1,000 Bonus Points On A £200 Spend – For All?

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A decent offer recently appeared on the Amex Gold card – spend £200 by 12 April and you’ll get 1,000 bonus Amex Membership Rewards points. This is, amongst many other things, convertible to 1,000 Avios (and then on to 1600 Nectar points, should you wish).

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It first seemed that the offer was targeted, but Amex are now widely promoting it. It does now appear that if you have the Amex Gold and check your Cardmember Offers, it should be there for pretty much everyone. If you haven’t got it as an Amex Gold customer, let us know in the comments.

The spend is cumulative, so you can just gently spend on your card for the next month or so, and you’ll get the reward – there’s no need for the £200 to be in a single transaction.

In my case the Amex bonus points posted seriously quickly, just three days after my purchase:

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Not yet got the Amex Gold?

Free for the first year and with a 22,000 point sign-up bonus and 2 free lounge entries, the Amex Gold is often seen as an excellent starting point for any miles and points collector. With the above offer running until 12 April, you should also be able to benefit from it if you sign up soon-ish.

If you REALLY want to rack up a serious amount of points though, read this article first. By applying for Amex cards in the right order, you could earn 233,000+ points (worth at least £1,865!) in a year…


  1. Paul W Court says

    I received my 1,000 points 5 days after you. If Amex are hoping for kudos from the offer, perhaps they are going about it the wrong way. Because there is no specific transaction that triggers the bonus, I couldn’t remember if I had been offered it or not. Combine that with checking my points actiivity being a feature that I don’t undertake very often – not least because it takes me a couple of minutes to remember how to bring it up when looking at my account online – and the reality is it had passed me by. A six fold points tally for a £200 spend (200 points you get anyway plus the bonus) is worth having, and something to take into account when reviewing which Amex cards to hold. I fully appreciate history may not repeat itself!

    • Tom Sumner says

      I totally know what you mean about this one slipping under the radar. Despite it looking from my screenshot like I carefully planned a £200 spend, it was actually coincidental. I had completely forgotten about the 1K points bonus, and only noticed it when I logged in and happened to see the extra points in my account.

  2. VK says

    Hi. Does referring oneself for an amex card (I mean with your own referral link) still trigger the referral bonus? I have used this in the past (over 2 yrs ago) and that time it worked fine. Just wanted to know if it still does. Otherwise it would be a wasted card application and credit check.

    • Joe Deeney says

      AFAIK, yes. However, if at all possible, it might be a better idea to mutually refer friends/family members, just in case Amex decide to take a dim view in the long run.

    • P W Court says

      If by ‘new’ you mean very new, then probably Amex had all the sign-ups they required when you received and activated your card. I think I am right in saying that the majority of offers are caveated with ‘available to the first nn,000 to sign up. Also, I am pretty sure that not all offers are sent to every cardholder.

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