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 Bonvoy Gold status, Hilton Honors Gold status, MeliaRewards 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: FIXED – the Amex / Dell cashback problem, IHG extends coronavirus cancellation policy, BA Gatwick long-hauls remain

News in brief: American Express fixes its Dell cashback problem American Express recently launched a series of promotions to support holders of Business Platinum cards.  We wrote about the Amex Business Platinum cashback deals here. One of these was the offer of ‘£150 cashback on […]

A warning about the Dell / American Express Business Platinum promotion

American Express recently launched a series of promotions to support holders of Business Platinum cards.  We wrote about the Amex Business Platinum cashback deals here. One of these was the offer of ‘£150 cashback on a £150 purchase from Dell’. Whilst Dell was clearly hoping […]

Comparing the 10 UK Avios credit cards that can earn you points!

What is the best Avios credit card?  With the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card now closed to new applicants, I wanted to take another look at the other remaining options for earning Avios points from a UK credit card and suggest your best strategy. If […]

AMEX CASHBACK REVIEW: Our review of the American Express Platinum Cashback credit cards

This is our review of the Amex Cashback cards, specifically 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 […]

What is the best credit card to earn Avios points? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

In Part 1 of this article I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’.  Today I wanted to update, in light of recent card closures, my […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

What is the best credit card for earning Avios points? This is not as easy an answer as you might think.  Beginners to this hobby may not be aware of the full range of cards which are available.  You have more options than you may […]

Get more £50 Shop Small credits – and bonus points – by adding American Express supplementary cards

As we covered yesterday, American Express is bringing back ‘Shop Small’ from next Monday – click for our full article. Until 13th September, you will receive £5 cashback on the first 10 transactions you make for £10 or more at participating ‘Shop Small’ businesses.  That means […]

Get £50 cashback as American Express Shop Small returns – and another £50 for each supplementary card you have!

Today is the first day that all High Street shops in England are allowed to re-open, regardless of whether they are considered ‘essential’ or not. To celebrate, American Express is launching a new ‘Shop Small’ initiative to support independent shops and give you up to […]

How to convert American Express Membership Rewards points to IHG Rewards Club points at 1 : 2.2

Here is an interesting little trick – only valid until Monday night – which lets you convert American Express Membership Rewards points to IHG Rewards Club points at a ratio of 1 : 2.2. This offer is only available to American Express Platinum cardholders. I […]

Which five loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you never use them?

Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but don’t use because they come with generous perks […]

Save 15% on Gett taxi app rides with American Express cashback

American Express has launched a new cashback offer with taxi app Gett. You can use Gett in 25 major cities nationwide including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle. The offer may or may not be showing under the ‘Offers’ section on the Amex app or […]

Up to £500 of freebies for American Express Business Platinum cardholders – but what should you get?

American Express has rolled out a range of free gifts (technically, statement credits refunding your purchase) for holders of American Express Business Platinum this morning. These are on top of the £250 of annual fee credit which the company has already announced that all Business […]

Here’s a £100 gift for American Express Platinum cardholders

EDIT:  If you are reading this on Friday, let me tell you the story of this deal.  The offer launched on Thursday morning and was available across all primary and supplementary Platinum cards.  You could register for £600 of credits if you had the full […]

Why Fine Hotels & Resorts is one of the best American Express Platinum benefits

One of the most useful benefits of having an American Express Platinum charge card – and one which genuinely helps me justify the £575 fee – is the Fine Hotels & Resorts programme. As a reminder, American Express Platinum comes with a generous sign-up bonus […]

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