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. 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.
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.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – June 2023 update
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 Mastercard
Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 13th June, the sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ card is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points. Apply here.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher 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
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
30,000 points bonus (to 13th June) 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 bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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
Get a 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.