Amex USA extends the sign-up bonus spend period by 3 months – will the UK follow?

Written by Rhys @ Head for Points

In the last few weeks we have had a constant stream of emails asking us if American Express is offering any help to people struggling to hit their sign-up bonus spend threshold. This is often £3,000 to £4,000 within the first three months of holding […]

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Bits: My Favourite Hotel update, save 50% on a ‘My 1st Years’ BA backpack, Amex insurance coronavirus guide

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: ‘My Favourite Hotel’ update Thank you to everyone who responded to our request yesterday to write a Head for Points article on ‘My Favourite Hotel’. We had a fantastic response with over 150 readers volunteering.  Anika is going to work through the […]

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Bits: new BA Amex 2-4-1 vouchers NOT being extended, £5 Amex cashback at M&S, London’s Covid-19 taxi service

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: New British Airways American Express 2-4-1 vouchers are NOT being extended On Monday we were the first to highlight the six-month extension given to all outstanding British Airways American Express 2-4-1 vouchers. Whilst not unexpected, this was still a welcome move and […]

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American Express Platinum Is Sending Out Surprise Gifts – What Did They Send Me? [Targeted Gift 2020]

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

Well, it happened again. American Express Platinum sent me out another “surprise gift” – similar to the one I received last year. American Express Platinum Is Sending Out Surprise Gifts – What Did They Send Me? [Targeted Gift 2020] Completely out of the blue, I noticed the envelope [below] in my daily stack of mail. […]

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Bits: BA launches more Cape Town flights (and St Lucia, Cancun), new Amex spend bonus, £70 off Virgin Premium

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: British Airways launches extra flights to Cape Town, St Lucia and Cancun By an amazing coincidence, one day after Virgin Atlantic announced its new route to Cape Town, British Airways has announced an extra Cape Town service. There will be an additional […]

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The little-known way that Amex Platinum gets you Star Alliance Silver and fast track Star Alliance Gold

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

One of the quirks of American Express Platinum is that you get more benefits than Amex actually tells you about.  This is because some American Express partners have reciprocal deals with other companies. For example, there is a partnership between Shangri-La Hotels and Taj Hotels.  You […]

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Bits: British Airways long-haul economy improvements, £100 Amex cashback with Malaysia, Lufthansa launches Newcastle

Written by Rhys @ Head for Points

News in brief: New cushions and blankets on British Airways economy flights British Airways is bringing genuine improvements to its World Traveller economy cabin in the form of a new cushion and blanket design for passengers (photo below). After the World Traveller Plus (premium economy) […]

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Bits: Amex Plat insurance and coronavirus, Kimpton Barcelona opening, 25% off Hyatt points

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Amex says they will cover Platinum cardholders for coronavirus There was some discussion in our comments yesterday about insurance coverage for the coronavirus outbreak. A reader had contacted American Express Platinum and been told that, basically, he was stuffed.  Amex said that […]

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Bits: Get £50 Hilton cashback with American Express, Curve adds Apple Pay, BA’s 787-10 delayed

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: New £50 Hilton cashback deal launched with American Express A new Hilton cashback offer has appeared on a lot of American Express accounts.  To see if you are targetted, visit the Amex website and take a look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the online statement page […]

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Review: Fine Hotels & Resorts – The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

Written by Flying High On Points @ Flying High On Points

Review: Fine Hotels & Resorts – The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV) Editor’s Note: The following review is of American Express’s Fine Hotels & Resorts as utilized at the The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. This post is not a complete review of the The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas.  Having enjoyed recent stays at […]

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