Six new statement credit deals from Amex, including Debenhams


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!


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 April 2014, the numbers are current as of 1 April) It is almost a year since I last looked at this topic.  There have been a lot of changes and new launches since then, so I thought it was […]

‘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 […]

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

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(EDIT: Amex has pulled this deal two days early! Sorry about that. The bonus is now back to 10,000 points. If you didn’t get around to applying, I am sure it will be back at some point in 2014.) Just a quick heads up that […]

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 […]

Earn Starwood points when staying at a Caesars property in Las Vegas

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As of this month, Starwood Preferred Guest – the loyalty programme for Sheraton, W, Westin, Luxury Collection, aloft etc – is partnering with the US-based Caesars Hotels & Resorts group.  This will allow you to earn Starwood Preferred Guest points from your stay. Caesars runs […]

BA Amex sign-up bonuses (9,000 / 25,000 Avios) extended to 21st May

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British Airways has extended the current sign-up bonus offer on its two credit cards from 12th February to 21st May.  (Ignore any advertising to the contrary, which has yet to be updated.) These two deals are pretty good: The free British Airways American Express (see […]

New year, new credit card – various sign-up bonuses disappearing soon!

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If one of your New Year resolutions was to churn your credit card collection in order to pick up a generous sign-up bonus, there are a number of offers which are ending soon and are well worth considering. All of these deals are with American […]

2013 in review – Part 3 – how credit cards now drive the ‘miles and points’ hobby


This is the last part of my look back at 2013.  Previous articles looked at my personal travel highlights and top promotions and the large number of devaluations this year. Credit card sign-up bonuses have now become a key driver of this hobby.  Whether you like […]

House of Fraser ’30% off’ giftcard orders being cancelled

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I posted a few days ago about a discount deal for 30% off House of Fraser giftcards when you paid with an Amex.  This was offered by a company called SVM, who have run ‘discount deals’ on giftcards for Amex cardholders in the past. A […]

30% discount on House of Fraser gift cards for Amex cardholders

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This offer came to light too late for Christmas, unfortunately, but may still be worth a look if you are a regular House of Fraser customer. Amex is running a promotion with House of Fraser allowing you to order a HOF gift card – for […]