How two people can still earn 203,000 Avios from Amex sign-up bonuses – in 2021!

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

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 […]

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What are the top UK credit card sign-up deals by £ value? (post-devaluation 2019 edition!)

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

Following the recent changes to the sign-up bonus rules on the UK American Express credit cards, many of you will have had to reassess your strategy for earning miles from travel rewards credit card sign-up bonuses. Under the new structure, you are very limited in […]

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

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

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 […]

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

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

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 […]

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Should you leave American Express for 24 months until you can get a new sign-up bonus?

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

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 […]

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Your reference guide to the new American Express sign-up bonus rules

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

This is Part 3 of our series on changes to the personal American Express card sign-up bonuses.  The other two articles, which ran yesterday, are here and here. I have put together this one page summary of the new American Express sign-up rules from 21st March 2019.  […]

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What is the best sign-up strategy now for someone with NO American Express cards?

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

This is Part 2 of our discussion on changes to the personal American Express card sign-up bonuses.  The main article is here. Despite these massive changes, the good news is that it is still possible for a couple, starting from scratch with American Express, to earn 130,000 […]

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How to earn and redeem your BA Amex 2-4-1 companion voucher – Avios Redemption University – Lesson 6

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

During March I am running updated versions of our ‘Avios Redemption University’ series. This series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  This article explains how to make best use of the 2-4-1 companion voucher that […]

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Bits: more on BA’s new CW and F seats, £400 back on £500 Bremont spend, London City and Sheraton get new logos

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: More on BA’s new Club World and First upgrades A reader sent me an interview with Alex Cruz which has appeared in a BA staff magazine.  There are a couple of interesting bits of news here on the new seats which I […]

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‘Miles and points’ for the solo traveller – should you have a different collection strategy?

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

How should your miles and points collecting change if you are a solo traveller?  I thought it was worth updating this article which I originally ran in 2013 in the light of the loss of the Lloyds Avios Rewards credit card upgrade voucher and the […]

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Bits: Amex Travel £200 cashback returns, BA launches Islamabad with special deals, BA’s work experience scheme

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Generous Amex Travel cashback credit launched American Express Travel has launched a new cashback credit promotion. There are a couple of versions.  The most generous, which I got, is a whopping £200 back on a £600 spend via Amex Travel.  The other […]

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Bits: HFP on Radio 4, new Amex cashback hotel deals inc Marriott, changes to the Tesco Premium credit card

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Listen to me on ‘You and Yours’ I did a segment on Radio 4’s ‘You and Yours’ yesterday lunchtime, discussing the recent changes to petrol loyalty with Esso dropping Clubcard and BP dropping Nectar – which Esso is joining!  We did a Shopper […]

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