Hit your credit card sign-up bonus by buying FEE-FREE Amex gift cards

Amex Gift Card

I have written before about the range of American Express gift cards. They were not, to be honest, fantastic value. However, they are now looking VERY INTERESTING if you have a spending target to hit on a new credit card. And if you don’t have […]

Five Avios credit card sign-up bonuses you can get which will arrive by April 28th

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The last day to book Avios redemption tickets before the massive devaluation kicks in is April 28th.  Whilst that is still 11 weeks away, you may already be too late if you need to top up your account before you can book. The next Tesco […]

Bits: Virgin Trains cuts Traveller, Amex airport cashback, 20% off ALL Flybe routes, Iberia Avios via HEx

Flybe London City

I continue my attempt to empty my inbox by running various short pieces on items which don’t justify a full article! Virgin Trains puts the breaks on Traveller Hot on the heels of news that the generous East Coast Rewards loyalty scheme will be wound up at the […]

Amex adds free wi-fi to its Fine Hotels & Resorts benefits

Four Seasons Hampshire

One of the most useful benefits of having an American Express Platinum card – and one which genuinely helps justify the £450 fee – is the Fine Hotels & Resorts programme. FHR, as it is known, is a collection of 600 luxury hotels worldwide which […]

£100 cashback on £300 Amex Travel spend for Platinum cardholders

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(EDIT:  as per the Comments, it seems that there is a technical issue with card numbers whose 5th number is a 0 resulting in a “by invitation only” message and a refusal to register you) American Express Travel has launched a very decent bonus promotion for […]

New Amex hotel cashback deals: Thistle (£50 off £100), Hilton and others

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EDIT:  Direct links to register now available, includes MBNA and Lloyds cardholders A large number of new hotel cashback deals were launched by American Express yesterday. Whilst only the Thistle deal is outstanding, what is great about these deals is that you can combine them […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for January – 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.  I was expecting a burst of activity […]

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

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When bmi British Midland still existed, it was easier to get around the world with airline miles. British Airways was a core member of the oneworld alliance, and bmi British Midland was part of Star Alliance. Between them, you could redeem to pretty much anywhere. Even better, both schemes allowed […]

Is the Amex Platinum ‘UK Hotel Collection’ a good deal?

Chewton Glen

American Express Platinum (and indeed Centurion) cardholders get a number of decent hotel deals, mainly through the Fine Hotels & Resorts programme (late check-out, upgrade if available at check-in, free breakfast, bonus amenity).  We are starting a 3-night Fine Hotels & Resorts stay tomorrow as […]

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

Credit cards

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

Amex Platinum

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 […]