American Express has launched a Eurostar promotion covering the quiet post-Christmas period. Recent sales have focussed only on Standard tickets, albeit for as little as £54 return, so it is good to see something for Standard Premier as well. Standard Premier is a halfway house between Standard and Business Premier:
you get the standard business class seat for far less money
you do NOT get access to the business lounge (unless you have an Amex Platinum card which lets you in anyway)
you get a reduced level of catering, not unlike what you would get on BA Club Europe!
This is the Amex deal:
Standard Premier tickets from St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford to Paris, Lille or Brussels
Fixed price of £159 return
1,200 tickets available
You must book before 12 December
You must travel between 6 January and 12 February (excluding 31 January to 2 February for Paris)
Payment must be made with an Amex card
How to earn Club Eurostar points from UK credit cards (November 2020)
Club Eurostar does not have a UK credit card. However, you can earn Club Eurostar points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards. These are:
- American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 1,333 Club Eurostar points. This card is FREE for your first year and also comes with two airport lounge passes.
- The Platinum Card from American Express (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 30,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 2,000 Club Eurostar points. Card benefits include Eurostar lounge access.
- American Express Rewards credit card (review here, apply here) – sign-up bonus of 5,000 Membership Rewards points converts into 333 Club Eurostar points. This card is FREE for life.
Membership Rewards points convert at 15:1 into Club Eurostar points which is an attractive rate. The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, so you will get the equivalent of 1 Club Eurostar point for every £15 you spend.
American Express Platinum comes with a great Eurostar benefit – lounge access! You can enter any Eurostar lounge, irrespective of your ticket type, simply by showing The Platinum Card at the desk. No guests are allowed but you can get entry for your partner by issuing them with a free supplementary Amex Platinum card on your account.