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American Express is rolling out ‘compensation’ deals for Platinum cardholders.

For holders of the personal The Platinum Card, it is fairly simple – American Express is giving you £100.

If you have American Express Business Platinum, this article explains what you are getting instead.

£100 free for American Express Platinum cardholders

Do I get £100 in cash?

No.  Well, sort of.

In order to receive your free £100, you need to spend £100 by 27th August at any combination of:

  • Marks & Spencer
  • Waitrose & Partners
  • Deliveroo
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Apple (online only)

100% of your spending at these shops is returned in the form of statement credit, up to £100 per card.  For clarity, the £100 cap is NOT per shop.  It is cumulative across all five shops above.

What are the restrictions?

There are some, but they are not hugely onerous:

  • M&S exclusions: Bank and Energy services, Bureau de change, Opticians and Petrol stations
  • Waitrose & Partners exclusions: Cellar, Florist, Garden, Pet, Cookery school, foreign currency, Gift Section
  • Harvey Nichols exclusions: International delivery, gift cards, vouchers and dining within restaurant
  • Apple exclusions: Apple iTunes, Apps and Apple Music, Apple Search Ads, Apple Finance and Gift Cards

Here is a key thing to remember.  Waitrose gift vouchers can be used at John Lewis department stores, either online or instore.  If you can get to a Waitrose store but do not want to spend £100 on shopping, you can buy a gift card which should trigger the cashback.  You can then spend this at John Lewis at your convenience.

Do I need to register for this offer?


You MUST register your card for this offer.

To register, go to the ‘Offers’ section of your online statement page for your American Express Platinum card.  Scroll down until you see this promotion and click ‘Save To Card’.  You’re good to go!

Virtually all Platinum charge cardholders have this offer.  A small minority do not – it is not clear why.

£100 for American Express Platinum cardholders

Can I apply for The Platinum Card now and get this offer?

It isn’t clear.  It runs until 27th August so you would have plenty of time.

However, it depends on American Express adding the deal to the ‘Offers’ tab of your online statement page and we cannot be certain that this will happen for new applicants.  I’m sure we will find out soon enough.

Our full review of The Platinum Card is here if you want to find out more about the card.  You can apply here.


This is clearly a ‘no brainer’ offer for holders of The Platinum Card.  Ensure that you register your card now.  Remember that you have until 27th August to do the relevant spending.

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British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

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BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

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

Nectar American Express

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

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The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

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 offers.

Amex American Express Business Gold card

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40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

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Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review

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Comments (270)

  • jonathan brown says:

    Has anyone had success negotiate with the starwood/marriott card now the rate has been cut to 2 points to the £ from 3?

  • Baji Nahid says:

    OT: Where did the daily thread go? I cant seem to find it

  • BJ says:

    OT: Interesting story developing on US blogs. BA requiring BAEC members in USA and Canada to accept new T&C preventing them from joining any class action lawsuits. Any future disputes to be resolved via individual arbitration.

    • Dominic Barrington says:

      Indeed so, and much fury growing on FlyerTalk. Yet another reason to move away from them…

  • stron says:

    On a somewhat related note, I was told on the phone by Amex that they are offering 20,000 MR points as a standard retention offer if you’re currently looking to cancel your Platinum.

    I didn’t have to go through to cancellations to be offered this, the customer service agent just mentioned it when I asked when my renewal date was.

    • Rich says:

      When I called I was offered 15000 and nothing more. Still waiting more than a week later.

    • Ian M says:

      This has been running for some time and was covered here on headforpoints. But not all members are being offered 20k or even 15k. I’ve called a number of times and been offered nothing.

  • UK_Ship says:

    We have something similar in Singapore, S$500 or S$750 in statement credit (although the Annual fee a lot higher here)

  • Daniel says:

    Not showing on my primary care this morning, maybe it’s being made active later today?

    • Daniel says:

      Just to add it is now showing, so have added to the account.

  • Tom says:

    Annoyingly my Dropbox account renews in February so I can’t take advantage of the offer for Dropbox 🙁

    • Andrew says:

      Not sure why I always thought Dropbox was free

      • Rhys says:

        It is, but you can pay for more storage etc

      • Genghis says:

        The basic package (which I use) is free. Useful to keep some documents on there just in case required. If you want more than a couple of gig storage, then you pay.

    • Fred says:

      Where is the Dropbox offer in the article?

  • Andy says:

    Showed (yesterday) as £200 for Centurion cards.

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