Bits: Amex Platinum (US) goes metallic, £19 Monarch deal, Uber hits Chichester

News in brief:

The US Amex Platinum card will be made of metal!

The US version of the American Express Platinum charge card has been relaunched this week.  The fee rises $100 to $550 but is potentially offset by $15 of Uber credit, automatically added to your account every month.

The interesting bit was that the card will be made of metal. This isn’t the first time that US credit cards have been made of metal, but this is the first one where there has been a chance that a mainstream metallic card will make it over to the UK.

At a point in its history when Amex Platinum has become a bit mainstream, this could be the kick the UK card needs to put it back on the map.  We can but hope.

Full details of the changes to the US card are here.

Amex Platinum

New £19 Monarch sale

We don’t usually cover Monarch on Head for Points – at least not since they stopped being an Avios redemption partner – but this new deal looked good.

Up to 9th March, Monarch is selling a limited number of £19 seats to Barcelona, Venice, Rome, Lisbon and Gibraltar.  The travel periods are 4th March to 30th April with the key Easter period of 29th March to 10th April excluded.

You can find out more on the Monarch website here.  Depending on route, you can fly from Gatwick, Luton, Birmingham, Leeds Bradford or Manchester.


Uber launches in Chichester

Uber is now in over 20 UK towns and cities and added Chichester to the list yesterday.  At the moment, only the cheaper uberX service is available.  It adds to the existing services in Portsmouth, Havant and Brighton.

If you live in the area (or anywhere else in the UK which has Uber) download the app and add promo code ‘headforpoints’ after signing up.  You’ll get a free first ride worth up to £15 which gets you quite a long way with uberX.

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  1. There is also Hertz 20% discount which seems to work for car rental with Accor discount code CDP 840267 for booking before 31 May.

    Plus there may be 3x points too.