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American Express Business Gold 60,000 points

CRAZY TIMES: Get 120,000 points with Amex Business Platinum and 60,000 points with ‘free for a year’ Amex Business Gold

American Express has brought back the biggest payment card sign-up bonus we’ve seen in the UK. Ever.

If you apply for American Express Business Platinum, 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.

This week’s top travel news stories:

This week, British Airways held a special showcase for journalists and top-tier Executive Club members to lift the lid on what’s happening at the airline in 2024.

It led to a LOT of articles:

BA Holidays extends its double tier point offer to June 2025

SAS will leave Star Alliance and join SkyTeam in Q2

Plum Guide home rentals join Global Hotel Alliance

Lufthansa announces first routes for its new Allegris business class

Etihad Guest cuts First Class redemption pricing

Here are the 2024 Hyatt hotel category changes – it’s not great news for Europe

Interview of the week:

Rhys spent over an hour with Sir Tim Clark, CEO of Emirates, as part of a media roundtable recently.

In Part 2 of our interview, we talk about issues with Airbus and Boeing aircraft and how they affect Emirates’ fleet plan.

Travel deals of the week:

Get a Flying Blue (SkyTeam) status match from your British Airways status – including to the top (Gold) tier

British Airways & Avios news:

How to use the British Airways multi-partner chart to redeem on multiple oneworld airlines

Avios and Nectar still haven’t notified customers about Monday’s conversion devaluation

Credit card news:

Get 120,000 points with Amex Business Platinum – full card review

Get 60,000 points – and no fee in Year 1 – with the Amex Business Gold card

Nationwide strikes £2.9bn deal to buy Virgin Money – what will happen to the Virgin Atlantic credit cards?

What happens to your Amex Membership Rewards points when you die?

Hotel news:

How to transfer hotel points to another member – a guide to all major loyalty programs

BRIT award winner Raye plays Hilton’s latest Secret Socials – see image above

What are the best hotel promotions for March 2024?

Reviews this week:

Did you miss any of our 28 London airport hotel reviews? Here’s a summary of what we’ve tried in the last few years.

Review: Rekyjavik Konsulat Hotel in Iceland – part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, image above

Plus, what you can do on a short break in Iceland if the hotel review above sparks your interest!

Other interesting news:

Get a 70% bonus buying Virgin Points (click here to buy)

Listen to Radio 4’s ‘Inside the World of the Frequent Flyer’

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 Katie @ Head for Points

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