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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.

What American Express Gold Business has to offer for the small business owner

NOTE: American Express is running an advertising campaign for its Business cards at the moment and asked us to write something about it as part of that. This technically makes this article an ad, although regular readers will recognise that the article has the same […]

New council tax bill arrived? Use Billhop to pay it 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 up some miles and points. Following the law […]

Bits: more on BA’s new CW and F seats, £400 back on £500 Bremont spend, London City and Sheraton get new logos

News in brief: More on BA’s new Club World and First upgrades A reader sent me an interview with Alex Cruz which has appeared in a BA staff magazine.  There are a couple of interesting bits of news here on the new seats which I […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for March? – plus news round-up and the first Avios SME card

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. Our directory of the 16 main UK travel credit and charge cards can be found by clicking the […]

Bits: £75 of free Wheely rides in London, last call for 75% bonus buying IHG points, last call for 6000 Avios from Accor

News in brief: Generous £75 Wheely offer with American Express A good deal with Wheely, the London-based Uber competitor, has appeared on a lot of American Express cards.   You need to look under the ‘Offers’ section on the online statement page of each Amex card […]

What are the best credit card bonuses for LONG TERM spending?

Many of the credit card articles on Head for Points are focused on sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus and potentially move on. However, if you are a high to medium spender, the few thousand pounds of card spend […]

Generous £75 off £250 Hilton spend with new Amex deal – plus an Amex offers round-up

One of the most popular American Express cashback deals has returned.  And this one is surprisingly generous. If you have a look at the ‘Offers’ section on ALL of your Amex online statement pages, you might see a new Hilton offer available for registration. You […]

How to earn 20,000 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 […]

Curve relaunches – charge ANY debit or credit card payment to your American Express (Part 1)

(UPDATE 10pm Tue:  applications for Curve Metal and Amex top-ups are currently not available.  More to follow on Wednesday morning.) Curve Card launched its new subscription plans on Monday – and it is very interesting, to say the least.  It is also a major departure […]

Curve relaunches – charge ANY debit or credit card payment to your American Express (Part 2)

(UPDATE 10pm Tue:  applications for Curve Metal and Amex top-ups are currently not available.  More to follow on Wednesday morning.) This is Part 2 of my article about the new Curve Card subscription plans which launched on Monday.  Part 1, which reviews the flagship Curve […]

New year, new credit card? Learn which Amex cards you can get, based on the cards you have

We don’t do very many ‘first principles’ articles on Head for Points.  However, I ran a version of this article a year ago and it was very popular.  More importantly, I’ve ended up emailing the link to at least one reader per day since then […]

Why Amex Gold is the ideal starter Amex for a miles and points newcomer

Today I thought I would take a look at the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card.  I mention this card quite a bit on Head for Points but if you are new to this hobby then it might not be fully clear why I recommend […]

Bits: Amex Travel £200 cashback returns, BA launches Islamabad with special deals, BA’s work experience scheme

News in brief: Generous Amex Travel cashback credit launched American Express Travel has launched a new cashback credit promotion. There are a couple of versions.  The most generous, which I got, is a whopping £200 back on a £600 spend via Amex Travel.  The other […]

Bits: HFP on Radio 4, new Amex cashback hotel deals inc Marriott, changes to the Tesco Premium credit card

News in brief: Listen to me on ‘You and Yours’ I did a segment on Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ yesterday lunchtime, discussing the recent changes to petrol loyalty with Esso dropping Clubcard and BP dropping Nectar – which Esso is joining!  We did a Shopper […]

What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points?

I have written numerous articles before about using American Express Membership Rewards points and a few pieces on how I value airline miles and hotel points. I have pulled together both of these strands in this updated 2018 article on how to make the best […]

Get £5 back on a £10 purchase via American Express ‘Shop Small’

Shop Small is back!  If you have an American Express credit or charge card (unless it is a Lloyds Avios one), you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from tomorrow (Saturday) until 16th December with ‘Shop Small’. American Express is the major UK […]

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