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1,000 Membership Rewards points for American Express Gold cardholders – if you’re quick

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American Express has launched a new offer for the first 55,000 American Express Preferred Rewards Gold cardholders who sign up.

You can find the registration link under the ‘Offers’ tab on your Gold statement page on the Amex website or in the app:

Once registered, you will receive 1 extra Membership Rewards point on your Amex Gold spending until 6th September. Your bonus is capped at 1,000 points.

The offer will disappear once all 55,000 slots are filled, so register ASAP.

The offer takes your earnings to 2 points per £1 on that £1,000 of spending, a rate which no other card can touch. If you have a Gold card but don’t use it, dig it out.

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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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £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.

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 BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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 Amex Gold

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

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 Rewards Plus credit card

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:

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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 card

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

10,500 points bonus – 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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (3% on business travel for four months) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (37)

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  • Dubious says:

    I have a 10% Funky Pigeon too…just to be this back to flights… (& 10% Europcar).

  • Bigmaggot says:

    I have 1 Horizon offer after months of being signed up, Graze! 🙁

  • Saiz says:

    Can’t see the 1,000 points offer so must be targeted.

    • Wally1976 says:

      Same here, not in my account, and I received an email from Amex inviting me to use the offer!

  • Richmond_Surrey says:

    Gift card purchase in Sainsbury’s then? I don’t shop there, because there’s no Sainsbury’s near me or on a way to work.

    • Alan says:

      Yep that works although their selection isn’t that great.

  • @mkcol says:

    I have the Pret & Sainsbury’s ones too, due to expire in 4 days.
    They are 1 time use offers.

  • BAgonesBE says:

    I have 0 offers. Nothing on MBNA.

  • Graham Walsh says:

    I got a letter from MBNA saying they are going to close my account if I don’t use it. I have 2 cards with them, I think it’s the Horizon one that they will close. Is it worth keeping when I have IHG + Curve for FX (if I spend abroad again)? Just logged into the app and 0 offers as I’ve not spent on the card since Sept 2019!

    • Memesweeper says:

      I closed my horizon and now regret it… but there’s only so many cards you should keep

    • J says:

      The only guarantee with Curve is that they will keep evolving the product. Not a bad idea to have a backup.

      • Graham Walsh says:

        Good point, I’ll check a few quid on an Amazon top-up to keep the card alive.

  • Harrier25 says:

    Used my MBNA Sainsbury’s 10% off offer on Saturday, saved the additional 1extra MR points offer to mine and the wife’s Amex cards yesterday morning, so now time to cheer England on to the Euros Final. C’mon England!!!

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