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New Debenhams and Moss Bros spending discounts for Amex customers

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American Express has rolled out two new cashback offers for holders of Amex-issued Amex cards, which includes MBNA and Lloyds Bank-issued Amex cards as well as the ‘official’ ones.

The most useful is Debenhams. Once you have registered your card here, you will receive a £10 statement credit if you make a £50 purchase at Debenhams before 31st October.

Remember that it is OK to buy a Debenhams gift card for £50 if there is nothing you need immediately but can imagine buying later on. This offer is only available once per card.

The second offer is for suit company Moss Bros and its sister companies Moss and Savoy Tailors Guild. This is more generous, offering £50 back on a £200 spend, but is only available to the first 1,000 people who register. (The rules imply it is the first 1,000 to register and not the first 1,000 to register and spend.) The rules are the same as for the Debenhams offer.

You can also get £15 off £100 spend at Blacks.

More interesting is £20 off a £100 spend at D&D Restaurants. It is possible that this would double-up with the London Restaurant Week promotion, which offers £25 for 2 x £50 spends at participating restaurants.

There is also a double points offer at House of Fraser just for BA Amex cardholders – link here.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – October 2022 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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 & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus 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:

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

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

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

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