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 […]

BA American Express bonuses increased to 9,000 & 25,000 Avios

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As of last Thursday, American Express has increased the sign-up bonuses on the two British Airways American Express cards. The Premium Plus version, with the £150 annual fee, now offers 25,000 Avios instead of 18,000 Avios. You must spend £3,000 within three months to receive the bonus. […]

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 […]

Get £50 cashback when you spend £150 at American Express Travel

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This very generous offer – £50 cashback – has just been launched as part of the American Express partnership with TripAdvisor. The Amex / TripAdvisor arrangement is an odd one.  Once you have linked your American Express account to your TripAdvisor account, a little mark will appear […]

How to maximise the American Express ‘£10 for £20 Amazon spend’ offer

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If you have a British Airways American Express card (or, looking at the comments, some other cards as well) you may have received an email from American Express yesterday offering you £10 cashback when you spend £20 at amazon.com. If you did not receive the offer, […]

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 […]

Free TfL £5 and ‘£10 off £50 Esso’ now open to all Amex cardholders

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Last week I wrote about the generous new American Express promotion from Transport for London. It is offering £5 cashback when you spend £5 or more on tube, bus and rail tickets in London when you use your Amex as a contactless payment card. Few […]

New Amex statement credits including £5 back on £5 London transport spend

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American Express has launched a few more special cardmember offers. You can see if you have been targeted for these deals by logging onto your online account, going into each card you have and clicking on the offers tab at the bottom. The most interesting […]

Reminder: British Airways American Express bonus offer ends September 30th

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Just a quick reminder that the current sign-up offer on the two British Airways American Express cards ends tomorrow (not sure what time!): 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 […]

Decent BA / SPG / Gold / Platinum Amex offer – £10 off £30 at WH Smith

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A decent new American Express promotion has appeared in the online accounts of many people.   I have it showing under my Platinum card although it is not showing for my SPG or BA Amex.  My wife does have it showing for her BA Amex. (EDIT: As […]

£10 cashback via Amex with £60 World Duty Free spend

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This deal has been around for a few weeks but I never got around to giving it a full post – the time has come to rectify that. Until 30th September, you will receive a £10 American Express statement credit when you spend £60 at […]

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

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I have updated the ‘Credit Cards Update‘ page at the top of the screen for September. There is a sense of deja vu in the market (again) with the current special offers being focussed on the British Airways and Virgin Atlantic cards.  American Express Preferred […]