Platinum and Premium Cards from American Express

Elevate your experience

Premium benefits and service

On top of superior levels of service and no pre-set spending limit1, a Platinum Card gives you access to a range of Platinum benefits and rewards.

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American Express Global Lounge Collection

Access over 1,200 airport lounges across 130 countries and counting, including The Centurion® Lounge, International American Express Lounges and Priority Pass Lounges2.

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$200 to spend on travel each year3

Which can be redeemed online or over the phone, through your Platinum Travel Service for pre-paid airfares, care hire or hotel bookings.

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Complimentary travel insurance4

Giving you and your family complete peace of mind when travelling in New Zealand or overseas.

FINE HOTELS & RESORTS couple dining

Your Room in a View

Enjoy competitive rates and complimentary benefits that offer an average total value of more than NZ$7505 at over 975 extraordinary properties worldwide, when you book FINE HOTELS & RESORTS online or through Platinum Travel Service.

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Smartphone Screen Insurance

Smartphone Screen Insurance6 for up to $500 for front screen repairs to your Smartphone when you pay for your smartphone outright with your American Express Platinum Card or pay your monthly Smartphone contract or SIM Only Plan.

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Transfer points

With Platinum, you can transfer points7 to a choice of 7 major Airline Reward Partner programs, including Air New Zealand AirpointsTM

What is a Charge Card?

The Platinum Card is a Charge Card. Charge Cards are not Credit Cards, but they do offer another form of Card payment. They have no pre-set spending limit1, but that does not mean unlimited spending. Charge Cards give you greater purchasing power with no pre-set spending limits, allowing you to make larger purchases on your Card, and earn points too.

What makes a Card Platinum?

With greater breadth and quality of benefits, the American Express Platinum Card offers better value, more perks and richer rewards than a standard Card.

Are Platinum Membership benefits better?

The Platinum Card is the most premium Card available from our American Express Card range in New Zealand. You can earn 2 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent, plus enjoy access to services including 24/7 Concierge, exclusive ‘Platinum only’ travel and hotel benefits, as well as $200 to spend on travel each year through American Express Travel3.

Do you get priority service?

As a Platinum Card Member, you get to enjoy access to our dedicated Concierge team, who are available 24/7 for everything you need. Whether you need expert advice on selecting just the right gift, want to book a restaurant or arrange the details of an upcoming special event, you can rely on Platinum Concierge to take care of any request, big or small.

What are the Travel benefits of the Platinum Card?

The American Express
Platinum Card

Complimentary Membership or enrolment in the following programmes:

  • Priority Pass™ Membership2
  • Enrolment into the higher tiers of hotel partner programmes, around the world
  • Plus, complimentary international Travel Insurance4 for you, your partner and your dependent children up to the age of 24.

Membership that gives you more

As an American Express Card Member you can take advantage of more travel benefits, richer rewards and outstanding service, plus 24/7 Global Support.

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Earn Airpoints
Dollars™ fast


Earn points from
everyday spending

No Annual Fee

Card Member benefits
with no annual fee