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.

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

Overnight, with no advance notice, American Express has withdrawn the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold charge card. The good news – with sighs of relief all round – is that it has been replaced by the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card.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

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 9 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 […]

Bits: Iberia Express sale, an Avios booking fact you never knew, £5 off ALDI with Amex

News in brief: Iberia Express sale now on Iberia Express flies from Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester to Madrid. They are currently running a series of promos offering 25%-30% off.  This would be handy if you were interested in connecting to a long-haul Iberia redemption booked […]

Bits: 2400 Avios with LEGO, ALDI taking Amex, Plaza Premium lounge in Abu Dhabi re-opened

News in brief: 2400 Avios or 2500 Virgin miles with LEGO City The second LEGO / Tesco Clubcard deal of the year has arrived. Until 4th February, you will receive: 500 extra Clubcard points when you spend £30+ on LEGO City 1,000 extra Clubcard points […]

What are the best bonuses for LONG TERM card spending?

Many of the credit card posts on Head for Points are focused on sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus, cancel the card, move on.  After a period, you can re-apply for the first card you got and claim […]