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 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.)