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New spend bonus for American Express Business Platinum cardholders

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Amex has quietly launched a new spend bonus for some people with American Express Business Platinum. There are no reports so far of it appearing on Business Gold but we don’t know for definite if it is excluded.

I received ‘get 4,000 bonus points for spending £4,000 by 16th November’.

There is at least one other version of 12,000 bonus points for spending £12,000 by 16th November.

As long as you can hit the target, you would be earning 2 Membership Rewards points per £1 on this chunk of spend. Whatever other cards you have, you won’t beat this rate.

To check what offer you have, if any, you need to log in to your Amex online account or look at the app and check the ‘Offers’ tab on your Business Platinum statement page.

The issue is whether you can hit the spend target or not. You may end up worse off if you divert spend from other cards to Business Platinum and then don’t hit trigger the bonus points.

Our review of American Express Business Platinum is here. It has a generous 40,000 points sign-up bonus but, at present, this is soundly beaten by the 60,000 points (=60,000 Avios) offered on the personal Amex Platinum card.

This HfP article looks at the differences between The Platinum Card for personal Amex customers and American Express Business Platinum.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – May 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge 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. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios or other airline miles, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

American Express Amex Gold

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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 Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

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

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

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