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.

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. […]

Bits: Amex Shop Small returns … for some, Amazon Mastercard cuts earning rate, 10% off Qatar flights TODAY

News in brief: 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 […]

Bits: No 1 Lounges on Groupon, got Amex / Bremont problems?, Virgin Money closing a London lounge

More news in brief: Get a good No 1 Lounges deal on Groupon If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Gold, your best fall-back option is usually No […]

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 […]

Bits: £75 of free Wheely rides in London, last call for 75% bonus buying IHG points, last call for 6000 Avios from Accor

News in brief: 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 […]

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

Many of the credit card articles on Head for Points are focused on sign-up bonuses.  Get a card, spend the minimum required to trigger the bonus and potentially move on. However, if you are a high to medium spender, the few thousand pounds of card spend […]

Generous £75 off £250 Hilton spend with new Amex deal – plus an Amex offers round-up

One of the most popular American Express cashback deals has returned.  And this one is surprisingly generous. If you have a look at the ‘Offers’ section on ALL of your Amex online statement pages, you might see a new Hilton offer available for registration. You […]

Curve relaunches – charge ANY debit or credit card payment to your American Express (Part 1)

(UPDATE:  American Express withdrew from Curve shortly after this article was published!) Curve Card launched its new subscription plans on Monday – and it is very interesting, to say the least.  It is also a major departure for Curve as it tries to create a […]

Curve relaunches – charge ANY debit or credit card payment to your American Express (Part 2)

(EDIT:  A couple of days after this article ran, American Express withdrew from Curve.) This is Part 2 of my article about the new Curve Card subscription plans which launched on Monday.  Part 1, which reviews the flagship Curve Metal product, is here. To summarise […]

Has Amex secretly added a new status benefit to the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card?

On Friday I ran a short article on the fact that Marriott has announced that the two UK credit cards earning Marriott points (the closed Marriott Mastercard and the SPG American Express) were not rebranding despite the programme name changing to Marriott Bonvoy on 13th February. […]

Bits: the future of the SPG / Marriott credit cards, Virgin Hotels San Francisco offer, cheap Avios via Groupon

News in brief: What is happening to the Starwood and Marriott UK credit cards? Over in the US, a major rebranding of the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest credit cards has been announced ahead of the launch of Marriott Bonvoy on 13th February. Over […]

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