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, the lack of a fee for the first year and the 'double points' earning for supermarket, petrol, travel and overseas transactions.

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.

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

It’s time for the return of 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 directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit […]

What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG TERM spending?

The majority of the credit card posts on Head for Points are focussed on exploiting sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus, cancel the card, move on.  After a couple of years, you can re-apply for the first card […]

‘Credit Cards’ page updated for September – summary of the top deals

After a short break, it is time for the return of 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 directory of all 25 UK travel credit cards can be found […]

More American Express High Street cashback deals launched

American Express has launched a new wave of cashback offers. To see what you have been targetted for, log in to your American Express account and click on ‘Offers’ on the statement page.  You should do this for EACH card you have as you will […]

Bits: Tesco grocery code, sale, Delta reward sale, £10 Bentalls / Amex deal

It’s time for a clear out of my inbox now that I am back in the UK! Tesco Grocery code still running Reader Robert emailed to remind me that there is a functioning Tesco Grocery code out there with a surprisingly long expiry date. Code […]

Bits: £50 off £500 at Apple with Amex, 10% off Emirates flights, paid mystery shopper stays with Trivago

News in brief: £50 Apple cashback deal with Amex American Express is repeating an Apple promotion which originally ran last year, offering £50 statement credit on a purchase of £500 or more. I was originally sceptical about this because the key Apple lines are all […]

How to earn 20,000 Avios points – or other miles – for FREE 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 […]

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

Until early 2013, American Express allowed you to transfer your Membership Rewards points to someone else 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 points to another […]

Holiday Tips 2 – earning miles with your credit card abroad

In Part 1 of Holiday Tips yesterday, I looked at ways to earn points when booking airport car parking. Today I want to provide an updated look at the best ways to earn points when using your credit card abroad. Something I stress on Head for […]

Bits: Heathrow Express free upgrade for Star Alliance Gold, new Amex fashion deals

News in brief: Free Heathrow Express upgrade extended If you have Star Gold status via any of the frequent flyer schemes in the Star Alliance, you can still claim a free First Class upgrade on Heathrow Express. The link with the offers is here. This […]

Bits: New Amex cashback deals, Expedia and flash sales, more miles at Bicester Village

Some news in brief: New American Express cashback deals A new batch of statement credit deals may have hit your BA Amex, SPG Amex, Amex Gold or Amex Platinum online account over the weekend. These include: £10 back on £70 spend at World Duty Free (old offer, […]

REMINDER: Don’t lose your £10 Amazon Amex cashback! Ends tomorrow.

If you registered for the ‘£10 cashback when you spend £30 on’ offer two weeks ago, you have until Tuesday evening to spend your £30.  Remember that you do not need to buy anything now.  The easiest thing to do is to buy a £30 […]

Amex Gold offer: £50 off a £100 booking with Amex Travel

American Express has launched a generous new offer for holders of the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card. Until June 30th, you will receive £50 statement credit when you spend £100 or more at Amex Travel. The £100 needs to be on a pre-paid product […]

£5 cashback on £10 Post Office spend with BA, SPG etc Amex cards

American Express has launched a new cashback deal in association with the Post Office – and a pretty generous one at that. I wrote back in April about how the Post Office had begun to accept Amex cards.  This offer is presumably part of that deal. […]

DEAL DEAD: Register for £10 American Express cashback on £30 Amazon spend

(EDIT, 8pm.  Well done everyone!  We have successfully exhausted the majority of the 8,000 registrations between us in just 6 hours and the deal is now closed.  Please do ensure that you spend £30 on each of the Amex cards you registered, even if you just buy a […]

New Amex cashback offers with retailers you may actually visit!

If you had begun to think that the American Express statement credit deals were getting rather too eclectic (Plenish Cleanse?  Paper London?), the good news is that a new raft of deals was launched yesterday. If you have an Amex-issued American Express card, you need […]

Post Office now accepting American Express

In one swoop, the Post Office has become the largest retail network in the UK to accept American Express cards.  As of last week, all 11,500 Post Office branches in the UK are accepting Amex for transactions for which they would previously have accepted a MasterCard or […]