Two very attractive new offers probably appeared on your American Express account yesterday, although you may not have noticed. These are a continuation of the special deals that have been running for the last few weeks.
The first is one which almost every Head for Points reader should be able to use – £5 off a £10 spend at any Tesco store (not online).
The second is also a good one if you travelling soon – £20 off a £60 spend at World Duty Free.
These offers are limited to a fixed number of sign-ups, so you should register as soon as possible. Both deals are valid until 28th February, so there is no rush to use them.
To sign up, visit americanexpress.co.uk (or open the Amex app) and log in. Go to the summary page for one of your cards. In the right hand margin of the website, you will see a box marked ‘Your Offers’.
Click this, and you will see all the offers available to you. These two above should be included. You need to click ‘Save to Card’ to activate the offer, otherwise it is not valid.
If you have multiple Amex-issued Amex cards (eg BA, Starwood, Gold, Platinum etc) then you should be able to sign up under each of them. I got the offer under all three of my cards, so that is an easy £15 I will save at Tesco.
The money is paid back to you as a statement credit, usually around 5 days after you make the transaction. Importantly, it will combine with ANY other promotion.
With World Duty Free, for example, it will combine with the ‘£5 off £75 spend’ vouchers which can be downloaded here. A £75 spend will then only cost you £50 if you use the coupon and register for the Amex offer.
This is essentially free money, especially the Tesco one, so do sign up on as many cards as you can. Only main cardholders can register, not supplementary cards.
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:
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.