I just called to upgrade my gold card to platinum. Even though I do not get the new plastic for a few days, the rep said the card is a platinum starting tomorrow. So, I can use the weekend to sign up for all the benefits - and the rep gave me a partial list - but for those of you with a platinum, what should I be signing up for. Here is my preliminary list, basically from another forum:
1.Register/activate the card online at http://www.americanexpress.com
2.Sign up for Starwood Preferred Guest Gold
3.Sign up for Avis Preferred Club
4.Sign up for Hertz #1 Club Gold
5.Sign up for National Emerald Club
6.Sign up for Bergdorf Goodman Rewards
7.Sign up for Neiman Marcus InCircle Rewards
8.Sign up for Sony Cierge
9.Sign up for Credit Card Registry
10.Create a Concierge Profile
11.Register travel preferences with PTS
12. Register airline preference for $200 annual credit
Is there anything else?
Now, I already have Hertz #1 Gold. Do I have to sign up differently for the platinum card?
We got an additional card for my wife. Does she sign up for most of these separately as well (the $200 airline credit is 1 per account, but the other bennies seem to be for each person - e. g., she gets her own Hertz #1 Club Gold account) Is this correct?