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Lots and lots of free Hailo credit for Amex cardholders!

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Following on from their recent promotion (which Head for Points readers exhausted within a few hours), American Express and London taxi app Hailo have launched another collaboration.

This one could be even more lucrative!

(EDIT, lunchtime:  The limit of 2,000 card registrations has now been reached, looking at the comments below.  You need to read Head for Points earlier in the morning to catch the best deals, I’m afraid!  New posts are up by 7am, seven days a week!)

American Express is offering a £15 statement credit when you spend £20 with Hailo before May 14th.

Importantly, this does NOT have to be in one transaction.  It can be cumulative.  It is open to both new and existing customers.

Amex Hailo

You can change the payment card in your Hailo account as often as you want.  Nothing stops you from registering every Amex-issued American Express card you have (via this website here) and receiving £15 back on all of them!  (It seems that MBNA and Lloyds issued Amex cards, as well as supplementary cards, do not work.)

This promotion was sent to me as a British Airways Amex promotion.  However, when you go to the registration page, it is clear that all Amex-issued American Express cards are accepted.

We have four qualifying cards in our household, so that is £60 of statement credit we can generate.  It shouldn’t be much trouble running up £80 of Hailo charges.

With this promo, it is even worth using Hailo for short trips – despite the £8 or £10 minimum fare, depending on time of day – because the cashback will still massively outweigh the premium you pay over the standard meter fare.

To take part, this is what you need to do:

Download the Hailo app on your iOS or Android device, if you don’t have it already

Add your American Express card as your chosen payment card

Register the same American Express card at this website – you MUST register your card to receive the cashback

Hail a cab via the app

You will receive £15 statement credit when you cumulatively spend £20 before 14th May

The promotion is limited to the first 2,000 cards to be registered, so I would act today if you want to take part.

Comments (29)

  • Belsize says:

    Thanks as always Raffles. It’s a good job you send the emails out first thing. ..I have just booked the Aer Lingus cheap flights to the US in prime Summer holidays for my family this week (On the AL flights I had to go through 3 BA agents until I found one who knew about it) and am about spend my Amex voucher so I have been taking advantage of your work a lot these last few days. I do read flyertalk but you are much more succinct!

  • Rob says:

    I just did £12.30 on this to get home tonight, so if I can knock up another £10 in the next day or so we will see if it triggers OK for cumulative spend.

  • Idrive says:

    I hit £20 last night nothing happened yet (I guess it will trigger once recorded) on the account. Though, weird, i was double charged on two different cards for the same ride (they are NOT both registered at the same tine) so i will need to challenge this now.

    • idrive says:

      I just got the email with the notification of GBP15 discount on my nominated card, the same day it got on the statement, it quotes
      “Your GBP15 statement credit will generally be issued within 5 business days, but may take up to 8 weeks to post to your account.”