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.

What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?

People who drift into this odd hobby of ours often apply for a couple of credit or charge cards almost at random, perhaps because they were on promotion or because they didn’t know any better.  They don’t have a long term strategy at that time, not […]

Amex ‘Shop Small’ starts today – get £5 back on every £10 purchase!

If you have ANY American Express credit or charge card – except TSB – you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from today until 18th December with ‘Shop Small’. American Express is the major UK sponsor of a scheme called ‘Shop Small’, designed to […]

Bits: Heathrow’s Christmas ad, two free US Uber rides, Amex shopping offers

News in brief: Watch Heathrow’s Christmas ad Heathrow Airport has released an incredibly sweet Christmas ad, reminding us all that Christmas is about spending time with your loved ones. If you haven’t seen it on TV, I strongly recommend taking a look (click below, it […]

New Club Aspire Lounge now open in Heathrow T3

Last year I reviewed the Servisair lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3.  Actually, I reviewed five lounges in Terminal 3 in the same day – I don’t mess about ….. The Servisair lounge was a dump.  It instantly became the winner of my ‘worse lounge at […]

Terminal 5 Aspire Lounge IS now in Lounge Club – a good reason to get Amex Gold

On Wednesday, I wrote about some strange happenings with the Aspire Lounge in Terminal 5 at Heathrow – the only third-party lounge in the terminal. When the Aspire Lounge opened in Terminal 5 at Heathrow, there was some annoyance that, whilst it was open to […]

What are the best ‘first’ loyalty credit cards to get?

Head for Points is featured in The Daily Mail today (click here to read it).  This post originally ran last month but I am repeating it today because I thought it would an interesting introduction any Mail readers who choose to visit today – welcome!  It’s a […]

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

This is my review of the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (Amex Gold) charge card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked to […]

What are the best ‘first’ loyalty credit cards to get?

Head for Points is featured in The Daily Mail today.  I have pinned this recent article to the home page because I thought it would an interesting introduction any Mail readers who choose to visit today – welcome! The UK loyalty credit card market can be very […]

NEW: How to keep your Membership Rewards points when cancelling Amex Gold or Platinum

One of the downsides of cancelling an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold or Platinum charge card is that you are required to empty out your Membership Rewards points account. The Preferred Rewards Gold card is free in year 1 and comes with a sign-up bonus […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, new Virgin Clubhouse access rules, IHG to United bonus

News in brief: American Express launches new cashback deals A new wave of Amex cashback offers launched this week. Some, all or none of these will be available for registration under the ‘Offers’ tab of your online statement. Offers marked ‘Connect’ appear on the Amex […]

Bits: free cinema tickets with Amex, Atlantis The Palm Dubai Avios promo

News in brief: Free cinema tickets from American Express As part of its London Film Festival sponsorship, American Express has arranged free screenings of the Opening Night Gala Film, A United Kingdom, starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, at 28 Cineworld cinemas across the UK. […]

HFP ‘Credit Cards’ page updated for September – 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 25 UK travel credit cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ tab […]

Hilton / Amex ‘£50 cashback on £250 booking’ offer is back, covering UK and European hotels

American Express and Hilton Hotels have brought back their generous ‘£50 cashback for spending £250’ promotion. It is restricted to the first 10,000 American Express cardholders to register their card.  To see if you are targetted, you need to log in to the Amex website […]

Bits: pay your car tax on Amex, laterooms.com sale, beat luggage theft with a gun!

News in brief: DVLA now accepts American Express (EDIT: it turns out that DVLA is STILL trialling the use of American Express.  I have been told that you may or may not be given the option of using Amex at random.  This is why some […]

What is the best credit card for foreign spend when someone else is paying?

I ran an article last week on the best credit card options when travelling abroad this Summer with a focus on those which minimise the 2.99% foreign exchange fee added to most credit and debit card transactions. One reader raised a fair point, though – when […]

Holiday Tips 2 – the best ways of earning miles with your credit card abroad

In Part 1 of Holiday Tips on Wednesday, 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: Qatar selling UK-Dubai for £975 in Business, new BA Innsbruck flight launched

News in brief: Qatar Airways launches Dubai in business class for £975 Qatar Airways has launched an exceptionally good fare to Dubai – just £975 return.  I have NEVER seen flights to the Middle East so cheap in business class from a UK starting point. […]