Spend 2 x £25, get £25 back with Amex Summer Shopping Online

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Most British Airways American Express cardholders were emailed about this offer on Tuesday, but you can also take part if you have any other American Express card. The first 24,000 people to register their American Express card via this site will receive a £25 statement […]

Five frequent flyer perks I still get as an old-timer but you can’t!

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I received an email from a reader on Sunday asking whether Amex Platinum cardholders still get a free British Airways Premium Plus American Express card (they can’t!).  It made me think about something …. What perks do I have via ‘grandfathering’ that are no longer available […]

Report your American Express cancellation counter-offers!

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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!

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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 […]

Was star economist Ha-Joon Chang right to ditch his Amex Platinum?

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Each week in the ‘Money’ section of The Sunday Times is a Q&A (same questions each week) with a high profile figure about their personal finances. Last Sunday it was with economist Ha-Joon Chang, who has sold 1.3m books to date and teaches at Cambridge. […]

Amex opens a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena

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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 […]

Interesting Amex Platinum offer – £50 of free steak!

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In one of the odder American Express promotions of recent times, all Platinum charge card holders are being offered £50 of free steak! More precisely, they are being offered a £50 statement credit for eating at MASH in Soho - intriguingly described as “the modern American […]

What credit card should I use to pay for my holiday?

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By the time you read this post, I will be back in London.  However, as I edit this post, I am still sitting in Dubai pondering how to pay the hotel bill. It’s not that I can’t afford it – I was more concerned with […]

Six new statement credit deals from Amex, including Debenhams

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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 (3): American Express Platinum charge card

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

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

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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!

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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 […]