Amex Platinum to get Rs.10,000 Taj voucher as Birthday benefit

By | August 18, 2021
Amex Platinum Charge Card unboxing

American Express India has just added a new birthday benefit to all Amex Platinum Charge cardholders. Here’s everything you need to know,

What’s the benefit?

  • Rs.10,000 Taj Voucher
  • Validity: ~3 months

You can expect the voucher to be issued ~1 month prior to your birthday so that the voucher is available for you to use on you special day.

This benefit is likely for all cardholders having birthdays from Aug 2021 onwards as confirmed by the support, but I couldn’t get the exact date from which this offer is eligible.

  • Update: Looks like its eligible for all who have their birthdays after “26th July” as reported by a reader

My Thoughts

I’ve been hoping for a good birthday benefit from American Express for a long time as we’ve all been spoiled well in the past with HDFC 10X rewards, SBI Prime 5X rewards and hopefully great 10% cashback on Zomato Edition credit card.

But as HDFC offer isn’t active lately and as SBI prime offer has new restrictions, this benefit on Amex Platinum is a great thing to happen for the expensive metal cardholders.

While that’s a great news for the day, it would be nice if they add similar benefit to other premium cards as well, maybe for Reserve & Platinum Travel.

34 thoughts on “Amex Platinum to get Rs.10,000 Taj voucher as Birthday benefit

  1. Ros

    is it for everyone when i checked up the support team after reading your post they said it is only for selected

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      I’m said the same but the same agent interestingly called me back in 10 mins apologising for wrong info. And he said its indeed for all from Aug. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Seems he was not aware of the latest development on this previously.
      So yea, it used to be. But it’s for all going forward.

      Reply
  2. Aakash Coimbatore

    Siddharth brother, Can you update the source or link for this!

    Also is it applicable to PLATINUM CORPORATE CARD (which is also a charge card)

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      I doubt if this offer has any t&c link as they just send the voucher over email with limited info.

      Reply
  3. Amex Guy

    The offer terms are dated in March so they probably started soon after, maybe to select few. I got mine ~1 month early too. Birthday in August.

    The voucher is 90 days. Stays only. One time use only.

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Cool. Advance wishes!! I’m hoping for one next month ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2. NMS

      Just spoke with them. So it’s only for people who have their birthdays after the 26th of July.

      Reply
  4. Mitesh

    Really glad to know this but my birthday falls in August and I haven’t received these yet. Nor any notification of the same. It would be interesting get these.

    Reply
    1. Siddharth Post author

      You should be getting within 1st week of Aug. Else please do check with support reg. the same.

      Reply
  5. Ashwin Kumar

    Can these vouchers can be used for 2 nights of 5k each?

    I have 10k Taj voucher from Amex Platium Travel card

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    1. Shivank Garg

      Yes, you can use these for any number of nights. But the thing is that these vouchers are applicable ONLY on ‘standard rates’ and NOT on ‘member rates’ or any other ‘offer rates’. Any other expenses done in the hotel like food etc. can not be cleared using these vouchers.

      One suggestion, use these vouchers only on ‘Taj’ properties, not on any ‘vivanta’ property if you want a luxury experience. Because I have a really bad experience in Vivanta.

      Interestingly, writing this reply from a ‘premium room with courtyard view’ in Vivanta Surajkund itself. ๐Ÿ˜„

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      1. Gautam

        Still you can use them on member rates if you are lucky.
        I have used my amex voucher at Taj Palace Delhi on recently published member rates with 50% discount for gold members (upgraded to Club room with taj upgrade voucher). That even includes in room dining bills and minibar expenses.

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  6. MP

    I’ve received the voucher a few hours back. My birthday is in the early days of Aug.
    americanexpress.com/content/dam/amex/in/benefits/plat_tajvoucherbday_tc.pdf

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  7. Rakesh

    I too got 10k Taj gv with 3 month validity and b’day in Aug.

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  8. aka

    can 02 vouchers be used against a single stay ? say on an average a 2 day stay comes around 25 k in north india taj properties…so a 10K voucher like this and a 14k voucher in lieu of 24k points of MRCC be combined to take care of it ?

    Plz respond.

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  9. Bageera

    There is an opportunity to double dip. 10% cashback offer is going on for Flipkart. This can lead to healthy 15+% return when combined with 15 points for 100 Rs multiplier offer

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  10. Mohnish Tekwani

    need to verify from the community.
    on requesting for a taj booking,i was informed we cannot use amex vouchers if we are booking as Gold Status ( as gold status already gets 20% of on stays ),and booking on standard rate multiple gift vouchers can be used.
    Request if anyone verify this or share their experience on this.

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    1. Sandeep singh

      I used the vouchers recently at taj aguada along with 50% off . Worked for me.

      Reply
  11. Krishna

    Hi Sid, I hold a AMEX Rewards card as LTF. Is there a way to convert it to other varients of AMEX as a LTF Card?

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    1. Amex Guy

      Amex canโ€™t upgrade or change card variants due to RBI ban. Youโ€™d need to wait. Typically upgrades are automatic and so is moving to a charge card. Everything else requires a fresh new application and Amex may or may not ask for income documents again. Amex product changes are shutting down old card and establishing a new one so that has a CIBIL impact for some.

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  12. Rags

    My Birthday was on 30 July but haven’t received any voucher against my Travel or Metal card.

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  13. Himmathi

    hi Sid, thank you for timely intimating the offer on PLAT cards,

    as confirm by CC , Taj voucher will be sent on 28 Aug for Birthday falling in SEP mont and this is applicable to all PLAT members

    thank you, regards

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    1. Siddharth Post author

      Yeah. I checked a day back on that and I was said that it may get triggered bit earlier too.

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      1. Siddharth Post author

        Update: Got the 10k Taj voucher today, life renewing early Sep.

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  14. Manish

    My bday was in August too, but even being a platinum card holder I have not received any such vouchers.

    Reply

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