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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.

Bits: photos from Amex’s new Centurion Lounge in Covent Garden, Louis Vuitton opens in T4, HFP IT

News in brief: The American Express Centurion Lounge in Covent Garden is open The American Express Centurion Lounge is back for 2018!  Until 16th December, the pop-up lounge is open at Unit 6, Langley Street, which is about 60 seconds walk from Covent Garden tube station. […]

Amex to open its first Centurion Lounge in Europe – at Heathrow Terminal 3

American Express has just announced that it is opening a new Centurion lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3 in 2019, writes Rhys. This will be their first European location and the second non-US lounge, after Hong Kong. Amex launched their Centurion lounge network in 2014 but there […]

Bits: HFP on Radio 4, new Amex cashback hotel deals inc Marriott, changes to the Tesco Premium credit card

News in brief: Listen to me on ‘You and Yours’ I did a segment on Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ yesterday lunchtime, discussing the recent changes to petrol loyalty with Esso dropping Clubcard and BP dropping Nectar – which Esso is joining!  We did a Shopper […]

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 2018 article on how to make the best […]

Get £5 back on a £10 purchase via American Express ‘Shop Small’

Shop Small is back!  If you have an American Express credit or charge card (unless it is a Lloyds Avios one), you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from tomorrow (Saturday) until 16th December with ‘Shop Small’. American Express is the major UK […]

Bits: IHG ‘buy points’ bonus, 250 free Shangri-La points, 25% cashback with Gett, WOW Air going bust?

News in brief: Last day for 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another sale with a bonus of up to 100% when you buy over 5,000 points. […]

Bits: Amex ‘£10 off at BP’ offer, 2000 Hilton Honors points for new members, BA closes Munich lounge

News in brief: £10 cashback offer at BP with American Express American Express has launched a new cashback offer with BP.  You may, or may not, find this under the ‘Offers’ section of the online statement page of one or more of your Amex cards […]

Curve is now live with Amex for beta testers – this is how it works

Curve Card is an all-in-one payment wallet and aggregator that is popular amongst Head for Points readers.  I describe Curve in detail here, but in summary: Curve Card (a debit Mastercard) is free – in fact Curve will pay you £5 for trying it out […]

Why American Express Platinum gets you into more airport and train lounges than you think

NOTE: American Express is running an advertising campaign for Platinum at the moment and asked us to write something about it as part of that. This technically makes this article an ad, although regular readers will recognise that the article has the same sentiments as […]

Bits: targeted £25 Amazon / Amex discount, 3000 Virgin miles with new wine offer, new HFP hosting

News in brief: Targeted American Express ‘£25 off £40’ at Amazon promo For a couple of years, Amazon has been offering a £15 discount on a £25 spend for anyone who links their Amex Gold or Amex Platinum card to their amazon.co.uk account and part-pays […]

Bits: China Southern joining oneworld?, Amex’s London lounge returns, Eurostar St Pancras lounge update

News in brief: China Southern to leave SkyTeam – and rumoured to be joining oneworld China Southern announced yesterday that it is leaving the SkyTeam airline alliance.  It will not renew its existing contract on 1st January and the airline will slowly unwind its position […]

Bits: generous Amex Gold/Plat bonus points promo, get a status match to Wyndham Rewards, Heathrow Christmas bears

News in brief: American Express launches a generous spend bonus on Gold and Platinum If you have an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold or Platinum card, check the ‘Offers’ currently showing on your online statement page. Tucked away down the bottom should be a generous […]

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

If you have been following our series of UK credit card reviews over the last couple of weeks, we are now up to ‘M’ in the alphabet.  The next article will be on the new Miles & More charge cards, recently launched with Diners Club […]

Bits: BA schedule changes to Italy and Spain, £5 cashback from Amex with Paypal, Necker Island available on Virgin miles

News in brief: British Airways announces Spain and Italy service changes British Airways has announced a number of changes to its Spanish and Italian networks, including a few switches between Heathrow and Gatwick. Here are the changes: Almeria – moves from Heathrow to Gatwick from […]

Bits: Lufty / SWISS Asia & Africa sale, £25 off Geneva & Zurich flights, Heathrow Express offering Amex cashback

News in brief: Good Lufthansa / SWISS Business Class deals to Asia and Africa Lufthansa and SWISS are offering some good Business Class fares from the UK to Asia for the next few days. You need to book by 18th November.  A minimum stay of […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (2): American Express Platinum charge card

This is my review of the American Express Platinum charge card. 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 for. These articles will be linked to the relevant […]

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