American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card

The American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card is a hugely popular card among miles and points collectors in the UK. This is because of its generous sign-up bonus, two free airport lounge passes and the lack of a fee for the first year.

 

Our main article reviewing the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card is here. You can learn more and apply for the card via the Amex website.

Bits: change coming to Amex sign-up bonuses?, change already here at Tesco Clubcard

News in brief: Changes may be coming to Amex’s sign-up bonus criteria Two readers have contacted me in recent days to say that they have been told by the American Express call centre that imminent changes are coming to the way sign-up bonuses are earned. […]

Why Amex Gold is the ideal starter Amex for a miles and points newcomer

Today, as part of a few ‘beginner focussed’ articles running this month to cater to the new readers we always get at this time of year, I thought I would take a look at the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card.  I mention this […]

FINAL WEEK: Exclusive Billhop discount for HfP readers – pay (almost) any bill with your Amex card

Back in September we first wrote about Billhop, a Swedish company that lets you pay almost ANY bill with a credit or charge card – including American Express cards. You can probably imagine how this situation could be useful in your points collecting …. If […]

New year, new credit card? The best bonuses and market gossip

It is three months since I last did a round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals.  The reason for the delay is that things got a little quiet. Since October, we […]

Bits: Hilton boost Waldorf status benefits, £100 Amex / Royal Lancaster offer, Waldorf and Mandarin expand in London

News in brief: Hilton Honors improves Gold and Diamond benefits at Waldorf Astoria hotels Hilton Honors has announced a small but welcome improvement to their programme which removes one of the anomalies. From Monday, all Waldorf Astoria properties will offer complimentary continental breakfast or an […]

What is your credit card ‘end game’ strategy?

People who drift into this odd hobby of ours often apply for a couple of credit or charge cards almost at random, perhaps because they were on promotion or because they didn’t know any better. They don’t have a long term strategy at that time, […]

Bits: Amex / Park Hyatt free night offer, No 1 Lounges / Avios promo over, ‘How To Land A Plane’ winners

News in brief: Amex / Park Hyatt ‘free night’ offer Park Hyatt is, in my view, the most luxurious hotel brand which is part of major chain and which allows you to earn and redeem loyalty points.  (Sorry, The Ritz-Carlton.  But I know you are […]

Starting Saturday: Get £5 back on £10 purchases using Amex when you ‘Shop Small’

If you have an American Express credit or charge card (some exceptions apply), you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from this Saturday until 17th December with ‘Shop Small’. American Express is the major UK sponsor of a scheme called ‘Shop Small’, designed […]

Bits: IAG / BA buys Monarch’s Gatwick slots, MyFlights to close, new Amex cashback deals

News in brief: BA owner IAG buys Monarch’s Gatwick landing slots IAG, the parent of British Airways, confirmed last night that it had bought the landing slots at Gatwick Airport previously used by failed airline Monarch. Whilst many of these will end up with British […]

What are the best UK airport lounges you can visit for free with Amex Gold’s Lounge Club passes?

We have made a determined attempt this year to build up our collection of UK airport lounge reviews.  We aren’t totally there yet, but we are well on the way. Having just added reviews of the Aspire (click here) and No 1 Lounge (click here) […]

What is the future of airline credit cards in the UK?

I wrote this article last week for potential use in another publication.  It seemed a shame not to run it on here too.  Whilst very little in this article will be new to regular readers, it does pull together a lot of news and ideas […]

What are the best Star Alliance credit cards for UK residents?

Following the closing of the Lufthansa Miles & More and United Airlines MileagePlus credit cards to new applicants last week, life has got harder if you want to earn Star Alliance miles from a UK credit card. A couple of weeks ago I looked at […]

Bits: LAST CALL for £15 Amazon / Amex discount, no SPG points from Uber, Madrid BA lounge

News in brief: £15 Amazon discount code ending soon (EDIT:  at the last minute, Amazon has extended this offer to 31st March 2018!) For the last 10 months or so, Amazon has been offering an exclusive £15 discount code for Amex Gold, Green and Platinum cardholders […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (1): American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (Amex Gold) charge card

This is my review of the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (Amex Gold) charge card. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for.  These articles will be linked to […]

Bits: BA closing Toronto lounge, new SPG Moments concerts, new Amex offer at Thistle, Amba, Guoman

News in brief: British Airways closing Toronto lounge It was rumoured on Flyertalk earlier this week that the British Airways lounge in Toronto was closing. The closing date has now been confirmed by the Twitter team as 31st October.  BA will be using the Plaza […]