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.

Bits: BA launches a new Belfast route, new perks with Amex Business Gold, £40 for Virgin Atlantic Reward+ holders

News in brief: British Airways launches a new route to Belfast British Airways has announced its first new route for some time, if you exclude those routes forcibly moved from Gatwick to Heathrow in recent weeks! From 1st September, BA CityFlyer will fly from London […]

LAST DAY: American Express Preferred Rewards Gold has a 20,000 point bonus and you have six months to earn it – should you apply?

TODAY IS THE LAST FULL DAY if you want to apply for the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card whilst the sign-up bonus is doubled to 20,000 Membership Rewards points (=20,000 Avios). The offer will be withdrawn early tomorrow morning.  If you want to […]

Comparing the 10 UK 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 […]

ENDS 29th JUNE: Amex Gold has a 20,000 point bonus and you have six months to earn it – should you apply?

You have one week left if you want to apply for the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card whilst the sign-up bonus is doubled to 20,000 Membership Rewards points (=20,000 Avios). There are actually two reasons why Amex Gold is twice as attractive as […]

What is the best credit card to earn Avios points? (Part 2: on-going earning rates)

In Part 1 of this article I did my best to begin answering the question commonly asked by beginners to this hobby – ‘What is the best credit card for earning Avios points?’.  Today I wanted to update, in light of recent card closures, my […]

What is the best Avios credit card? (Part 1: comparing sign-up bonuses)

What is the best credit card for earning Avios points? This is not as easy an answer as you might think.  Beginners to this hobby may not be aware of the full range of cards which are available.  You have more options than you may […]

Get more £50 Shop Small credits – and bonus points – by adding American Express supplementary cards

As we covered yesterday, American Express is bringing back ‘Shop Small’ from next Monday – click for our full article. Until 13th September, you will receive £5 cashback on the first 10 transactions you make for £10 or more at participating ‘Shop Small’ businesses.  That means […]

Get £50 cashback as American Express Shop Small returns – and another £50 for each supplementary card you have!

Today is the first day that all High Street shops in England are allowed to re-open, regardless of whether they are considered ‘essential’ or not. To celebrate, American Express is launching a new ‘Shop Small’ initiative to support independent shops and give you up to […]

Save 15% on Gett taxi app rides with American Express cashback

American Express has launched a new cashback offer with taxi app Gett. You can use Gett in 25 major cities nationwide including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle. The offer may or may not be showing under the ‘Offers’ section on the Amex app or […]

ENDS 29th JUNE: Amex Gold has a 20,000 point bonus and you have six months to earn it – should you apply?

You have one month left if you want to apply for the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card whilst the sign-up bonus is doubled to 20,000 Membership Rewards points (=20,000 Avios). There are actually two reasons why Amex Gold is twice as attractive as […]

News: Get American Express cashback at Selfridges, no more Virgin Flying Club miles from international money transfers

News in brief: American Express launches Selfridges discounts Two Selfridges cashback deals have launched across American Express cards.   These codes are marked as online only, so they are unlikely to work instore when it reopens.  You also cannot order a gift card online because, I […]

How to earn 10,000 Avios points – or other miles – as a sign-up bonus with American Express Gold!

Our ‘Credit Cards’ page lists 16 different credit cards in the UK which offer travel rewards.  For the beginner to this hobby, however, there is one obvious piece of plastic to start with – the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card. In return for taking out […]

American Express sets 30th June deadline if you want six months to earn your sign-up bonus

American Express recently extended the qualifying period to earn a sign-up bonus on its cards to SIX MONTHS. This was a sensible move.  Even people with good salaries may struggle to spend £3,000 to £4,000 within three months at the moment.  Increasing the spend period […]

Amex Gold now has a 20,000 point bonus and you have six months to earn it – should you apply?

There are currently two reasons why American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (Amex Gold) is twice as attractive as usual: the sign-up bonus is doubled, and the amount of time you have to make the qualifying spend is doubled It also remains FREE for the first […]

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