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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: new BA flights for Avios redemption, Virgin expands at Manchester, new Waitrose and LNER Amex deals

News in brief: British Airways adds extra flights to New Orleans and Grand Cayman British Airways has added two new services for the Summer 2020 timetable, which starts at the end of March. These services are now available for Avios redemption, so if you previously […]

Bits: good Amex cashback deals with Accor and Post Office, VitalityHealth drops BA flight discounts

News in brief: 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 […]

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 […]

Generous 40% or £100 cashback deal launched by Amex and FREE NOW / mytaxi

Of all the pointless rebrands I’ve seen recently, the clear winner is FREE NOW.  For some reason, the mytaxi black cab app – owned by BMW and Daimler – decided that being called mytaxi was clearly too obvious and easy to remember, so switched to […]

Good news if you lost Amex cashback because the merchant used a payment aggregator

Regular readers may remember the strange case of the recent American Express cashback offer with watch manufacturer Bremont. Many cardholders were given a very attractive offer of £400 cashback on a £500+ purchase if they used their American Express card.  Given the price of Bremont […]

Amex launches some new cashback deals you might like

A few good American Express cashback deals have just been launched. Here are some I wanted to flag: £10 back on £40 spend at Cote Brasserie (to 3/11) £100 back on £1,000 spent at Kuoni (to 14/10) 7% back on £30+ spend at Byron (to […]

4%-5% cashback at Waitrose for American Express cardholders

A cashback offer for Waitrose has appeared on a lot of American Express cards.  If you are targeted it will appear under the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement page. The offer seems to vary. On my Platinum card, I will receive a 5% statement […]

Wheely has brought back its generous £50 free credit offer for Amex cardholders

A good deal with Wheely, the London-based Uber competitor, has appeared again 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 […]

Save 15% on BA Wine Flyer with American Express

I have an offer on my British Airways American Express for 15% cashback for a purchase at BA Wine Flyer by 7th October. This gets interesting.  As you can see in our article here, this is what you get with the current BA Wine Flyer introductory […]

Why it can be worth paying an annual fee for a miles and points credit card

I get numerous emails from Head for Points readers asking for advice on which miles and points credit card they should get.  These often come with the caveat “but I don’t want to pay a fee for a card”. I don’t agree with this approach.  […]

Get £10 or 1000 Avios for an easy £30 supermarket spend

American Express has launched one of its easiest ever conditional spend offers. If you are targetted, you will receive £10 or 1000 Avios, depending on your card, when you spend £30 in participating supermarkets. The chains included are: Aldi Asda Co-Op Iceland Lidl M&S Morrisons […]

New American Express ‘Shop Small’ cashback offer

American Express has launched a new ‘Shop Small’ offer. Don’t get too excited – you can only use this once!  You will get a £5 statement credit when you spend £10+ at a participating Shop Small business between 22nd July and 2nd September. You may […]

EXCLUSIVE: More Amex changes – interest rates become variable, ‘over limit’ fees will be scrapped

American Express is about to announce another round of product changes. These will impact ALL credit cards (British Airways, Starwood, Nectar, Costco, Preferred Rewards Gold etc).  The good news is that there is nothing major to worry about this time. The changes will take place […]

Which six loyalty credit cards are worth keeping for their benefits even if you never use them?

Typically there are three different types of travel loyalty credit cards you can apply for: Cards you get just for the sign-up bonus Cards you get primarily for the strong on-going earnings rate Cards you get but don’t use because they come with generous perks […]

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