You have just two days left to download a number of decent iOS apps for free via Amex Handpicked.
Amex launched this a few weeks ago. I actually downloaded a few of the apps with a view to writing about them after I’d tried them out. Then I forgot ….. Luckily reader Stuart gave me a nudge this week.
There are six apps available for free download:
Shazam Encore (the £4.99 premium version)
Spark Camera (usually 69p)
Barefoot World Atlas (aimed at children, usually £2.99)
FlightTrack 5 (usually £2.99)
iTranslate Voice 2 (usually £1.49)
Weather HD (usually £1.99)
FlightTrack offers real-time departure information for all of your flights, informing you of delays and gate numbers direct to your phone. I have a couple of flights next week so I will see how this fares.
My daughter has enjoyed playing with Barefoot World Atlas. It is a child-friendly atlas app, with the spinning globe interspersed with major global landmarks and offering more information on them if clicked.
You need to download the apps by 31 May, so don’t delay if you are interested.
(Remember that you can download the apps and immediately delete them. Should you want to download any of them again in the future, Apple will not charge you a second time.)
You will need to give an American Express card number – MBNA and Lloyds Amex cards are OK – in order for the downloads to work.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2022 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus 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:
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
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
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa 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.