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.

American Express brings back ‘Shop Small’ – but only for 80,000 people

‘Shop Small’ is one of the most popular American Express promotions.  Running annually in the Autumn, it offers £5 cashback every time you spend £10 at a designated ‘small shop’.  You are limited to one transaction per card per shop, but you can earn in as […]

Have you had problems with the American Express / Bremont deal?

A couple of weeks ago we highlighted a very generous deal being offered by British watch brand Bremont via American Express. If you were targeted by American Express for this offer and signed up, you would receive £400 cashback with a £500+ spend at Bremont.  […]

An interesting quirk in the new Amex sign-up rules we missed, and other updates

There has been a lot to digest about the new American Express sign-up bonus rules in the last few days.  Apart from everything we have discussed so far – see here and here – there was something I missed. For one group of people, getting […]

Should you leave American Express for 24 months until you can get a new sign-up bonus?

We have spent a lot of time in the last few days discussing the new American Express sign-up bonus policy.  In most cases, you need to cancel all of your personal American Express cards and wait two years before you would qualify for any new […]

The beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus or not

On 21st March 2019, American Express made some major changes to the rules on how you qualify for a sign-up bonus. I have put together this one page summary of the new rules.  I will add a link to this page to the sidebar on the […]

BIG NEWS: American Express blocks multiple sign-up bonuses, starting immediately

American Express unveiled massive changes to its UK card sign-up bonuses last night. This will effectively end card churning for most people. Before I go on, I want to stress one thing.  The new rules on bonuses do NOT stop you applying for any of […]

What is the best sign-up strategy now for someone with NO American Express cards?

This is Part 2 of our discussion on changes to the personal American Express card sign-up bonuses.  The main article is here. This article was updated on 16th April to reflect changes in some sign-up bonus levels. Despite these massive changes, the good news is that it […]

£5 off a £25 Amazon order TUESDAY ONLY – stacks with £25 Amex Membership Rewards code

To celebrate being named Britain’s No 1 retailer for consumer satisfaction, Amazon is having a one day sale today. Long term readers may remember that they did a similar deal last year and the year before. You will receive £5 off any order of £25 […]

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 […]

Get £400 cashback on a £500 Bremont spend

A new offer has appeared on quite a lot of American Express cards which could prove quite expensive for the company concerned. British-based watch group Bremont is offering £400 back when you spend £500.  See if the offer is showing under the ‘Offers’ tab on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 you have. You will receive £25 cashback when you spend […]

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 […]

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