‘Secret’ Hilton and Avis cashback deals with American Express launched

American Express seems to be trialling exclusive cashback deals for Facebook users.

Unfortunately, we are about to ruin their experiment by publicising the deal here and generating a few thousand sign-ups!

This is the deal:

You will receive £20 cashback on a £100 Hilton spend before 31st January and £20 cashback on a £100 Avis spend before 31st January.  The spend needs to take place in the UK.

You need to register for both deals at the same page which is here.

Note that there is a list of participating hotels for the Hilton deal which you should check if you are making a special stay.

Who can register?

It isn’t clear.  The offer is being promoted on Facebook so in theory it is not targetted.

However, when I tried to register my MBNA American Express card, I was told ‘sorry, this offer is by invitation only’.  I then tried to register my British Airways American Express card and my registration was accepted.

I recommend you give it a go with whatever cards you have to hand and see if one sticks.

Hilton Park Lane

The offer is limited to the first 15,000 Amex cards to be registered.

The reason the offers are being promoted together is that there is a linked competition.  Everyone who triggers both sets of cashback will be entered into a free draw.  Five winners will receive a one or two night break at the Hilton Park Lane in London (photo above) and another five winners will win a weekend Avis rental.

The registration page is here.

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Comments

  1. Simon Schus says:

    Hi all,

    I had an email about the Hilton £20 back off offer last month, promoted in the context of my BA Amex. The offer said it expired on 31st January 2017, and also mentioned the Avis deal too.

    I signed up from the link in the email, entering my BA AMEX and also my AMEX Platinum credit card. Both were ‘accepted’ insofar that there was no error for either card.

    I had forgotten all about the offer as I wasn’t making high value Hilton spends.. However, I did have two *low-value* hotel stays, individually less than £100 but together totalling > £100 (one for £40 and one for £70, both UK Hilton hotels). Mysteriously, a few days after the second stay I had a £20 credit onto my Amex Platinum Credit Card to which both stays were charged – the £20 credit was listed as a refund from the second Hilton hotel. Maybe unconnected though the hotel had nothing to refund me, for, and this is how other Amex offer credits appear.

    It should also be noted that one of the Hilton hotels (the first one, £70) was a pay-in-advance rate whereas the second Hilton hotel (£40) was a flexible rate that I paid on departure.

    Simon

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Seems most AMEX offers are actually cumulative spend in a period unless they specifically say minimum single transaction.

  2. OT has anyone lost virgin IT upgrade had any luck transferring points from Amex to Virgin?

  3. Is there any way you could book a Hilton through Amex travel and therefore get the £50 off £200 spend offer but arrange it so you pay upon check out and then get this £20 back as well?

    • Usually these cashbacks are triggered when the purchase hits Amex and you get the email, so if you do not pay Amex Travel you will not get the £50 (unless of course they are different from other merchants in this respect) and you have to purchase online so will not be able to vary anything.

  4. Must one use the avisworld amex link to get the cash back or, would any booking through avis.co.uk work too?

  5. Mark Phillips says:

    Does the stay have to be completed by 31st January, or £100 spent on the Amex by 31st January for a future stay? It’s not 100% clear.

    • The charge has to go through your card by 31st January, so if you prepay for a futuer date you need to hope the hotel does actually charge you quickly.

  6. John O'Sullivan says:

    Being treated very well at the Hilton Nordica Reykjavik, 1st night paid for twin exec plus, 2nd night reward night. E-mailed before arrival to ask if we could stay in the same room in order to prevent having to move, this was allowed. Exec room gives access to spa and lounge. Very nice snacks and alcoholic drinks 5-7.

    Mentioned that stay was for my wife’s 50th birthday and a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in room on arrival. Voucher for two drinks in the lobby bar also delivered to the room.

    Currently Diamond status from match from IHG creation card

    • Trickster says:

      Brilliant hotel and great little exec lounge where the staff are really friendly and helpful. Terrific breakfast in the main restaurant too.