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 […]

Special BA Amex offer – 9000 Avios with free card, 25000 Avios with Premium Plus

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The ‘official’ sign-up bonus for the British Airways American Express card is currently 3,000 Avios points.  The £150 per year BA Premium Plus Amex is currently offering 18,000 Avios points. However, British Airways has been emailing selected British Airways Executive Club members with a better offer. […]

The new British Airways American Express card – spot the difference!

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A bit of silliness for a quiet Summer Saturday …. Here is the new look British Airways American Express card now being issued: Here is the old style British Airways American Express card which is being withdrawn: Spot the difference! (To see our complete list […]

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 […]

Why NO-ONE should spend £20,000 on the free British Airways American Express card

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A lot of people will have taken out the free British Airways American Express card in the last few months.  BA was being very generous and offering 9,000 Avios for taking out the card – a decent deal given the lack of fee.  The current […]

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 […]

Reminder: British Airways American Express bonus offer ends May 21st

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Just a quick reminder that the current sign-up offer on the two British Airways American Express cards ends in two days: The Premium Plus version, with the £150 annual fee, currently offers 25,000 Avios instead of 18,000 Avios. You must spend £3,000 within three months […]

‘Credit Cards Update’ updated for May – summary of top deals

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I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the screen for May. A few new deals were launched during April – I will summarise the current special offers and their closing dates below.  Of most relevance to HFP readers, the sign-up bonuses […]

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 […]

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

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(EDIT, July 2014 – whilst originally written in April 2014, all of the information in this review is still accurate.) 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 […]

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

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(EDIT, July 2014 – whilst originally written in April 2014, all of the information in this review is still accurate.) 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 […]