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ENDS TUESDAY: Get 40,000 points and a special £100 statement credit with Amex Business Platinum

If you apply for American Express Business Platinum before Tuesday night, you can receive an extra £100 statement credit on top of the usual bonus of 40,000 Membership Rewards points as a sign-up bonus. This converts into, amongst other things, 40,000 Avios or 40,000 Virgin Points.

You need to spend £12,000 within three months to trigger the sign-up bonus.

Full T&C can be found in this HfP article.

Sole traders are welcome to apply as well as Limited Companies. Remember that Amex added an extra permanent annual benefit to Business Platinum last year – £200 to spend at Amex Travel.

The application form for Business Platinum is here.


We interview Mesfin Tasew, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, as it celebrates 50 years of flights to the UK.

This week’s top travel news stories:

Qatar Airways returns to Birmingham Airport with daily services. Image above.

Has BA thrown Alex Cruz under the bus again?

Redeem Virgin Points for train tickets

Amex is ending the sale of Membership Rewards points – should you jump in?

Ultra-budget Super8 hotels are coming to the UK

Norwegian is buying Wideroe

Sixt is opening the first in-terminal car rental base at Heathrow T2

See inside the new £1.2m Belfast City Airport Aspire lounge. Image below.

Special feature:

Is British Airways Executive Club Gold status worth having?

Other British Airways and Avios news:

What could BA’s new First Class seat look like?

How many Avios do you need for flights on British Airways partner airlines?

Credit card news:

How I used my Amex Business Platinum benefits on a trip to Madrid

How to earn Nectar points with credit cards and other financial products

Got Amex Platinum? Join the Harvey Nichols Rewards scheme and save even more

Reviews this week:

Rhys reviews the impressive Neptuno VIP Lounge in Madrid Terminal 4S. Image above.

Hotel news:

Mandarin Oriental will open its third London hotel on the South Bank

Accor Diamond? Get a 72-hour free rental with Europcar

What happened at Hilton Garden Inn Silverstone’s rooftop F1 party?

InterContinental Edinburgh The George adds a club lounge

Why “earn and burn” is not always the best hotel points strategy

Take a look inside the Accor Live Limitless suite at BST Hyde Park. Image below.

Other interesting articles:

Save £45 on United Airlines flights

How can you earn Nectar points? Our introductory guide.

That’s all, folks

Our latest round-up of miles and points offers closing soon is here.

Don’t forget to visit our forum if you have any questions relating to frequent flyer or hotel loyalty programmes or loyalty credit cards.

See you next Saturday.

Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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