End of ‘mistake’ Membership Rewards points for Amex Gold holders

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There has always been something odd about the way that American Express awards Membership Rewards points at certain retailers if you have an Amex Gold. As a reminder, Amex Gold gives double points on all foreign spend transactions.  (It also gives double points on travel […]

Bits: Virgin Trains cuts Traveller, Amex airport cashback, 20% off ALL Flybe routes, Iberia Avios via HEx

Flybe London City

I continue my attempt to empty my inbox by running various short pieces on items which don’t justify a full article! Virgin Trains puts the breaks on Traveller Hot on the heels of news that the generous East Coast Rewards loyalty scheme will be wound up at the […]

New Amex hotel cashback deals: Thistle (£50 off £100), Hilton and others

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EDIT:  Direct links to register now available, includes MBNA and Lloyds cardholders A large number of new hotel cashback deals were launched by American Express yesterday. Whilst only the Thistle deal is outstanding, what is great about these deals is that you can combine them […]

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

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If you are self-employed or pay tax outside PAYE for other reasons, 31st January is the day that you will need to make your final tax payment for the 2013-2014 tax year. HMRC accepts credit cards for tax payment. However, they do not accept American […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for January – summary of the current top deals

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It is time for our monthly round up of what is new, what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. What’s new? Not much, to be honest.  I was expecting a burst of activity […]

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

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When bmi British Midland still existed, it was easier to get around the world with airline miles. British Airways was a core member of the oneworld alliance, and bmi British Midland was part of Star Alliance. Between them, you could redeem to pretty much anywhere. Even better, both schemes allowed […]

PhD Avios: Which is the best way to collect Avios when buying petrol?

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I first wrote about this topic 18 months ago, but I thought it was worth re-running. It needed updating to reflect the new earning structure for buying petrol at Esso garages, the fact that you no longer receive double points for Tesco Momentum fuel and […]

New Amex cashback deals including £50 back from Apple

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American Express has launched what I assume will be its final batch of ‘statement credit’ offers for the year.  You can access these deals with either an American Express-issued card (British Airways, SPG, Gold, Platinum, Nectar etc) or with an Amex card issued by Lloyds, […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for December – summary of the current top deals

Credit cards

It is time for our monthly round up of what is new, what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. What’s new? Not much, to be honest.  December is never a good month for […]

Amex ‘Shop Small’ is coming – get £5 back on a £10 transaction for 2 weeks!

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Saturday 6th December is the second outing for the UK version of ‘Small Business Saturday’, a slightly more welcome US import than Black Friday! It is, in theory, little more than a PR exercise for small traders and the benefits of shopping at local small […]

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

Aer Lingus

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 […]