American Express is offering a handful of benefits to cardmembers attending Coachella this year. It's one of their many initiatives to capture the millennial market by coming up with creative ways to enhance events.
Coachella App and American Express
To access the American Express benefits, you must be a cardmember of any Amex personal or business credit card or charge card. Download the official Coachella app to unlock the benefits.
If you don't have an American Express card and you're looking to get one, I recommend going for the no-annual-fee Amex EveryDay card or the Amex Blue Cash card. Read more about the cards here.
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American Express Coachella benefits (all cardmembers):
- Enroll in the Coachella app to get $10 back after you spend $10 at Coachella
- Access to the Amex Card Member Club
- Free Ferris Wheel ride
- Complimentary monogram embroidery to customize your swag
- Uber priority lane for you and up to five people
American Express Platinum House at Parker Palm Springs
If you're an American Express Platinum or Centurion member, you'll receive the benefits listed above, plus exclusive access to the Platinum House.
You can bring up to three guests with you into the Platinum House.
Interestingly enough, you do not have to be attending Coachella to access the Platinum House, but be aware that you will not be granted access into Coachella.
In case you're not familiar with the Amex Platinum card, here's a brief rundown:
- Cost: $550 per year (i.e., Apr 1, 2018)
- Tangible Benefits:
- $200 Uber / UberEats credits
- $200 travel credit (2018)
- $200 travel credit (whole amount accessible Jan 1, 2019)
- = $600 in benefits
Takeaway: Next annual fee won't hit until Apr 1, 2019.
This means you're paying $550 to get $600 for stuff you (likely) use already.
- Other Benefits:
- Centurion Lounges = DFW + HKG + IAH + LAS + LGA + MIA + PHL + SEA + SFO
- Centurion Suites = Barclays Center + Staples Center
- Global Entry / TSA Precheck credit
- Access to Buy Tickets = Museum of Ice Cream, Hamilton, etc.
Full excerpt from the newsletter about Platinum House at Palm Springs:
CARD MEMBER EXCLUSIVE
Event of interest in Palm Springs, CA: Platinum House is back in Palm Springs exclusively for American Express Platinum Card® and Centurion Members! Located at the illustrious Parker Palm Springs, Platinum House will be the perfect spot to hang out before hitting up the festival grounds. Experience a dream-like oasis complete with complimentary food and beverage, beauty and wellness services, an installation by Snarkitecture, live musical performances and DJ sets, shoppable items from the Platinum Collective, plus a pop-up SoulAnnex* studio, SoulCycle’s first off-the-bike fitness experience, and more!
Location: Parker Palm Springs, 4200 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92264. Platinum House will be located on the back lawns of the Gene Autry Residence.
Hours: Saturday, April 14th – Sunday, April 15th 11 am – 5 pm PST
Card Member Access: No ticket necessary. Platinum Card and Centurion Members are welcome to join us at Platinum House at The Parker Palm Springs by checking in with the American Express team just beyond the hotel’s main lobby. Please have your AmericanExpress® Card for entry. Card Members are welcome to bring up to three ( 3 ) guests.
Must be at least 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly.
*Participation in the SoulAnnex experience will require reservations. Please see dedicated listing for instructions on how to reserve a spot and details regarding SoulAnnex.
For more information visit: amex.co/PlatinumHousePalmSprings
We hope you join us in Palm Springs!