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.

Comparing the 10 UK Avios credit cards that can earn you points!

What is the best Avios credit card?  With the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card now closed to new applicants, I wanted to take another look at the other remaining options for earning Avios points from a UK credit card and suggest your best strategy. If […]

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

In Part 1 of this article 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 […]

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

Get £50 cashback as American Express Shop Small returns – and another £50 for each supplementary card you have!

Today is the first day that all High Street shops in England are allowed to re-open, regardless of whether they are considered ‘essential’ or not. To celebrate, American Express is launching a new ‘Shop Small’ initiative to support independent shops and give you up to […]

Amex Rewards Credit Card (ARCC): a way to keep your Amex Membership Rewards points alive when cancelling a card

Can you keep your Membership Rewards points when cancelling an American Express Gold or Platinum card? 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. […]

Having trouble with a refund? Here’s how to dispute a charge with Amex under Section 75.

If you’ve been reading the Head for Points comments section, you will know that many readers have been discussing how ‘Section 75’ can help get them refunds from airlines or hotel groups which are not rushing to return their money. What is Section 75? ‘Section […]

Got the free BA Amex card? Learn how to reduce your £20k 2-4-1 target to £10k and why you should drop it entirely

We ran an article yesterday to explain how American Express treats refunds made to your card.  As I pointed out, a refund counts against your annual spend if you are trying to earn an annual bonus. In my case, for example, the £2,000 refund I […]

Amex USA extends the sign-up bonus spend period by 3 months – will the UK follow?

In the last few weeks we have had a constant stream of emails asking us if American Express is offering any help to people struggling to hit their sign-up bonus spend threshold. This is often £3,000 to £4,000 within the first three months of holding […]

If you cancel Amex Platinum to save the fee, the Amex Rewards Credit Card will keep your Membership Rewards points alive

The second biggest topic in my inbox at the moment, after airlines not refunding payments, is the cancellation of fee-charging American Express cards. Most of these relate to American Express Platinum.  This comes with a chunky £575 annual fee, but many HFP readers can make […]

What are the top 10 reasons to get the American Express Rewards Credit Card?

Why should you get the American Express Rewards Credit Card? Today, in our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ series, I want to look at the top 10 reasons to apply for an American Express Rewards Credit Card. You can see all of our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ series, […]

American Express is cutting the sign-up bonus on the new Marriott Bonvoy Amex credit card

On Tuesday we covered the unveiling of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card. Unfortunately this is not a brand new product.  It is a rebranding of the existing Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card, with a few tweeks. From 26th February: The name of the […]

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 article on how to make the best use […]

Good new American Express cashback deals for Christmas shopping: TFL, Harrods, John Lewis, Fenwick etc …. plus Accor

American Express has launched a number of new cashback deals to help cut the cost of your Christmas shopping. These are a very generous group of offers.  However, if my own family cards are anything to go by, it seems that they are not appearing […]

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