Bits: LAST CALL for £15 Amazon / Amex discount, no SPG points from Uber, Madrid BA lounge

News in brief:

£15 Amazon discount code ending soon

(EDIT:  at the last minute, Amazon has extended this offer to 31st March 2018!)

For the last 10 months or so, Amazon has been offering an exclusive £15 discount code for Amex Gold, Green and Platinum cardholders when they spend £25 or more.  Holders of the Amex Rewards Credit Card should also be able to take part.

This offer expires on 31st October.  If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet – probably because you didn’t have an Amex Gold or Amex Platinum when it launched last Christmas – this is your last chance.

You will save £15 on your next Amazon order of £25 or more as long as you part-pay with Membership Rewards points from your Amex Gold or Platinum card.  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 and gift cards)

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!

The Amazon link above (and here) pays HFP a small commission if you use it – thank you.

This offer is open to all UK American Express Gold, Green, Platinum and presumably American Express Rewards cardholders.  It will NOT work on brand new Amazon accounts, however.  It isn’t clear when the cut off was, but if you don’t already have an existing Amazon account don’t bother opening one just for this deal.

Amazon

No more Starwood Preferred Guest points from Uber

Starwood Preferred Guest has announced that it is ending its Uber partnership on 17th December.

This is a shame, as it was a very easy way to rack up SPG points.  You would earn 1 SPG point for every $2 equivalent spent with Uber, up to a maximum of 10,000 Starwood points per year.  Given that I value a Starwood point at 1.5p, this was a rebate worth having.  You even earned points on rides taken with Uber credit from Tesco Clubcard.

If you never registered for this promotion, you can still sign up and earn a few points during the final seven weeks.  This Head for Points article explains how to link your Uber and Starwood accounts and the registration page is here.

Starwood Uber

Fully refurbished lounge in Madrid Terminal 4S now open

The Sala VIP Velázquez lounge in Terminal 4S at Madrid Airport is now open again after a major refurbishment.

The reason for mentioning this is that, if you are flying British Airways, you are likely to find yourself in the 4S satellite terminal and in this lounge.  Some Iberia flights also use it as I found recently.

There are a couple of pictures on Flyertalk here – it looks very impressive.

Refurbishment work will now start on the Dali lounge in the main terminal, which you are more likely to use if flying on Iberia to the UK.

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Comments

  1. Still having problems enrolling the Amex card. Its now says ‘American Express® reports that you do not have a Membership Rewards® account. ‘ when i enter my details.
    This is of course, nonsense. I do have an account with thousands of points. Think ill have to admit defeat on this one.

  2. I’ve just used it so it’s still working.

  3. Eli Gold says:

    the website clearly says:
    Special offer: Shop with Points and get £15 off your eligible purchase at Amazon.co.uk
    Use your Membership Rewards eligible American Express Card to Shop with Points at Amazon.co.uk and get £15 off an order of £25 or more with promo code AMEX16SWP by 31/03/2018.

    so no rush on this offer.

    here’s the link:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/shopwithpoints/marketing.html?inc=swpamexukmr&pr=swpamexukmr&plattr=vanamexuk1309

    • And conditions have been updated to accounts created before 27th October, so any recent new account members can pile in (not me unfortunately… didn’t think there was any point creating a new account given old terms!)

      • the real harry1 says:

        good spot! 🙂

        that means our latest family a/c should work now

        @Eli Gold – will have updated T&Cs in the last couple of days

    • Grief, it’s the deal that never ends! Thanks for flagging.

  4. Eli Gold says:

    can I use it to purchase amazon vouchers?