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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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!

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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. Access The access rules are as we expected: […]

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

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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

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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

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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 hotels.com flash sales, more miles at Bicester Village

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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.

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If you registered for the ‘£10 cashback when you spend £30 on amazon.co.uk’ 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 […]

£5 cashback on £10 Post Office spend with BA, SPG etc Amex cards

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American Express has launched a new cashback deal in association with the Post Office – and a pretty generous one at that. I wrote back in April about how the Post Office had begun to accept Amex cards.  This offer is presumably part of that deal. […]

DEAL DEAD: Register for £10 American Express cashback on £30 Amazon spend

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(EDIT, 8pm.  Well done everyone!  We have successfully exhausted the majority of the 8,000 registrations between us in just 6 hours and the deal is now closed.  Please do ensure that you spend £30 on each of the Amex cards you registered, even if you just buy a […]

New Amex cashback offers with retailers you may actually visit!

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If you had begun to think that the American Express statement credit deals were getting rather too eclectic (Plenish Cleanse?  Paper London?), the good news is that a new raft of deals was launched yesterday. If you have an Amex-issued American Express card, you need […]

Post Office now accepting American Express

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In one swoop, the Post Office has become the largest retail network in the UK to accept American Express cards.  As of last week, all 11,500 Post Office branches in the UK are accepting Amex for transactions for which they would previously have accepted a MasterCard or […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for March – summary of the current top deals

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After a break in February – because there was nothing new to write about – 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.  […]