How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here – scroll down to Clause 3 – although […]

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Bits: BA sending gifts if you’ve flown to the moon!, Virgin sale ends today, Dot to Dot music festival

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Special BA gifts if you have flown to the moon! British Airways is sending out a special gift to Executive Club members who have ‘flown it to the moon and back’. Some members who have flown more than 477,710 miles on British […]

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

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

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. […]

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Will Amex devalue Membership Rewards – and should you convert Amex, Clubcard, Heathrow or HSBC points to Avios on receipt?

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

In the comments to our article yesterday on the changes to certain American Express card sign-up and referral bonuses, a couple of readers questioned the merit of leaving their Membership Rewards points sitting with American Express, rather than moving them. The logic, according to these […]

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Bits: BA dumps the FT, No 1 Lounges opening in Luton, see French Open Tennis with Emirates Skywards

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: British Airways drops the Financial Times British Airways has pulled the Financial Times from its flights, lounges and boarding gates. The Sun, apparently, will continue to be available ….. This was clearly not a decision taken by the FT, since it has […]

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MORE AMEX CUTS: Some sign-up bonuses and referral bonuses reduced, with immediate effect

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

Last month American Express made some aggressive – and frankly confusing – changes to the rules regarding who qualifies for a sign-up bonus on its personal UK cards.  My summary of the Amex sign-up rule changes is here. There are now further changes.  This time American […]

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