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    • MSE Ryan
    • By MSE Ryan 30th Nov 16, 2:58 PM
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    Amex Credit Card Blagged Deal
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    • 30th Nov 16, 2:58 PM
    Amex Credit Card Blagged Deal 30th Nov 16 at 2:58 PM
    Hi guys, we're featuring a new exclusive offer on the site that whilst perhaps not being suitable for everyone, we feel might be a good deal for some of you;
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/cashback-credit-cards#amexrewards

    Spend 1,000 on the Amex Rewards* credit card in the first three months and you'll get a bonus 10,000 points, worth 50 in vouchers at retailers such as Amazon and M&S.

    Points can take up to a month to hit your Amex account (though we've seen 'em applied on the day you hit the trigger spend). This offer is only available through our link or at MoneySupermarket (we're part of the same group). As soon as your points are in your account, you can convert them into retail vouchers, frequent flyer points, hotel schemes and more.

    If you're having issues with this card you can contact Amex by phone on 0800 169 6767.

    If you're still struggling, you can post on this thread, below, or reach us via direct email on: voucherhelp@moneysavingexpert.com
    MSE Ryan

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    • AllieKat
    • By AllieKat 24th Jan 18, 8:21 AM
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    AllieKat
    50 in vouchers would be an absolutely terrible way to use 10,000 MR points. For comparison, I used mine for Delta SkyMiles.

    A return ticket is about 60k SkyMiles to most US destinations. I can easily use this on a flight I'd pay 800 for (and often more, I'm taking a low estimate there). 800/60000 = 1.33 pence per point. Compared to the 0.5 pence per point in your example.

    Seriously, never, ever use MR for cash, cash equivalent or goods redemptions. The value is awful compared to transfer partners!
    • guesswho2000
    • By guesswho2000 28th Feb 18, 7:01 AM
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    guesswho2000
    50 in vouchers would be an absolutely terrible way to use 10,000 MR points. For comparison, I used mine for Delta SkyMiles.

    A return ticket is about 60k SkyMiles to most US destinations. I can easily use this on a flight I'd pay 800 for (and often more, I'm taking a low estimate there). 800/60000 = 1.33 pence per point. Compared to the 0.5 pence per point in your example.

    Seriously, never, ever use MR for cash, cash equivalent or goods redemptions. The value is awful compared to transfer partners!
    Originally posted by AllieKat
    Correct, unfortunately a lot of people struggle to understand the concept of airline loyalty programmes.

    In actual fact, this Amex Rewards credit card isn't the best option for anyone looking to earn membership rewards points, the Preferred Rewards Gold charge card is much better. It's also free in year one, but you get 20k MR points instead, and can then simply cancel (or then get this credit card if you want to keep your MR account open long term, for free). You'd also get the other benefits of the PRG card in year one, too (such as the airport lounge passes).
    • Merryb
    • By Merryb 23rd Mar 18, 10:37 AM
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    Amex not accepted lots of places
    Hi
    I have had Amex card for a couple of years now, but it really isn't accepted in lots of places. I'm not sure why it is plugged so much because I use a lot of what would be considered 'mainstream' shops but they won't accept Amex - because it charges the shops. I am back on here today because I need to get a credit card that will be accepted everywhere - so my advice is to stay away from Amex. - any advice on a good replacement reward card ?
    • AllieKat
    • By AllieKat 24th Mar 18, 7:00 PM
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    AllieKat
    Not everywhere takes anything. Most shops take Amex (in the UK, some countries that isn't the case) and obviously you wouldn't want one as your only card. The rewards are excellent if used right and it has some unique services.

    Amex is great but not a good only card. But no card is a good only card.
    • toph
    • By toph 27th Mar 18, 9:06 PM
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    toph
    Some banks have reward programs with their premier accounts. I think HSBC have a comparable rewards program that you can spend points on flights etc. I think you need 50k with them or earn over 75k and have a mortgage or insurance product with them too.
    https://www.hsbc.co.uk/1/2/miles

    Otherwise nationwide offer 0.5% back on their flex credit card.
    Last edited by toph; 27-03-2018 at 9:07 PM. Reason: add extra detail for hsbc
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