What are the most valuable credit card sign-up bonuses?

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

It’s time for our annual rank of the best UK travel credit card sign-up bonuses in terms of cold hard cash. (This article only looks at personal cards, so you are saved another plug for the current American Express Business Platinum 100,000 points offer!) How do I value my miles and points? The biggest question […]

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Amex Business cardholders can sell their Membership Rewards points for 0.9p again

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

American Express has brought back its very interesting offer for holders of American Express Business Gold and American Express Business Platinum. If you use your points for statement credit (ie reducing what you owe next month by redeeming points) you would usually receive a pitiful £4.50 per 1,000 points. This new offer is worth £9 […]

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Get 100,000 points with American Express Business Platinum (full review)

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

As we announced on Wednesday American Express has launched the biggest sign-up bonuses ever seen on a UK payment card. These are, genuinely, on a scale unlike anything we have seen before. If you or someone you know qualifies, you should seriously think about applying. It simply won’t get any better. Yesterday we took a […]

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Get 100,000 points – the biggest UK card sign-up bonus EVER is here!

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

American Express has just launched the biggest sign-up bonus ever seen in the UK for a payment card. It doesn’t just set a new record, it smashes them. The highest bonus I have ever seen in the last 20 years was a short-lived 50,000 points offer on American Express Platinum. This deal, on the Business […]

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Amex Business Platinum giving you £150 back when you spend £1,000 – in one go

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

American Express has launched an interesting offer for its American Express Business Platinum cardholders. You receive £150 cashback when you spend £1,000. There does not appear to be any restriction on where you spend the £1,000. The only rule is that you must spend the £1,000 in one transaction. This is an ‘opt in’ offer. […]

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What can you do with American Express Membership Rewards points?

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

Who are the UK American Express Membership Rewards partners? Today I wanted to do one of our occasional ‘first principles’ articles where we look at a topic that is regularly discussed on Head for Points but which, if you are a new reader, you might not fully understand. It will help you answer the question […]

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What is the best use of Amex Membership Rewards points, after the Avios / Nectar deal?

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

What are American Express Membership Rewards points worth? I have written numerous articles before about using American Express Membership Rewards points and a few pieces on how I value airline miles and hotel points. I have pulled together both of these strands in this article on how to make the best use of your Amex […]

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What is the difference between American Express Gold and American Express Platinum?

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

I often get emails from readers asking advice on the differences between American Express Preferred Rewards Gold and The Platinum Card from American Express. People think it is a simple question with a simple answer.  In reality, these are two completely different products, even down to how they are legally structured. The only thing the […]

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Bits: how to use your Amex / Financial Times cashback, Novotel launches a quarantine package

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

News in brief: How to use your £25 Financial Times credit from American Express We recently looked at interesting ways to use the £20 cashback credit being offered by the Daily Telegraph to many American Express cardholders – click here. There is a similar offer available from the Financial Times. If it is available on […]

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How a couple can earn 186,875 Avios if they are new to Amex (updated for Nectar)

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

There are complex rules around American Express sign-up bonuses.  Getting some cards blocks you from getting a bonus on some other cards, but not all cards block you from all other cards! There are still some great opportunities out there, however. Yesterday, Avios announced a new partnership with Nectar. It means that my strategy for […]

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How can you maximise the American Express ‘£20 cashback on £25 Daily Telegraph spend’ offer?

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

There is an interesting offer from the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph showing on a lot of American Express accounts at the moment. To see if you are targeted, you need to look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the statement page for each Amex card that you hold.  If you see the offer, click ‘Save […]

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How you can get a generous reward from the American Express ‘refer a friend’ programme

Written by Sinead Archer @ Head for Points

This article is sponsored by American Express An easy way of earning a large bonus of Membership Rewards points or Avios is by sharing the benefits of your American Express Business or personal Card with friends and family. You have probably already told people about the airport lounge access you got from the Priority Pass […]

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ENDING SOON: Use Amex Platinum to get Star Alliance Silver and fast track Star Alliance Gold

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

As we covered recently, American Express is ending its partnership with Shangri-La Hotels on 31st March. After that date, American Express Platinum cardholders will no longer be able to claim Jade status in Shangri-La Golden Circle. You will also lose the ability to match to Gold status in the Taj Hotels InnerCircle programme.  We cover […]

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How the maximise the ‘£50 American Express cashback with PayPal’ offer

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

As we covered last week, American Express has launched a cashback deal with PayPal. It is effectively free money if you are targeted for the offer. There seem to be two versions, one for personal cards and one for business cards. On my Marriott Bonvoy American Express, I am offered £15 cashback on a £70 […]

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Amex Platinum is dropping Shangri-La and Taj Hotels status on 1st April – here’s what you’re losing

Written by Rob Burgess @ Head for Points

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status cards quickly, there is no easier route than getting The Platinum Card from American Express. It comes with SIX hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and one requires you to complete a status match.  Even better, your partner (or whoever you […]

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