American Express has launched another of its occasional spend bonuses. This is not tied to any particular retailer but is based on your total spend during the promotional period.
The new offer runs from 1st March to 31st March. It is NOT valid immediately!
It only appears to be available on personal Gold and Platinum cards. To see if you are targeted, look under the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement page. You MUST ‘save’ the offer in order to activate it.
To be honest, the targets we received in our house were laughable. My wife, who wouldn’t have hit her £15,000 Amex Gold annual spend bonus if I hadn’t used her card to pay our office rent for a few months, needs to spend £5,900 in March to receive a whopping 1,500 bonus Membership Rewards points. It won’t be happening.
My personal Platinum card, which sees even less action than my wife’s Gold, has a target of £4,400 during March. Rhys was offered £4,900 on his card which seems a little toppy for someone who graduated less than a year ago! Again, we were both offered an underwhelming 1,500 Membership Rewards points.
I can’t help but think that Amex missed a trick by not starting the offer immediately. With half term starting tomorrow, many families will be going away and running up more spending than usual next week.
PS. If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons why you should get an American Express Platinum charge card.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – January 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our January 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion 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
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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:
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review
Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points and do not consider interest rates, service levels or any impact on your credit history. By recommending credit cards on this site, I am – technically – acting as a credit broker. Robert Burgess, trading as Head for Points, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a credit broker.