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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.

£200 of free dining credit for American Express Platinum cardholders!

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!

American Express £200 Platinum dining credit

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’:

  • Bagatelle
  • Balthazar
  • Bar des Pres
  • Bluebird
  • Benares
  • 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? – 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

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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

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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

Comments (80)

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  • Kevin D says:

    Yep. I was in Barcelona at the weekend and had dinner in Blanc, restaurant attached to Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Already refunded onto card. Superb offer.

  • NP says:

    Does anyone know whether I will I lose the current offers saved on my Gold Charge if I switch to Plat?

  • Justin says:

    Be aware that if you use an app such as open table, and the restaurant requires a deposit at time of booking, the booking element may not be eligible for the offer as I found out to my cost.

  • Ben says:

    The last agent I spoke to informed me I could spend £200 at multiple restaurants and get a credit at each restaurant, up to £200 at each one on my platinum care. By chance I had been to two eligible restaurants last week. Spending £210 at one and £300 at another. They specifically stated both had been flagged for the offer and credit, and I would receive £200 for each. Did he get this wrong and I will only receive 1x£200?

    • Rob says:

      Yes, they were wrong.

      Good luck trying to get a refund though (although if the call was recorded your odds are better). There comes a point where you are expected to use common sense and the idea that you could have 3 x totally free £200 meals per day between now and 31st December does not seem, ahem, realistic.

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