New Amex Platinum holders ARE getting the £200 fine dining restaurant credit
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At the start of the month, American Express launched a £200 dining credit for holders of The Platinum Card.
Cardholders will receive 100% back when they spend at participating restaurants, up to a cumulative £200. The offer will run until 31st December 2021.
Unlike similar ‘100% cashback’ offers last year, it appears that new applicants after 1st September ARE being given this offer.
I have had a number of emails from readers who recently applied for The Platinum Card.
Once they had made a few transactions, the first batch of Amex Offers appeared on their card and the £200 dining credit was among them. Some had called Amex and managed to get it added before their Amex Offers started to appear.
Now …. for regulatory purposes we need to be very clear here:
We are NOT saying that you are guaranteed to receive the £200 fine dining credit if you apply for The Platinum Card today.
Caveat emptor etc. You have no right to the deal as it is not listed as a card benefit on the American Express website.
All I can tell you is that a number of readers have reported getting it. No-one has told me that they did not get it, although you should put less faith in this because people rarely mention not getting something they were not expecting!
Where can I spend my £200 fine dining credit?
The participating restaurants are here.
If you’re in London, you’re laughing. The list of restaurants is simply outstanding, from 3-star Michelin restaurants through to more casual groups such as The Ivy.
The Ivy Harrogate is pictured above – there are a fair number of non-London restaurants included although there do seem to be big geographic gaps. If you don’t live or work in the M25 then you may want to study the list in detail.
There are over 1,000 participating restaurants across 15 countries, so if you live in Sheffield and think you’ve missed out, you may be able to use it on any foreign trip you’re planning before year end.
Here is a random London selection for the letter ‘B’:
- Bar des Pres
- Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill
- Bob Bob Ricard
- Brasserie Zedel
- Bread Street Kitchen
- Butlers Wharf Chophouse
…. and that is just ‘B’.
Our full review of The Platinum Card is here.
Remember that, until 2nd November, you will also receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points if you meet the target spend and the bonus criteria. These convert into:
- 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. I wrote this article on the most valuable Membership Rewards redemptions.
Our review also looks at all of the other card benefits such as airport lounge access via Priority Pass.
To reiterate, we are NOT promising that you will receive the £200 fine dining credit if you apply and you do so at your own risk. Other readers over the past 10 days or so have been successful, however.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – March 2023 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit 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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express 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 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.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend 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:
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
American Express Business Platinum
Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) and free for a year Read our full review
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 Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 (3% for 3 months if you apply by 31st March) and no annual fee Read our full review