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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.

Bits: HFP on Radio 4, new Amex cashback hotel deals inc Marriott, changes to the Tesco Premium credit card

News in brief: Listen to me on ‘You and Yours’ I did a segment on Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ yesterday lunchtime, discussing the recent changes to petrol loyalty with Esso dropping Clubcard and BP dropping Nectar – which Esso is joining!  We did a Shopper […]

Get £5 back on a £10 purchase via American Express ‘Shop Small’

Shop Small is back!  If you have an American Express credit or charge card (unless it is a Lloyds Avios one), you can make big savings on your Christmas shopping from tomorrow (Saturday) until 16th December with ‘Shop Small’. American Express is the major UK […]

Bits: IHG ‘buy points’ bonus, 250 free Shangri-La points, 25% cashback with Gett, WOW Air going bust?

News in brief: Last day for 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another sale with a bonus of up to 100% when you buy over 5,000 points. […]

Curve is now live with Amex for beta testers – this is how it works

Curve Card is an all-in-one payment wallet and aggregator that is popular amongst Head for Points readers.  I describe Curve in detail here, but in summary: Curve Card (a debit Mastercard) is free – in fact Curve will pay you £5 for trying it out […]

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 […]

Bits: 100% bonus when you buy IHG points, Amazon gift cards DO count for £5 Amex cashback credit

News in brief: 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another sale with a bonus of 100% when you buy over 5,000 points. 100% is as generous an offer […]

Bits: Heathrow fined £1.6m for fixing car parking prices, Al Bustan Palace in Muscat reopens, 20% off LATAM flights

News in brief: Heathrow Airport fined £1.6m for fixing car parking pricing at Terminal 5 Heathrow Airport has been hit with a £1.6m fine by the Competition & Markets Authority over price fixing for car parking at Terminal 5. The case involves the Sofitel Hotel […]

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 […]

How to use the SPG American Express card to earn miles with 44 different airlines

One aspect of the Marriott / Starwood Preferred Guest programme merger we haven’t looked at yet is the increased ability to earn airline miles with the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card. Marriott Rewards had some airline partners which Starwood Preferred Guest did not […]

Top name SPG and Marriott Moments concert tickets for the O2 added

Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards have released a new batch of tickets for O2 concerts in London. All of these are for the SPG Suite, and include all you can drink and a very decent hot buffet.  You can read my review of my visit […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for August? – plus a news round-up

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 cards can be found by clicking the ‘Credit Cards’ […]

Bits: Amex MR transfers to SPG delayed, new Amex offers, Hilton takes three SPG Dubai hotels and launches a new brand

News in brief: American Express extends Starwood Membership Rewards suspension  American Express Membership Rewards has suspended transfers into Starwood Preferred Guest until 21st August.  This is two weeks longer than originally announced and takes us beyond the launch date of the new programme. This is a […]

Bits: new BA champagnes, Mandarin Oriental coming to Lake Como, more SPG Amex news

News in brief: New British Airways champagne range launched British Airways has launched a new range of champagnes for its Galleries First lounges and long-haul cabins.  The lounge champagnes were already in place last Wednesday when I flew to Madrid.  The boat is not being […]

The Starwood Amex free night is now valid ANY day of the week – but is it worth getting?

Whilst the merger of Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards does not happen until 18th August, the changes to the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card take place today. I had thought there were only two changes: The earning rate will move from 1 SPG […]

There are now 48 UK hotels (up from 4!) who take your SPG Amex free night voucher – but is it a good deal?

American Express has announced two changes to the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card in the run up to the merger of SPG and Marriott Rewards next month. One change is a statement of the obvious – the earning rate will move from 1 SPG […]

What are the best credit card sign-up deals for July? – plus a news round-up

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. The market is slowly coming to terms with the interchange fee caps and is moving forward.  The key […]

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