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.

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?’. 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)

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 12 credit cards that earn you Avios points!

What is the best Avios credit or charge card?  With 13 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 to […]

The top 15 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

This article was updated on 1st August 2017 so ignore the original publication date above. 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 […]

Bits: Amex Gold / Plat £15 Amazon discount extended, new £50 Hilton / Amex discount

Two bits of American Express-related news today: £15 Amazon discount code extended Amazon has extended its £15 discount code for Amex Gold and Platinum cardholders until 31st October. This came as a big surprise given that the offer was meant to be limited to 33,333 […]

Bits: new SPG Moments O2 tickets, Virgin East Coast sale, Clubcard bonus on HP ink

News in brief: New Starwood SPG Moments concerts at the O2 now bookable Starwood Preferred Guest has released a new batch of O2 concerts. It is fair to say that the list has something for everyone. You can catch (list correct as of yesterday afternoon): […]

‘Secret’ Hilton and Avis cashback deals with American Express launched

American Express seems to be trialling exclusive cashback deals for Facebook users. Unfortunately, we are about to ruin their experiment by publicising the deal here and generating a few thousand sign-ups! This is the deal: You will receive £20 cashback on a £100 Hilton spend […]

Bits: last day for Amex ‘Shop Small’, London-Perth (non-stop!) with Qantas, Amazon link

News in brief: Last day for American Express ‘Shop Small’ Don’t forget that today (Sunday) is the last day for the Amex ‘Shop Small’ offer.  You will receive £5 cashback on EVERY transaction you make for £10 or more at a participating ‘Shop Small’ business. […]

Amex ‘Shop Small’ starts today – get £5 back on every £10 purchase!

If you have ANY American Express credit or charge card – except TSB – you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from today until 18th December with ‘Shop Small’. American Express is the major UK sponsor of a scheme called ‘Shop Small’, designed to […]