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You can now book American Express Platinum VIP events via a special app

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Very quietly, American Express has rolled out an app which allows American Express Platinum cardholders to book its special Platinum events.

This is more beneficial than it seems.

American Express Experiences app

American Express Platinum runs a range of VIP events. There are generally two types – free drinks parties events at upmarket stores, funded by the store to get you in the door, and paid events at high-end venues with an exclusive twist for cardholders.

The problem, historically, is that booking them required waiting for an email or brochure in the post to tell you what was happening, and then a call to American Express. Pre covid, spots would go quickly so you were often wasting your time.

The new app gets rid of these problems. You can see instantly which events still have spaces available, and you can reserve your slot online. You can also waitlist yourself for sold out events.

The downside, of course, is that the app is likely to lead to tickets disappearing even more quickly. Until Amex starts to publicise the app, however, you have an advantage. If you keep reading HfP, we will try to publicise new events as soon as they appear and before Amex notifies cardholders directly.

(Hilton Honors sent out a press release on Tuesday afternoon about the BMW PGA golf hospitality packages they were offering to members. Unfortunately, HfP readers had bought them all by noon on Tuesday after we published our article following a reader tip off!)

Downloading the Amex Experiences app

This is what you are looking for on the app store (this is the Apple version):

American Express Expriences app

It says ‘Amex Nordics’ in the description which is probably why few people have discovered it so far. Ignore that.

When you download it, you can select your country and which card (only one can be chosen) you hold. I don’t know what you see if you select, say, Amex Gold – you may just see the tabs which describe the card benefts.

What is currently on offer for Platinum cardholders?

Bringing up the events list is a bit fiddly. It isn’t part of the home screen buttons, but if you look at the very bottom of the screen you will see a tab marked ‘Events’.

Here is a screenshot showing three events which still had spots available yesterday:

American Express Experiences app

As an example of pricing, the NoMad party is £60, the Photo London VIP opening party tickets are free (£75 no-show penalty) and the Moet party at Home House is £60. The Moet party is for the launch of the Grand Vintage 2013 and, in my experience of Moet parties, you may get a bottle to take home – although this is not part of the published offer.

Conclusion

If you have The Platinum Card – and, arguably, if you live in London because there isn’t much here for those who rarely venture inside the M25 – you should download the Amex Experiences app.

The easier it is to book events, the more you are likely to attend and it will hopefully increase the value you get from the card.


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Comments (59)

  • Tom says:

    Is it one ticket per card or can you buy an extra for a friend?

    • Chas says:

      A few I’ve just looked at say something like “maximum of 2 tickets per cardholder”

  • Genghis says:

    “ Hilton Honors sent out a press release on Monday afternoon… HfP readers had bought them all by 9am on Monday…”

    All through time travel?

    • VerdantBacon says:

      Hilton Honors sent out a press release on Monday afternoon about the BMW PGA golf hospitality packages they were offering to members. Unfortunately, HfP readers had bought them all by 9am on Monday after we published our article

      Did you just fall back asleep halfway through the full sentence?

      • Tom says:

        To be fair to him I hadn’t even had my first sip of morning coffee at 0520 when I read this article… definitely counts as half asleep!

      • Genghis says:

        Only quote pertinent words.

        • VerdantBacon says:

          If you quote the pertinent words you’d see no time travel was involved.

          • Genghis says:

            I don’t understand. The press release was Mon afternoon, the HfP article was published on Mon afternoon, I saw availability on Mon afternoon, yet “ HfP readers had bought them all by 9am on Monday”, ie prior to the publication of the article. Now am I being stupid or are you trolling?

          • Rob says:

            9am Tue would have been more accurate 🙂

          • Andrew says:

            The latter unfortunately Genghis

          • TGLoyalty says:

            He’s being stupid.

  • Chris says:

    yeah timeline is all screwy. I bought an experience on Monday evening after reading about them on here. Not sure when the Hilton press release was but I’m guessing not Monday afternoon otherwise Rob’s point makes no sense

  • Gary Sharp says:

    Whoopee, as usual it’s all London-centric.

    • Nicholas A Shaw says:

      Mid week and London. Winning combo in you live outside the M25.

      • Peter K says:

        Which of the circles of hell is the M25? 😉

      • Rob says:

        All Londoners go to their country mansions at the weekend so it is the kiss of death to arrange any event on a Fri, Sat or Sun. This is why all major London social events are on Thursdays.

        • Jonathan says:

          All Londoners have mansions in the more rural areas of the country?!?

          • Rob says:

            Apparently so, that’s why nothing ever happens on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday 🙂

          • Alan says:

            I suspect mainly the ones that work in finance and law 😉

  • Mike says:

    Nothing in Doncaster !

  • Chelseafi says:

    Can the supplementary cardholder use this offer?

  • n_g says:

    I got an email from Amex informing me about the app on the 28th July. Assumed everyone else did too but based on this article that doesn’t appear to be the case.

    • Kevin C says:

      Yes, I got that email which is why I mentioned the app in the comments a couple of days ago.

      The Chef’s Table events are not just for those in London.They deliver across the country including Northern Ireland.

  • Matty says:

    Nothing showing for me. Is it like their other app and the ‘offers’ section that are targeted or just don’t appear at all for some?

    • L Allen says:

      Seeing as it doesn’t ask for your card details, I don’t see how it can be targeted. There’s plenty showing on the Events screen (whether any of it is of interest to you is a different matter entirely…)

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