Did you get the Amex Platinum ‘5000 points for a travel booking’ letter?

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A lot of American Express Platinum charge card holders, including myself, got a special offer in the mail yesterday.

The card offers 5,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for making ANY booking on the Amex Travel website before 31st January.  This is on top of the current ‘triple points for a travel booking’ offer.

You can, of course, play silly games with an offer like this.  Which is exactly what I intend to do!

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You should be able to find a hotel to book for under £9.  That would be 5,o00 Avios for under £9!

I am not going to point you to any specific item, because it would overwhelm the properties involved.  However, if you pick some typical backpacking cities in Asia and search for a one-night hotel stay, you should find a few options under £9.

Don’t forget that you need to register for this offer before making a booking, using the instructions on the card.

(I do not want to encourage people who did not receive the letter to try this, as Amex insists it is targetted.  However, if you were making an Amex Travel booking anyway, you have nothing to lose.  Log in to your Amex online account and go to www.americanexpress.co.uk/platinumtravelbonus.  The left-hand menu has a box marked ‘Opt In Bonus’.  Enter UIT0112348.)

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  1. My 2,500 MR for Gold posted today and I got a hotel for £4.92 (is this the best?) – in Bodrum, Turkey.

  2. christian says:

    Thanks for this, Even better for me. The website wouldn’t let me register so I had to call in. The nice lady said thanks for reporting it and gave me 5k ex gratia any way! Now that with my 25% transfer bonus 🙂

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