The Christmas shopping season is starting to get into gear and the special offers are starting to appear. You have probably received a letter or email about the main American Express deals, although I have recapped them at the bottom of this list.
What you may not have seen, though, are these new deals which are only valid for airport shopping.
American Express at airports
Via the shopping tab at the Amex cardmember offers site, you can register for:
Café Nero – £5 cashback when you spend £10 at Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Stansted
Ted Baker – £10 cashback when you spend £65 at Heathrow and Gatwick
Sunglass Hut – £10 cashback when you spend £30 at Heathrow and Gatwick
Dixons – £10 cashback when you spend £30 at Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted and Edinburgh
Harrods – £10 cashback when you spend £65 at Heathrow and Gatwick
Fortnum & Mason – £10 cashback when you spend £65 at Heathrow T5
WH Smith – £5 cashback when you spend £10 at Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted and Edinburgh
There is also a World Duty Free offer in the main Christmas promotion as you will see below.
Most of these deals run until the end of January. The WH Smith and Dixons one are particularly interesting. Café Nero is a tricky place to spend £10 in one transaction unless you stock up on snacks!
General Amex Christmas offers
Amex launched a huge range of High Street discount deals this week. You will find a selection of these on your online statement pages on the Amex website and you can also register via the cardmember offers website.
This is a selection of what is available. Most expire on December 14th. Remember that you MUST register individually for each offer.
House of Fraser – £20 cashback on £100
Fenwick / Bentalls – £10 cashback on £70
Debenhams – £10 cashback on £50
Laura Ashley – £20 cashback on £100
The White Company – £20 cashback on £100
Dell – £100 cashback on £699
Milli Millu – 10% cashback
Rigby & Peller – 10% cashback
Argos – £10 cashback on £100
Heal’s – £15 cashback on £150
World Duty Free – £10 cashback on £65 (runs to January)
All of these deals should be available across MBNA, Barclays and Lloyds Amex cards as well as directly issued ones.
Finally, Virgin Flying Club is offering double miles on specific merchants at its Shops Away shopping portal. Participating shops are House of Fraser (so you could double up with the Amex deal above), Selfridges, John Lewis, Apple, Net A Porter, M&S, Currys and asos. You can visit the Shops Away site here.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our November 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the top current deals:
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion 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
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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 Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits 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
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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: