Welcome to the Head for Points weekly newsletter, full of the latest Avios, travel loyalty and travel credit card news, hints and tips.
If you are not a subscriber, you can sign up to this free Saturday newsletter by filling in the form here. Please forward it to any friends or family who you think may be interested in improving how they travel. The newsletter also runs on the Head for Points website every Saturday.
(We also offer daily emails. You would receive each article in full on the day of release, so you won’t miss any short-notice deals or offers. If you want to switch, create a fresh subscription to the daily emails via this form. You will then need to unsubscribe from the weekly email by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of this newsletter.)
NEW: Get a 30,000 points bonus (converts to 30,000 Avios) with ‘free for a year’ Amex Gold
American Express is running a special sign-up bonus on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold – apply here. The bonus is increased from 20,000 to 30,000 Membership Rewards points which converts to:
- 30,000 Avios
- 30,000 Virgin Points
- 30,000 Emirates, Etihad, Flying Blue, Asia Miles, Delta, Finnair, Qantas or SAS miles
- 20,000 Singapore Airlines miles
- 60,000 Hilton Honors points
- 45,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
- 90,000 Radisson Rewards points
- 2,000 Club Eurostar points
….. and many other non-travel rewards.
You receive 25,000 Membership Rewards points after spending £3,000 in three months. You will receive a further 5,000 points if you keep the card for 15 months.
Even better, you get:
- four passes for any airport lounge in the Priority Pass network
- 24 x £5 credits to spend at Deliveroo (max one per order and two per month)
- up to 12,500 bonus Membership Rewards points each year based on your spending (2,500 points per £5,000 spent)
The card is free for the first year. If you keep it beyond the first year there is an annual fee of £195. You receive a further four airport lounge passes and more Deliveroo credits on renewal.
Our main article on the 30,000 points bonus is here. Make sure you read the bit about whether or not you qualify for the bonus.
You can apply for American Express Preferred Rewards Gold with the special bonus on this page of the Amex website.
The representative APR is 88.8% variable, including the annual fee. The representative APR on purchases, and in the first year which has no fee, is 31.0% variable.
In other news …..
This week’s top travel news stories:
REGISTER NOW: British Airways launches a new ‘double Avios’ offer for your next 10 flights
JetBlue launches new US routes from Edinburgh and Dublin which earn Avios
Save 25% on Accor hotel bookings in their winter sale – bookings are fully cancellable too
The Qatar Airways CEO has resigned …. after 27 years
Other British Airways and Avios news:
Aer Lingus ends United Airlines codeshares – and presumably ends Avios earning too
Credit card news:
We’ve spent all week updating our core articles on hotel points expiry rules:
Rob was in New York, where he headed back to Park Hyatt New York. What does $1,500 per night get you?
Other interesting news:
What are the best airport lounges in Heathrow Terminal 2? Having been to them all ….
That’s all, folks
See you next Saturday.
Rob, Rhys and Sinead @ Head for Points