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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, […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (5): British Airways American Express Premium Plus

BA Premium Plus Amex

This is the 5th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page. My other UK […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (4): British Airways American Express

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This is the 4th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for. These posts will be linked to the relevant sections of the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page. My other UK […]

Lots and lots of free Hailo credit for Amex cardholders!

Hailo

Following on from their recent promotion (which Head for Points readers exhausted within a few hours), American Express and London taxi app Hailo have launched another collaboration. This one could be even more lucrative! (EDIT, lunchtime:  The limit of 2,000 card registrations has now been […]

Amex USA bans card churning …. UK to follow?

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Follow a number of rumours in recent weeks, American Express’s USA operation has now confirmed that card ‘churning’ will not be allowed from 2nd May. Here is the statement that it issued: In order to ensure fairness and clarity with our Card Members, we will […]

New Amex deal: £50 off £250 spend at Hilton Hotels

Hilton Leeds

You may remember last Winter that American Express launched a partnership with TripAdvisor.  They were paying £5 to every Amex cardholder who linked their American Express card to their UK TripAdvisor account and wrote one review. This partnership seems to be deepening, as American Express […]

Three new ‘£10 off’ cashback deals from Amex launched

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American Express has launched another couple of cashback offers available exclusively to holders of Amex-issued Amex cards.  For the purposes of Head for Points, that means Gold, Platinum, SPG and BA Amex cards. You need to activate these offers before using them. On a desktop […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for February – summary of best deals

Credit cards

I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the blog for February. The big event during January was the launch of the temporary sign-up bonus on the Virgin Flying Club credit cards.  At 10,000 miles for the free card and 25,000 miles for […]

Is there a ‘secret’ 6000 Avios bonus for upgrading to BA Premium Plus?

BA Premium Plus Amex

Is Amex running a ‘secret’ upgrade bonus on the British Airways American Express cards?  Two readers have contacted me in the last three weeks to say that they received 6,000 bonus Avios with their first purchase.  Both had rung Amex to upgrade from the free […]

BA Amex sign-up bonuses (9,000 / 25,000 Avios) extended to 21st May

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British Airways has extended the current sign-up bonus offer on its two credit cards from 12th February to 21st May.  (Ignore any advertising to the contrary, which has yet to be updated.) These two deals are pretty good: The free British Airways American Express (see […]

Avios sale – £1 Reward Flight Saver routes launch ALREADY BOOKABLE

BA A319

Today sees the launch of one of the most interesting parts of the 2014 Avios ‘sale’! (Don’t forget, though, that until noon today – Monday – the previous offer is still running.  Until 12pm, you can still book a hotel in Vienna, Dubrovnik, Prague, Copenhagen, […]

Is Lloyds Avios Rewards now the best credit card for FX spend?

Lloyds Bank Choice

The Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card was a game-changer when it launched in October.  For the first time, we had a credit which offered NO FOREIGN EXCHANGE FEE – AND gave you Avios points for your spending as well! Historically, it was almost always a bad […]