Both the American Express Personal & Business Platinum cards now come with a $179 annual CLEAR credit. A full price CLEAR membership costs $179 annually so most would just pay for that and be on their way, but you can actually maximize this further as the credit can be used for anybody not just the cardholder.
- Student discounted membership costs $50
- You can add up to three family members for $60 per family member
- Both United & Delta offer discounts for elite members ($119, $109 and $0 membership options based on your elite status. Lowest tier membership gives it for $119 and you don’t need any flights or anything)
- Portals offer up to $10 back
I suspect a lot of readers will have a elite status that will get them a $119 membership, they could then add a family member for $60 meaning both would have CLEAR access for $179 (and that $179 would be refunded via this credit) for no out of pocket cost.