A reader asked in the comments yesterday if I could write an easy-to-understand guide to how your current credit card portfolio may impact what other cards you can get. I thought I would put something together to answer some of the points the reader raised and […]
American Express Platinum charge card
The American Express Platinum charge card is a hugely popular card among miles and points collectors in the UK. This is because of its generous sign-up bonus, free travel insurance and a wide range of travel perks.
These include Club Carlson Gold status, Starwood Preferred Guest Gold status, Hilton HHonors Gold status, Melia Rewards Gold status, Shangri-La Jade status, two Priority Pass cards for airport lounge access (admits four people in total) and Eurostar lounge access.
Our main article reviewing the American Express Platinum charge card is here. You can learn more and apply for the card via the Amex website.
What is the best Avios credit or charge card? With 13 different cards offering Avios points, either directly or indirectly, and issuers starting to reduce the rewards on Visa and MasterCard products in response to the 2015 EU rules on credit card fees, I wanted to […]
Until early 2013, American Express allowed you to transfer your Membership Rewards points to someone else, at any time, for a £15 fee. This option no longer exists. However …. The terms and conditions of the Gold and Platinum cards (PDF) explicitly allow you to transfer your […]
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 […]
OK, this is a weird one. But I can’t help thinking that it will be welcomed by some Head for Points readers! Priority Pass and Lounge Club, the airport lounge access cards, have opened a new lounge at Gatwick South. Remember that British Airways moved […]
Two bits of American Express-related news today: £15 Amazon discount code extended Amazon has extended its £15 discount code for Amex Gold and Platinum cardholders until 31st October. This came as a big surprise given that the offer was meant to be limited to 33,333 […]
This is our review of the new Eurostar Business Premier lounge at Gare du Nord in Paris. Every now and then I get to do something fun but slightly odd for HFP – like going to a different country for the day and not leaving the […]
If you missed this offer when I wrote about it just before Christmas, or you simply forgot about it in the whirl of the festive season, it isn’t too late. You still have time to save £15 on your next Amazon order of £25 or […]
The majority of the credit card posts on Head for Points are focussed on exploiting sign-up bonuses. Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus, cancel the card, move on. After a couple of years, you can re-apply for the first card […]
American Express seems to be trialling exclusive cashback deals for Facebook users. Unfortunately, we are about to ruin their experiment by publicising the deal here and generating a few thousand sign-ups! This is the deal: You will receive £20 cashback on a £100 Hilton spend […]
News in brief: Luxury Travel Diary auctions The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its auctions closing soon. Interesting options closing in the next 48 hours include four nights at the Sofitel in Essaouira, Morrocco and two nights at the Four Seasons Nile […]
News in brief: The end of the 5,000 points per night UK Hilton redemption! Hilton has published its latest list of redemption category changes. With only 11 hotels globally going up in cost, I normally wouldn’t mention it. However, as you can see here, this […]
American Express appears to have made a quiet change to its refer a friend scheme without telling anyone. This only impacts anyone who holds a Preferred Rewards Gold card. Until recently, a Gold or Platinum charge card holder could refer a friend for: Preferred Rewards […]
American Express sent out an interesting offer to its Gold, Green, Centurion and Platinum cardholders yesterday. You will save £15 on your next Amazon order of £25 or more as long as you part-pay with Membership Rewards points. If your account is set to ‘no […]
News in brief: Last day for American Express ‘Shop Small’ Don’t forget that today (Sunday) is the last day for the Amex ‘Shop Small’ offer. You will receive £5 cashback on EVERY transaction you make for £10 or more at a participating ‘Shop Small’ business. […]
If you have ANY American Express credit or charge card – except TSB – you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from today until 18th December with ‘Shop Small’. American Express is the major UK sponsor of a scheme called ‘Shop Small’, designed to […]