Report your American Express cancellation counter-offers!

Amex Gold

I get occasional emails from Head for Points readers asking me if it is worth trying to ‘bargain’ with American Express over threatening to cancel your card, hoping to get a lucrative retention offer. My answer is usually ‘No’. There is plenty of evidence over […]

New Amex / Foursquare deals – Tesco, Zizzi, Pizza Express, Argos, Ask, Primark!

Foursquare

American Express has launched some new Foursquare deals after a long hiatus. This promotion offers you £5 statement credit when spend £10 at Tesco.  You will also receive £10 back when you spend £30 at Pizza Express, Primark, Zizzi, Ask and Argos. You must register your British […]

Amex opens a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena

VIP lounge O2

American Express is expanding its ‘Invites’ programme – which gets cardholders early access to tickets for certain cultural events – by opening a private lounge at the O2 Arena in Greenwich. This actually sounds pretty good, to be honest.  This is what the email from […]

Six new statement credit deals from Amex, including Debenhams

Debenhams

American Express has launched another batch of cashback offers available. You need to activate these offers before using them. If you have an Amex-issued Amex card: On a desktop PC, log in to your American Express account.  On the statement summary page for each card, […]

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

Amex Gold

(EDIT, July 2014 – whilst originally written in April 2014, all of the information in this review is still accurate.) 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 […]

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

Amex Gold

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!

Hailo

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

Credit cards

(EDIT:  This article was updated in July 2014, the numbers are current as of 1 July) Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, though, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms of cold […]

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

Credit cards

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

Council tax bill

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 […]