This is my review of the American Express Platinum charge card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked to the relevant sections of the […]
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.
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One of the downsides of cancelling an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold or Platinum charge card is that you are required to empty out your Membership Rewards points account. The Preferred Rewards Gold card is free in year 1 and comes with a sign-up bonus […]
American Express Platinum and Centurion cardholders get a number of decent hotel deals, mainly through the Fine Hotels & Resorts programme (late check-out, upgrade if available at check-in, free breakfast, bonus amenity). A relatively new venture over the last 5-6 years is the Amex Platinum UK Hotel […]
American Express Platinum gained a new benefit yesterday, albeit indirectly – I doubt the people at American Express even knew it was coming! Singapore Airlines Krisflyer and Shangri-La Hotels Golden Circle announced a new partnership called Infinite Journeys. Before I explain why this is interesting […]
As I have written another article today about a new indirect benefit of having the American Express Platinum charge card (ie Star Alliance Silver status), I thought it was worth flagging up another key benefit. I wrote last week about the status match that has […]
News in brief: Free cinema tickets from American Express As part of its London Film Festival sponsorship, American Express has arranged free screenings of the Opening Night Gala Film, A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, at 28 Cineworld cinemas across the UK. […]
American Express and Hilton Hotels have brought back their generous ‘£50 cashback for spending £250’ promotion. It is restricted to the first 10,000 American Express cardholders to register their card. To see if you are targetted, you need to log in to the Amex website […]
News in brief: DVLA now accepts American Express (EDIT: it turns out that DVLA is STILL trialling the use of American Express. I have been told that you may or may not be given the option of using Amex at random. This is why some […]
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News in brief: Qatar Airways launches Dubai in business class for £975 Qatar Airways has launched an exceptionally good fare to Dubai – just £975 return. I have NEVER seen flights to the Middle East so cheap in business class from a UK starting point. […]
If you are looking for an Amex for business use, American Express offers two products in the UK. Today I am reviewing the American Express Platinum Business charge card. My review of the other option, the American Express Gold Business charge card, is here. (EDIT: This review […]
If you are looking for an Amex for business use, American Express offers two products in the UK. Today I am reviewing the American Express Gold Business charge card. My review of the American Express Platinum Business charge card is here. (EDIT: This review was […]
American Express has launched a new round of statement credit deals, with a particularly strong travel focus. There are two ways to sign up to these deals. The easiest is to visit the Amex website or app and go the statement page for each card you hold. […]