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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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

Bonus: 60,000 points

Read our full reviewApply here

Other information:

  • Two Priority Pass cards, each allowing two people into 1,300 airport lounges
  • Elite status in four major hotel loyalty programmes
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Annual fee: £575

This is a charge card, not a credit card. You must clear your balance in full each month.  Annual fee £575.

See if you qualify for the 60,000 points sign-up bonus +

You will receive 60,000 American Express Membership Rewards points as a sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card if you spend £6,000 within six months of signing up.

This is a special offer for anyone who applies by 2nd November 2021.

Membership Rewards points are hugely flexible.  You can transfer them into Avios, Virgin Flying Club or other airlines (at 1:1) or into various hotels schemes, into Club Eurostar or use them for shopping vouchers.

This is the ONLY personal American Express card where you still qualify for the bonus if you already hold a British Airways American Express card.

To qualify for the bonus, you must NOT, currently or in the previous 24 months, have held any other personal American Express card which earns Membership Rewards points.  This includes The Platinum Card and Preferred Rewards Gold.

You are OK if you had a supplementary card on someone else’s American Express account.

You are OK if, currently or in the previous 24 months, you have held any other American Express card, including the British Airways, Marriott and Nectar cards.

If you cancel The Platinum Card at any point, you will receive a pro-rata refund of your membership fee.  You will not lose your sign-up bonus.

For clarity, you can still apply for The Platinum Card even if you do not qualify for the bonus.  You would still benefit from the long list of other benefits.

Learn more about the card benefits +

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with an unrivalled list of benefits for the keen traveller.

Your personal travel patterns will determine which of these is the most valuable.  The key benefits are:

Full comprehensive travel insurance for you, your family and the family of up to five supplementary cardholders, subject to enrolment

Two Priority Pass cards, each of which allows the holder and a guest unlimited free access to 1,300 airport lounges

Elite status in four major hotel loyalty schemes: Marriott Bonvoy (Gold), Hilton Honors (Gold), Radisson Rewards (Gold), MeliaRewards (Gold)

Access to Eurostar lounges, irrespective of travel class

£10 per month of Addison Lee taxi credit

Comments (81)

  • Chris says:

    How soon do offers appear? My first spend on my card was last Friday and they are posted now, but still showing zero offers.

    • Max says:

      Got my card last Firday and spent on the card on Saturday. Checked my account after seeing this post and the offer is there.

    • Lee G says:

      In a similar boat here Chris – started to spend on Wednesday but had no offers appearing. I went through chat and they were happy to add this one manually, but that’s still the only offer I see.

  • Martin says:

    So £200 in Bristol and £200 ion York amounts to £400 credit?

    • mradey says:

      It’s cumulative spend until the close date. So, yes, assuming you have Centurion card, £200 for Platinum.

    • Andrew says:

      For platinum it’s £200 overall spend – you can go to the Ivy 10 times in different cities and have fish and chips and a coke for one or you can go once with a group and spend £200 in one go. £200 is all you’ll get back in total.

  • n_g says:

    I went looking for the current state of the dining benefits over the weekend and noticed

    1) The American Express Dining: Local Favourites benefit seems to be no longer available. Was this wound down pre-covid?

    2) The list of restaurants where we can utilise the £200 cashback offer seems to be a mirror of the The Global Dining Collection list. I assume there’s no way to double up the cashback with an “in-restaurant experience”? Feels like this offer is just a one time temporary upgrade on that benefit?

    • Rob says:

      It will double up.

      In the same way it doubles up if you go to a restaurant doing its own cashback offer. Reader spent £205 at Lucky Cat and got £220 back due to stacking.

      • Steven says:

        I was told yesterday by AMEX that the global dining collection was finishing but they were replacing it with a new collection.

    • KZ says:

      Local dining seems to be gone – contacted a former restaurant on the list and they confirmed they do not offer the benefits to Amex cardholders currently.

  • Barb says:

    I have the business platinum amex, but it hasn’t appeared on my offers. Is it only for personal accounts?

  • Benilyn says:

    FWIW the cashback has taken 7 days to post, I spent at Nobu, Sketch, Cut and some more

  • Peter says:

    Will I get the offer if I upgrade my current glod Amex to platinum? Or do I have to re-apply a new one? Thanks.

  • elguiri says:

    The link for the list of participating restaurants is just showing a blank page for me – is it just me?

  • Alan says:

    Great they’re offering to me cardholders, shame it’s still a crap selection outwith London…

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