Enjoy a world of rewards
Earn more points
It's easy to earn Membership Rewards points with your Preferred Rewards Gold Card - just use your Card to pay whenever you can and watch your points balance grow1:
- Make more of your everyday purchases – use your Card for the weekly supermarket shop, filling up on fuel and other everyday items and you may be surprised how quickly your points can add up.1
- Earn points online – why not save your Card details as your preferred payment method for your favourite online stores to automatically earn reward points when you shop.1
- Pay quickly and boost your points on the go with contactless technology – for purchases under £20, your new Card has built in contactless technology so you can pay quickly and boost your points as you go. You can spend up to £30 on each contactless transaction, although some stores may only accept up to the previous £20 limit. Please check in-store for details.2
- Big items count too – whether you're buying next year’s holiday, the weekly train ticket, or the latest technology, using your Card for the big things in life can really help build up your points.1
- Earn 2 additional Membership Rewards points for virtually every full £1 spent at American Express Travel 3 – book flights, hotels, car hire and experiences with American Express Travel and you'll earn points even faster.
More Cards, more points
Earn more points faster by applying for Supplementary Cards for friends and family – they'll earn Membership Rewards points on your Account at the same great rates that you do.1 The first supplementary Card you add to your Account comes at no extra cost.
Refer friends. Get rewarded even more.
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.4
From flights and hotel stays, to Gift Cards and electronics, your Membership Rewards points can be redeemed for a whole host of exciting rewards from our online catalogue.
- Transfer your points to a wide choice of frequent flyer and hotel loyalty programmes
- Redeem your points for retail Gift Cards, car hire, and a great choice of unique experiences and gifts
- Book your travel the easy way with American Express Travel and pay using your points.
What's more, as long as your Account is open and in good standing, your points will never expire so you can take your time choosing what you'd like to use them for.
The table below shows examples of what your points can be redeemed for5:
10,000 Travel One night stay at a Category 4 Starwood hotel or resort, like the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort Shopping £50 Harrods Gift Card Experience £50 buyagift.co.uk eCode, choose from a huge range of experiences and gift ideas.
20,000 Travel One return flight from London to Istanbul with British Airways1 Shopping £100 M&S Gift Card Experience £100 Spafinder Gift Card, choose from over 1,000 locations in the UK
40,000 Travel Two return flights from London to Marrakech with British Airways2 Shopping £200 House of Fraser Gift Card Experience £200 buyagift.co.uk eCode
100,000+ Travel Five nights at a category 6 Starwood hotel or resort, like the Excelsior Hotel Gallia in Milan Shopping £500 Currys PC World Gift Card Experience £500 Spafinder Gift Card, choose from over 1,000 locations in the UK
*All rewards are subject to availability.
1Example based on transferring 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 20,000 Avios, the reward currency of the British Airways Executive Club. Costs quoted are for peak fare flights. Calculation made for a return economy class flight from London (all airports) to Istanbul (IST, Ataturk), using the British Airways Avios Points Calculation website on the 14 April 2015, found here [http://www.britishairways.com/travel/avios-calculator/public/en_gb]. Reward bookings are subject to availability and cannot be waitlisted. Reward bookings are subject to taxes, fees and carrier charges. BA Terms and Conditions apply and can be found here [http://www.britishairways.com/executive-club/terms-and-conditions].
2Example based on transferring 40,000 Membership Rewards points to 40,000 Avios, the reward currency of the British Airways Executive Club. Costs quoted are for peak fare flights. Calculation made for a return economy class flight from London (all airports) to Marrakech (RAK, Marrakech ), using the British Airways Avios Points Calculation website on the 7 May 2015, found here [http://www.britishairways.com/travel/avios-calculator/public/en_gb]. Reward bookings are subject to availability and cannot be waitlisted. Reward bookings are subject to taxes, fees and carrier charges. BA Terms and Conditions apply and can be found here [http://www.britishairways.com/executive-club/terms-and-conditions].
Wherever you're heading off to, the Preferred Rewards Gold Card makes for a great travel companion. Here are some of the travel benefits you can look forward to enjoying. For full information on all the benefits that come with your Card, please log in to Online Services once you’ve registered for access. Alternatively, you can refer to the Welcome Pack you received with your Card, or call us at any time using the phone number on the back of your Card.
Travel Inconvenience Insurance
If you're delayed for over 4 hours on flights purchased on your Card you'll get up to £200 per person for meals and hotels. You'll also get up to £200 per person if you're left without your luggage at your destination for more than 4 hours.6
Travel Accident Insurance
You're covered for up to £250,000 if you have an accident on public transport while travelling on a ticket purchased with your Card.6
Complimentary Airport Lounge Access
Enjoy two complimentary airport lounge passes every year from LOUNGE CLUB™, giving you access to over 350 airport lounges globally.7
24-hr Global Assist® Service
For help with anything from tracking down lost luggage to arranging legal, medical or personal advice from local English-speaking experts, we're only ever a phone call away.
Emergency Card Replacement
If your Card is lost or stolen we'll issue a replacement to you as soon as we can — often within two working days. If you're in a remote area, arrangements can usually be made to have your Card waiting at some point along your route.
American Express Travel
From flights and hotels, to car, cruise and experiences, book with American Express Travel and you'll earn two additional Membership Rewards point for virtually every full £1 you spend.3 Plus you can use your Membership Rewards points, Card or a combination of both to pay for your booking.
The number of merchants accepting your American Express® Card just keeps growing. So, whether you’re purchasing a gift or your next getaway, you can do it using your Card at a range of brands, from old favourites to new discoveries. See some of the great brands that accept your Card here:
Shop online or on the high street with more confidence knowing the following protection is included as standard.
You're covered for up to £2,500 per eligible item if a purchase is accidentally damaged or stolen within 90 days. Simply call our Purchase Protection Benefits team and they'll be happy to help.8
If a UK store refuses to refund any eligible item within 90 days of purchase, we'll give you back the full purchase price up to £300.9
Fraud Protection Guarantee
Shop with confidence knowing you'll never be held responsible for any unauthorised purchases, as long as you've taken reasonable care to protect your Account details and PIN.
Say hello to the quick and easy way for you to get delightful offers. Simply log in to your online Account, go to the ‘Offers’ tab and save the offers you like to your Card. There’s no vouchers to print and no codes to enter, all you have to do is spend the required amount on the saved Card and you’ll receive your reward back in the form of a statement credit.*
*Individual offer terms apply. Please see individual offer terms for details.
American Express Invites
Enjoy access to tickets for a wide range of sought after music, theatre, and film events, often before they go on general sale.