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.
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