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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: LAST CALL for Amazon / Amex Gold £15 discount, Lufthansa to buy Norwegian?, 50% bonus buying Radisson points

News in brief: £15 Amazon discount code for Amex Gold and Platinum cardholders ending soon For the last 20+ months, Amazon has been offering an exclusive £15 discount code for Amex Gold, Green and Platinum charge card holders when they spend £25 or more.  This offer […]

Bits: Etihad Guest moving to variable reward pricing, Amex Esso cashback deal, Cathay Pacific sale

News in brief: Etihad Guest moving to variable reward pricing Just a few months after their last round of reward price changes, Etihad Guest is launching another belt-tightening measure – variable redemption pricing. From 30th June, the mileage price shown in the redemption charts or […]

Comparing the 11 Avios credit cards that can earn you points!

What is the best Avios credit card?  With the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card now closed to new applicants, I wanted to take another look at the other remaining options for earning Avios points from a UK credit card and suggest your best strategy. If […]

Bits: Qatar Airways “hopes to launch Belfast”, £30 Harrods Amex cashback, Clubcard to Virgin transfer offer

News in brief: Qatar Airways hoping to launch Belfast services I was in Cardiff yesterday to watch the First Minister of Wales and the Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive inaugurate the new service from Cardiff to Doha.  It is currently operating five days per week […]

Why you should swap your (now closed) Amex Gold charge card for the new Amex Gold credit card

Overnight on Wednesday, with no advance notice, American Express withdrew the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card. The good news – with sighs of relief all round – is that it has been replaced by the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card. You […]

From August … a 5-month window to redeem the BEST Starwood hotels at 40% off

We have spent a lot of time this week discussing the new (and still nameless) merged Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards loyalty scheme. If you missed it, this article here is a good place to start. There is one positive aspect […]

What are the best credit card deals for April? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. Finally, after a few relatively dull months, we have had some exciting developments in the last couple of […]

What can you do with Amex Membership Rewards points?

There are a lot of references on Head for Points to American Express Membership Rewards, mainly linked to articles on their charge cards.  It has been a while since I looked at the programme in detail, so I though it was worth updating this overview […]

How to use Billhop to pay your new council tax bill by Amex

Council tax bills for the new tax year are dropping through letterboxes at the moment. For a lot of people these are chunky (£2,000 is not uncommon in London) and obviously it would be great to pick rack up some miles and points. Following the […]

Bits: Amex backtracks on Gold referral bonus changes, £60 off Opodo, 17 hour Heathrow-Perth launches Sunday

News in brief: Amex backtracks on changes to Preferred Rewards Gold referral bonuses Yesterday we wrote about apparent changes to the referral bonus on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold and Gold Business charge cards. Instead of receiving 22,000 Membership Rewards points on hitting the spend […]

UPDATED: Amex changed the bonus rules when you are referred for an Amex Gold card – but this morning changed them back!

EDIT:  Amex is clearly reading our articles.  The refer a friend rules for American Express Preferred Rewards Gold have been changed back this morning.   They now say, as they used to: “Please note, bonus points will appear in two instalments of 2,000 and 20,000 and […]

What are the best credit card deals for March? – plus a news round-up

It is time for our regular round up of what is coming and what is going in the world of UK airline and hotel credit card sign-up deals. To be honest, there is more ‘going’ than ‘coming’ at the moment ….. Our directory of the 14 […]

Bits: Amex cutting merchant fees globally, Travelex / Avios reminder, Terminal 5’s 10th birthday

News in brief: American Express announces global move to lower merchant fees The Financial Times carried an article yesterday (paywall, or free if you google ‘Amex to woo retailers with biggest fee cut in 20 years’) in which the new American Express CEO talks of […]

Bits: has Starwood given up its suite at the O2?, new Amex cashback deals inc Emirates and Avis

News in brief: Has Starwood Preferred Guest given up its O2 suite? Regular readers will know that there have been some great points opportunities over the past three years to see top musical acts at the O2 Arena in London via SPG Moments. Starwood Preferred […]

The top 10 UK loyalty credit card sign-up deals by £ value

What I thought might be interesting to look at today, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the best UK travel credit sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. Put simply, if I get this card purely for the sign-up bonus, how much value […]

The beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus

We don’t do very many ‘first principles’ articles on Head for Points.  A number of recent emails, plus a discussion in the comments section on Saturday from a reader who had been refused a bonus on an Amex Business charge card, made me feel that […]