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You may or may not be aware of the American Express International Currency (ICC) card. It operates separately to the standard Amex GBP cards, and basically allows UK residents to spend in Euros or US dollars, and earn Amex points on that spend. It comes with an annual fee of EUR/$550.
Anyway, between 31 March and 1 July 2021, the Platinum ICC card is offering double points on all spending. That means you’ll get 2 Amex points per EUR/$ spent on the card.
It may be that this offer applies to the Gold card too, but I don’t have it so can’t confirm that. I do know for certain that unlike the Platinum card (see below), the Gold card does not come with a sign up bonus.
The other benefits of the Platinum card include unlimited lounge visits with Priority Pass and some decent loyalty status boosts, including Hilton Gold. You can read more about the benefits here.
You will earn 30,000 bonus Amex points if you sign up to the ICC card and spend EUR/$5000 on it in the first three months.
If you’re considering an Amex Euro card, now is an excellent time to apply for the Platinum card – the 30K bonus points offset a substantial amount of the annual fee, and the double points will certainly assist in that too.
As my GBP card is Amex Gold, not Platinum, I cannot confirm if this offer also applies to the GBP Amex Platinum. I have not seen any evidence of it doing so, but it may be worth keeping an eye on your emails if you do hold the GBP Platinum card.
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