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.

Do you know that Amex has a private lounge for cardholders at the O2 Arena – with a free drink?

I was having a look at the reservations process for the American Express lounge at the O2 Arena last week, and noticed that it has changed entirely in the last year or so. I thought it was worth running over the new details today, especially […]

What bonus can you get for adding a free Amex supplementary card to your account?

I wasn’t planning to do another American Express article this week, but something came up in the comments to the article on Monday (and comes up in my emails with worrying regularity) which made me think that we should take a proper look at American […]

How two people can still earn 185,000 Avios from Amex sign-up bonuses – in 2021!

Following the recent changes to the American Express sign-up bonus rules, imposing a 24 month gap between bonuses, and the reduction in the sign-up bonus on Preferred Rewards Gold and American Express Rewards, many people immediately decided that it was no longer possible to earn […]

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

What I thought might be interesting to look at today, in very mercenary terms, would be to rank the best UK travel credit card sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. How do I value my miles and points? The biggest question mark is […]

The beginners guide to whether you qualify for an American Express sign-up bonus or not

As we covered yesterday, American Express has announced a 2nd round of ‘no notice’ changes to its personal credit and charge cards.  The details are here.  This follows the changes made in late March to the rules on how you qualify for a sign-up bonus. […]

American Express brings back ‘Shop Small’ – but only for 80,000 people

‘Shop Small’ is one of the most popular American Express promotions.  Running annually in the Autumn, it offers £5 cashback every time you spend £10 at a designated ‘small shop’.  You are limited to one transaction per card per shop, but you can earn in as […]

Get 10% off Qatar Airways flights – TODAY ONLY

Qatar Airways is offering a 10% discount deal on flights from the UK which are book TODAY (Thursday). You need to use this page of the Qatar Airways website.  Only the base fare is discounted, so the saving will be a little lower than 10% […]

Have you had problems with the American Express / Bremont deal?

A couple of weeks ago we highlighted a very generous deal being offered by British watch brand Bremont via American Express. If you were targeted by American Express for this offer and signed up, you would receive £400 cashback with a £500+ spend at Bremont.  […]

Should you leave American Express for 24 months until you can get a new sign-up bonus?

We have spent a lot of time in the last few days discussing the new American Express sign-up bonus policy.  In most cases, you need to cancel all of your personal American Express cards and wait two years before you would qualify for any new […]

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 […]

How to get free hotel elite status from UK credit and charge cards

This article looks at the different ways you can get elite status with hotel chains via UK credit and charge cards. If you are just getting started with miles and points, you have probably realised by now that your travel life could be improved if […]

Generous £75 Wheely offer with American Express

A good deal with Wheely, the London-based Uber competitor, has appeared on a lot of American Express cards.   You need to look under the ‘Offers’ section on the online statement page of each Amex card you have. You will receive £25 cashback when you spend […]

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