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SPG American Express card

The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card is popular among miles and points collectors in the UK because of its sign-up bonus. The points you receive can transferred at 3:1 into 40 different frequent flyer schemes or redeemed for free hotel nights.


Our main article reviewing the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card is here. You can learn more and apply for the card via the Amex website.

What are the top UK credit card sign-up deals by £ value?

I am in The Sunday Times as part of an article discussing how to earn miles and points from credit cards.  It is the Money section if you have a copy – the link is here but there is a paywall. As it will bring across a […]

What is the best replacement for your Starwood American Express card?

As we covered last week, American Express has written to holders of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card telling them that the benefits package is changing on 26th February. The card is being rebranded as the Marriott Bonvoy American Express on that date.  Here […]

American Express is cutting your sign-up bonus on the Starwood / Bonvoy 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 […]

BAD NEWS: Amex cuts the earning rate on the SPG card as it rebrands as the Marriott Bonvoy American Express

A few days I wrote a long article on the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Card. It seems that this was a partial waste of time (only partial, because we’ve cut and pasted much of it into this article!) because American Express has now announced […]

You now permanently earn 6 Bonvoy points per £1 of Marriott spend on the SPG Amex

The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card has become the ugly sister of the American Express portfolio.   For a start, there are not that many people who have the foggiest idea why a card earning Marriott Bonvoy points is called the Starwood Preferred Guest card! […]

What are the best credit card bonuses for your LONG TERM spending?

Throughout this week, I am updating a few popular reference articles.  These are mainly for the benefit of new Head for Points readers who find us in early January as they start researching their Summer travel plans, but there is something in them for everyone. […]

How a couple can earn 185,000 Avios from Amex sign-up bonuses – if you’ve not had an Amex recently

History shows that this week will see a lot of new readers finding Head for Points for the first time, as they start to plan their 2020 holidays.  For the benefit of those people, many of whom will not have had any American Express cards […]

STARTS TODAY: Get £5 back on a £10 purchase via American Express ‘Shop Small’ 2019

Shop Small is back for 2019!  If you have an American Express credit or charge card, you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from today until 22nd December with ‘Shop Small’. What is American Express Shop Small? American Express is the major UK […]

Good new Amex 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 […]

Credit & Charge Card Reviews (12): Starwood Preferred Guest / SPG American Express

This is my review of the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) American Express credit card issued in the UK. It is part of my series of articles looking at the major UK loyalty credit cards and discussing whether of not they are worth applying for.  These […]

Save £50 at Bicester Village with American Express – and earn double miles

A new American Express cashback offer has appeared for the Bicester Village shopping outlet in Oxfordshire. This may show on all, some or none of your Amex cards under the ‘Offers’ section.  You need to click ‘Save To Card’ to activate it. You will receive […]

American Express adds new cashback deals with Waitrose and LNER

American Express and Waitrose have extended their current cashback deal, which appears on quite a lot of cards. (You need to check the ‘Offers’ tab on the online statement page for each registered card you own.  If you previously registered for the earlier Waitrose offer, […]

Amex launches new cashback deals with Accor and the Post Office

American Express has launched two good new cashback deals.  You may see these offers on some, none or all of our cards – you need to look at the online statement page and look under the ‘Offers’ tab for EVERY card you own. You will […]

250 Membership Rewards points or Avios for £5 spend on Amex

American Express has launched a simple but effective card offer. If you targetted, you will earn 250 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend £5 ANYWHERE, online or in-store, that accepts Amex.  This converts into 250 Avios or 250 Virgin Flying Club miles – you […]

Amex ‘Shop Small’ returns for 2019 – but it is capped

American Express has announced the return of ‘Shop Small’ for 2019, but with a catch. ‘Shop Small’ is an annual American Express event aimed at encouraging cardholders to visit local independent shops.  (It is also a way of persuading local independent shops to accept American […]

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