Amex offers: £10 off £50 train ticket, £5 off World Duty Free and £5 for a TripAdvisor review

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American Express launched a new batch of ‘conditional spend’ offers recently.  You will see these either by logging in to your online account and clicking the ‘Offers’ button on the statement page (different cards may show different offers) or by visiting this website. Here are […]

What is the best HOTEL credit card for long-term spending? (Part 2)

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This is the 2nd part of my analysis into which of the UK hotel-branded credit cards are worth keeping for the long-term.  If you missed Part 1 yesterday, I recommend that you click here to read it before carrying on. Today I looking at which […]

What is the best HOTEL credit card for long-term spending? (Part 1)

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Today and tomorrow, I am going to take a look at the four major hotel credit cards – Hilton, Starwood, Marriott and IHG Rewards Club – to see if any of them are worth keeping in your wallet for the long term. This analysis ignores […]

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 […]

Credit Card Reviews 2014 (20): Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card

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(EDIT August 2014 – whilst originally written in April 2014, all of the information in this review is still accurate.) This is the 20th of my series of posts looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth […]

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 […]

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, […]

Lots and lots of free Hailo credit for Amex cardholders!

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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 […]

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

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(EDIT:  This article was updated in August 2014, the numbers are current as of 1 August) Our ‘Credit Cards Update’ tab lists all of the card deals currently available. What I thought might be interesting, though, would be to rank the sign-up bonuses in terms of cold […]

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

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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 […]

Which is the best hotel loyalty scheme? – an introduction

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Starting tomorrow, I am launching a series of posts on the seven major hotel loyalty schemes.  Each programme will be covered in two posts, to be run on the same day. The first will look at ‘the facts’, such as the number of nights required […]

Last chance to get 25,000 Avios sign-up bonus with the Starwood Amex

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Just a quick heads up that tomorrow is the last day to apply for the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card with the current 20,000 point bonus.  This can be transferred into 25,000 airline miles with most airlines including BA and Virgin. Full details of […]

How to pay your January tax bill with an American Express card

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If you are self-employed, 31st January is the day that you will need to make your final tax payment for the 2012-2013 tax year. HMRC now accepts credit cards for tax payment.  However, they do not accept American Express – only Visa and MasterCard.  And […]