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NEW OFFER: Get 25,000 American Express Membership Rewards points with ‘free for a year’ Amex Gold

American Express has increased the sign-up bonus on the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card from 20,000 to 25,000 points.

If you meet the bonus criteria, you now receive 25,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend £3,000 within 90 days. This is a special offer which runs to 8th August.

This is an exceptionally generous deal for a card which is FREE for the first year.  Remember that 25,000 Membership Rewards points convert into 25,000 Avios, amongst other things.

You can apply here. Our full article on the deal is here.

The representative APR is 75.2% variable, including the annual fee.  The representative APR on purchases, and in the first year which has no fee, is 30.7% variable.


EXCLUSIVE: no more pro-rata fee refunds for UK American Express cardholders

This week’s top travel news stories:

British Airways tries to fix its Heathrow problems by increasing minimum connection times

Qantas unveil its ultra-longhaul A350 seats for non-stop London-Sydney flights (image above)

Heathrow strikes end as security staff accept improved pay deal

Other British Airways and Avios news:

Avios flight prices cut by up to 60% on Bangkok Airways, LATAM, Virgin Australia, MEA and RwandAir

Get 15,000 cheap Avios with the latest Economist offer (plus £65 Amex cashback)

Which British Airways Club Europe routes earn 160 tier points?

Credit card news:

SME? Get points worth 10,500 Avios with Capital on Tap’s Visa card

You have less than a week to claim your free Dell products via Amex Business Gold and Business Platinum!

Reviews this week:

This week, Rhys took a look at three of the top European independent airport lounges, all of which are part of the Priority Pass network:

Which one did he declare ‘probably the best independent lounge in the word’?

Meanwhile, Sinead reviews the W Maldives resort (tough job!)

Rob was in Edinburgh to review the new Gleneagles Townhouse which turns out to be very good indeed.

Hotel news:

REGISTER NOW: Hyatt launches a double points offer for the summer, but not in the Americas

Save 25% in the current citizenM hotel sale

Other interesting articles:

How likely is British Airways to seat you apart if you don’t pay for seat selection?

Can you transfer Club Eurostar points to someone else?

How to get cheap(er) Heathrow Express tickets

How does Priority Pass membership work?

If you booked one of the 80,000 Virgin Points cruises with Virgin Voyages, Sir Richard Branson may be joining you

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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