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Credit Card Reviews 2014 (3): American Express Platinum charge card

Amex Platinum

This is the 3rd of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page.  My other UK airline […]

Got Amex Plat? 1,000 Membership Rewards points for adding a supplementary cardholder

Amex Platinum

Last July, I wrote about a special American Express promotion offering 1,000 Membership Rewards points (= 1,000 Avios, amongst other things) for each new supplementary cardholder added to your Platinum charge card account. Reader Trevor emailed me over the weekend to say that the promotion is […]

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 […]

£50 of free clothing or accessories for Amex Platinum cardholders

BestSecret

If you have an American Express Platinum charge card, an interesting new offer has popped up at the Amex Platinum website. To quote: Members-only website BestSecret is one of the fashion industry’s best-kept secrets. Ordinarily, membership to the shopping website is by invitation only, however […]

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 […]

Double Avios (1000 per stay) with Small Luxury Hotels of the World

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Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the marketing group behind a number of leading global boutique hotels, is offering a decent deal for stays until the end of February 2015. As long as you book by April 13th, you will receive 1,000 Avios points for […]

Absolutely, positively your last chance to get free Cathay Gold (=BA Silver) via Amex Plat!

Marco Polo Gold

I promise I won’t mention this again after today.  Honest! However, if you were sitting on the fence about whether to apply for American Express Platinum before the free Cathay Pacific Gold card (= BA Silver = BA lounge access) is withdrawn, the crunch day […]

1 year of BA lounge access with Amex Platinum … you need to decide soon!

Marco Polo Gold

I wanted to gently remind everyone that time is running out if you want to apply for the American Express Platinum card in order to get the free Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club Gold card. The last day to apply for the Cathay Pacific Gold […]

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 April 2014, the numbers are current as of 1 April) It is almost a year since I last looked at this topic.  There have been a lot of changes and new launches since then, so I thought it was […]

‘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 […]