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American Express Platinum: 150,000 Bonus Points for Belgium or Luxembourg until 30 July 2024, worldwide lounge access, 300€ to spend yearly in selected restaurants and much more

American Express Belgium and Luxembourg offers 12,000 Bonus Rewards points for new members. A very attractive offer to enjoy the many privileges (unlimited lounge access, Gold status in 4 hotel chains, restaurant allowance of 300€ per year, etc.) offered by American Express Platinum, now in metal 😉

(You have to spend a minimum of 4,000€ within the first 3 months to receive the full bonus points)

American Express Bonus points

If you apply for an American Express card now you will get 12,000 Bonus points for a PLATINUM card

This offer is only valid if you live in Belgium or Luxembourg.

The LINK for the Bonus can be found at the bottom of the page. As I refer you, you will get the bonus as well do I.

 

Why should I get an American Express Platinum credit card?

By choosing the Amex Platinum, you will have access to a certain lifestyle and a world of privileges (unlimited lounge access, Gold status in 4 hotel chains, 300€ per year to spend in selected restaurants etc.), exclusive trips, unique events and exceptional benefits. And in addition, if you use your American Express card you will collect one American Express reward point for every Euro spent. By converting these reward points, you can travel for free, upgrade to Business Class or obtain gift vouchers in stores such as Delvaux, Inno, Zara, Fnac, Decathlon, etc. 

What are the main benefits of the Amex Platinum?

 

Of course, you can collect Amex points which you can convert for example into Airline miles to book flights or upgrade flights, but there are more benefits listed here below.

Fast Lane access at Brussel Airport

Save time at Brussels Airport and use the Fast Lane service, included with your Platinum Card. Thanks to this service, you get through security more quickly. To take advantage of it, simply show your Card.

 

Unlimited lounge access

 

Traveling becomes much more enjoyable and comfortable with free and unlimited access to over 1,300 Airport Lounges worldwide for you and the additional Platinum Cardholder. Drinks and meals are included.

Priority Pass™ lounges

 

You will get an Unlimited Priority Pass for free (free lounge access) for you and even for your partner. To get a free Priority Pass for your partner, you need to request a 2nd Amex Platinum for her/him too, this 2nd Amex Platinum card is for free. And now you can both invite an additional traveler - that's up to 4 people in total.

One Unlimited Priority Pass usually costs 399€ per year. You can read all about Priority Pass here.

The American Express Global Lounge Collection®

 

With your card, you will also have access to the following lounges, regardless of your travel class:

  • Eurostar Business Premier Lounges

  • The Centurion® Lounges

  • International American Express Lounges

  • Delta Sky Club® lounges

  • Plaza Premium™ lounges

 

Insurances and assistance

By purchasing Amex Platinum, you benefit from a wide range of travel insurance and assistance for you and your family.

Cover of the rental vehicle, cancellation insurance, travel accident, baggage delay, repatriation, etc. The coverage offered is broad and makes the subscription of certain insurance superfluous (eg EuropAssistance)

All the details about insurances can be read here.

 

Upgrade and other benefits at the best hotels by accessing the higher levels of loyalty programs

 

Access directly to the upper levels of the best loyalty programs, without having to meet admission criteria such as a specific number of nights per year. So you immediately get additional privileges at over 13,000 hotels around the world, such as room upgrades or early check-in.

You receive the following loyalty levels:

Radisson Rewards™ Gold
Hilton Honors Gold
MeliãRewards Gold
Marriott Bonvoy™ Gold Elite

To sign up, nothing simpler: click here

 

300€/year offered in selected restaurants

Treat yourself with €300 per year, refunded at a selection of over 1,400 top restaurants worldwide. You get €150 back in Belgium and Luxembourg and an additional €150 back abroad.

To sign up, click here

List of participating restaurants: here

 

Exclusive benefits thanks to Platinum Experiences App

 

Exclusive experiences, gift vouchers, purchase refunds, etc. The Platinum Experiences App gives you access to many benefits.

Personally, I have enjoyed the following benefits since August 2020:

  • Reimbursement of 175 € of purchases at Delhaize and Brico (without minimum purchase)

  • A free Christmas tree, delivered at home

  • A free Rituals candle

  • A box of Neuhaus pralines for Valentine's Day

  • Reimbursement of € 250 of purchases at Brico, Decathlon, Delhaize, etc. (without minimum purchase)

  • A 25 € voucher at IciParisXL for Mother's Day

  • 200€ spent in a selection of gourmet restaurants reimbursed (without minimum purchase)

And many other benefits

 

There are many more benefits, especially travel perks for the Platinum card, in hotels you get upgrades, free breakfast, free nights and for car rentals you get Avis Preferred and Hertz Gold for free 

What can you do with American Express reward points?

  • Convert American Express Reward points into Miles

 

This is probably the best option you have, convert your points into Airline Miles. Below is a list to which Airlines you may transfer your Amex points and convert them into Miles.

  • Convert American Express Reward points into Hotel points

You can transfer your American Express points to Hotel chains, where you collect points to get free nights.

  • Convert American Express Reward points into shopping coupons

 

With American Express you may transfer your Reward points as well into shopping coupons and buy products via the Amex homepage. This is usually not the best option compared to transferring the points to airline or even hotel points. 

What can you do with the 12,000 Bonus Points?

As mentioned already you can convert this points into Airline Miles.

The examples below demonstrate what you would get if you transfer your Amex points to Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels Airlines) or Avios (British Airways and Iberia). But you can just as easily transfer your points to Emirates, Air France, Delta Airlines, etc ...

The 12,000 Amex bonus points that you will get with the Platinum card entitle you to 6,000 miles in the Miles & More program.
• Short-haul return flights in Europe in economy class with Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Swiss or Austrian are possible from 12,500 miles plus around € 100 in taxes and fees.
• For 10,000/15,000 miles (depending on the booking class) you get an upgrade to business class on an intra-European or intra-American flight on the outbound or inbound flight.
• If you travel in Premium Eco on a transatlantic flight or to South Africa, an upgrade to business class costs between 20,000 and 30,000 miles depending on the category of reservation, for one leg.

The 12,000 Amex bonus points you will get with the Platinum card will give you 8,000 Avios.

  • Short haul flights within Europe in economy class with Iberia or British Airways cost from 9000 Avios plus a few € in taxes and fees, for a return flight.

  • If you book a Premium economy ticket from London to New York and you want to upgrade one of the legs to business class, you will need 25,000 Avios. With the 20000 Avios you get from the card you will need only another 5,000 Avios.

For most of the reward tickets or upgrades you’ll need more than 6,000 Miles & More miles or 8,000 Avios, but this bonus will already give you a good kick-start.

With American Express you may also transfer your Reward points into shopping coupons and buy products via the Amex homepage. This is usually not the best option compared to transferring the points to airline or even hotel points.

However, for 12,500 Reward points you can buy vouchers worth €50 at Zalando, H&M, Dille & Kamille, Decathlon, Bol.com, FootLocker, etc. Vouchers worth €100 require 25,000 Reward points and €150 require 37,500. More info on the Reward Shop.

How much does the Amex Platinum card cost?

The card will cost you €65 a month.

It is possible to cancel the card at any time, but your bonus points might be waived if you cancel within the first year.

Is the Amex Platinum card the right one for you?

 

Yes, if you are travelling a few times a year, you always want lounge access (for you, your partner), direct access to Gold status with 4 major hotel chains, upgrades on hotel rooms and car rentals, excellent insurances and many other benefits. And of course if you want to collect Amex points, this can also be done together with your partners second free card.

Yes, if you travel regularly, but not enough to access the "Frequent flyer" status of airlines (access to lounges, fast lane, etc.) and hotel chains (upgrade, late check-out, etc.).

In all fairness, the cost of the card pays off very quickly, given the many benefits associated with it.

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