Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

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 four 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 can you do with American Express Membership Rewards points?

What can you do with American Express Membership Rewards points? Who are the best UK Membership Rewards partners? Today I wanted to do one of our occasional ‘first principles’ articles .....

What can you do with American Express Membership Rewards points? Who are the best UK Membership Rewards .....

by Rob Burgess

New £50 American Express and Hilton hotel cashback offer launched

American Express has launched a new cashback deal with Hilton, covering selected European hotels. If you are targetted, you will see the deal on the ‘Offers’ page of one or more of your .....

American Express has launched a new cashback deal with Hilton, covering selected European hotels. If you are .....

by Rob Burgess

Odd quirks emerging with the PayPal / American Express cashback deal

A few weeks ago, American Express launched a new cashback deal with PayPal which is well worth a look. This is an offer which triggers when you pay for anything, on any website (in theory £ payments .....

A few weeks ago, American Express launched a new cashback deal with PayPal which is well worth a look. This is .....

by Rob Burgess

When is it 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 .....

I get numerous emails from Head for Points readers asking for advice on which miles and points credit card .....

by Rob Burgess

How does the Hertz car rental benefit for Amex Gold cardholders work?

American Express and Hertz have a long standing partnership that gets American Express Preferred Rewards Gold cardholders extra benefits when renting a car. We cover the car hire element of The .....

American Express and Hertz have a long standing partnership that gets American Express Preferred Rewards Gold .....

by Rhys Jones

LAST DAY: Get 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus with ‘free for a year’ Amex Gold

Our credit cards directory lists 13 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 13 different personal credit cards in the UK which offer travel .....

by Rob Burgess

Good American Express cashback deal with PayPal launched

American Express has launched a new cashback deal with PayPal which is worth a look. This is an offer which triggers when you pay for anything, on any website (in theory £ payments only), via PayPal. .....

American Express has launched a new cashback deal with PayPal which is worth a look. This is an offer which .....

by Rob Burgess

TWO WEEKS LEFT: Amex Gold sign-up bonus increased to 30,000 points (=30,000 Avios)

American Express is currently offering an increased sign-up bonus on the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card, up from 20,000 to 30,000 points. If you meet the bonus criteria, you will .....

American Express is currently offering an increased sign-up bonus on the American Express Preferred Rewards .....

by Rob Burgess

American Express has a cardmember lounge at Wimbledon – what’s inside?

American Express has teamed up with Wimbledon again to offer a variety of amenities during the 2022 tournament, which started yesterday. This includes a members lounge. You can see the details on the .....

American Express has teamed up with Wimbledon again to offer a variety of amenities during the 2022 .....

by Rob Burgess

How to use your American Express Business £50 or £75 Dell credit

One interesting and often-forgotten benefit of the American Express Business Gold Card and American Express Business Platinum is annual Dell credit. It’s a strong benefit to add to the multiple .....

One interesting and often-forgotten benefit of the American Express Business Gold Card and American Express .....

by Rob Burgess

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