Amex Platinum is letting you order a metal replacement card – and a quick benefits reminder

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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 🙂

New American Express Platinum card

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):

How to order an American Express Platinum Metal card

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.

onefinestay American Express Platinum

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):

American Express Platinum benefits

…. where you can see which Platinum benefits you are registered for.  Onefinestay has been added to the top row.

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Comments

  1. ashic says:

    Metal card just arrived. Portal already had the new card number (though the old one was still working). Activated. All MR points and offers still show up.

    The metal card does look quite good. Slightly darker hue than expected. Front metal, back plastic. The number and valid through months are is slightly raised and on the back, so not painted on. My name and the 4 digit code is on the front. I wonder why they bothered changing the age old AMEX layout and put the card number on the back.

    Here’s to hoping they metal the BAPP cards….

    • timtams says:

      Putting the card number on the back is so the card can be “flexed”. Basically shown off on social media.

  2. Initially surprised at the weight and the darker hue. Just wondering if the card is left out in the sun a bit, it will darken and look like an Amex Centurion……..

    Plastic backing doesn’t look long-lasting. Do other metal cards, like Curve, have plastic backing?

  3. Has anyone else’s new metal card got some slight discolouration dots on the magnetic stripe – do you think this will stop it from swiping properly?

    Don’t really have anywhere I swipe but if I needed to I’d like to know it worked!

  4. I have the business platinum and it doesn’t give me the option of a metal card, just he usual lost, stolen or damaged options….

    Wonder why that is?

  5. Richard says:

    I see I can use the Addison Lee app to book a taxi in Edinburgh. Guessing they give the booking to a third party as I don’t see AddLee vehicles up here. Anyone know if the £10 discount only applies to AddLee vehicles only?

    • EwanG says:

      I asked previously (when the Platinum changes were announced) and a commentator explained that whilst the booking goes to a 3rd party to provide the transport, the billing will be processed through AddLee so the credit should come through.
      I’ve not tried it out myself yet as I rarely use taxis and on a good bus route. I need to get a taxi this weekend but because the AddLee app says it takes 4 passengers I’ll need to order a black cab instead.

      • Richard says:

        Thanks Ewan, I will use them for a booking from EDI to home late on Thursday and let you know if any credit comes through. The dilemma is I also have the RIDE8 code to use but that can only be used in London so shame to not be able to use that also. If I make a trip in London next couple of days that would also trigger the credit.

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