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: new ‘Miles and More’ meilenschnaeppchen, United ‘buy miles’ bonus and a Marriott / SPG arbitrage

News in brief: New ‘Miles and More’ meilenschnaeppchen announced It has been a while since we covered these on Head for Points, but for the benefit those who don’t know about them, Lufthansa runs a monthly list of discounted routes for collectors of Miles & More miles. […]

Bits: EXCELLENT £994 Club World fare to California, the Starwood Amex may not be on its last legs ….

News in brief: British Airways selling Oakland for £994 in Club World British Airways has quietly started selling tickets to Oakland in California for £994 return for travel in January or February. (EDIT: This fare appears to have been withdrawn early despite the 14th December […]

Why the Starwood Amex credit card is a mess – and why you should get it!

If you have never considered getting the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card, there are some good reasons why you should. Before I explain why, here is some background. Hotel credit cards in the UK are currently on a bit of a roll.  I […]

Starting Saturday: Get £5 back on £10 purchases using Amex when you ‘Shop Small’

If you have an American Express credit or charge card (some exceptions apply), you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from this Saturday until 17th December with ‘Shop Small’. American Express is the major UK sponsor of a scheme called ‘Shop Small’, designed […]

Bits: IAG / BA buys Monarch’s Gatwick slots, MyFlights to close, new Amex cashback deals

News in brief: BA owner IAG buys Monarch’s Gatwick landing slots IAG, the parent of British Airways, confirmed last night that it had bought the landing slots at Gatwick Airport previously used by failed airline Monarch. Whilst many of these will end up with British […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (13): Starwood Preferred Guest / SPG American Express

This is my review of the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) American Express credit card issued in the UK. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These […]

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 […]