While it's highly unlikely you're going to win the lotto any time soon, there is another way you can enjoy a luxe lifestyle. It's time to get savvy with your credit card provider. Yup, fo' reals. You know those points systems that have been around for ages? I've found one that really lives up to the hype - we're talking free flights, top restaurant benefits, dreamy hotels, Amex Invites lounge access and more! It's time to check out the American Express Platinum Edge Card, and earn some serious rewards to treat yourself.
Read on to find out how you could WIN a million American Express points to spend on whatever your heart desires. Foodies + wanderlusters, take note.
So what are points good for? It's a good question. The list is actually pretty endless, but here's what my day in the life of a point millionaire would look like:
I've always wanted to go to China for the culinary experience. It boasts one of the world's greatest cuisines and is divided into several regions with distinct styles of cooking - ALL of which I want to try. Yes please. You can get there by transferring your American Express Membership Rewards points any of their airline partners to book flights around the world.
Alternatively, explore your own back yard right here in Australia. We have some of the best produce and chefs in the world for amazing foodie getaways! A complimentary domestic flight every year with Virgin Australia is included as one of the benefits of the Platinum Edge Card - so good!! Check out this interactive destination guide to show where your complimentary flight could take you.
An ingredient-focused award-winning restaurant, Fish & Meat in Hong Kong focuses on the best produce, and techniques to deliver fresh farm-to-table cooking. As an American Express Card Member, there's free canapés on offer here too - no points required. Don't mind if I do! American Express have teamed up with top restaurants round the world so we get lovely little treats for just flashing your Card. Kinda like a secret diners club. From a bill discount to a free bottle of wine, you can expect awesome foodie benefits when travelling overseas, see all the offers here.
Catch a show or go shopping and soak up the culture, then settle into a beautiful cafe and watch the world go by. With access to pre-sales and reserved tickets, you're sure to get the best seats in the house. Even better, do it for FREE by using your American Express Membership Rewards points to pay for tickets through Ticketmaster! You can also shop up a Kardashian-style storm using your points to shop online at David Jones. Amex are one of the early adopters of Apple Pay, so you can breeze through the checkout with a simple touch of a button on your smart phone - no wallet required!!
Rest weary legs in top luxury boutique hotels around the world and pay with your points. On my hit-list has to be the foodies delight: Mandarin Hotel. It has the highest star factor for food – Pierre Gagnaire, the high priest of modern French cooking, has his branch at the top, and holds a Michelin star. Pay partially or fully with those amazing points (using Select and Pay with Points), turn back those crisp white sheets and rest well, superstar.
HOW TO WIN
Like the sound of being a points millionaire? If you are already an American Express Card Member, enter here for your chance to WIN one million points - and take me with you, pretty please.
*Editor’s Note: This article is proudly sponsored by American Express. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make The Fit Foodie Blog possible. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.