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 miles and points from credit cards? Click here to visit our dedicated airline and hotel travel credit cards page or use the ‘Credit Cards Update’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)