Watch Live Premier League Football or go to Ascot for FREE (With Food + Drinks) Thanks to American Express!

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I recently got an email from American Express that reminded me why it’s worth scrolling all the way through what can sometimes look like glorified junk. Buried at the bottom of the email were two genuinely excellent FREE offers for Platinum cardholders.

Watch Brighton & Hove Albion live with hospitality at the American Express Lounge

Brighton now play in the Premier League, so you should get to see some high quality matches. The current offer is for the visit of Wayne Rooney’s Everton, but there’s the promise of more to come.

Plus, you’ll be getting full “Prawn Sandwich Brigade” executive box treatment… for free. Given that hospitality at Brighton starts at £160 for the lowest Category games, this really is an excellent offer.

The email from Amex said,

“We’re delighted to invite Platinum Cardmembers to soak up the electric atmosphere while enjoying the hospitality of the exclusive American Express Lounge at the American Express Community Stadium. You can enjoy a premium buffet, full bar, outdoor balcony seating and take advantage of limited parking spaces.

Having achieved second place in the Championship last season, you’ll be able to witness the Seagulls facing one of their toughest tests so far, against some of the Premier League’s finest teams. It’s a tough ask, but with the crowd behind them and a home advantage, who knows what the Seagulls can achieve? Whatever the result, the atmosphere at the Amex will be exhilarating, the crowd revved up and the action thrilling.”


  • Where: American Express Community Stadium, 1 Village Way, Brighton BN9 1BL
  • When: Various, but starting with BHAFC vs. Everton on 15 October 2017, 1:30pm
  • Price: Complimentary
  • How to book: Contact the Platinum Concierge service on 0800 917 8054.

Watch racing (and fireworks!) at Ascot

Ascot’s family raceday to mark the start of the season coincides with the Saturday immediately before Bonfire Night (4th November), so even if you don’t usually have much interest in the gee-gees, you might still fancy taking the family for a day out and enjoying the fireworks:

“We welcome you to the first meeting of Ascot’s 2017/18 Jumps Season and fireworks night in the most magnificent fashion. Start the day with complimentary access to the King Edward VII Enclosure, where you will enjoy enhanced views of the horseracing and a complimentary £20 voucher per place booked to redeem against food or drink during the event. In the afternoon, the Plaza Lawns come alive with free fairground rides until 4pm, £1 per ride thereafter (all proceeds go to local charities). Finally, the day concludes in spectacular fashion as the skies light up with one of the region’s largest fireworks displays“.


  • Where: Ascot Racecourse, High Street, Ascot SL5 7JX
  • When: Saturday 4 November 2017, from 10:45am, 6:30pm fireworks start
  • Price: Complimentary
  • How to book: Contact the Platinum Concierge service on 0800 917 8054.

Bottom line

This is some genuinely fantastic added value for Amex Platinum cardholders.

I imagine these will get booked up pretty quick (particularly the footy), not least now we have flagged them. If you are interested, I would give Amex a ring immediately!


    • Tom Sumner says

      I’m not sure why you didn’t get the emails, but I’d make sure Amex confirm you’ll be added to the mailing list as we understand there will be plenty more matches.

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