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

STILL RUNNING: 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:

We were onboard Virgin Atlantic’s ‘Flight100’ – the first transatlantic flight powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel

…. and we made a visit to Rolls-Royce in Derby to find out more about SAF

BA’s Edinburgh lounge is now closed for refurbishment

IAG is planning ‘consistent elite tiers’ across BA, Iberia and Aer Lingus – what does it mean?

This weekend only: American Express Shop Small is back, worth £15 per card

Eurowings adds flights from Manchester to Stuttgart

Credit card news:

Why the American Express Platinum Card gets you into more lounges than you think – and still comes with 100,000 Membership Rewards points

British Airways and Avios news:

What British Airways strategy news was there at IAG’s Capital Market Day?

Avios collection at Bicester Village is now card-linked – can you double dip?

How long are BA compensation payments taking at the moment? Rob just got one paid ….

NEW: Earn Avios at Heathrow Duty Free and get 250 bonus Avios with your first purchase

British Airways is interlining with Aurigny

Shanghai EDITION hotel review

Latest reviews:

Rob reviews BA’s ‘The Bar’ for First Class passengers in the lounge in Dubai

Rhys heads to Munich Airport to review two lounges:

Meanwhile, from his earlier visit to Shanghai (image above)

Other interesting news:

How to pre-order your meal on Virgin Atlantic using Pre-Select

Heathrow Express drops its cheapest tickets – they are now £16.50, not £5.50

Get 75% off National Express coach tickets

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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