SPG American Express card

The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card is popular among miles and points collectors in the UK because of its sign-up bonus. The SPG points you receive can transferred at 1:1 into 29 different frequent flyer schemes or redeemed for free hotel nights.

Our main article reviewing the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card is here. You can learn more and apply for the card via the Amex website.

Bits: video of ‘The Concorde Bar’ in Singapore, IHG sale ending, new Amex cashback offers

News in brief: Check out ‘The Concorde Bar’ on YouTube Back in October, I published a brief reader review of ‘The Concorde Bar’ in the new British Airways lounge in Singapore. This is a new model which BA is rolling out.  Instead of a separate […]

Bits: Four Seasons walks away from the Wharf, latest Amex offers, Tesco NOW TV offer

News in brief: Four Seasons walks away from Canary Wharf Four Seasons announced yesterday that it is dropping management of its hotel at Canary Wharf in London.  This is presumably linked to the opening of its new Tower of London project in a couple of […]

Which loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you don’t use them?

Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but don’t use because they come with generous perks […]

LAST DAY to apply for the Starwood Amex with 20,000 points (if you were targetted)

I forgot this offer was closing today or I would have run it as a main article instead of slotting it in at 11.30am! Back in early December, many of you have received an email from Starwood offering a sign-up bonus of 20,000 Starwood Preferred Guest […]

The Government turns the screw even further on your reward credit cards

I have written extensively about the new European Union regulations on credit card interchange fees which came into effect last week. This article covers the key information. You could (note, could) have summarised the situation as follows: The EU is capping the interchange fee (roughly equivalent […]

The top UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

(EDIT:  This article was updated in February 2016) Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. Put simply, if I […]

TARGETTED: 20,000 SPG points (= 25,000 Avios) sign-up bonus for the Starwood Amex card!

Many of you have received an email from Starwood offering a sign-up bonus of 20,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points if you sign up for the SPG American Express card. This should be a no-brainer as long as you can spend the required £2,000 within three months. As […]

Comparing the 13 credit cards that now earn you Avios points!

(EDIT:  This article was updated in February 2016) What is the best Avios credit card?  With 13 different cards now offering Avios points, and issuers starting to reduce the rewards on Visa and MasterCard products in response to the new EU rules on credit card fees, […]

Today is Amex ‘Shop Small’ day – get £5 back on £10 transactions for 2 weeks

Today, Saturday 5th December, is the third outing for the UK version of ‘Small Business Saturday’, a slightly more welcome US import than Black Friday! It is, in theory, little more than a PR exercise for small traders and the benefits of shopping at local small […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, how HFP helped Paul see South America

News in brief: New American Express statement credit deals launched A new wave of Amex cashback offers launched yesterday. Some, all or none of these will be available for registration under the ‘Offers’ tab of your online statement.  Unfortunately, if they are not showing, you […]

Amex ‘Shop Small’ is coming – get £5 back on every £10 transaction for 2 weeks

Saturday 5th December is the third outing for the UK version of ‘Small Business Saturday’, a slightly more welcome US import than Black Friday! It is, in theory, little more than a PR exercise for small traders and the benefits of shopping at local small businesses […]

New targetted promo: £10 off £20 spend at Amazon with American Express

American Express and Amazon have quietly launched another promotion.  This is effectively free money if you are targetted for it. You will receive £10 cashback when you make a £20 purchase at amazon.co.uk before 6th December. To see if you are targetted, log into your online […]

What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG TERM spending?

(EDIT:  This article was updated in February 2016) The majority of the credit card posts on Head for Points are focussed on exploiting sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus, cancel the card, move on.  After a couple of years, […]

Bits: Tesco grocery code, hotels.com sale, Delta reward sale, £10 Bentalls / Amex deal

It’s time for a clear out of my inbox now that I am back in the UK! Tesco Grocery code still running Reader Robert emailed to remind me that there is a functioning Tesco Grocery code out there with a surprisingly long expiry date. Code […]

Bits: £50 off £500 at Apple with Amex, 10% off Emirates flights, paid mystery shopper stays with Trivago

News in brief: £50 Apple cashback deal with Amex American Express is repeating an Apple promotion which originally ran last year, offering £50 statement credit on a purchase of £500 or more. I was originally sceptical about this because the key Apple lines are all […]

Bits: Heathrow Express free upgrade for Star Alliance Gold, new Amex fashion deals

News in brief: Free Heathrow Express upgrade extended If you have Star Gold status via any of the frequent flyer schemes in the Star Alliance, you can still claim a free First Class upgrade on Heathrow Express. The link with the offers is here. This […]