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American Express Business Gold 60,000 points

STILL RUNNING: Get 120,000 points with Amex Business Platinum and 60,000 points with ‘free for a year’ Amex Business Gold

American Express is currently offering the biggest payment card sign-up bonus we’ve seen in the UK. Ever.

If you apply for American Express Business Platinum, you can receive 120,000 Membership Rewards points as a sign-up bonus. This converts into, amongst other things, 120,000 Avios or 120,000 Virgin Points.

If you apply for American Express Business Gold, which is FREE for Year 1, you can receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points as a sign-up bonus. This converts into, amongst other things, 60,000 Avios or 60,000 Virgin Points – and from a card which is free for 12 months.

T&C apply to the bonuses – read our articles for details:

Sole traders are welcome to apply as well as Limited Companies. If you don’t have a business of your own, please forward this email to any friends who may be interested.

The application form for Business Platinum is here and for Business Gold is here.

Heathrow airport

Latest travel news:

Win premium economy and business class flights to New York. We’ve launched two great competitions with a secret partner to find out your preferred transatlantic airline. (You should have received an extra email on this competition yesterday.)

Heathrow is being forced to decrease its passenger charges by 20% next year. The CAA has published it final settlement, but neither Heathrow nor the airlines are happy.

Qatar Airways relaunches flights to Birmingham. New Asian routes are also on the cards.

British Airways has launched a Premium Sale. It is surprisingly good if you can be flexible.

Aer Lingus is adding two more UK routes.

Last chance: Win ‘A night at McLaren’ by Hilton, an overnight money-can’t-buy event for the Australian Grand Prix. HfP exclusive! Closes Sunday.

Other British Airways & Avios news:

British Airways opened lots of Avios availability to North America in First Class. If you’re lucky, you may still find some seats.

Get up to 10,000 Avios with household, business, medical or landlord insurance.

New: You can now pay for British Airways Holidays packages with Avios. But is it good value?

New reviews this week:

Rhys reviews Lufthansa CityLine from London City to Frankfurt. How does it compare to BA CityFlyer?

Rob reviews the dedicated Qatar Airways Mariner Lounge at Doha’s Hamad Airport. Unless you’re a seafarer, you’re unlikely to ever see inside!

Meanwhile, Sinead pulls the long straw and reviews the Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort with a focus on its ‘family friendly’ side.

Credit card news:

Round 3 now live: Win 1 million Avios when you apply for a Barclaycard Avios credit card via HfP.

Hotel news:

Here are the top hotel promos for March 2023.

World of Hyatt has announced its category changes for 2023. 372 hotels are going up or down in price.

The Crowne Plaza Dubai hotel has left IHG. It is now known as the Millennium Plaza Downtown Hotel and will no longer participate in IHG One Rewards.

IHG One Rewards is adding Surrey wedding venue Lythe Hill to its voco brand.

Get double points with IHG Business Rewards.

ANA first class the suite

Other interesting articles:

Virgin Atlantic devalues ANA First Class flight redemptions to Japan. Whilst still good value, they aren’t quite as lucrative as previously.

Get a 70% bonus buying Virgin Points. Virgin Flying Club is running a repeat of its biggest ever deal for buying points.

What SkyTeam benefits do you get as a Virgin Flying Club Gold member?

Is the eBookers BONUS+ loyalty scheme worth joining?

That’s all, folks

Our latest round-up of miles and points offers closing soon is here.

Don’t forget to visit our forum if you have any questions relating to frequent flyer or hotel loyalty programmes or loyalty credit cards.

See you next Saturday.

Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points

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