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If handing over your plastic to pay for a new pair of shoes fills you with guilt, you’re probably not aware of the benefits of swapping your cash for your card.

Free flights? A spa break? Top hotels? Gift experiences? Bet you didn’t think your card would get you those, did you? But with the Preferred Rewards Gold Card from American Express, you can get all those things and more.

Every time you use the card to pay for purchases, you can earn a puddle of points to redeem against a whole bundle of travel treats (including flights, cruises and a bed at the coolest hotels) – and the best part? There’s no limit on the points you can earn or the date they expire, so the more you spend, the more you’ll be rewarded.

You can increase your points super quickly, too, by earning double points on virtually all travel purchases like flights, hotels, trains, cruises and car hire, and on almost all your spending abroad, as well as getting double points at all major supermarkets and petrol stations in your first year.

But the Preferred Rewards Gold Card isn’t only worth its weight in gold, you know; it’s also your piece of mind while you’re away. Covered by Travel Inconvenience Insurance, Travel Accident Insurance and Global Assist® Services, it’s like your virtual guardian angel whether you’re waiting for your baggage in Brugge or supping Sangria in Spain.

What’s more – yes, it gets better – right now American Express is giving away a welcome bonus of 20,000 points just by spending and charging £1,000 in the first three months of card membership. That’s enough for a pair of return flights to some of Europe’s most exciting cities*.

And let’s face it, £1,000 in three months is hardly a challenge for a seasoned style-setter. It’s a Mulberry Alexa and an Hermes scarf, two pairs of Miu Miu glitter booties or a whole season’s wardrobe at Topshop.

So if you’re looking for a more rewarding travel experience, we suggest you visit to get started. We can almost feel the sunshine.


Terms and Conditions: *Subject to availability – taxes, fees and surcharges apply. If you’d prefer a Card without any rewards, other features or a Cardmembership fee, an alternative option is available – the Basic Card. Terms and conditions apply. The Preferred Rewards Gold Card is offered by American Express Services Europe Limited. Registered Office: Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9AX. American Express Services Europe Limited is authorised in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2009 (reference number 415532) for the provision of payment services.

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