News in brief:
Watch Heathrow’s Christmas ad
Heathrow Airport has released an incredibly sweet Christmas ad, reminding us all that Christmas is about spending time with your loved ones.
If you haven’t seen it on TV, I strongly recommend taking a look (click below, it may not display if you are reading this outside our website). This ad will definitely make it into my top five Christmas ads this year …..
If you are heading to the US between now and New Year, American Express and Uber are running a holiday season promotion giving you two free Uber rides up to $65 each from selected US airports.
Simply enter the code AMEXAIRPORT before ordering your Uber and select an American Express card for your payment. The code is accepted OK on UK registered Uber accounts.
This offer is valid for Uber rides before 31st December 2016 from the following airports:
LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
McCarran International Airport (LAS)
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Find out more on this page of the Uber website.
If you don’t already have an Uber account, sign up using the code ‘uberheadforpoints’ (enter it on the Promo Code page once you’ve downloaded the app) and you will receive a £10 free first journey – UK rides only.
Decent Harrods / American Express promotion
Finally, Harrods has launched a new cashback promotion with American Express.
This may – or may not – be showing under the ‘Offers’ section for one or more of your Amex-issued Amex cards on the online statement page. If it is there, you need to load it to your card.
You will receive £30 cashback when you spend £100 in one transaction before Christmas Eve. The offer terms state that gift cards are excluded but I’m not sure if that would be correct in practice. Airport stores are excluded.
Whilst you’re in Knightsbridge, many people will have an offer for £20 back on a £100 transaction at Harvey Nichols. This offer also runs to Christmas Eve. I believe that there is also a House of Fraser cashback deal out there.
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