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American Express Platinum charge card

The American Express Platinum charge card is a hugely popular card among miles and points collectors in the UK. This is because of its generous sign-up bonus, free travel insurance and a wide range of travel perks.


These include Radisson Rewards Gold status, Marriott Rewards Gold status, Hilton Honors Gold status, Melia Rewards Gold status, Shangri-La Jade status, two Priority Pass cards for airport lounge access (admits four people in total) and Eurostar lounge access.


Our main article reviewing the American Express Platinum charge card is here. You can learn more and apply for the card via the Amex website.

What are the top UK credit card sign-up deals by £ value?

I am in The Sunday Times as part of an article discussing how to earn miles and points from credit cards.  It is the Money section if you have a copy – the link is here but there is a paywall. As it will bring across a […]

American Express is cutting your sign-up bonus on the Starwood / Bonvoy card

On Tuesday we covered the unveiling of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card. Unfortunately this is not a brand new product.  It is a rebranding of the existing Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card, with a few tweeks. From 26th February: The name of the […]

What are the best credit card bonuses for your LONG TERM spending?

Throughout this week, I am updating a few popular reference articles.  These are mainly for the benefit of new Head for Points readers who find us in early January as they start researching their Summer travel plans, but there is something in them for everyone. […]

Save with a new Amex Travel cashback credit – but only for £50

American Express Travel has launched a new cashback credit promotion. When this offer has run in the past there have been two versions: £50 back on a £200 spend £200 back on a £600 spend This time ….. at least so far ….. the only […]

How a couple can earn 185,000 Avios from Amex sign-up bonuses – if you’ve not had an Amex recently

History shows that this week will see a lot of new readers finding Head for Points for the first time, as they start to plan their 2020 holidays.  For the benefit of those people, many of whom will not have had any American Express cards […]

What American Express bonuses can you get, based on the cards you have?

This is our beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus or not. It runs through the checklist of which UK American Express cards you can get based on the cards you have. This way I have written it below is, […]

What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points?

I have written numerous articles before about using American Express Membership Rewards points and a few pieces on how I value airline miles and hotel points. I have pulled together both of these strands in this updated 2019 article on how to make the best […]

STARTS TODAY: Get £5 back on a £10 purchase via American Express ‘Shop Small’ 2019

Shop Small is back for 2019!  If you have an American Express credit or charge card, you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from today until 22nd December with ‘Shop Small’. What is American Express Shop Small? American Express is the major UK […]

Good new Amex cashback deals for Christmas shopping: TFL, Harrods, John Lewis, Fenwick etc …. plus Accor

American Express has launched a number of new cashback deals to help cut the cost of your Christmas shopping. These are a very generous group of offers.  However, if my own family cards are anything to go by, it seems that they are not appearing […]

Save £50 at Bicester Village with American Express – and earn double miles

A new American Express cashback offer has appeared for the Bicester Village shopping outlet in Oxfordshire. This may show on all, some or none of your Amex cards under the ‘Offers’ section.  You need to click ‘Save To Card’ to activate it. You will receive […]

American Express adds new cashback deals with Waitrose and LNER

American Express and Waitrose have extended their current cashback deal, which appears on quite a lot of cards. (You need to check the ‘Offers’ tab on the online statement page for each registered card you own.  If you previously registered for the earlier Waitrose offer, […]

Amex launches new cashback deals with Accor and the Post Office

American Express has launched two good new cashback deals.  You may see these offers on some, none or all of our cards – you need to look at the online statement page and look under the ‘Offers’ tab for EVERY card you own. You will […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (3): American Express Platinum charge card

This is my review of the American Express Platinum charge card, also known as The Platinum Card from American Express. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying […]

250 Membership Rewards points or Avios for £5 spend on Amex

American Express has launched a simple but effective card offer. If you targetted, you will earn 250 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend £5 ANYWHERE, online or in-store, that accepts Amex.  This converts into 250 Avios or 250 Virgin Flying Club miles – you […]

What can you do with Amex Membership Rewards points?

Starting tomorrow, I am re-running our series of credit card reviews.  These cover all of the core UK credit and charge cards which offer travel rewards. As the first four reviews cover cards which earn American Express Membership Rewards points, I wanted to run this […]

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