The new American Express Platinum fee and benefits package kicked in yesterday. You are now looking at a £575 annual fee, with the carrot of a £10 monthly Addison Lee credit and a metal card.
When we originally wrote about the launch of a metal card, I joked that American Express would be facing a large number of claims from existing holders of The Platinum Card who had ‘lost’ or ‘damaged’ their old plastic one.
As it happens, this isn’t necessary 🙂
If you log in to your American Express account, click on Account Management and then Order A Replacement Card, you now see this option (click to enlarge):
Select Replace Metal Card and a new card will be sent out to you ASAP.
Don’t forget to register for onefinestay
There is one other thing to note.
The Addison Lee benefit of £10 credit per month is automatic. Remember to use code RIDE8 on your first trip, which gives you an £8 saving as long as you spend over £15.
However, the 2nd new offer – $200 cashback on every onefinestay home rental you book – requires registration.
The registration link is on the same page as registration for all of the hotel and car rental status upgrades. You need to log in and go Benefits & Help (top menu) and then Platinum Benefits.
Scroll down to where it offers onefinestay enrollment and you will be taken to a screen like this (click to enlarge):
…. where you can see which Platinum benefits you are registered for. Onefinestay has been added to the top row.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2023 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. Apply here.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
30,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER TO 2ND OCTOBER) and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.