American Express has, literally, just launched a very generous new promotion in association with amazon.co.uk.
Only 8,000 Amex cards can be registered for this offer.
The regular readers of Head for Points have around 50,000 British Airways, Gold, Platinum, Starwood, bmi etc Amex cards between them, at a rough guess, so we could wipe out this offer ourselves if we so wanted.
You will receive £10 cashback on your Amex statement when you spend £30 at amazon.co.uk before June 9th.
The easiest thing to do, to be honest, is buy a £30 Amazon gift card and add it to your Amazon account. The money will then sit there until you buy something, with no time pressure. There is nothing to suggest that gift cards are excluded – all that matters is that ‘amazon.co.uk’ appears on your card statement.
You can register every Amex-issued Amex card that you hold. Lloyds / MBNA / Barclays and Amex supplementary cards seem to register OK.
Whilst the offer is advertised in a way which promotes Amazon’s fashion pages, ANY £30 purchase from the UK site will qualify for the cashback.
This is what you must do IMMEDIATELY to ensure that your cards are in the first 8,000 to register:
Step 1: You can see details of the offer and the rules here on the cardmemberoffers.co.uk website If the page is slow to load due to demand then skip to Step 2.
Step 2: Visit this page and register your American Express card details
There is no rush to do Step 3 – once registered, as long as your purchase is completed by June 9th, you will get the cashback:
Step 3: Visit www.amazon.co.uk and spend £30 in one transaction. If you want to buy a £30 e-gift card, go to the Amazon UK gift card store here and have one emailed to yourself. There is a link in the e-gift card email which allows you to instantly add it to your Amazon balance.
That’s it. Please get onto this ASAP if you want to take part, because all 8,000 will disappear very quickly once this offer reaches hotukdeals, moneysavingexpert etc.
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Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our September 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
The following offers will end soon:
- 2,000 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard (ends 15th October)
- 30,000 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard (ends 15th October)
- 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
Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard
The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
30,000 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 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: