Bits: new Amex cashback deals, triple Accor points in Europe & APAC, Opodo codes correction

News in brief:

New American Express cashback deals launched

American Express has launched a new wave of statement credit deals.  These offers may or may not be available for you to activate if you look at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement or in the Amex app.  Make sure to check for every card you hold as the offers vary.

The ‘10% back at Caffe Nero’ deal has, I am told, been rolled out to every Amex-issued Amex card so you are certain to see that.  It runs until 19th July and would work alongside the Nero in-store cashback deal run by Avios.

Focusing purely on travel, the ones I see are:

£20 back on £60 Eurostar spend, expires 7th August

10% back on Monarch, expires 3rd September

5% back on P&O Ferries, expires 19th July

10% back on £600 spend at Neilson Active Holidays, expires 21st July

Older offers still running include:

2% back on Airbnb, expires 19th July (you can get a £30 discount on your first booking on via our link)

2% back on Trainline, extended to 12th July

£10 back on £50 Heathrow Express spend, expires 23rd July

You may also still have ‘£50 cashback on a £200 American Express Travel’ booking showing on a Gold or Platinum card.  I managed to use this last week, pre-paying a non-chain hotel for one night.  The cost was just over £200 so it was an excellent rebate.

There is also 5% cashback on ticket bookings at LOVEtheatre, which is an Avios partner.  Details on earning Avios from LOVEtheatre can be found here.  The cashback offer runs until 13th September.

Accor APAC offer

Triple Le Club AccorHotels points in Asia Pacific

Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Ibis / Novotel / Sofitel / Mecure etc, is currently running a very generous triple or quadruple points offer in Europe and the Middle East.  You can register here and my article on it is here.  Book by 23rd July for stays by 3rd September.

Accor has now launched a similar 3x bonus offer for the Asia-Pacific region.  Specifically, it covers:

Cambodia, Greater China (including Hong Kong ,Taiwan & Macao), India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Fiji Islands, French Polynesia, New Zealand

It is a good deal.  You will earn TRIPLE base points on every booking you make and complete before 10th September.

Even if you have no Accor status, you will be earning 7.5 points per €1 equivalent you spend.  This is worth 15% of your spend back in Accor vouchers or (if you credit to Iberia Plus and not British Airways) 7.5 Avios per €1 spent.

Status members will do even better.

You need to register via this page of the Accor website.

Bookings made before 10th June will not count so, if you have existing flexible bookings, you should cancel and rebook them as long as the price is no higher.

Opodo discount code

Opodo discount codes corrected – sorry!

The Opodo discount codes I published yesterday were duff, unfortunately, due to incorrect info supplied to me.  These are the correct codes and minimum spends.  Remember you need to book by 5th July.

Save £45 on a flight booking of £800 or more with code SALES45

Save £110 on a ‘flight and hotel’ booking of £1,000 or more with code SALES110

Full details of this ‘£1 million giveaway sale’ offer can be found on the Opodo site here.  Apologies if you were struggling with these yesterday.

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  1. Slightly OT but I have the Amex Plat Business card and wondered if I can apply for either the Gold or Plat personal card and get the sign up MR bonus? I have done a quick search of tHFP and the Amex site but can’t see a definitive answer.

    • No, sorry. The MR a coin you have is personal, not corporate, so it blocks you from the personal card bonus.

      • Pity. I think that means there’s no way to get more than one MR bonus whilst keeping an MR account, instead you have to move any MR points out, close the card, wait 6 months with no MR earning cards at all and then reapply to successfully churn. Unless I’ve missed something.