You may remember last Winter that American Express launched a partnership with TripAdvisor. They were paying £5 to every Amex cardholder who linked their American Express card to their UK TripAdvisor account and wrote one review.
This partnership seems to be deepening, as American Express and TripAdvisor have launched a number of cashback / ‘statement credit’ deals together.
The best of the first batch is £50 cashback when you spend £250 at a Hilton hotel in the UK. The beautiful Hilton Leeds is pictured below!
The rules are a bit fiddly but are straightforward:
First, you must link your American Express card to your TripAdvisor account via this page
Secondly, you must visit this page on the TripAdvisor website (log-in required) and click ‘Save To Card’ where it describes the Hilton offer.
That is all you have to do. Once you make a qualifying booking with Hilton, Amex will credit £50 to your card statement. The rules on what makes a qualifying booking are stringent:
A charge of £250+ must be made to your Amex card and hit your statement between now and 31 May.
If you have booked a flexible rate (pay on departure) then your check-out must take place before 31 May.
If you book a pre-paid hotel, your stay could be for a date after 31 May. However, the hotel would need to charge your card before 31 May. I don’t know how quickly Hilton charges prepaid stays – many IHG properties only charge a week or so before arrival.
Only UK hotels qualify. There are 70 properties listed which I presume is all of them.
Only Hilton-branded hotels qualify. Hampton, Doubletree or Waldorf-Astoria properties do not count.
All pre-paid bookings must be made via hilton.com. It doesn’t matter how you book a ‘pay on departure’ rate.
Only 1 x £50 credit per card – although you can register numerous cards.
It is limited to 15,000 people, although I very much doubt that will be an issue given that they struggled to give away 25,000 £5 ‘money for nothing’ credits last year.
Full details of the offer can be found here – you don’t need to log-in to read the rules.
This offer will stack with any Hilton promotions, including the generous 40% discount rate for anyone who has a public-sector job in the UK.
Don’t forget to sign up for the current Weekend Rewards promotion as well (despite the name, it is valid all week!).
TripAdvisor and Amex also have three other promotions running if you are out in London:
£10 back when you spend £50 at Asia de Cuba
£5 back when you spend £25 at The Light Bar or The Long Bar
£10 back when you spend £50 at Suka
(To see our complete list of all current hotel promotions for the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)