I knew it couldn’t last! (Although it’s annoying it happened on the day that I reviewed the card and gave it a slating for not having a bonus ….) After just three weeks of offering a sign-up bonus of precisely nothing, Amex has brought back a decent sign-up bonus for the American Express Platinum charge card. Click here to see the full details of the card on the American Express website.
You need to spend £2,000 in 3 months to trigger the bonus. You cannot apply if you have had a Gold, Green or Platinum Amex in the last 6 months. As I wrote in my review of the card yesterday, the benefits are good:
- Cathay Pacific Gold (= BA Silver, gets you BA lounge access)
- Starwood SPG Gold
- Club Carlson Gold
- Le Club Accorhotels Platinum
- 2 Priority Pass cards for lounge access when not flying BA
The fee is £450. However, it is refunded pro-rata when you cancel, so cancelling after 3 months gets you almost £350 back. You will also keep your Cathay, Starwood, Carlson and Accor statuses, although the Priority Pass cards are cancelled.
(To see our complete list of all current credit card bonuses, click here to visit our ‘Credit Cards Update’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)