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.

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.  […]

Bits: good news on BA and Heathrow strikes, Norwegian closing Irish routes, £10 via Amex for £30 supermarket spend

News in brief: British Airways and Heathrow strike updates There is some good news for anyone concerned about disruption from the threatened British Airways pilot strike and the Heathrow Airport employees strike. As we reported over the weekend, British Airways mysteriously found some extra money […]

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 […]

Save 15% off Malaysia Airlines for Amex cardholders

If our review of Malaysia Airlines Business Suite has got you interested in their service (a review of Business Class follows next week), the airline has just launched a 15% discount code for UK American Express cardholders. Via this link, you can get 15% off […]

Amex will have a cardmember lounge at Wimbledon!

American Express has teamed up with Wimbledon to offer a variety of amenities during the 2019 tournament, which starts on Monday. This includes a members lounge. You can see the details on the Wimbledon website here. Visit the American Express Wimbledon Cardmember Lounge The biggest […]

Lots of new Amex cashback offers launched for hotel stays

A new wave of American Express cashback deals has been launched. You can see what you are targeted for by visiting the Amex website and looking at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement page.  You need to do this for each card you own.  […]

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 […]

Top 10 reasons to get the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card

Why should you get the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card? Today, in our ‘Top 10 Reasons’ series, I want to look at the top 10 reasons to apply for a Starwood Preferred Guest American Express (SPG Amex) credit card. You can see all […]

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 […]

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