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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: new BA flights for Avios redemption, Virgin expands at Manchester, new Waitrose and LNER Amex deals

News in brief: British Airways adds extra flights to New Orleans and Grand Cayman British Airways has added two new services for the Summer 2020 timetable, which starts at the end of March. These services are now available for Avios redemption, so if you previously […]

Bits: good Amex cashback deals with Accor and Post Office, VitalityHealth drops BA flight discounts

News in brief: 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 […]

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 […]

A new American Express lounge launches in Sydney

I don’t plan to spend too much time on this, as it is obviously a long way from home for most HFP readers. However, if you are heading to Australia soon, American Express has just launched a new lounge at Sydney Airport’s T1 International Terminal. […]

ENDING SOON: 60,000 points sign-up bonus with American Express Platinum Business!

This is a reminder that American Express is currently running an excellent deal for the Platinum Business charge card. For a limited period, until 6th November, you will receive a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards points (=60,000 Avios or other miles).  The usual bonus […]

Amex ‘Shop Small’ returns for 2019 – but it is capped

American Express has announced the return of ‘Shop Small’ for 2019, but with a catch. ‘Shop Small’ is an annual American Express event aimed at encouraging cardholders to visit local independent shops.  (It is also a way of persuading local independent shops to accept American […]

Which is the best American Express cashback credit card?

Are the Amex cashback cards better than other rewards cards?  And which of the two Amex cashback cards is best?  I want to take a detailed look today. We tend not to focus on the two American Express Platinum Cashback cards much on Head for […]

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

I wanted to take another look what is out there in the way of UK Star Alliance credit cards, since access to earning via a credit or charge card is often a key factor in choosing a programme. At the moment, there is a special sign-up […]

Generous 40% or £100 cashback deal launched by Amex and FREE NOW / mytaxi

Of all the pointless rebrands I’ve seen recently, the clear winner is FREE NOW.  For some reason, the mytaxi black cab app – owned by BMW and Daimler – decided that being called mytaxi was clearly too obvious and easy to remember, so switched to […]

Join an Amex-sponsored charity dinner at the Hotel Cafe Royal

If you were unlucky in getting a spot at the Head for Points reader dinner next week, you may be interested in a charity dinner at the Hotel Cafe Royal on Regent Street on Saturday 26th October. This is an annual charity event organised by […]

Good news if you lost Amex cashback because the merchant used a payment aggregator

Regular readers may remember the strange case of the recent American Express cashback offer with watch manufacturer Bremont. Many cardholders were given a very attractive offer of £400 cashback on a £500+ purchase if they used their American Express card.  Given the price of Bremont […]

Amex launches some new cashback deals you might like

A few good American Express cashback deals have just been launched. Here are some I wanted to flag: £10 back on £40 spend at Cote Brasserie (to 3/11) £100 back on £1,000 spent at Kuoni (to 14/10) 7% back on £30+ spend at Byron (to […]

What are the best UK airport lounges you can visit for free with Amex Gold’s Lounge Club passes?

We have made a determined attempt this year to build up our collection of UK airport lounge reviews.  We aren’t totally there yet, but we are well on the way – we only have a few hold-outs at Manchester! Having just added reviews of the […]

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