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Receive £5 from Amex for writing a review on TripAdvisor

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This seems like easy free money, to be honest.

American Express is offering a £5 statement credit when you connect your Amex card to your TripAdvisor account and write one review on the site.

The promotion runs until 31st December.  However, it is limited to 25,000 people so I wouldn’t leave it until the last minute.  Remember that you can review restaurants and attractions, not just hotels.

The rules are straightforward:

Your Amex card must stay connected to TripAdvisor until the £5 credit has posted

The credit will appear within 90 days of the end of the offer period (so it could take until 31st March!)

Registering is easy.  Simply go to this link here and connect one of your Amex cards to your Tripadvisor account.   If you don’t have a Tripadvisor account, it is easy enough to open one and link it up.

It seems that only Amex-issued Amex cards qualify for this promotion – ie BA, Nectar, SPG, Gold, Green, Centurion, Platinum, Harrods, Costco.  Lloyds and MBNA Amex cards do not qualify.  Think of it as another reason to get yourself a card if you haven’t got around to it yet!


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – November 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

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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.

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 & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel 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 £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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

Comments (50)

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  • wilfred47 says:

    just got this from amex

    Congratulations, your first review has been published. You will receive a £5.00 statement credit within two-five days (although it may take up to two billing periods).

  • Andy says:

    Completed a review yesterday an I have rec’d me email today.

  • ZS says:

    Great. Thanks. It worked on my Amex HHonors in the United States. I clicked on the link and there was an option to choose US so we only get US$5.

  • Ray says:

    Got the same e-mail. Easy Fiver.

    Slightly off -topic, But Mrs Ray got a present from Achica today.I’m still waiting for mine.

  • Morgs says:

    I think this might work for USD/GBP and AUD accounts

  • flyoff says:

    £5 credited to my Amex account. Now I will experiment to see if a different Amex card can be added to the account to trigger another £5.

  • Michael Kelly says:

    4 cards across 2 accounts tracked, and I have received the £5 for each. A 5th card didn’t track though, not sure it’s worth chasing up.

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