Bits and pieces: Amex capping airline MR transfers, Emirates crazy surcharges, Jumeirah via Amex MR

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I was putting together our Easter holiday in Dubai for 2015 yesterday.  (We have family there which is why we go often, it is not a failure of imagination on our part!) Three interesting things popped up whilst I was doing the necessary transfers: American […]

Is the American Express Tripflex ‘pay with points’ option a good deal?

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Whenever I visit the statement page for my Platinum charge card on the American Express website, I am met with a message encouraging me to use their TripFlex feature to ‘pay with points’. I thought it was worth taking a quick look at the various ways of redeeming Membership […]

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 […]

Add someone to your Amex account for 1000 Membership Rewards points 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 […]

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

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(EDIT:  This review was updated in November 2014 and is correct as of that date) 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 Gold Business charge card.  My […]

Is Club Carlson the best Amex Membership Rewards hotel partner?

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American Express Membership Rewards has three hotel partners in the UK, assuming you want to redeem for points instead of a voucher for a free room: Hilton HHonors, with a conversion rate of 1:2 Starwood Preferred Guest, with a conversion rate of 2:1 Club Carlson, […]

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

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(EDIT:  This review was updated in November 2014 and is correct as of that date) 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 […]

Advanced Avios: 60,000 Amex points with the Amex International $/€ Card

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A few people have emailed me about this offer in the last month or so.  I have not written about it before because this is a very complex process which should not be entered into lightly, but as it does seem to be coming onto the radar […]

Holiday Tips 3 – earning Avios when ordering foreign currency

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This is third part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series this week, covering ways of earning miles and points from every aspect of your holiday planning. Even if you do decide to pay for the majority of your holiday costs by credit card, you will still […]

Use your Amex Membership Rewards points for a Nectar ‘x4′ redemption

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Not a lot of people know that Nectar is a transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards.  You can transfer your Amex points into Nectar points in a ratio of 1:1. (The minimum transfer to Nectar is just 1 point.  This means it is a […]

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 […]

40,000 Membership Rewards points (= 40,000 Avios) with Amex Platinum Business

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I don’t write much about small business credit cards on Head for Points, because they tend to offer poor value. There are, for example, two British Airways American Express Corporate Cards, which I discuss in this post on the On Business loyalty scheme. They are […]