Amex Rewards Credit Card

The Amex Rewards Credit Card is a new product launched in 2017.  It is the only free credit card which lets you earn American Express Membership Rewards points.

 

My review of the American Express Rewards Credit Card is here.

MORE AMEX CUTS: Some sign-up bonuses and referral bonuses reduced, with immediate effect

Last month American Express made some aggressive – and frankly confusing – changes to the rules regarding who qualifies for a sign-up bonus on its personal UK cards.  My summary of the Amex sign-up rule changes is here. There are now further changes.  This time American […]

Five reasons to keep your Amex Gold card after the free first year

I get quite a few emails from holders of the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold credit card asking what they should do after their first year. With the recent changes to the American Express sign-up rules, which mean that you can no longer cancel your […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

(UPDATE:  American Express withdrew from Curve shortly after this article was published!) Curve Card launched its new subscription plans on Monday – and it is very interesting, to say the least.  It is also a major departure for Curve as it tries to create a […]

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

(EDIT:  A couple of days after this article ran, American Express withdrew from Curve.) 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 Metal product, is here. To summarise […]

Which low interest rate credit cards also earn points?

When I cover miles and points credit cards on Head for Points, there is something which I always try to ram home.  In general, miles and points credit cards are not suitable for you if you do not clear your balance every month. Miles and […]

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 […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (3): American Express Rewards credit card

This is my review of the American Express Rewards credit card (ARCC). It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether or not they are worth applying for. These articles will be linked to the […]

Should you dump your free BA Amex for the Amex Rewards Credit Card? Possibly.

Yes, you read that right.  If you have the free British Airways American Express card, I think it is worth thinking about dropping it for the little-known American Express Rewards Credit Card (“ARCC”). We don’t cover the ARCC card much on Head for Points so […]

ARCC: a way to keep your Amex MR points alive when cancelling Gold or Platinum

One of the downsides of cancelling an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold or Platinum charge card is that you are required to empty out your Membership Rewards points account. The Preferred Rewards Gold credit card is free in year 1 and comes with a sign-up […]

Bits: BA to drop trolley food service in Club World, American Express Shop Small to return

News in brief: British Airways to drop trolley food service in Club World Business Traveller got confirmation yesterday that British Airways is to abandon the trolley service for serving food in Club World, just a short while after it was introduced.  Rumours had been circulating for […]

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

Yesterday 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 list of the best on-going earning rates. […]

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 and beginners to this hobby may not be aware of the full range of cards which are available.  You have more options than you […]

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