I just received a great tip from Karol over at Ridiculously Extraordinary. In his newly released online e-book, How to Live Anywhere he shares, amongst many other tips, how you can get free access to airline lounges and free access to office space at over 1,000 Regus business lounge locations by being a Platinum Card® from American Express card holder.
Free Office Space for the World Traveler
While it’s not exactly “anywhere” in the world like my title suggests, they (Regus) are located in most major cities throughout the world. In their business lounges you get a quite place to work, free wifi, and even free coffee and tea.
What’s the catch? Well, the Platinum Card® from American Express comes with a pretty hefty annual fee ($450). If you plan on using an office only a few days while traveling you’ll quickly make this back though, as Regus lounges and airline lounges can be expenses at the daily rate.
Couple the free Regus business lounge with a free Skype account and you’ve got yourself a nice free office space anywhere you are. There’s your world traveler money tip for the day.
A Peek Inside the Free Office Space at Regus
Update: I recently visited my local Regus offices to confirm this deal and to see what the business lounges look like. The deal is accurate as described above, but here’s more detail. When you sign up for the Amex card above, they will send you an invite to check out the Regus offices and get their Gold Businessworld Card for free (that’s normally $49 per month). This Gold card allows you free access year round to any of the business lounges in their locations. Here are some picture of my local business lounge (click to enlarge):
Do you have the platinum Card from American Express? Have you taken advantage of this perk of the card?