American Express has been building features towards adding more value to the American Express Platinum Charge Card over the past couple of years. Be it newer experiences for members such as lounges at various musical events, or more unique partnerships such as the one with WeWork.
Now, there is one more benefit that has been added for American Express Platinum and Centurion cardmembers. Amex has now partnered with a new car rental company Hype Mobility to offer members an opportunity to rent luxury cars for self-drive or chauffeur drive at a discount. In terms of the vehicles on offer, Hype promises to have everything between a Toyota Land Cruiser to a Maserati Ghibli and a Rolls Royce Ghost. Here are some of the cars I could find listed across a couple of cities across India.
I would expect American Express to send out mailers to eligible members, but if you’d like to jump the gun, you can go to the benefits dashboard and check out the link customised for yourself in the offers section. Sign-up is easy. This is the first screen that comes up:
Complimentary Credits for American Express Platinum & Centurion Cardmembers
Hype will offer members who have signed up via the co-branded partnership link exclusive credits for twelve months.
- American Express Centurion Cardmembers will get INR 12,500 credits every month to be offset against their bookings on Hype.
- American Express Platinum Cardmembers will get INR 7,500 credits every month to be offset against their bookings.
After signup, I logged in, and I could see my INR 7,500 credits immediately.
Complimentary Hype Platinum Tier membership
Amex Platinum and Centurion Cardmembers can receive a complimentary Platinum Tier membership for one-year via their signup links present in their American Express Benefits dashboard. The Platinum Tier membership allows cardmembers to get 25% off on car rentals. Besides, the other benefits included with the Platinum Tier membership are:
- Free pickup & transfer for all self-drives (25 Kilometres radius from the garage, within city limits)
- A 25% discount on all cars and all drives from the second booking onwards. You will need to choose between your 25% discount or using the credit that Hype will provide you every month.
- Membership is valid at all places in India where Hype operates.
- Zero Cancellation & Rescheduling charges.
Hype Rentals started as low as INR 10,000 per day, with refundable security deposits ranging between INR 30,000 to INR 5 lakh per rental. American Express cardmembers in Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad and Mumbai will be able to sign up for this benefit.
Applying the credits was easy, as I tried making a dummy booking to test the benefits.
I think this is one more benefit in the suite of benefits offered by American Express Platinum Charge Card for the members. While this is not an everyday use benefit, it is something to keep in your pocket anyways.