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Get a 30,000 points bonus (converts to 30,000 Avios) with 'free for a year' Amex Gold

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

Etihad and SAS are launching a comprehensive codeshare and frequent flyer partnership, image above

The Qatar Airways CEO has resigned …. after 27 years

Aurigny launches five new routes to Guernsey from UK airports

NEW: Use IHG ‘Confirmable Suite Upgrade’ vouchers on reward bookings

Other British Airways and Avios news:

BA Euroflyer flights from Gatwick are confirmed as not qualifying for ‘double Avios’ Gold Priority Rewards. Image below.

Aer Lingus ends United Airlines codeshares – and presumably ends Avios earning too

Credit card news:

100,000 POINTS BONUS: Are the four free Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

40,000 POINTS BONUS: How to earn miles with 40 different airlines with the Marriott Bonvoy American Express

Hotel news:

Hilton’s ‘Secret Socials’ private gigs are back in London next month

IHG is offering big discounts at two of its Maldives resorts

Hilton Olympia in London is to more than double in size to 900+ rooms

We’ve spent all week updating our core articles on hotel points expiry rules:

Latest reviews:

Rhys heads to Piccadilly Circus to check into the luxurious Hotel Cafe Royal. Image above.

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:

Should British Airways Executive Club introduce Lifetime Silver status?

What are the best airport lounges in Heathrow Terminal 2? Having been to them all ….

We asked for your help updating our crowdsourced list of American Express Membership Rewards points transfer times to airline and hotel schemes

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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