New Amex cashback deals including £50 back from Apple

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American Express has launched what I assume will be its final batch of ‘statement credit’ offers for the year.  You can access these deals with either an American Express-issued card (British Airways, SPG, Gold, Platinum, Nectar etc) or with an Amex card issued by Lloyds, […]

Up to 50,000 – yes 50,000 – free Membership Rewards points for Amex Platinum holders!

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If you have an American Express Platinum card, this is a fantastic deal. If you don’t have an American Express Platinum card, this deal may well persuade you to get one – especially as it runs until the end of February. Take a look at […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for December – summary of the current top deals

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It is time for our monthly round up of what is new, what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. What’s new? Not much, to be honest.  December is never a good month for […]

Amex ‘Shop Small’ is coming – get £5 back on a £10 transaction for 2 weeks!

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Saturday 6th December is the second outing for the UK version of ‘Small Business Saturday’, a slightly more welcome US import than Black Friday! It is, in theory, little more than a PR exercise for small traders and the benefits of shopping at local small […]

Free global wi-fi for American Express Platinum cardholders

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Earlier this year, American Express Platinum launched a new benefit for its US and corporate UK Platinum cardholders.  Through a tie-up with a company called Boingo, you can receive free wi-fi when you are out and about in most parts of the world. Boingo is […]

New Amex deals for airport and High Street shopping launched

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The Christmas shopping season is starting to get into gear and the special offers are starting to appear.  You have probably received a letter or email about the main American Express deals, although I have recapped them at the bottom of this list. What you […]

New Amex cashback offers with Aer Lingus and South African Airways

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American Express has launched two new discount deals with airline partners. South African Airways is offering £75 cashback when you spend £750 or more on an SAA flight via their flysaa website.  You need to book by January 7th but there is no limit on […]

Get £50 cashback when you spend £150 at American Express Travel

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This very generous offer – £50 cashback – has just been launched as part of the American Express partnership with TripAdvisor. The Amex / TripAdvisor arrangement is an odd one.  Once you have linked your American Express account to your TripAdvisor account, a little mark will appear […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

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Yesterday I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’. Because you can earn Avios points both directly and indirectly (eg via Tesco Clubcard or Amex Membership Rewards), the […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

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(EDIT:  This article was updated on November 6th to reflect the increased bonus on the British Airways American Express cards) What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?  This is not as easy an answer as you might think and beginners to this […]

Free TfL £5 and ‘£10 off £50 Esso’ now open to all Amex cardholders

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Last week I wrote about the generous new American Express promotion from Transport for London. It is offering £5 cashback when you spend £5 or more on tube, bus and rail tickets in London when you use your Amex as a contactless payment card. Few […]

New Amex statement credits including £5 back on £5 London transport spend

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American Express has launched a few more special cardmember offers. You can see if you have been targeted for these deals by logging onto your online account, going into each card you have and clicking on the offers tab at the bottom. The most interesting […]

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

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(EDIT:  This article was updated in December 2014) 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 […]

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 […]