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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.

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With BMI’s departure from Star Alliance, those of us who regularly fly on Star Alliance member airlines .....

by Rob Burgess

New American Express Platinum benefits start today

Today is July 16th, which means that its the day that the changes to the American Express Platinum Card benefits come into force. To say that Amex’s changes to the Platinum card this year have .....

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Two little known Amex Membership Rewards features

When I wrote my piece on Friday about getting family and partners to apply for American Express cards so that you could both benefit from referral bonuses, I forgot to mention one additional benefit .....

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by Rob Burgess

Exploiting American Express referral bonuses

The credit card posts on Head for Points are focussed on the sign-up and ongoing bonuses that you can get for applying personally for the various loyalty credit cards.  These are, at present, the .....

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Amex Platinum 50,000 points sign-up bonus launched – but with new criteria

Breaking news.  American Express has changed the sign-up bonuses and the T&C’s for receiving them on its charge cards.  The net result is to make the bonuses harder for existing customers .....

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by Rob Burgess

Pick up 20,000 Avios for getting the BMI credit card

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