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New American Express deals for airport and High Street shopping launched

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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.


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Comments (49)

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  • Danny says:

    With the high street stores such as Debenhams, do the purchases need to be made in a single transaction or can the £50 spend be split over different receipts as long as they are done by the deadline?

    • Rob says:

      Varies by deal but annoyingly you are rarely told. For safety assume one transaction unless specifically stated otherwise.

  • Steven says:

    hi does anyone know if the world duty free offer will work at world of whiskys?

    • squills says:

      Should do, same group. Contact address is
      World Duty Free
      Customer Support Team
      Runnymede Warehouse
      Windsor Road
      Egham
      Surrey
      TW20 0AE
      United Kingdom

    • Alan says:

      Yep – at least in LHR T2 they don’t seem to have their own cash desk anyway and you pay at the WDF counter.

    • TimS says:

      I wouldn’t be too sure.

      It depends how it codes on your account. Just because two outlets are in the same group doesn’t necessarily mean it will track the same.

  • Danksy says:

    squills .. you legend 😀

  • rich says:

    House of Fraser offer no longer available. “The maximum number of cardmembers have already enrolled in this offer” when trying to register a card.

  • Rob says:

    Yes should do, charge still goes through the retailers name

  • gnarlyoldgoatdude says:

    Raffles,
    Glad to see that you are still using my tacky MS Paint inserted BA 777 in your winter scene.

  • TigerTanaka says:

    Was toying with the idea of cancelling my Amex Gold and just keeping the BAPP card but these recent statement credit promotions are really paying off for me. I have more than covered the card fee thanks to recent promotions from House Of Fraser, Top Shop, Amazon, WH Smith and Amex Travel. More to come next week when I fly from Heathrow….

  • squills says:

    Debenhams is over quota

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