Last week I outlined the new Foursquare opportunities available at Debenhams and Fenwick / Bentalls. For each American Express card you own, including supplementary cards, you can buy a £50 gift card for £25.
After I’d written the post, I spotted ‘Debenhams Plus’. I mentioned it in the comments, but a lot of people will have missed it, especially those who rely on the email and RSS feeds. I therefore wanted to give it additional prominence.
‘Debenhams Plus‘ – click the link to visit the site – is a sort of mini Tesco Direct, specialising in electrical items. In particular, they carry the full range of ipads and quite a few laptop computers. There are also washing machines, TV’s, accessories, cookers, fridges, tumble dryers, printers, e-readers and a huge amount of childcare stuff (prams, cots etc).
Now, here is the clever bit.
Debenhams gift cards can be used to pay for items bought at Debenhams Plus. The only snag is that you have to ring up to place your order, rather than buy online.
The upside, though, is that the rule that applies to the Debenhams website – that you must pay your whole bill with a gift card – does not apply here. You can pay partially with a gift card and partially with a credit card.
This opens up some great opportunities, such as (depending on how many Amex cards you hold) half price iPads.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – February 2024 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) and free for a year Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.