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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.

Amex 50 credit

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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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

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The following offers will expire on 2nd November 2021:

  • 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express
  • 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus
  • 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express

Here are the top current deals:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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 BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

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 offers.

American Express Business Gold

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

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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 card

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:

Barclaycard Select Cashback Credit Card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (101)

  • 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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