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American Express Business Gold 60,000 points

ENDS THURSDAY: 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 this weekend, 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.

Both offers end on Thursday 30th March.

Latest travel news:

Heathrow T5 security staff strike to disrupt BA flights from Terminal 5 for 10 days. But will it go ahead?

Not to be outdone, 1,000 passport office workers have also announced a strike ….for five weeks.

The Club Aspire lounge at Gatwick South reopens after three years. Priority Pass is accepted.

The American Airlines First lounge at Heathrow T3 has reopened, and here’s a look inside.

We interview Dr. Nejib Ben-Khedher, divisional SVP of Emirates Skywards.

Redeem 12,000 Virgin Points for a 12-bottle case of wine.

Tesco Clubcard has cut the conversion rate to Virgin Points.

Other British Airways & Avios news:

Get up to 3,500 Avios when you spend £100 or more with BA’s The Wine Flyer. There’s also a 15% discount.

Barclays will soon offer 7,000 Avios an alternative to the Upgrade Voucher they offer each year to credit card and Barclays Premier customers. Good deal?

British Airways On Business has now been offline for a whole month. What’s going on?

Get 2,500 Avios on your first Rocketmiles hotel booking.

Forced IHG credit card closures

Credit card news:

Creation offers to settle with HfP readers over the forced IHG One Rewards credit card closures.

Which energy suppliers can you pay using an Amex card?

Get £50 cashback with Hilton and American Express. Lots of European hotels are included.

Get £100 off £600 of Etihad spend with American Express.

Hotel news:

Get 1,000 bonus points per night with Marriott Homes & Villas.

Marriott has opened a new resort in the Seychelles.

Use your Hilton Honors points to meet Michael Buble! New Experiences auctions have been launched.

Other interesting articles:

Which lounge are Air France and KLM using at Heathrow now they’re at Terminal 4 again? And will we ever see the SkyTeam lounge reopen?

Did you know both Virgin Atlantic and BA offer 24 hour cooling-off periods?

Get FA Cup semi-final tickets with Emirates Skywards miles. A couple of tickets were still available on Friday.

How to book Virgin Atlantic’s new Retreat Suite first hand – Rob just did it. Image above.

Get cafe credit with your Priority Pass membership in Berlin Brandenburg.

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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