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? – May 2022 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge 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. 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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios or other airline miles, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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 & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
30,000 points bonus (SPECIAL OFFER) 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 sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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.