statement credit fulfillment. Statement credits may be reversed if the eligible purchase is returned. Additionally, if American Express determines that you have engaged in abuse, misuse, or gaming in connection with the offer in any way or that you intend to do so, we may not credit the offer to, we may freeze the offer credited to, or we may take away the offer from your Account. If a charge for an eligible purchase is included in a Pay Over Time balance on your Card Account, the statement credit associated with that charge may not be applied to that Pay Over Time balance.  Instead, the statement credit may be applied to your Pay In Full balance. For additional information, call the number on the back of your Card.