Credit Card Reviews 2014 (2): American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card

Amex Gold

This is the 2nd of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page.  My other UK airline […]

Why Amex Gold is now back in the No 1 spot for sign-up bonuses

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For the last 5 months or so, the long-term title holder of the ‘best miles and points credit card for newcomers’ award has been in flux. Between November and January, I was encouraging people to focus on the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card.  Whilst […]

Lots and lots of free Hailo credit for Amex cardholders!


Following on from their recent promotion (which Head for Points readers exhausted within a few hours), American Express and London taxi app Hailo have launched another collaboration. This one could be even more lucrative! (EDIT, lunchtime:  The limit of 2,000 card registrations has now been […]

Amex USA bans card churning …. UK to follow?

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Follow a number of rumours in recent weeks, American Express’s USA operation has now confirmed that card ‘churning’ will not be allowed from 2nd May. Here is the statement that it issued: In order to ensure fairness and clarity with our Card Members, we will […]

New Amex deal: £50 off £250 spend at Hilton Hotels

Hilton Leeds

You may remember last Winter that American Express launched a partnership with TripAdvisor.  They were paying £5 to every Amex cardholder who linked their American Express card to their UK TripAdvisor account and wrote one review. This partnership seems to be deepening, as American Express […]

Three new ‘£10 off’ cashback deals from Amex launched

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American Express has launched another couple of cashback offers available exclusively to holders of Amex-issued Amex cards.  For the purposes of Head for Points, that means Gold, Platinum, SPG and BA Amex cards. You need to activate these offers before using them. On a desktop […]

The top UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

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(EDIT:  This article was updated in April 2014, the numbers are current as of 1 April) It is almost a year since I last looked at this topic.  There have been a lot of changes and new launches since then, so I thought it was […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for February – summary of best deals

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I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the blog for February. The big event during January was the launch of the temporary sign-up bonus on the Virgin Flying Club credit cards.  At 10,000 miles for the free card and 25,000 miles for […]

How to pay your January tax bill with an American Express card

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If you are self-employed, 31st January is the day that you will need to make your final tax payment for the 2012-2013 tax year. HMRC now accepts credit cards for tax payment.  However, they do not accept American Express – only Visa and MasterCard.  And […]

New ‘Avios Promos’ page launched (plus full list of current offers)

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The beady eyed will already have noticed that a new page has appeared at the top of the home page, marked ‘Avios Promos’.  (If you are reading this via our email list, the link is here.) Head for Points is a fast-moving site!  Any deal, […]

New year, new credit card – various sign-up bonuses disappearing soon!

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If one of your New Year resolutions was to churn your credit card collection in order to pick up a generous sign-up bonus, there are a number of offers which are ending soon and are well worth considering. All of these deals are with American […]

Is Lloyds Avios Rewards now the best credit card for FX spend?

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The Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card was a game-changer when it launched in October.  For the first time, we had a credit which offered NO FOREIGN EXCHANGE FEE – AND gave you Avios points for your spending as well! Historically, it was almost always a bad […]

1,200 bonus Membership Rewards points for £400 spend at Amex Travel

Amex Travel

American Express Travel has launched a decent bonus promotion for anyone spending £400 or more at their website. To qualify for the 1,200 point bonus, you need to spend £400 or more on pre-paid hotels, plane tickets, car hire or experiences in one transaction before 13th […]