On Saturday I ran through the latest run of American Express cardholder offers – including a generous £50 cashback on a £500 Apple purchase – and surmised that this would be it for the year.
I was wrong. A very generous offer with Argos turned up yesterday.
You can find the offer on the cardmemberoffers.co.uk website under ‘Shopping’. If you go via this route you will need to register via the Foursquare smartphone app. Alternatively, you may find it on your American Express online account on the statement pages of one of your cards.
You will receive £25 cashback when you spend £50 at Argos before 31st December.
Only 20,000 registrations are available. I recommend registering all of your American Express cards sooner rather than later as this target is likely to be hit. Head for Points readers are likely to take 2,000 or so.
What should you buy at Argos? Gift cards! Most Argos shops stock a range of gift cards for other retailers. Some even stock the £53.95 Visa gift cards which come with a £50 Visa credit you can pay into a bank account, to HMRC, to a utility etc.
Note that this is an ‘in-store only’ offer. Transactions on the Argos website will not count unless they are ‘click and collect’ and you pay in-store.
You can only register one American Express card per Foursquare account. If you open multiple Foursquare accounts, each requires a different email address.
Meanwhile, a new Eurostar offer is about to launch. It does not yet show up online but you can register by clicking here.
The deal is worth £25 cashback on a £100 Eurostar sale (either online or at a Eurostar ticket office in the UK) before the end of January. There is no limit to the number of people who can register for this.
Eurostar no longer sells gift vouchers online. You can buy paper vouchers via the phone but this could well be run by a third party and not trigger the cashback. Your best option to maximise the bonus is to break down a trip into chunks of £100, potentially booking each passenger separately. As you can select seats after booking there is no risk of your party being split up.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – October 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our October 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
The following offers will end soon:
- 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express (ends 2nd November)
- 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus (ends 2nd November)
- 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express (ends 2nd November)
- 30,000 points on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (ends 9th November)
Here are the top current deals:
British Airways American Express
10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
40,000 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 – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 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
60,000 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: