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.

Curve relaunches – charge ANY debit or credit card payment to your American Express (Part 1)

(UPDATE 10pm Tue:  applications for Curve Metal and Amex top-ups are currently not available.  More to follow on Wednesday morning.) Curve Card launched its new subscription plans on Monday – and it is very interesting, to say the least.  It is also a major departure […]

Curve relaunches – charge ANY debit or credit card payment to your American Express (Part 2)

(UPDATE 10pm Tue:  applications for Curve Metal and Amex top-ups are currently not available.  More to follow on Wednesday morning.) This is Part 2 of my article about the new Curve Card subscription plans which launched on Monday.  Part 1, which reviews the flagship Curve […]

New year, new credit card? Learn which Amex cards you can get, based on the cards you have

We don’t do very many ‘first principles’ articles on Head for Points.  However, I ran a version of this article a year ago and it was very popular.  More importantly, I’ve ended up emailing the link to at least one reader per day since then […]

Why Taj Inner Circle is your semi-secret sixth Amex Platinum hotel status

If you want to gain status at a number of hotel chains quickly, you have two options.  One is to start spending every night of the week in a hotel, potentially changing property every day because qualifying on stays is usually quicker than on nights.. […]

Advanced Avios: 30,000 Amex points sign-up bonus with the Amex International $/€ Cards

American Express is currently offering 30,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you apply for the American Express Platinum International Currency Card. This article is NOT about the UK American Express Platinum card (reviewed here) which also comes with 30,000 bonus points, but UK residents CAN […]

Bits: Amex Travel £200 cashback returns, BA launches Islamabad with special deals, BA’s work experience scheme

News in brief: Generous Amex Travel cashback credit launched American Express Travel has launched a new cashback credit promotion. There are a couple of versions.  The most generous, which I got, is a whopping £200 back on a £600 spend via Amex Travel.  The other […]

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. […]

American Express Platinum Cashback Card (UK) – in-depth review

This is my review of the American Express Platinum Cashback and American Express Platinum Cashback Everyday credit cards. Head for Points is primarily about earning airline miles or hotel loyalty points, and earning points via your credit card spend is an important part of that. […]

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 […]

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