EDIT: Direct links to register now available, includes MBNA and Lloyds cardholders
A large number of new hotel cashback deals were launched by American Express yesterday. Whilst only the Thistle deal is outstanding, what is great about these deals is that you can combine them with any other offer or sale as long as your total bill hits the required target.
These offers have not yet appeared on the cardmemberoffers.co.uk website although it is fairly certain that they will. However, there are direct registration links for most of the offers below.
To register immediately, log in to your American Express account, visit the statement page for EVERY card you have, and click on ‘Offers’ at the bottom. Some or all of these promotions will show up and can be ‘saved’ to your card.
If you don’t see the one you want, wait a few days and it should be available for registration via cardmemberoffers.
This is what is available:
Hilton (comments suggest it also works at Doubletree and possibly other brands) – £50 back when you spend £250, UK only, expires 12 April – you can register for that deal here
Thistle / Guoman – £50 back when you spend £100, expires 12 April – register here
Landmark / Lancaster London / K West – £75 back when you spend £200, expires 12 April – register here
Red Carnation – £20 back when you spend £100, expires 12 April – register here
onefinestay apartment rental – £500 back when you spend £2,000, expires 13 February – register here
The Grove (Watford) – £25 back when you spend £250, expires 12 April
Other deals I saw were:
First Great Western – £10 back when you spend £60, expires 12 April – register here
ESPA at Corinthia London – £45 back when you spend £300, expires 12 April
Costco – £10 back when you spend £100, expires 16 February
There is also, apparently, a 15% discount on easyJet Plus discount as well.
Combine the Thistle deal with Signature
The Thistle / Guoman hotels deal is, in value terms, easily the best offer here. By coincidence I wrote about Signature, the Thisle / Guoman loyalty programme last week.
The key benefit of joining Signature is a voucher for a free Sunday night and free Sunday lunch when you pay for a Saturday or Monday night at Best Flexible Rate. If you could get that Saturday or Monday night with £50 cashback, you are looking at a pretty good deal – potentially two nights accommodation and Sunday lunch for £75 or so all in, depending on hotel.
The Thistle sale is also still running for another 2 days and the ‘£50 off £100’ promotion would work alongside that as pre-pay rooms are included according to the rules.
Combine the Hilton offer with the Winter Sale
It seems a long time since I wrote about this, back in late November, but the Hilton Winter Sale carries on until January 31st. The special rates are valid for every weekend in 2015. My article is here and the special booking page is here.
Remember that only UK hotel qualify for the £50 Amex cashback. If you book for a stay after April 12th, when the Amex deal ends, you would still get the cashback as long as the hotel charges your credit card for your pre-paid stay before that date.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – January 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our January 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 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
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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:
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
Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending 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
Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points and do not consider interest rates, service levels or any impact on your credit history. By recommending credit cards on this site, I am – technically – acting as a credit broker. Robert Burgess, trading as Head for Points, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a credit broker.