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Amex Gold offer: Get £50 off a £100 booking with Amex Travel

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American Express has launched a generous new offer for holders of the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold card.

Until June 30th, you will receive £50 statement credit when you spend £100 or more at Amex Travel.

The £100 needs to be on a pre-paid product so a flexible hotel booking would not count.  You are fine to book a pre-paid flight, car hire, experience or hotel.

The offer is limited to the first 5,000 people to register.  You can only register Gold cards.  Supplementary cards cannot be registered.  The registration page is here.

The rules actually say “An “Eligible Card” is a valid American Express card issued in the UK by American Express Services Europe Limited, Lloyds Bank PLC, Barclays PLC, TSB Bank plc or MBNA Europe Bank Limited” but that is simply a cut and paste error from an old offer …..

I strongly recommend registering via this link if you hold an Amex Gold.  Even if you don’t have anything in mind now, your plans can change over the next 29 days and it would be a shame to miss out on a £50 saving.

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In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

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You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend 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:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

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

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

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

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (101)

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  • Toby says:

    Not happy 🙁

    Spent £190 on flights after registering for the offer. I have been billed in two halfs, I.e per passenger!

    Phoned them up and just as I thought, this means I spent less than a £100 in their eyes and didn’t qualify for the £50 credit!

    Anyone had any luck?

    • Alan says:

      I’d submit a secure message to Amex – never seen them refuse a credit in this situation before, may have just been a bad phone agent. You clearly purchased the required sum in good faith, you couldn’t know they’d split the payments.

    • The mole says:


      Who did you speak to and when did you call?

    • bob says:

      That’s tough luck. I think they do this so that they can (‘justifiably’)charge 2 x transaction fees. It is normal when you book 2 flights (ie 2 PAX) on BA, for example.

      Customer Services should give you your £50 if you phone up.

      • Toby says:

        I phoned up this morning and the agent I spoke to didn’t seem to understand what I was talking about, she asked me why I split it into two transactions… . I explained I didn’t (the full amount is still in the pending tab) and we were just getting nowhere. Will try and phone again at noon. If that fails I’ll try the secure message option!

        I’ve never noticed transactions split up like this before though. I’m probably not the only one who will be affected by this!

        • Alan says:

          Yes, definitely sounds like a poorly informed agent – am sure you’ll have more luck on repeat call/message. Only seems to happen for flight bookings but has annoyingly worked this way for a while.

        • The mole says:

          Call 0870 850 0380 and speak with the online helpdesk – They will arrange for the £50 to be credited. Should be 5 working days

    • Rob says:

      Phone back. You will get the credit. If you don’t, a quick written complaint will ensure you get the credit.

  • Jay says:

    Just registered to the offer and got the enrollment thank you page but didn’t get any email. How can i get to know if it successfully registered?


  • Robert says:

    Did I understand correctly (reading the T&c of this offer) that hotel booking must be a 2 night minimum for this offer?

    • Rob says:

      Unlikely as Amex pays out whenever it sees a £100 card charge, whatever the product.

  • Robert says:

    Thanks Rob

  • John Gallagher says:

    I registered for this offer on the day of this article. However, I can’t see this offer ‘as saved to my card’ when I check on the Amex website under ‘My Offers’ – should i be able to see this?
    FYI – I just tried registering again but it says’ You are already registered for this offer’


    • John Gallagher says:

      UPDATE – made booking and got an email confirming my £50 credit 🙂

  • bob says:

    Looks as if you can’t book BA flights through Amex Travel 355 days ahead. Only showing dates up to 5 May 2016 on my European route.

    But BA/ Avios let you book up to 27 May 2016.

    Any ideas?

    • bob says:

      Answered it myself! Their site only runs 331 days ahead (so the chappy said) though I made it 333.

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