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American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card

The American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit 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 credit card is here. You can learn more and apply for the card via the Amex website.

Why it can be worth paying an annual fee for a miles and points credit card

I get numerous emails from Head for Points readers asking for advice on which miles and points credit card they should get.  These often come with the caveat “but I don’t want to pay a fee for a card”. I don’t agree with this approach.  […]

Bits: good news on BA and Heathrow strikes, Norwegian closing Irish routes, £10 via Amex for £30 supermarket spend

News in brief: British Airways and Heathrow strike updates There is some good news for anyone concerned about disruption from the threatened British Airways pilot strike and the Heathrow Airport employees strike. As we reported over the weekend, British Airways mysteriously found some extra money […]

What American Express bonuses can you get, based on the cards you have?

The wave of changes to the UK American Express card portfolio this year now seems to have settled down, although I am still waiting for the Starwood Preferred Guest card to relaunch under the Marriott Bonvoy brand. As it is fairly quiet during August, I […]

What is the difference between American Express Gold and American Express Platinum?

I got an email from a reader last week asking about the difference between American Express Preferred Rewards Gold and The Platinum Card from American Express. He thought it was a simple question with a simple answer.  In reality, these are two completely different products, […]

ENDING SOON: £25 off £40 Amazon purchase for Amex Gold and Platinum holders

Amazon is currently offering an exclusive £25 discount code for some or all Amex Gold, Green and Platinum card holders when they spend £40 or more.  This offer expires on 31st July.  If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet – possibly because you didn’t […]

New American Express ‘Shop Small’ cashback offer

American Express has launched a new ‘Shop Small’ offer. Don’t get too excited – you can only use this once!  You will get a £5 statement credit when you spend £10+ at a participating Shop Small business between 22nd July and 2nd September. You may […]

EXCLUSIVE: More Amex changes – interest rates become variable, ‘over limit’ fees will be scrapped

American Express is about to announce another round of product changes. These will impact ALL credit cards (British Airways, Starwood, Nectar, Costco, Preferred Rewards Gold etc).  The good news is that there is nothing major to worry about this time. The changes will take place […]

American Express rolls out more spend-based bonuses

10 day ago we wrote about a new spend-based bonus promotion launched by American Express for many people – but not everyone – who have Preferred Rewards Gold or The Platinum Card.  The deal may also be available to Green, Centurion and Amex Rewards Credit Card […]

Save 15% off Malaysia Airlines for Amex cardholders

If our review of Malaysia Airlines Business Suite has got you interested in their service (a review of Business Class follows next week), the airline has just launched a 15% discount code for UK American Express cardholders. Via this link, you can get 15% off […]

American Express launches spend-based bonus promo for Gold and Platinum cardholders

American Express has launched a new bonus points offer for many people – but not everyone – who have Preferred Rewards Gold or The Platinum Card.  The deal may also be available to Green, Centurion and Amex Rewards Credit Card holders. It is a very simple […]

Amex will have a cardmember lounge at Wimbledon!

American Express has teamed up with Wimbledon to offer a variety of amenities during the 2019 tournament, which starts on Monday. This includes a members lounge. You can see the details on the Wimbledon website here. Visit the American Express Wimbledon Cardmember Lounge The biggest […]

Lots of new Amex cashback offers launched for hotel stays

A new wave of American Express cashback deals has been launched. You can see what you are targeted for by visiting the Amex website and looking at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement page.  You need to do this for each card you own.  […]

New Hilton / American Express promotion launched

Hilton has launched a new American Express promotion.  This may be found on some, all or none of your Amex cards, under the ‘Offer’ tab on your online statement page. There are a few variants, looking at reader comments yesterday.  My version is ‘get 4,000 […]

Do you know that Amex has a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena – with a free drink?

I was having a look at the reservations process for the American Express lounge at the O2 Arena last week, and noticed that it has changed entirely in the last year or so. I thought it was worth running over the new details today, especially […]

Can you get an Amex sign-up bonus if you already have the same card as a supplementary?

This is the second part of our two articles on how American Express supplementary cards work. In Part One earlier in the week we looked at why you might want to add a supplementary card to your account and how to earn a few thousand […]

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