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Earn a welcome bonus of 20,000 points¹ just by spending £2,000 on your Card over the first three months of Cardmembership.

It’s so easy to get great rewards with the American Express Gold Card. Click on the tabs below to find out more.

YES, you can earn double Membership Rewards® points in your travel spend. It's easy.

Just use your card as normal when you travel and you'll get:

  • 2 points for every full £1 spent and charged on travel purchases, including flights, hotels, car rentals,  cruises and more.²
  • 2 points for every full £1 spent and charged while you are abroad.²

Remember, there's no cap on points earned, even when you're earning double points. And your points are there for whenever you need them. They simply don't expire.

YES, you can earn double Membership Rewards® points on shopping. It's easy.

In your first year, you'll earn DOUBLE points on everyday essentials when you use your Card.

  • 2 points for every full £1 spent and charged at major supermarkets and petrol stations - imagine what you could turn your weekly shop into.³
  • 1 point for every full £1 spent and charged to your card virtually everywhere else.³

Remember, there's no cap on points earned, even when you're earning double points. And your points are there whenever you need them. They simply don't expire.

With TripFlex your points become even more flexible.4

Here's how they work:

  1. Charge ANY travel on your Card from any travel provider.
  2. Once the charge appears on your statement, visit or call our Customer Services team on 0845 604 2839 to redeem your points against a travel charge.
  3. Yes. That's right. You can use the points you earned paying for travel to pay for the travel you just paid for. Unprecedented?

Just another way you can enjoy your gold life.

With the enhanced Preferred Rewards Gold Card, your holiday gets off to a flying start before you even take off. Because you'll now enjoy 2 complimentary lounge passes every year from Lounge Club, giving you access to over 350 airport lounges worldwide.5

So you can get away from it all before you actually get away.

Speaking of anniversaries, you'll also receive 7,500 bonus points after each year of Cardmembership when you spend £15,000 a year on your Card.6

Flights, hotels, trains?

Your points can be redeemed with a wide range of travel partners through the Membership Rewards® programme.7

  • Transfer your points to 9 of the world's major airline partners including Alitalia, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Flying Blue, Iberia, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.
  • Redeem your points for hotel stays, rail travel, car rental, and a choice of unique experiences and luxury gifts
  • Book your travel the easy way with Membership Rewards Travel Agency and pay with your points.

Take a look at our online catalogue to see what you could get.

Boost your points balance

Bills are another great way to maximise your points. Simply pay your bills every month or quarter with your Gold Card. That way you’ll earn more points on all your outgoings. Once again, it’s not a case of spending more. It just makes sense to get rewarded for the things you pay for already.

Image of two people lying down on the beachMore Cards mean more points

The more Cards you give to friends and family, the more points you’ll earn towards fantastic rewards. You can apply for one Supplementary Card on your account without paying an additional annual fee. And your Supplementary Card will earn you points at the same rate as your Card. It really is one of the fastest ways to boost the number of points you earn. Remember, additional Cardmembers must also be UK residents aged 18 or over.

Discover a host of exclusive deals and discounts from some of the tops brands across fashion, dining, travel and more. What’s more, when you pay for a deal with your Card, you don’t just get the specially negotiated prices. You’ll also earn points on everything you buy. Visit for all the latest offers.

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Sync your American Express Card with Foursquare to unlock exclusive Cardmember offers and more on the go. 

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Discover even more with TripAdvisor when you connect your Card. Share your travel and dining experiences and be rewarded.

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Add a Card. Earn more points.

Add a free Supplementary Card for a friend or family member and you’ll really rack up the points. Applying is easy.

Earn even more points? YES

Refer your friends to take out an American Express Card and earn bonus Membership Rewards points if they are approved. You could earn up to 90,000 Membership Rewards points every year just by referring your friends.8

Important Information

1. 20,000 Membership Rewards bonus points will be awarded to your account once you have been approved and you have spent and charged £2,000 within the first three months of Cardmembership. Please note that these bonus points will appear on your fifth statement. Existing Cardmembers enrolled into the Membership Rewards Programme will not be eligible for the 20,000 bonus points. 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 6 months.

2. You will earn Membership Rewards points for transactions charged and billed to your account at the following rates: 1 point for every full £1 spent and charged per transaction, 2 points for every full £1 spent and charged per transaction at major airlines, car hire, rail, cruise, lodging and travel package/agencies, and 2 points for certain transactions made in a currency other than UK Sterling with the exception of internet transactions. Membership Rewards points are not earned on Cash Withdrawals, American Express Travellers Cheque purchases, Foreign Exchange, Fees and Interest Charges for Returned Payments, Finance Charges, Late Payment and Referral Charges, Fees/charges including joining, annual and Membership Rewards fees.

3. You will accrue points for certain transactions at the rate of 2 points for virtually every full £1 spent and charged per transaction at major supermarkets and petrol stations for your first year of Cardmembership. After the first year Card anniversary date this will revert back to 1 point.

4. Important Information regarding TripFlex: Tripflex enables you to redeem points against travel charges shown on your unbilled and last three billed statements. Travel charges are categorised as rail, flight, cruise and hotel charges. Redemptions cannot be made if the account is 60 days overdue or if the redemption would put you into credit. It can take three business days to transfer the points and issue the TripFlex credit to your account. There is a minimum redemption of 1,000 points and you cannot redeem for a points amount greater than the amount of the eligible travel transaction. The transaction must be charged to your account before the redemption can be processed.

5. We will share certain membership information about you with the Priority Travel Group Holdings Limited (“PTG”) who administer the Lounge Club programme. PTG will provide complimentary membership for the primary card holder to Lounge Club, and issue a card and lounge directory. You will be entitled to two complimentary lounge visits at participating lounges each year you hold a valid Preferred Rewards Gold Card, which may be used by the primary Cardmember or by the primary Cardmember and one guest. Once you have activated your American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card, please allow up to 28 working days for your Lounge Club card to arrive in the mail. Use of the airport lounges will be governed by the terms and conditions of Lounge Club which are available in full at, which you agree to comply with by applying for a Card. You also confirm that lounges may charge lounge usage fees at the prevailing rate (currently £15 per person) for any lounge visits that exceed the two complimentary lounge visits per membership year to your American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card. The lounge usage fees charged are at the discretion of PTG and any changes to the lounge access fee will be advised by them.

6. 7,500 Membership Rewards bonus points will be awarded to your account every year at Card renewal if you have made purchases of at least £15,000 within a 12 month period ending on the anniversary of your Preferred Rewards Gold Card membership. Should you qualify in any given year, the 7,500 bonus points will be awarded to your account up to 60 days after your Card renewal.

7. Terms and conditions of Membership Rewards apply. Points are not earned on American Express Travellers Cheques, Foreign Exchange, Cash Advances and other Account Charges Including Membership Rewards fees and annual Card fees.

8. You may refer as many friends or family members as you wish but you can only receive a maximum of 90,000 Membership Rewards points per calendar year for those approved for a Card. The number of bonus Membership Rewards points you receive is dependent on the Card you refer. Applicants must be UK residents aged 18 years old or over.

American Express Services Europe Limited. Registered Office: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. Registered in England and Wales with Company Number 1833139. American Express Services Europe Limited is authorised in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2009 (reference number 415532) for the provision of payment services.