Posted by Chuck on December 22, 2019
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Published on December 22nd, 2019 | by Chuck

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Amex Business Platinum WeWork Benefit Extended through Dec. 2020 for Anyone Enrolled

American Express just sent out an email to their Business Platinum cardholders that all those who enrolled in WeWork will continue to keep the benefit through December 31, 2020. This is even for those who enrolled earlier in the year, whose year of membership was slated to end in middle of 2020.

Note: you still need to enroll in WeWork before the end of December to be eligible, see Last Chance to Take Advantage of Amex Platinum WeWork Benefit by December 31st (Lock in Full Year Membership Now). The news here is just that they are extended the membership for all existing enrollees beyond the single-year benefit, through December 2020.

It’s not clear why they decided to throw out this added benefit, maybe for sake of clarify or as a goodwill gesture. My guess is that they worked it out in a deal with WeWork for no additional cost to Amex. In any case, for some this benefit is of very minor value, yet for others it’s a huge savings.

Hat tip to reader Sue and to r/churning



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Sam
Sam

whoa amazing news

CongestionCharge
CongestionCharge

Mine is supposed to end 07/2020 and I didn’t get this

tom
tom

it’s for everyone, yearly benefit from wework

CuriousGuy
CuriousGuy

@tom, where in the WeWork website does it mentions the extension for existing Amex Business Platinum card holder? I called Amex and they said there is no such extension. I searched around WeWork website and found no such ads. None of my emails from Amex or WeWork mentions about the extensions as well.

tom
tom

it’s in the end of the email that was sent from amex .

tom
tom

¹This offer is made available by WeWork and not by American Express. Platinum Global Access is a product of WeWork subject to WeWork’s terms and conditions, and is only available to the Basic Card Member of a Business Platinum Card account.

lgm
lgm

Can you go to your account manager page in the wework portal then go to upcoming bill section and see when your discount ends? I signed up in feb 2019 and it says my discount expires feb 2020. Curious if your expiration date is dec 2020 or a year from when you signed up.

tom
tom

got it , there keeping it for everyone and hopefully every year with no AF increase

Evan Adams
Evan Adams

I really really hate this benefit. While I run the business and need the benefit my boss is ‘primary’ card holder and the benefit is only for that user. Stupid stupid of amex.

Cjrmets
Cjrmets

Yeah they should extend primary benefits to everyone. I’m sure that will make them tons of money, considering the primary is the only one responsible for the bill.

Perhaps you should work out your job titles, responsibilities and liabilities with your boss

SBR
SBR

No need for the snark, this is a legitimate concern. It would not be impossible for AmEx to work out a system whereby a primary cardholder can designate one account user as the beneficiary of this perk.

Stryker
Stryker

That’s a hint that you should become the ‘boss’ i.e own the business

A
A

Awfully optimistic that wework will survive that long.

CM

Why wouldn’t it? SoftBank has deep pockets. They’re still opening up new locations as was planned. Probably won’t be signing any new deals, but there’s still lots of locations in the pipeline that keep getting opened up.

Snorlax
Snorlax
Sam
Sam

Happy HOLLAdays!!! Woot

Tommy Chen
Tommy Chen

I just got the card at the end of Nov and being based in NYC and travel a fair bit, the WeWork perk is pretty useful. My membership already runs till Dec 2020. Probably unlikely but I hope they can find a way to extend it beyond 2020.

Mike
Mike

I have the card and I use the benefit–I haven’t gotten this email. Has it shown up for everybody?

Emporio
Emporio

I didn’t get the email either. When I called Platinum business card services I was told that I would have to pay for WeWork access after my AMEX first year free benefit expires in Q1 2020.

tom
tom

email said benefit extended by wework not amex

Sam
Sam

anybody have any updates on this? do you need to keep the business platinum open to get the wework for another year? some people have said its wework offering it and amex isnt involved. i also havent received the email for this so not sure whats going on

tom
tom

confirmed by wework today, extended to dec

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