Get possible £30.30 to sign up for an Amex Preferred Rewards Gold Card via TopCashBack NO FEE + £100 in vouchers for retailers When Spending £2,000 in 3 Months + 2 Free Airport Lounge Passes + Amex statement credits
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Get possible £30.30 to sign up for an Amex Preferred Rewards Gold Card via TopCashBack NO FEE + £100 in vouchers for retailers When Spending £2,000 in 3 Months + 2 Free Airport Lounge Passes + Amex statement credits

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Found 10th May 2015
Looks like a good time to take out the Amex Preferred Rewards Gold Charge card:

* Go via Topcashback for £30.30 (ENDS TODAY! Sunday 10/05/15) topcashback.co.uk/ame…ss/

* £0 card fee for the first year (£140 after that but very simple to cancel, one call to Amex)

* Earn 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points when you spend £2,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership. You can use them to pay at Amazon, or exchange for various giftcards and other bits - see catalogue.membershiprewards.co.uk/

* Receive two complimentary lounge visits per year to use at over 350 airport lounges globally.

* 10% off Hertz base car rental rates, plus a one car class upgrade and additional driver fee waived.

* $75USD hotel credit and room upgrade where available at over 350 hotels globally including Hilton, InterContinental and Sofitel.

* There's also all the Amex offers you get, which if you apply now you should have time to sign your card up for the ones Chanchi32 recently posted that are still available:

£5 off £20 Boots - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…429

£10 off £50 thetrainline - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…age?
offer=thetrainlinecom0161437

£10 off £25 Vue - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…438

£5 off £10 Caffe Nero - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…428

£15 off £60 Ocado -
offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…435 PLUS - shopping guide to voucher stack etc - hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…792

£10 off £50 Fat Face - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…451

£20 off £200 Co-op Electrical - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…431

£10 off £100 Heal's - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…432

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Original Poster

Looks like a good time to take out the Amex Preferred Rewards Gold Charge card:

* Go via Topcashback for £30.30 (ENDS TODAY! Sunday 10/05/15) - topcashback.co.uk/ame…ss/

* £0 card fee for the first year (£140 after that but very simple to cancel, one call to Amex)

* Earn 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards® points when you spend £2,000 in your first three months of Cardmembership. You can use them to pay at Amazon, or exchange for various giftcards and other bits - see catalogue.membershiprewards.co.uk/

* Receive two complimentary lounge visits per year to use at over 350 airport lounges globally.

* 10% off Hertz base car rental rates, plus a one car class upgrade and additional driver fee waived.

* $75USD hotel credit and room upgrade where available at over 350 hotels globally including Hilton, InterContinental and Sofitel.

* There's also all the Amex offers you get, which if you apply now you should have time to sign your card up for the ones Chanchi32 recently posted that are still available:

£5 off £20 Boots - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…429

£10 off £50 thetrainline - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…age?
offer=thetrainlinecom0161437

£10 off £25 Vue - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…438

£5 off £10 Caffe Nero - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…428

£15 off £60 Ocado -
offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…435PLUS - shopping guide to voucher stack etc - hotukdeals.com/dea…792

£10 off £50 Fat Face - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…451

£20 off £200 Co-op Electrical - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…431

£10 off £100 Heal's - offerenroll.americanexpress.com/enr…432
Edited by: "morgie" 10th May 2015

Good deal, it should be noted that the annual fee is waived for the first year only and then it's £140 per year.

Hot deal

Also worth mentioning if your looking for a way to hit the £2k spend in the first 3 months to benefit from the £100 in vouchers you could buy some £25 3V cards from Tesco and benefit from the 150 clubcard points per £50 spend (3V cards currently being rebranded to pay.com), which have no fee and can be used for various online purchases including Amazon gift certificates.

So £2k of 3V cards (or pay.com cards) would equate to 6000 clubcard points worth up to £240 depending on how you exchange them for rewards.

A few places that take 3V cards.

- Amazon gift certificates
- Sky
- BT
- EDF
- Scottish & Southern
- E.ON
- ParentPay
- TV Licensing
- Virgin Media
- Apple Store e-gift cards
- Gift vouchers at TopGiftCards, High Street Vouchers and Love2Shop
Edited by: "Chanchi32" 10th May 2015

Original Poster

zabada

Good deal, it should be noted that the annual fee is waived for the first … Good deal, it should be noted that the annual fee is waived for the first year only and then it's £140 per year.



Thanks, amended OP.

Looks good,


Chanchi32

A few places that take 3V cards.


Do you think you could make an online Council Tax payment with these cards?
150 points per £50 and 1.25% Amex cashback could be worth considering?
Please advise before I rush off to Tesco.
I didn't realise there were no fees for paying online.

backinstock

Do you think you could make an online Council Tax payment with these … Do you think you could make an online Council Tax payment with these cards?150 points per £50 and 1.25% Amex cashback could be worth considering?Please advise before I rush off to Tesco. :DI didn't realise there were no fees for paying online.



Morningish

Reference fees - I meant that there wasnt an additional fee to pay to Tesco on top of the £25 face value of the gift card
Theres usually a credit card fee for paying your council tax.

I don't believe 3V cards are accepted anymore for council tax payments, unless someone knows of anything different.

Possible warning re: 3v cards
Hi, I didn't know what a 3v card was so I googled it and found the following:
A 3V Voucher and the associated Visa number will expire 2 full months after the Voucher is purchased.
You can transfer your remaining funds to another 3V Visa Number or to your bank account for 12 months after purchase.
A service fee of £1 is charged on the first day of every month after expiry. Any money remaining on the Visa number 10 months after the expiry date will be forfeited.
For example, a Voucher bought on 15 January 2011 will expire on 31 March 2011. Any balance remaining on the Visa number on 01 February 2012 will be forfeited.
The expiry date is always displayed as a month and a year, MM/YY, so a Visa number with an expiry date of 03/11 will expire at the end of March 2011.
A 3V Voucher can only be activated before the expiry date.
From forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…452

Chanchi32

MorningishReference fees - I meant that there wasnt an additional fee to … MorningishReference fees - I meant that there wasnt an additional fee to pay to Tesco on top of the £25 face value of the gift cardTheres usually a credit card fee for paying your council tax.I don't believe 3V cards are accepted anymore for council tax payments, unless someone knows of anything different.


No fee from our local Council for using a credit card (which I do to gain some cashback), but they don't accept Amex!

You may make a variety of payments using this secure site with most major … You may make a variety of payments using this secure site with most major credit or debit cards (not Diners Card or American Express).


I might get £50 worth and give it a try. Keep for Amazon and the likes if it fails.
I was thinking, hoping even, that it would just be classed as a Visa card?

Hi ... I can't get passed the second page - contract details - of the application form. Anyone else have this problem... is it because I am using a landline rather than a mobile number

I already have a Gold Reward card but I cannot seem to get the offers like the Boots, Shell ones etc. Does anyone know how you get these?

Great deal! This may be a silly question, but is that spend £2000 per month for 3 months or £2000 in total over 3 months?

To save time before applying for your Preferred Rewards Gold Card, it’s best to make sure you can say yes to the following:
I am aged 18 or over
I have a current UK bank or building society account
I have a permanent UK home address
I have a household income of at least £20,000
I have no history of bad debt
I understand I will not be elibile for the Welcome Bonus if I hold or have held within the past six months any Membership Rewards enrolled American Express Card.

The above qualifying criteria seems to indicate that people who already hold Amex reward cards will not get the welcome bonus...

Original Poster

anjr

I already have a Gold Reward card but I cannot seem to get the offers … I already have a Gold Reward card but I cannot seem to get the offers like the Boots, Shell ones etc. Does anyone know how you get these?



See OP and comment 1, it includes the links to directly enrol your card.

Original Poster

Mermoo

Great deal! This may be a silly question, but is that spend £2000 per … Great deal! This may be a silly question, but is that spend £2000 per month for 3 months or £2000 in total over 3 months?



Hit £2,000 within 3 months.....spread it how you like.

I had platinum card befor!
But I canceled it!
Can I still apply?

Original Poster

zsm901

I had platinum card befor!But I canceled it!Can I still apply?



Check the small print on the page I linked...

"The 20,000 Membership Rewards bonus points will be awarded onto your Account once you have been approved and you have spent and charged £2,000 within the first three months of Cardmembership. All introductory offers are subject to change, can be withdrawn at any time and are not available if you currently hold or have held any other Membership Rewards enrolled American Express Cards in the past six months. "

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morgie

Check the small print on the page I linked..."The 20,000 Membership … Check the small print on the page I linked..."The 20,000 Membership Rewards bonus points will be awarded onto your Account once you have been approved and you have spent and charged £2,000 within the first three months of Cardmembership. All introductory offers are subject to change, can be withdrawn at any time and are not available if you currently hold or have held any other Membership Rewards enrolled American Express Cards in the past six months. "




Thanks

Note that you get an extra 2000 MR points if you are referred into this, so it might be better than getting those £30 from TCB.

When do you normally hear back from them about application?

Applied few days ago and got the card yesterday, never been with Amex before. So thanks to Op for this

Original Poster

donny2004

Applied few days ago and got the card yesterday, never been with Amex … Applied few days ago and got the card yesterday, never been with Amex before. So thanks to Op for this



Sounds good. A few recommendations:

* Set your Amex up as a payment method in PayPal. This not only helps you effectively pay via Amex at stores that wouldn't normally accept it, but of course also helps you hit the £2k spend more easily.

* Sign up for the offers still available - links in the OP/first post. A couple of new ones here too - hotukdeals.com/dea…006

* Sign up with the airport lounge provider for your 2 passes - think details are with the card when sent out.

* Set yourself a reminder now to call and cancel before the year is up (to avoid fee next year) - local Brighton number on the back of your card for contacting Amex at any time.

* You might want to sign up and link a Foursquare account, and this is another popular way for their offers appearing - hotukdeals.com/dea…971

* Set yourself an alert in the HUKD App for keywords 'Amex' and 'American Express' and/or keep an eye on hotukdeals.com/tag…mex and hotukdeals.com/tag…ess
Edited by: "morgie" 17th May 2015

I applied last week too - best credit card 'unboxing' ever :-)

Also,TCB tracked at £60.60!

p.s. Thanks morgie for all the advice.
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