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While I don’t think any MilesTalkers pay “full price” for CLEAR (the service that expedites you to the front of the PreCheck line at airports), CLEAR has raised their price for a regular membership from $179 to $189.

In response, American Express has updated the CLEAR credit benefit on The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express to the same $189.

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However, MilesTalkers should be signing up for CLEAR via the Delta or United links where even a no status member will pay just $119 a year (you pay $109 with status and it’s free with top tier status). This leaves you room for adding a family member for $60 and staying under the the Amex credit max.

Still, if you are adding more than one family member, even with the discounts this will save you an extra $10 a year.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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