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American Express Gold card

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is our top choice for your first ‘miles and points’ credit card. It has no annual fee for the first year, comes with two free airport lounge passes and £120 of annual Deliveroo credit and has a very generous sign-up bonus of 20,000 Membership Rewards points.

This article explains in greater detail why the American Express Gold card is the best credit card for a miles and points beginner.

You can read our full review of the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card here.  You can apply for the card here.

What Amex sign-up bonuses are you still eligible for?

This is our beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus or not. I thought it was worth repeating as this is the time of year when many people are rethinking what cards .....

This is our beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus or not. I thought it .....

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20 days to claim your free Dell products via Amex Business Gold and Platinum

If you have American Express Business Platinum or American Express Business Gold, you are running out of time to claim your free Dell products for H2 2021. As a reminder: Business Platinum cardholders .....

If you have American Express Business Platinum or American Express Business Gold, you are running out of time .....

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What is the best use of American Express points?

What are American Express Membership Rewards points worth? I have written numerous articles before about using American Express Membership Rewards points and a few pieces on how I value airline miles .....

What are American Express Membership Rewards points worth? I have written numerous articles before about using .....

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CONFIRMED: American Express Shop Small to return in December

American Express has confirmed that it is bringing back its ‘Shop Small’ promotion in December. ‘Shop Small’ is an established Amex offer which incentivises you to shop at .....

American Express has confirmed that it is bringing back its ‘Shop Small’ promotion in December. .....

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LAST CHANCE: Get 30,000 Avios with ‘free for a year’ Amex Gold

Our credit cards directory lists 12 different personal credit cards in the UK which offer travel rewards.  For the beginner to this hobby, however, there is one obvious piece of plastic to .....

Our credit cards directory lists 12 different personal credit cards in the UK which offer travel .....

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Get £100 cashback on £400 Amex Travel spend

In late September, we covered a decent deal. Holders of American Express Business Platinum and Business Gold were being offered £100 cashback on a £400 spend with American Express Travel. This offer .....

In late September, we covered a decent deal. Holders of American Express Business Platinum and Business Gold .....

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Buy hospitality seats in the Amex VIP box for Brighton games

American Express has added an intriguing new benefit for cardmembers. Amex is title sponsor of the American Express Community Stadium, home to Brighton & Hove Albion football club. You can now buy .....

American Express has added an intriguing new benefit for cardmembers. Amex is title sponsor of the American .....

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What is the best Star Alliance credit card?

What credit card should you get if you want to redeem for flights with a Star Alliance airline? Let’s find out. Who are the members of Star Alliance? The bulk of major global airlines have .....

What credit card should you get if you want to redeem for flights with a Star Alliance airline? Let’s .....

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American Express changes the rules over your £5 Deliveroo credits

In May, American Express added a new benefit for Preferred Rewards Gold cardholders, worth a potential £120 per year. Preferred Rewards Gold cardholders will receive 2 x £5 Deliveroo statement .....

In May, American Express added a new benefit for Preferred Rewards Gold cardholders, worth a potential £120 .....

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