Posted by William Charles on June 17, 2019
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Published on June 17th, 2019 | by William Charles

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American Express WeWork Benefit: Everything You Need To Know (Parcels No Longer Being Accepted)

Update 6/17/19: Reddit user DespicableCasual received an e-mail stating that WeWork will no longer accept parcel deliveries of American Express customers.

Update 3/27/19: An e-mail has just been sent out about this benefit and in that e-mail it clearly states that guest access is not allowed:

Guest policy

This membership does not include guest passes. However, if you book a conference room, you are allowed to sign in guests for the duration of the meeting. Guests must also be registered in advance.

Previously we indicated that guests were allowed to be brought in as people were bringing in guests without issue. It will be interesting to see if WeWork is now enforcing the no guest policy or not.

Original post: American Express Business Platinum cardholders can now sign up for a one year membership to co-working space WeWork. In this post we will share everything you need to know about this new benefit.

The Basics

  • Enrollment link
  • WeWork membership is valid for one year after enrolling (doesn’t look like this will be an ongoing benefit for cardholders)
  • You must enroll by 12/31/2019

Membership Length

After signing up you receive membership for a full year, plus the end of the month. For example if you sign up on March 1st, 2019 you’d receive membership until March 31st, 2020.

Access Restrictions

After you sign up at a WeWork location you’ll be given a keycard. The F.A.Q states you’re only given access from 9AM until 6PM Monday to Friday local time. People have been able to access WeWork locations outside these hours and even on the weekend by using the keycard.

Guest Access

This membership does not include guest passes. However, if you book a conference room, you are allowed to sign in guests for the duration of the meeting. Guests must also be registered in advance.

You’re allowed to bring in guests with this membership, but it’s not clear what the guest limit is (or if there is one).

F.A.Q

What happens if I cancel my business platinum card?

Fine print says you need an active business platinum card to keep your membership, with other benefits (e.g Priority Pass lounge access) this is usually enforced.

Final Thoughts

Obviously we still don’t know much about this benefit, I’d love to know more so please share your experiences in the comments below.



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ILANA KAPLAN
ILANA KAPLAN

I’m curious to know if you can pay for an existing membership with this benefit.

Pragnan
Pragnan

Hey Charles, just wanted tk let you know there is a Featured deal: two days only
$90 off the Xbox One S Bundle on Google Express

B
B

There was note during the sign up, when I tried to input email. It said — *If you have an existing WeWork membership, please use a different email address. In this case, it does not have to be business email.

So I’m guessing it will have to be a separate signup..

DD
DD

Does this benefit need to be activated this year no matter when I get the card? Wondering if the deadline gets extended if you apply for the card in November or December.

DaveinAZ
DaveinAZ

What does it do?

BW
BW

It’s share work space buildings, mostly in major cities.

Sam
Sam

LOL
Title: “everything you need to know”
End of article: Obviously we still don’t know much about this benefit

Sol
Sol

Will it work even after I close my platinum?

Jeremy
Jeremy

In the fine print, it says that you will have to have an active Platinum card to maintain the benefit.

BW
BW

I also found that pretty funny, I was expecting a little more info. lol
Maybe it’s a work in progress.

Zalmy

I found this funny, but you realize this what they always do, start a page, and then add information as it becomes available. Much less messy and easier to find later on.

Brian
Brian
Parts Unknown
Parts Unknown

… a $47 billion valuation…

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sybloc
sybloc

ROFLMAO! 10 years from now it will be known as WeGone (with the IPO money).

B
B

It seems the access allows you to book premium spaces and use the desks & amenities of their global participating locations.

https://www.wework.com/businessplatinum

I’m going to sign up, it seems to be a dedicated service wework is tying up with AMEX only.

B
B

These are T&C in the sign up page…

What are “Services”? Subject to the terms of this Agreement, WeWork will use commercially reasonable efforts to provide you the Services at WeWork premises offering access to members with your access rights (the“Premises”). In order to use the Services, you will be required to download our mobile app or use our desktop application through a Web browser and access the WeWork Member Network. The Services include:
Unlimited use of WeWork daily desks at the Premises, based on availability and prior reservation.
Access and use of common areas at the Premises, subject to the conditions set out in this Agreement. Please note, common spaces are for temporary use and not as a place for continuous, everyday work.
Access to and use of the WeWork Member Network site in accordance with the WeWork Member Network ToS.
Access to and use of the shared Internet connection in accordance with the WeWork Data Connection & Internet Access ToS.
Use of the printers, copiers and/or scanners available at the Premises.
Use of the conference rooms, in each case subject to availability and prior reservation of such conference rooms through the WeWork Member Network using credits you may purchase under the terms of your membership.
Use of private phone booths while using a Premises.
Front desk assistance while using a Premises.
Use, within the Premises, of kitchens and beverages made available therein.
Opportunity to participate in members-only events, benefits and promotions.
Any other services you may purchase directly from us from time to time.

peri
peri

so if i get the card in feb 2020 i have until dec 2020 sign up?

lenin1991
lenin1991

I wouldn’t count on this benefit being renewed next year

Tzvi
Tzvi

Did you have to bring your Amex card when signing up?

Brad Chase

For those of you looking to extend this as far as you can by waiting, note that they will cancel your membership if you cancel the credit card. So if you’re not planning on holding onto the card with the higher fee, don’t wait to signup for the benefit.

B
B

Yup, I just realized after signing up. They give you a year membership. I’m now in the portal page, and I can basically book “shared workspaces” access on a daily slot basis. So far, it’s quite nice, the access allows me to book spaces for all locations globally. I guess the annoying part is if you alternate along different locations, you need to keep signing up again for a new key card each time you enter a new building..

John
John

A new key card at each location would be a pain in the ass. Especially in cities with multiple locations in close proximity to each other. Would I have to keep swapping it out if I visited a different location on alternating days? It would be a clerical nightmare & we will probably making enemies with the front desk staff real fast. Hope this is streamlined.

Debit
Debit

This would change a lot of things. Any other datapoints for this? I have no intention of keeping the card away the higher fee.

Jeremy
Jeremy

“The Platinum Global Access membership may be canceled fi your American Express Card Account is canceled for any reason.” From the fine print.

B
B

It’s confirmed in the FAQ sent via email..
https://res.cloudinary.com/wework/image/upload/v1549555081/Marketing-Automation/GLOBAL/February_2019/AMEX_PGA/AMEX_FAQ.pdf?utm_source=WeWork&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201902_GLOBAL_en-US_Platinum-Global-Access-Welcome_v1

Can I use my American Express Business Platinum
Card to gain access to WeWork locations?
No. WeWork requires that you have a separate WeWork
Card to gain entry to any of its buildings. There are also card
readers inside of our buildings that can only accessed with
this card.

It’s a very basic membership that requires you to book access on a per day basis, but the global access is much welcomed for frequent travelers that don’t have lounges in hotel stays to work with..

bob
bob

Someone needs to see if you can get the 4 free beers with this membership.

Jeremy
Jeremy

“Use, within the Premises, of kitchens and beverages made available therein.”

NBG
NBG

Is there any MS angle to this?. For a ‘business’ person (who works form regular office), is there any benefit from/for using this?.

Joe
Joe

Yeah, you can bring your MO’s to the workspace and then fill out and endorse at their desks using their pens.

CM

Yes, plus you don’t have to go to the bank anymore for the free coffee; as this lets you use Mobile Deposit more freely.

veeRob

Don’t forget you can likely caffeinate for free at WeWork while your hand cramps up from filling out the MO’s.

calwatch
calwatch

Based on the cancellation of the package delivery benefit, I could have seen MSers using the WeWork addresses to evade bans from retailers or gift card sellers.

Nik
Nik

Something to point out. The membership is for one year but runs till the end of the month. So it is better to sign up at the beginning of the month so that you effectively get 13 months free. Wish someone had mentioned this here.

Tom
Tom

Went to the local WeWork to try out this benefit, and the people at the front desk didn’t seem very knowledgeable about it. They gave me a brief description of the place, and where I was allowed to work. I asked about a keycard, but was told they “didn’t think platinum global access members got one”, but they didn’t seem sure (was I supposed to??).

Interestingly, they never asked for any identification, or to see my card. In the future I think I’ll just walk right in – I’m honestly not sure you need a membership to get into most locations – the front door is open, and it’s busy enough that they would never notice..

Rox
Rox

Any DPs on WeWork membership being active even after CC cancellation or product change?
Based on what I read on the front desk not checking the members when they enter or leave, wondering if WeWork will really cancel the membership when CC is canceled.

DJD
DJD

P2 completed registration w/ WeWork membership from AMEX benefit on 2/18. Canceled AMEX Plat Biz 2/22. Received invoice from WeWork 3/1 indicating membership is active 3/1-31 with waved monthly balance. P2 hasn’t tried visiting WeWork since canceling card but this indicates membership is still active even though she canceled AMEX last month.

DJD
DJD

P2 received an email 3/4 from WeWork saying “Please Add Your Payment Info” regarding the Plat. Guess she has a free ride until 3/31, but not after.

Andy
Andy

My wife just signed up and got the Payment info email too. It’s meant for in case you want to book conference rooms, etc. because they are not free. Her card is still open, so this doesn’t meant that you’ll be canceled on 3/31. Guess we’ll have to wait to find out what happens with your account.

Ty Miller
Ty Miller

Let us know how this plays out.

Frank W
Frank W

Since i joined i keep on getting an email every 2 weeks asking to enter my card information for booking rooms etc. Have only visited 2 locations both when on visit to Hong Kong. No way to “unsubscribe” from that email so just know this.

Jay
Jay

Did it work in April?

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