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 […]

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, […]