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
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 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.
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.