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DEAL OF THE WEEK: BONUS DOUBLED – Get a huge 60,000 points, and great benefits, with American Express Platinum
American Express has launched an exceptional deal on The Platinum Card. The bonus is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points which converts to:
- 60,000 Avios
- 60,000 Virgin Points
- 60,000 Emirates, Etihad, Flying Blue, Alitalia, Asia Miles, Delta, Finnair, Qantas or SAS miles
- 40,000 Singapore Airlines miles
- 120,000 Hilton Honors points
- 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
- 180,000 Radisson Rewards points
- 4,000 Club Eurostar points
….. and many other non-travel rewards.
Whilst the annual fee is £575, this is refundable pro-rata if you cancel once you’ve banked the bonus.
Our main article on the 60,000 points bonus is here. Make sure you read the bit about whether or not you qualify for the bonus.
We did two follow-up articles on how Amex Platinum can get you into airport and Eurostar lounges and what the four free hotel status cards that come with Amex Platinum get you.
You can apply for The Platinum Card with the special bonus on this page of the Amex website.
In other news …..
The latest travel and aviation news:
Credit card news (apart from the 60,000 points Platinum deal):
Good ‘£70 back on £200’ Amex offer launched with Millennium & Copthorne hotels – where can you stay? (Chelsea Harbour pictured below)
British Airways news:
Readers have been reporting telephone bills of up to £206 for calling British Airways. We look into what has been going on.
You can book the Sloane Square Hotel in London with breakfast for just £99 – an exceptional discount on the typical rate of £273. Here’s how. The deal is valid seven days per week until next April.
Accor Live Limitless has tickets for The Vamps at the Hammersmith Apollo up for grabs, including lounge access.
Rhys headed to Cambridge to review The Fellows House which has just opened, part of Hilton’s Curio Collection.
Other interesting bits:
If you took part in the Virgin Atlantic status match in February, this is what is happening with your free Clubhouse lounge passes.
You can book Arsenal tickets, standard or VIP box, for Emirates Skywards miles or indirectly by transferring American Express points.
Offers you missed:
We ran a competition this week to win one of five Priority Pass airport lounge passes, each loaded with 10 free lounge visits. Unfortunately it closed last night.
See you next Saturday.