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. I was across there on Thursday afternoon and met a couple of the attendees for a drink.
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.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 2023 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.