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 2023 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 bonus points 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:
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
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.