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: BA closing Toronto lounge, new SPG Moments concerts, new Amex offer at Thistle, Amba, Guoman

News in brief: British Airways closing Toronto lounge It was rumoured on Flyertalk earlier this week that the British Airways lounge in Toronto was closing. The closing date has now been confirmed by the Twitter team as 31st October.  BA will be using the Plaza […]

Do you know that Amex has a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena?

Yesterday I told you about the long list of new conerts at the O2  Arena in Greenwich which are now bookable with Starwood Preferred Guest or Marriott Rewards points.  These allow you to see your favourites artists from the comfort of the SPG Suite, including […]

Bits: new SLH scheme with free Amex upgrade, who buys Air Berlin?, currency converter app

News in brief: Small Luxury Hotels launches new INVITED loyalty scheme I mentioned back in May that hotel marketing consortium Small Luxury Hotels of the World was scrapping its loyalty scheme, The Club. Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a consortium of 520 luxury […]

Bits: 50% off Hilton Honors points, new Amex cashback offers, 3 x PartnerPlusBenefit points

News in brief: 50% off when you buy Hilton Honors points Hilton Honors is currently offering a 50% discount when you buy 5,000+ points – see this page and click through.  A 50% discount is equivalent to getting a 100% bonus. This offer does not seem […]

Bits: BA ‘Upgrade to First’ back, SPG / Marriott merger clue, IC Ambassador 5k bonus goes

News in brief: British Airways brings back ‘Upgrade To First’ BA has brought back its regular ‘Upgrade To First’ promotion. This offer is only suitable for people travelling for business, as you are required to book a flexible or semi-flexible Club World ticket (in R, […]

Bits: could YOU stop BA’s next IT meltdown?!, 500 bonus Avios from Amex working

News in brief: How you can stop the next British Airways IT meltdown After losing an estimated £80m due to the total IT failure a couple of months ago, British Airways has a plan.  Maybe you know someone who can help. Business Resilience Executive Are […]

Why 2 people + 2 Starwood Amex cards = 25,000 Avios or other miles

Starwood Preferred Guest, the loyalty scheme for Sheraton, Westin, W, aloft etc – is an oddity amongst hotel programmes.  Whilst it works in the same way as other schemes, with different tier levels and an earnings rate based on spending, it is a standout programme for […]

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 […]

Bits: 25% off No 1 Lounges, Amex finally supports Android Pay, new BA celebrity safety video

News in brief: 25% off No 1 Lounges with MSE If you got the MoneySavingExpert newsletter this week, you should have seen an offer for 25% off No 1 Lounges with a special code. This means you can get into the No 1 Lounge at Heathrow […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, easyJet launches Southampton

News in brief: New American Express cashback deals launched American Express has launched a new wave of travel-related cashback deals.  Some, all or none of the offers below will be found on the ‘Offers’ section of your online statement page, or in the Amex app. […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, triple Accor points in Europe & APAC, Opodo codes correction

News in brief: New American Express cashback deals launched American Express has launched a new wave of statement credit deals.  These offers may or may not be available for you to activate if you look at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement or in the […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

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?’. EDIT:  This article was updated on 1st October 2017 and all of the information is correct to that date […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

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 hobby may not be aware of the full range of cards which are available.  You have more options than you […]

Bits: new Amex cashback deals, Amex wine deal, 35% ‘buy Avios’ bonus

News in brief: Amex launches new travel statement credit deals A new batch of statement credit deals has appeared from American Express.  Some, all or none of these offers will appear on the statement page of your online accounts. Remember that the offers differ for […]

Comparing the 13 credit cards that earn you Avios points!

What is the best Avios credit or charge card?  With 12 different cards offering Avios points, either directly or indirectly, and issuers starting to reduce the rewards on Visa and MasterCard products in response to the 2015 EU rules on credit card fees, I wanted […]