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? – September 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our September 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
The following offers will end soon:
- 2,000 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard (ends 15th October)
- 30,000 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard (ends 15th October)
- 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express (ends 2nd November)
- 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus (ends 2nd November)
- 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express (ends 2nd November)
- 30,000 points on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (ends 9th November)
Here are the top current deals:
British Airways American Express
10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard
The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
30,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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.
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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: