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Lots and lots of free Hailo taxi 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!

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

Amex Hailo

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

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.

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.


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Comments (29)

  • Tom says:

    Weirdly it let me register my MBNA AA Amex. I received the confirmation email too. Is that normal, or might non-Amex issued cards be working?

    • Sandgrounder says:

      I accidentally registed a cancelled SPG and I got the email, so I wouldn’t get too excited just yet….

  • john says:

    Do you have to show/swipe the card when undertaking the journey? I’d like to register the wife’s supplemental but I wont physically have it on me at the time of use.

    • Rob says:

      No, it is charged to the card stored in the app automatically. No need to be carrying the card.

  • Waribai says:

    3 cards all successfully registered. Followed your advice and didn’t bother with the supplementary or MBNA ones. Thanks Raffles!

  • Rich says:

    Given the wording I suspect MBNA/Lloyds will be ok with this, and it also looks like supplementary cards will work when they have a diff card number.

    • Rob says:

      But it also says “one credit per card” which could mean supps are or are not OK.

      • idrive says:

        it should write “card account” not per card. by the way, thank you Raffles, this is truly great!!

        • Andrew says:

          I think supp cards are fine – when you get the confirmation page it says: “Please note that the Cardnumber which you have just registered is the only Card that can receive the offer. Any other eligible Cards (including those linked to the same account) must be registered separately.”

          • AusTraveller says:

            I think that Supp’s don’t work – I registered both the basic cardholder and a supplementary on my account and I received an email confirmation for the basic but no confirmation so far on the supp (bearing in mind the registration was done about 20-30 mins ago)… Otherwise fingers crossed amex is just being slow…

          • AusTraveller says:

            Scratch that, just got an email confirmation on the supp

  • Alan says:

    I wish there was an equivalent for taxis outside London!

  • Pid says:

    T&Cs state lloyds and MBNA cards are OK but supplementary cards are not.

  • Scott says:

    Raffles, surely you should have said that it is limited to 1996 as you have already bagged 4 of them…

    In all seriousness thanks for the heads up, I’ve registered my card now and had the confirmation.

  • Jonny says:

    I registered 30 mins ago but still no confirmation ?!?

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