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, Le Club Accorhotels Platinum 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.

New targetted promo: £10 off £20 spend at Amazon with American Express

American Express and Amazon have quietly launched another promotion.  This is effectively free money if you are targetted for it. You will receive £10 cashback when you make a £20 purchase at before 6th December. To see if you are targetted, log into your online […]

Bits: Amex Plat getting free Hilton Gold?, 19 Thistle hotels rebranded, 20% bonus Marriott to AA

News in brief: Free Hilton HHonors Gold coming back as an Amex Platinum benefit? Until December 2013, American Express Platinum charge card holders received Hilton HHonors Gold status, albeit as a ‘one year only’ benefit.  Then, overnight, Amex pulled it – much to the anger […]

‘Credit Cards’ page updated for October – summary of the top deals

It’s time for the return of our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals.  Our directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit […]

What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG TERM spending?

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 […]

‘Credit Cards’ page updated for September – summary of the top deals

After a short break, it is time for the return of our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals.  Our directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found […]

More American Express High Street cashback deals launched

American Express has launched a new wave of cashback offers. To see what you have been targetted for, log in to your American Express account and click on ‘Offers’ on the statement page.  You should do this for EACH card you have as you will […]

Bits: Tesco grocery code, sale, Delta reward sale, £10 Bentalls / Amex deal

It’s time for a clear out of my inbox now that I am back in the UK! Tesco Grocery code still running Reader Robert emailed to remind me that there is a functioning Tesco Grocery code out there with a surprisingly long expiry date. Code […]

Benefiting from Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts – Park Hyatt Hamburg example

When I wrote about the new 40,000 points sign-up bonus for the American Express Platinum card on Friday, there were some queries about the Fine Hotels & Resorts hotel booking programme.  I thought it was worth running over the key benefits again – I will also […]

40,000 points (= 40,000 Avios) sign-up bonus for Amex Platinum via a special link

It has been a long time since I have seen a special sign-up bonus on an American Express card aimed at a specific group of people. For one month only, though, you can receive 40,000 American Express Membership Rewards points if you apply for the […]

Bits: £50 off £500 at Apple with Amex, 10% off Emirates flights, paid mystery shopper stays with Trivago

News in brief: £50 Apple cashback deal with Amex American Express is repeating an Apple promotion which originally ran last year, offering £50 statement credit on a purchase of £500 or more. I was originally sceptical about this because the key Apple lines are all […]

Amex Platinum insurance pays up again (when it didn’t need to)

Three years ago, I wrote an article about my experience claiming on the American Express Platinum card travel insurance. Amex made some nasty changes to the insurance on the Platinum card in January 2012.  What was comprehensive, no-worries cover became a bit of a game, […]

Aspire lounge in T5 – official photos and the official entry rules!

Today is the official opening of the Aspire lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5.  Yesterday evening I was sent some official photographs by Priority Pass which you can see below.  I have also reproduced the official press release. You can buy entry tickets via the Aspire […]

Can you transfer Amex Membership Rewards to someone else when you cancel your card? Er, ‘Yes’.

Until early 2013, American Express allowed you to transfer your Membership Rewards points to someone else 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 points to another […]

Bits: Heathrow Express free upgrade for Star Alliance Gold, new Amex fashion deals

News in brief: Free Heathrow Express upgrade extended If you have Star Gold status via any of the frequent flyer schemes in the Star Alliance, you can still claim a free First Class upgrade on Heathrow Express. The link with the offers is here. This […]

What you need to know about the Amex Centurion airport lounge network in the US

If you are heading to the USA this Summer and hold an American Express Platinum charge card, you may be able to visit one of the new airport lounges commissioned by American Express. A couple of years ago, Amex started to lose its contracts with […]

Bits: New Amex cashback deals, Expedia and flash sales, more miles at Bicester Village

Some news in brief: New American Express cashback deals A new batch of statement credit deals may have hit your BA Amex, SPG Amex, Amex Gold or Amex Platinum online account over the weekend. These include: £10 back on £70 spend at World Duty Free (old offer, […]

REMINDER: Don’t lose your £10 Amazon Amex cashback! Ends tomorrow.

If you registered for the ‘£10 cashback when you spend £30 on’ offer two weeks ago, you have until Tuesday evening to spend your £30.  Remember that you do not need to buy anything now.  The easiest thing to do is to buy a £30 […]