I'm asking this question for a buddy of mine.. I looked at older threads and it just confused me so I figured I'd throw up a fresh post. When you get the card it says you get platinum through the next year. My buddy got this card in July of 2014. He was upgraded to platinum. So now his platinum is about to expire on 3/31. I told him I thought the card would give him platinum up until 3/31/16 since it said "through the next year." But if he logs in to the TR site, it says 3/31/15. So basically he got several months of platinum and that is it? Is the key to getting maximum amount of platinum status time to get the card on April 1st of a year? I just applied for this card to get the 10k in points but am also curious about this now. Any responses appreciated.