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Back tomorrow: Free London tube, bus and train travel with Mastercard contactless

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Don’t forget that tomorrow Mastercard is repeating its promotion which will get you free travel to work and back if you live or work in London

Mastercard has announced that this Friday is again ‘Fare Free Friday’. To promote the new contact-less travel service on London buses, train and tube services, Mastercard will refund 100% of the contact-less charges you incur on Friday.

You must, of course, use a contact-less Mastercard credit or debit card when making your trip and pay via contact-less travel.

Full details can be found here on the Mastercard Priceless London website.  No registration is required. The maximum refund is stated as £21 which would allow you to go or from Zone 9!

I took advantage of this offer using my old BMI Mastercard when it ran two weeks ago.  It worked fine and the £4.40 credit is already showing on my online statement.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – January 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our January 2022 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.

There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios (SPECIAL OFFER) and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

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.

The bonus on the Capital On Tap card is increased from points worth 10,000 Avios to 30,000 Avios until 4th February 2022.

The bonus on the British Airways Accelerating Business card is increased from 30,000 Avios to 45,000 Avios until 28th February 2022.

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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 card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

45,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital on Tap Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

30,000 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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.

Apply 31st March 2022 and your cashback will be increased to 2% for the first three months.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (2% for your first 3 months) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (8)

  • Freebies says:

    I used it to make some short bus trips to save me walking up to some shops when I only have 30 mins spare. Worked a treat and racked up £12 worth of charges…(which they refunded).

    • JQ says:

      How did you spend £12 on buses? The max you can spend on buses in a day is £4.40

  • Froggitt says:

    MC wasn’t accepted at a few north London stations, so had to use Oyster at those, probably negating any saving.

  • Mikeact says:

    Don’t forget, long term, if you have an Oyster card with the Senior card loaded, then you won’t get the Senior discount using any other Bank wifi card.

  • oyster says:

    All my Amex cards, all my visa cards and none of my Mastercards are contactless. No wonder they can afford the promotion and the advertising – they’ll not pay many fares!

  • sbo says:

    I want to go at least once in lives.

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