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Join an Amex Gold cooking event on Saturday night

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Eat Life is the ongoing programme of foodie events for American Express Preferred Reward Gold cardholders.

On Saturday 20th March, via an online event, well known chefs Jason Atherton and Melissa Hemsley will recreate their favourite at-home dishes with pre-recorded videos. You will receive the recipe in advance and can cook along.

Eat Life from American Express

You can then join the chefs, virtually, for dinner which includes a live Q&A session hosted by Masterchef judge William Sitwell.

For more information and to register take a look at

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (12)

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  • Alex says:

    Thanks for the eBay tip. I hadn’t even noticed it! Can I ask some advice please
    In 2020 I bought a Priority Pass Membership which obviously I have been unable to use. I got in touch with them and they are only prepared to extend it by 3 months up to 1st June! Any suggestions of I have a right to get my money back or anything at all? Thanks in advance!

    • Ben says:

      When precisely in 2020?

      • Alex says:

        Hi Ben, apologies for the delay. Took the pass out on 2nd March 2020, prior to lockdown.

    • Rob says:

      Unfortunately not. Collinson has played hardball here. They would argue that probably half the lounges in the programme are open – and indeed even in the UK there are open lounges, eg Plaza Premium in Heathrow.

      • Lady London says:

        Do you think Collinson is making a commercial mistake by not offering at least reasonably generous extensions Rob?

        They have the data to know there have been probably no more than 10% of the usual lounge pass redemptions/lounge accesses under unlimited passes in total across all countries in the past year.

        In the UK in particular Priority Pass already wasn’t delivering in the past 2 or 3 years as lounge after empty lounge claimed they were full to Priority Pass guests and took other access methods in preference.

        Do you think Collinson know their Priority Pass product is no longer delivering and are just leaving it to die? because this is what no extension implies.

        Alongside the fact that Amex Plat holders were getting poor value from the PP and it wasn’t being fixed by Amex.

  • Andrew says:

    eBay has worded this offer poorly or the reality doesn’t reflect the wording correctly – it’s 3x not 4x points you get. If you go through to the checkout page for a purchase from your basket on the app (just before you press the PayPal button to complete, so you can test without committing to buy) it will show how many nectar points you will earn at the bottom of the page. For a £17 purchase it shows 51 points.

    • Martin says:

      Yes, I noticed that when I did a transaction yesterday – chatted with Nectar CS just now – they readily agreed that the promotion was not doing what it says on the tin and added the extra points immediately

  • Graham says:

    I registered for two similar eBay offers in January, one for 10x and one for 6x. I made three qualifying purchases during the offer periods, and none of them got any Nectar points, base or bonus. Against each transaction it says “you committed to buy this item on an eBay site outside of, so the purchase does not qualify for Nectar points”. Not true, and on complaining (twice) to eBay, the agent agreed. Both times there were promises to raise the issue with the relevant IT department in the UK, but nothing has happened.

    • Andrew says:

      Were the items priced in a different currency to GBP – even items on which are priced in a different currency are excluded.

  • geoff says:

    Yes, it seems to be 3x points total – but if that is a misleading promotion then I guess the article above is equally misleading when it says ‘Get 4x bonus points at eBay this week’, which could equally be construed as 5x total points?!

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