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

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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

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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’!

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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. […]

Virgin Black credit card bonus now permanently tripled – and other top deals

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For the last few months, until mid July, Virgin Flying Club was running some very aggressive sign-up deals on its two credit cards. Most impressive was the deal on the Virgin Black credit card.  This offered 25,000 to 30,000 Virgin miles, depending on when you applied, […]

Free admission for Amex Plats at the Royal Academy

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Amex has launched, very quietly so far (ie they haven’t told anyone), a new promotion for Platinum cardholders. You get free admission for you and a friend to selected exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly.  Children under 15 are always free so […]

Amex offers: £10 off £50 train ticket, £5 off World Duty Free and £5 for a TripAdvisor review

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American Express launched a new batch of ‘conditional spend’ offers recently.  You will see these either by logging in to your online account and clicking the ‘Offers’ button on the statement page (different cards may show different offers) or by visiting this website. Here are […]

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 […]