American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card

The American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card is a hugely popular card among miles and points collectors in the UK. This is because of its generous sign-up bonus, two free airport lounge passes and the lack of a fee for the first year.

Our main article reviewing the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card is here. You can learn more and apply for the card via the Amex website.

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for May – what are the best deals this month?

With a new bonus on the Virgin Atlantic credit cards launched over the weekend, I thought it was time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our […]

Bits: Amex Gold / Plat £15 Amazon discount still works, what happened to BA’s LCY-JFK A318?

News in brief: £15 Amazon discount code still working Amazon is still offering a £15 discount Amex Gold and Platinum cardholders.  This deal is meant to run until 31st October. This offer is a promotion to encourage you to link your Membership Rewards account to your […]

Bits: HEx and Airbnb cashback deals, buy Etihad miles, AA Heathrow slots

News in brief: £10 back on £50 Heathrow Express spend and 2% back on Airbnb A new cashback deal has appeared on many American Express accounts offering £10 back on £50 Heathrow Express spend. It isn’t clear if this is cumulative.  These deals often pay […]

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

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)

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 hobby may not be aware of the full range of cards which are available.  You have more options than you […]

Why I think Hilton Honors points may be getting more valuable

As we covered extensively on Head for Points in February, Hilton Honors underwent a substantial restructuring which totally changed the value basis of the scheme. You can now use Hilton Honors points to get a free room OR to get a cash discount on a […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, Amex wine deal, 35% ‘buy Avios’ bonus

News in brief: Amex launches new travel statement credit deals A new batch of statement credit deals has appeared from American Express.  Some, all or none of these offers will appear on the statement page of your online accounts. Remember that the offers differ for […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for April – what are the best deals this month?

It’s time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab […]

‘What credit cards can I get if I already have certain other cards?’ – your questions answered

A reader asked in the comments yesterday if I could write an easy-to-understand guide to how your current credit card portfolio may impact what other cards you can get.  I thought I would put something together to answer some of the points the reader raised and […]

Comparing the 13 credit cards that earn you Avios points!

What is the best Avios credit or charge card?  With 13 different cards offering Avios points, either directly or indirectly, and issuers starting to reduce the rewards on Visa and MasterCard products in response to the 2015 EU rules on credit card fees, I wanted to […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for March – what are the best deals this month?

It’s time for our monthly round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Our updated directory of all 23 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab […]

Can you transfer Amex Membership Rewards to someone when you cancel? Er, ‘Yes’.

Until early 2013, American Express allowed you to transfer your Membership Rewards points to someone else, at any time, for a £15 fee.  This option no longer exists. However …. The terms and conditions of the Gold and Platinum cards (PDF) explicitly allow you to transfer your […]

How to earn 20,000 Avios points – or other miles – as a sign-up bonus with American Express Gold!

Our ‘Credit Cards’ page lists 25 different credit and charge cards in the UK which offer travel rewards.  For the beginner to this hobby, however, there is one obvious piece of plastic to start with – the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card. In return for […]

The top 14 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

This article was updated in May 2017 so ignore the original publication date above. Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms […]

EXCLUSIVE: Get £15 of free beer, in a Gatwick bar, with Priority Pass or Lounge Club!

OK, this is a weird one.  But I can’t help thinking that it will be welcomed by some Head for Points readers! Priority Pass and Lounge Club, the airport lounge access cards, have opened a new lounge at Gatwick South.  Remember that British Airways moved […]