Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you don’t use them?

Credit cards

Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but don’t use because they come with generous perks […]

Do badly chosen Amex promotions cheapen their brand?

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I accidentally started a mini-debate at Flyertalk yesterday when I criticised a new American Express promotional offer. If I take a look at my American Express Platinum account online, two new cashback deals have appeared: £20 cashback when you spend £100 at Premier Inn (expires […]

£25 Amex cashback with London Restaurant Festival – and how to exploit it

London Restaurant Festival

The London Restaurant Festival is back, running from October 8th to October 27th. American Express is again sponsoring the festival, and is offering £25 cashback on your statement when you make 2 x £25 purchases as participating restaurants. You need to register your card in advance […]

Add someone to your Amex account for 1000 Membership Rewards or 500 Avios

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American Express has two on-going bonus schemes to encourage cardholders to add supplementary cardholders to their accounts.  After all, the more people who are carrying a card, the more spend they can accumulate! There are two offers, one for American Express Platinum and one for […]

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

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I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the screen for October. What’s new? The latest special offer on the British Airways American Express cards ended in September.  However, the excellent deal on the two Virgin Atlantic cards runs until the […]

Decent BA / SPG / Gold / Platinum Amex offer – £10 off £30 at WH Smith

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A decent new American Express promotion has appeared in the online accounts of many people.   I have it showing under my Platinum card although it is not showing for my SPG or BA Amex.  My wife does have it showing for her BA Amex. (EDIT: As […]

£10 cashback via Amex with £60 World Duty Free spend

World Duty Free

This deal has been around for a few weeks but I never got around to giving it a full post – the time has come to rectify that. Until 30th September, you will receive a £10 American Express statement credit when you spend £60 at […]

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

Credit cards

I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the screen for September. There is a sense of deja vu in the market (again) with the current special offers being focussed on the British Airways and Virgin Atlantic cards.  American Express Preferred […]

New Amex statement credit offers launched

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A batch of new ‘statement credit’ offers appeared on my American Express online account yesterday. If you have a Gold, Platinum, BA, SPG, Nectar or other Amex-issued Amex card, you should have a look and register for any of those which interest you.  Most have a […]

£10 off a Ryanair ticket with Amex – and they launch ‘Business Plus’!

Ryanair

I don’t know how many American Express Platinum card customers fly with Ryanair.  Amex presumably has the data, and so there is probably a good reason why there is a new offer showing on my online account. (EDIT 8.30am: I have rewritten this post to […]

Amex offer at London Westfield’s – £20 off £100 spend

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American Express is running a promotion with both of the mega Westfield shopping malls in London. Until 31st August, which does not give you long, you will receive a £20 statement credit when you spend £100. Unlike most Amex promotions, the £100 spend does NOT […]

Impressive new ‘Escape’ lounge at East Midlands Airport opens

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I have been impressed by the ‘Escape’ lounge at Manchester Airport’s Terminal 3 on the two occasions that I have used it.  I was pleased to hear that a new ‘Escape’ lounge has opened at East Midlands Airport, which is also owned by Manchester Airports Group. […]

American Express Platinum Business charge card reviewed – is it worth a look?

Amex Business Platinum

If you are looking for an Amex for business use, American Express offers two products in the UK. Today I am reviewing the American Express Platinum Business charge card. My review of the American Express Gold Business charge card is here. If you run a business with […]