30,000 Membership Rewards points with Amex Gold – 5 days only!

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I have spent the last few days with some friends of ours in Stuttgart.  Had I not been there, I would have tried to get across to the Hyatt Churchill Hotel in London, where a group of 40 or so members of the Flyertalk community were having a get-together.

The event was sponsored by Hyatt, Virgin Atlantic and American Express who arranged some impressive events for attendees.  Miles from Blighty has Part 1 of his report here.  I was across there on Thursday afternoon and met a couple of the attendees for a drink.

Amex Gold

During the event, Amex launched a special deal for attendees – 30,000 Membership Rewards points if they signed up for the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card!

Now, this is a fantastic deal.  In fact, it is possibly the best sign-up deal ever offered for a free UK credit card.

The card is FREE for the first year, but if you keep it any longer you will be charged £125 annually.  To qualify for the bonus, you need to meet the following conditions:

  • Have a household income of £20,000
  • Spend £2,000 on the card within 90 days of your account being opened
  • You must not have a Green or Platinum Amex charge card (any other Amex is OK)

To see what you can get with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, look at this post here.

How do I sign up?

The link to sign-up is www.americanexpress.co.uk/my-gold and the code you need to enter is FLYER.

Please note that the Amex representative at the event was happy for this offer to be circulated outside of the small group who attended the Hyatt function.  The leaflet also implies in the headline that they are happy for it to be shared (“Amex is offering you and your followers ….”).

The deadline to sign-up is November 4th, so don’t delay if you are interested.

(To see our complete list of all current credit card bonuses, click here to visit our ‘Credit Cards Update’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. cardman says:

    thanks for posting raffles, my application is pending a decision

  2. Thanks for posting this, I’m waiting for my card to come. It sounds like my husband would be able to apply for a separate account too? How does the referral work, is this something I can do as soon as my card comes or am I better getting him to apply now with thhe 30,000 point offer?

  3. Thanks for passing this on Raffles, great offer

  4. Thanks too, just signed up in time.

  5. rossmacd says:

    Thank you Raffles – I have just signed up and been approved. Now to get spending the £2k….. I see someone upthread (Jonathan) used the book a BA flexible ticket and have it refunded trick, but does anyone else have any more evidence of Amex being smart in terms of removing the bonus MR points.

    Also, what does one do in the situation when your BAEC account is registered at an address in the EU, and my new Amex Gold is registered in the UK?

    • There is no problem sending UK MR points to a BA EU account, I have done it numerous times in the past.

      The obvious way to get around Amex taking the bonus back is to move it to BA as soon as it posts! However, it is easier all round if you do try to get the money out of the door within the 90 days even it means buying a few hundred pounds of supermarket gift cards. If you do need to book a refundable flight, try to delay refunding it as long as possible, even if it means having to settle your card bill with Amex and end up going into credit when you do eventually refund.

  6. pazza2000 says:

    Just applied this evening at the very last minute. As per usual, they were unable to make an immediate decision which has always been the case for me when applying for AMEX products, although I am always excepted, the first I hear about it usually when I receive the card or pin through the door.

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