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Another £175 of free money for American Express Platinum cardholders

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American Express has launched another giveaway for holders of The Platinum Card.

This is presumably to convince them to keep paying the £575 annual fee for a lot of – admittedly very good – travel benefits at a time when no-one is travelling …..

This is what you should see when you look at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement. You MUST opt in to the offer.

It will only appear on your main card, not any supplementaries. It will not appear on Business Platinum cards.

IMPORTANT: I have the offer in the Amex app on my iPhone but it is NOT showing on the website. If you can’t see it in one spot, look in the other. Amex has confirmed to us that all cardholders will receive it.

What am I getting?

You will receive 100% cashback when you spend up to £175 (so basically £175 cashback) at:

  • Waitrose
  • Deliveroo
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Selfridges

Apart from Deliveroo, they are valid online or instore (when they reopen).

The offer runs to 18th July. This implies that it may be the last offer of its type that we see.

As a reader pointed out in the comments, it is a bit odd that Amex didn’t choose to make this ‘£30 per month for six months’. It would have done wonders for card retention.

American Express Amex Platinum card

How does the offer work?

The good news is that you don’t need to spend the £175 in one transaction, or even at the same retailer.

Each purchase you make at the above retailers will be refunded, 100%, onto your card within 2-3 days. This keeps on going until you hit the £175 cap.

Are all Platinum cardholders receiving this?

American Express says ‘Yes’. That said, I assume it won’t appear for people who are locked out of offers because they are in default or took advantage of the covid payment holidays.

If you do not see it – perhaps you are one of those people who haven’t received any offers for months due to IT issues – then I would call Amex to have it added.

Don’t forget to register before doing any spending!


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Comments (255)

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  • Keith says:

    If you buy £175 worth of stuff, then return £10 of it as it’s not suitable but then buy something else for £10 will you still get the statement credit? I see that it’s cumulative spend until you reach £175, but can you hit £175, then go under £175, then go over £175 and still get the statement credit?

  • CB says:

    Had to reach out to AmEx via chat to get this added. Oddly, this time they dismissed me at first with the “targetted offer” bullshit.

  • tony says:

    I’ve just got off chat with them. They added it but my browser (Chrome) was being a bit screwy. So if you don’t have this it might be worth trying another browser first.

    The dialogue with AMEX seemed to suggest that they could see the offer so only had to activate it for me – it went straight into my saved offers, so I think there might be an underlying tech issue. Wondering if that’s why I missed out on the Marriott deal, too?

  • Phil says:

    Hi All,
    Does Amex sometimes propose an offer to upgrade from Gold to Platinum?
    Have been tempted to upgrade for a while now…

  • FlightDoctor says:

    I also had to use Chat to get it added today. I was worried that, because I had threatened to leave and accepted a switch to a monthly payment, that they were going to say that it was only eligible for people paying annually. Luckily no issues and that’s the family food shop sorted for the next couple of weeks!

  • Tim Tinsley says:

    Not visible on account (neither web or app), so contacted by chat and was added without any issue

  • Kirsty says:

    With a qualifying spend in Waitrose does that mean you can purchase John Lewis gift cards?

  • BV says:

    Easy! go to chat and they will add it directly saved to your offers

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