The Platinum Card from American Express is offering double Membership Rewards points – 2 per £1 – on ALL spending until 20th July!
These means that, if you have Amex Platinum, it is now THE most valuable card in your wallet.
I had expected this offer to appear, because it has been offered to Platinum cardholders in other countries. For some reason no-one has yet been emailed by American Express about it.
It DOES work though, and applies to all transactions from 21st April. Take a look at this screenshot:
Does this apply to all Membership Rewards cards?
It only applies to personal American Express Platinum cards. If you have the International Dollar / Euro Platinum Card, it also applies to that. Centurion cardholders can also take part.
How many miles and points will I now earn?
Two Membership Rewards points per £1 means you are earning:
2 Avios per £1
2 Virgin Flying Club miles per £1
4 Hilton Honors points per £1
6 Radisson Rewards points per £1
3 Marriott Bonvoy points per £1
….. and much more.
Or get 1.8% cashback instead!
Alternatively, you can take 1.8% cashback instead.
As we wrote the other day, Amex Platinum cardholders now receive 0.9p per Membership Rewards points when they redeem for statement credit.
This means that, as you are now earning 2 Membership Rewards points per £1, you could immediately redeem these for 1.8% off your bill.
Is it worth getting American Express Platinum to take advantage of this deal?
I will do a separate article on this topic over the weekend. The issue is that, whilst the rewards are clearly excellent now, you won’t be able to benefit from most of the travel benefits which come with the card.
My full review of the American Express Platinum card is here if you want to find out more now. Our ‘quick read’ ‘Top 10 Reasons for getting American Express Platinum’ is here.
You can apply for The Platinum Card here.
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.