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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Bits: IHG ‘buy points’ bonus, 250 free Shangri-La points, 25% cashback with Gett, WOW Air going bust?

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: Last day for 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards Club points IHG Rewards Club – the InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc scheme – is running another sale with a bonus of up to 100% when you buy over 5,000 points. […]

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Bits: Amex ‘£10 off at BP’ offer, 2000 Hilton Honors points for new members, BA closes Munich lounge

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: £10 cashback offer at BP with American Express American Express has launched a new cashback offer with BP.  You may, or may not, find this under the ‘Offers’ section of the online statement page of one or more of your Amex cards […]

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Bits: BA schedule changes to Italy and Spain, £5 cashback from Amex with Paypal, Necker Island available on Virgin miles

Written by Rob @ Head for Points

News in brief: British Airways announces Spain and Italy service changes British Airways has announced a number of changes to its Spanish and Italian networks, including a few switches between Heathrow and Gatwick. Here are the changes: Almeria – moves from Heathrow to Gatwick from […]

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