New Amex deals for airport and High Street shopping launched

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The Christmas shopping season is starting to get into gear and the special offers are starting to appear.  You have probably received a letter or email about the main American Express deals, although I have recapped them at the bottom of this list. What you […]

New Amex cashback offers with Aer Lingus and South African Airways

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American Express has launched two new discount deals with airline partners. South African Airways is offering £75 cashback when you spend £750 or more on an SAA flight via their flysaa website.  You need to book by January 7th but there is no limit on […]

Get £50 cashback when you spend £150 at American Express Travel

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This very generous offer – £50 cashback – has just been launched as part of the American Express partnership with TripAdvisor. The Amex / TripAdvisor arrangement is an odd one.  Once you have linked your American Express account to your TripAdvisor account, a little mark will appear […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

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Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. Because you can earn Avios points both directly and indirectly (eg via Tesco Clubcard or Amex Membership Rewards), the […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

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(EDIT:  This article was updated on November 6th to reflect the increased bonus on the British Airways American Express cards) What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?  This is not as easy an answer as you might think and beginners to this […]

Free TfL £5 and ‘£10 off £50 Esso’ now open to all Amex cardholders

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Last week I wrote about the generous new American Express promotion from Transport for London. It is offering £5 cashback when you spend £5 or more on tube, bus and rail tickets in London when you use your Amex as a contactless payment card. Few […]

New Amex statement credits including £5 back on £5 London transport spend

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American Express has launched a few more special cardmember offers. You can see if you have been targeted for these deals by logging onto your online account, going into each card you have and clicking on the offers tab at the bottom. The most interesting […]

Do badly chosen Amex promotions cheapen their brand?

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I accidentally started a mini-debate at Flyertalk yesterday when I criticised a new American Express promotional offer. If I take a look at my American Express Platinum account online, two new cashback deals have appeared: £20 cashback when you spend £100 at Premier Inn (expires […]

£25 Amex cashback with London Restaurant Festival – and how to exploit it

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The London Restaurant Festival is back, running from October 8th to October 27th. American Express is again sponsoring the festival, and is offering £25 cashback on your statement when you make 2 x £25 purchases as participating restaurants. You need to register your card in advance […]

Add someone to your Amex account for 1000 Membership Rewards points or 500 Avios

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American Express has two on-going bonus schemes to encourage cardholders to add supplementary cardholders to their accounts.  After all, the more people who are carrying a card, the more spend they can accumulate! There are two offers, one for American Express Platinum and one for […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for October – summary of top deals

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I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the screen for October. What’s new? The latest special offer on the British Airways American Express cards ended in September.  However, the excellent deal on the two Virgin Atlantic cards runs until the […]

American Express Gold Business charge card reviewed – is it worth a look?

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(EDIT:  This review was updated in November 2014 and is correct as of that date) If you are looking for an Amex for business use, American Express offers two products in the UK.  Today I am reviewing the American Express Gold Business charge card.  My […]

Decent BA / SPG / Gold / Platinum Amex offer – £10 off £30 at WH Smith

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A decent new American Express promotion has appeared in the online accounts of many people.   I have it showing under my Platinum card although it is not showing for my SPG or BA Amex.  My wife does have it showing for her BA Amex. (EDIT: As […]