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American Express Platinum card giving DOUBLE points on all spending until 20th July

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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.

Amex Platinum giving DOUBLE points on ALL spending until 20th July!

Does this apply to all Membership Rewards cards?

No.

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.

It does NOT apply to Business Platinum or the personal versions of Preferred Rewards Gold, Green or the American Express Rewards Credit Card.

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.

The full list of Membership Rewards airline partners is here and the full list of hotel partners is here.

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.


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If you are looking to apply for a new credit 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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

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Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

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.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points for signing up and 15 elite night credits each year Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

30,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points AND (to 27th August) £400 to spend at Amex Travel Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

18,000 bonus points 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 an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and FREE for a year Read our full review

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback Business Credit Card

1% cashback uncapped* on all your business spending (T&C apply) Read our full review

Comments (107)

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  • Metty says:

    I cancelled my Amex Plat via chat two weeks ago after asking whether there was any sweetener on offer to dissuade me, as I wasn’t going to be able to use the insurance for a while. I was told no, so cancelled.

    I suggested to my son that he’d better look at his fee paying cards and renewal dates; he went on chat and tried to cancel his Amex Gold – maybe his Business Gold – and was offered a fee waiver for the next year. He was happy!

    As an aside, three of my friends whose have had small amounts from Brazil attempted on their Amex and one friend received a delivery that he didn’t initiate. The only connection we can think of is BA, so maybe the last data breach is taking effect.

  • Martin Gee says:

    I too received the email with regard to the offer on my platinum card.
    To illustrate a point with regard to cancelling and reapplying later for the card and thus the benefits, I have an annual travel insurance with AXA through a group scheme. When I received my renewal I contacted them on Monday of this week to notify them that I did not wish to renew as it’s getting quite expensive so I will rely on the Amex platinum in future. I was informed that it wasn’t a problem cancelling but whilst normally I would simply be able to rejoin at a later date on this occasion AXA were saying that they did not know what the future policy may or may not cover!
    I cancelled the AXA group insurance scheme and will hold on to the Amex for the time being. The only reason I had the double cover was due to an overlap.

  • wyvern says:

    Received the email yesterday, for the Platinum card and the ICC Euro Platinum card. Had already asked if they would pro-rata refund card fee for the time that the benefits could largely not be used, or extend the validity of the benefits by extending the next renewal date. Not a helpful response so have escalated to a formal complaint. Double points is not a sufficient replacement for the other benefits, especially is a period when spending will be less than usual (less business activity, zero travel). I may yet cancel.

  • Don says:

    Given the Amex Charge Cards, including this ultra-expensive Platinum and even more silly Centurion are CHARGE cards and not credit. Anyone with half a brain wouldn’t be putting big transactions on these cards if you care about S75 protection.

    Funny world that the benny-lovers Vanquis credit cards give S75 and ultra premium Plat and Cent don’t.

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