Bits: Amex Gold / Plat £15 Amazon discount still works, what happened to BA’s LCY-JFK A318?

News in brief:

£15 Amazon discount code still working

Amazon is still offering a £15 discount Amex Gold and Platinum cardholders.  This deal is meant to run until 31st October.

This offer is a promotion to encourage you to link your Membership Rewards account to your Amazon account, with the option of using your points to pay for Amazon purchases.

You can save £15 on your next Amazon order of £25 or more as long as you part-pay with Membership Rewards points.  This is what to do:

If you have not already done so, link your Membership Rewards account with your Amazon account by visiting this page on the Amazon website

Buy £25 of items on amazon.co.uk (these must all be sold by Amazon and not third party merchants, and excludes digital content, including digital gift cards.  A product with is ‘fulfilled by Amazon’ but sold by a third party will not count – it must be ‘sold and fulfilled’ by them.)

Enter code AMEX16SWP at check out

You MUST select your Membership Rewards-earning Amex card as your payment card (you cannot use gift cards or any other payment source)

Part-pay for your order using Membership Rewards points.  The sneaky option is to redeem just 2 points for a 1p discount.  This saves you ‘wasting’ MR points on a low value redemption.  You will only get 0.45p per point and you shouldn’t waste more than 2 of your valuable points on such a poor deal!

This offer is limited to one £15 discount per Membership Rewards account, so if you took advantage of the deal over Christmas then you can’t do it again.

The Amazon link above (and here) pays HFP a small commission if you use it – consider your 2017 HFP sub paid!

Amazon

What happened to the British Airways A318 that flew London City to JFK?

British Airways dropped one of the two London City to New York JFK services last year.

You may have been wondering what happened to the aircraft.  Readers of a sensitive nature may want to look away now.

The plane has been leased to charter company Titan from the end of May.  This is their marketing leaflet – click to enlarge:

Titan A318 ex British Airways City Airport

If you need an A318 with 32 fully flat seats for the weekend, you know where to go.

That isn’t the whole story, however.  After two years, Titan will have the option to buy the aircraft from BA.  In the medium term Titan intends to convert it into an ‘all economy’ aircraft but this article implies that the original configuration could be reinstalled if, say, someone wanted it for a global music tour.

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Comments

  1. rams1981 says:

    Agreed thanks guys

  2. Genghis says:

    Where’s your referral link? 🙂

    • the real harry1 says:

      is there one on it? not mine, I hasten to add – just saw it when looking for something else (football schedule, I think)

      if there is a campaign link there, looks like they would do a deal with HFP as well, then

      • the real harry1 says:

        sad thing is: I still can’t get value out of 10 visits @ £11.50

        I can’t get guests in on a ‘free’ pass. I don’t need a lounge coming back from our place in the sun – the airport is great and the lounges are dark, empty & unwelcoming – plus I can’t imbibe a few as I’ll be driving LHR—> Cornwall.

        So max I can get out of it with 5 hols a year to Europe is 5 decent lounge visits in London

        if only the 10 visits were transferable (same as DP), I’d be up for it like a rat in a drainpipe 🙂

        actually we’d get 2 of them per annum minimum

  3. the real harry1 says:

    Looks like everybody got the ‘Amex Gold / Plat £15 Amazon discount’ back in January apart from Mark2 🙂

    I got it 4x – same card works on all Amazon a/cs, as you say, supps can’t get it

    • Amit says:

      How long does the amazon account have to be open? Used mine already on the one account I have

    • mark2 says:

      Have got it now thanks (via Rob’s link) on two Amazon accounts. Must open a couple for the wife ready for next year.
      The downside is that only one account is Prime so carriage to be paid.
      Also many things that I buy on Amazon are actually sold by others.

      • the real harry1 says:

        try out a free month of Prime then cancel – all easy, takes seconds online – can be done once a year per a/c

  4. Shaun says:

    I keep trying to buy an assortment of goods on AMZN however it refuses to take my code, says “the promotional code you entered cannot be applied to your purchase”

    Any advice?

    • Alan says:

      Have you made sure that all products are definitely sold by Amazon and not just distributed by them?

      • You may find that the code has actually been applied even though it says not – someone else had this issue yesterday.

  5. Hi

    I have spent almost £10,000 on my free BA Amex card but I do not expect to reach £20,000 so I was considering upgrading to the paid card. Will the amount I have spent still count with the upgrade or will it start again?

    thanks

  6. Lucas says:

    Did anybody use successfully the code? I tried with few products shipped and supplied by Amazon and no luck…

    • Yes, it is still working OK. I’ve had messages from readers confirming it and, of course, it is still being heavily advertised on the Amazon website on the page I link to.

    • Did you apply the £0.01 of membership reward points first before applying the discount code? That caught me out for a while, but then I tried the MR first and it worked.