American Express and Preferred Hotels launch an ‘extra night’ offer

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American Express has launched an ‘extra night’ offer with Preferred Hotels.

You get a third, fourth, or fifth night free when you book two, three, or four consecutive nights at selected properties, paying with an American Express card.

Preferred Hotels Group is not a hotel chain, which is why you may not know it.  It is basically a marketing consortium made up of a number of independent hotels from around the world.

There are over 700 hotels represented from 85 countries.  Almost all of the hotels trade under their historic names with the phrase ‘A member of Preferred Hotels’ tacked on the end.

Preferred Hotels American Express offer

The quality is generally high.  In London, for example, they have The Beaumont, The Stafford, Royal Lancaster, Draycott Hotel and The Bentley amongst others.

Bookings can be made until 30th November for stays until 31st December.

Don’t forget to sign up to the iPrefer loyalty programme before your stay – details here.  Whilst a low profile scheme the company claims to have 2.5 million members.

Full details of the Amex promotion are on the Preferred Hotels site hereclick on ‘Credit Cards’ on the menu bar.

(Want to earn more miles and points from credit cards?  Click here to visit our dedicated airline and hotel travel credit cards page or use the ‘Credit Cards Update’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. I’ve now had my Spg points from Amex at last, but they don’t seem to have reset the expiration date for my points. They’re listed as “bonus” – anyone else had this?

  2. Peter K says:

    Congrats Caleb. Enjoy your voucher!

  3. Has anyone applied for Amex cards during the period from moving address to appearing on the electoral role? We moved in August but updates are suspended until December for the annual canvas. Am wondering whether no entry on electoral roll will mean automatic rejection?

    • Peter K says:

      Are you still on the electoral role at your old address (check for free at noddle) and do you have your post redirected by royal mail from your old address? If so can you apply as still at that address?

      • Yes we are still on the role at old address, but not sure id be comfortable doing that. We both have other active Amex cards moved to the new address for almost two months now, so hopefully that would count in our favour on manual review.

        • You need to igve your old address anyway as less than 3 years at current address.

          You are asked to enter an amex number if you have an existing amex, therefore amex knows who you are anyway.

    • It should not be an issue. I am in the same situation as moved in early September. I applied and got approved for new cards.

    • I was accepted while not on the electoral roll (and haven’t been over a year). I believe they wanted proof of address sent to them though.

      • Thanks for the comments, sounds like we’re good to start the 6 monthly churns in that case!

  4. OT
    Want to travel to LAX. I have tons of avios but no availability. How else can you get there?

    • Go via a nearby airport, look at San Diego etc

    • Peter K says:

      Fly to San Diego and drive to LA. Not too far away on the freeway and has an amazing cake shop there!
      Or fly To another further but not too far airport eg Las Vegas/San Francisco/San Jose and fly from there to LAX.

    • RakishDriver says:

      You’d need to check but you could try John Wayne airport, an hour drive away on the i405 to LA.

    • Go via Dublin with Aer Lingus – saves on the tax, and pre-clearance is handy.

  5. Test – I don’t seem to be able to post!

    • As it’s Aer Club I’m sure you won’t have to pester them relentlessly for months for the Avios to actually appear.

  6. AMS airport.
    Travelling Club Europe and have priority pass. Which lounge is best?

    • Food in Aspire, Drinks in BA. BA lounge was packed last time I was there and the only seats were the dining table style ones which I found really uncomfortable

  7. fivebobbill says:

    O/T. I have a friend who has an Amex Plat, but wants to cancel as the £450 renewal is due. However he has over 80,000 MR points in his account and doesn’t want to move them yet.
    His wife has an Amex Gold. If she adds him as a supplementary cardholder, can he add it to his current MR account? And if so can he then cancel his Amex Plat and keep the points?

    • Genghis says:

      No and no. Possible solutions:
      – ARCC
      – ICC Amex

    • Given that the fee is charged per day, but merely billed all at once in advance,, wanting to cancel because the next year’s fee is ‘due’ doesn’t make sense. He is literally paying £1.23 per day to keep his points as MR unless he wants the other ongoingr benefits of the card

    • No. He needs an Amex Rewards Credit Card (search for our review).

  8. the 50,000 Krisflyer points to the Middle East, is there a way to find out what kind of plane you’ll be on? Seems like it’s less of a good deal if you’ve got to change planes halfway across Europe and you’re stuck in European business class. Some of the routes do so a plane type but most just show ()

    • Google the flight number until you come across a website FlightAware. Tells you what aircraft type is currently flying that route although nothing’s guaranteed for future flights.

    • Obviously Lufty and SWISS are short haul connecting to long haul. Turkish and Egyptian vary but you can check the plane by looking up a cash ticket online.

  9. OT.
    Travelling Club Europe. Can you take someone into the lounge?

  10. TY. But I can with priority pass?

    • Peter K says:

      With the priority pass from Amex platinum you can take someone for free. With a normal bought priority pass you can pay (£20?) to take a guest in with you.

    • Not the BA lounge unless they are also in CE.

      • Peter K says:

        True, only 3rd party lounges with priority pass. BA lounges are for Business class and BA silver/gold members only.

  11. Is it still worth getting an amex international dollar card for the uplift plus, any way to get a referral bonus for that?

    • Only 1.3 uplift now so not nearly as good. Never had referral bonuses on the ICC cards AFAIK.

      • Thanks for your help Alan. Still not a bad return as I’ve a fair few long haul trips in mind over the next couple of years and a healthy MR balance. Shame about the bonus but if thems the rules…

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