Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

REMINDER: Don’t lose your £10 Amazon Amex cashback. Ends tomorrow.

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If you registered for the ‘£10 cashback when you spend £30 on’ offer two weeks ago, you have until Tuesday evening to spend your £30. 

Remember that you do not need to buy anything now.  The easiest thing to do is to buy a £30 Amazon gift card and add the credit to your Amazon account for later in the year.  That is what I did with the three Amex cards I registered.

The process is very simple and only takes a few minutes:

Step 1:  Go to the Amazon UK gift card store here and order a £30 gift voucher, to be emailed to yourself

Step 2:  Remember to pay with the American Express card which you registered for this offer

Step 3:  When you e-gift card arrives, there is a link in it. Click on it and the £30 credit will be automatically deposited into your Amazon account.

Step 4:  At roughly the same time as the e-gift card arrives, you will receive an email from American Express confirming that your £10 cashback has tracked.

The credit will sit indefinitely on your Amazon account and will be applied automatically towards future orders.

Please do ensure that you spend £30 on each of the Amex cards you registered.  If people register for the offer but do not make the necessary spend then Amex is likely to introduce restrictions on the numbers of cards that can be registered per person in the future. Merchants such as Amazon are also less likely to want to participate again.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 2023 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.

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

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

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 (26)

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  • Tariq says:

    Just spotted more offers added in my Amex account – House of Fraser (again) (10 off 50), Argos (10 off 70) and World Duty Free (10 off 70). Went on a spree around Birmingham yesterday and redeemed at Debenhams, Cafe Nero, Boots and Selfridges.

    • Brian says:

      The great thing is that the two are complementary and not mutually exclusive!

      • mark2 says:

        true about credit cards, but you do give up the chance to buy gift cards from Tesco at 7.2 Avios per £. I am going for the cash back at present.

        • Jason says:

          If you have Amex gold 1st year nudge it up to 10.2 avios per £ by using the tesco gift card option at petrol stations..

        • Worzel says:

          Correct bob: avios collection on the “back burner” – BA take note!

        • mark2 says:

          I meant the Amex statement credit.
          so far have done 2 X £5 Café Nero
          3 X £10 HoF
          7 x £5 Boots
          8X £5 PO
          poss £50 travel
          just off to Argos

          I assume you mean Tesco credit card points

    • Jason says:

      I wonder why Argos is £10 off £70 🙁
      They probably ran out of the £50 visa gift cards on the last promotion 😉

      • Liz says:

        Bob, thanks for your help on the M&S question. I just tested it out with a £25 3V card and bought some vouchers! I spend loads in M&S – now need to go stock up on 3V cards! Continually learning new spending tricks on here!

        • mark2 says:

          True, but they do not allow you to use many 3V/ cards

  • Magarathea says:

    The Post Office offer is now showing as having reached its maximum limit.

    • bob says:

      Maxed out

      Unfortunately the maximum number of Cardmembers have already enrolled in this offer

      Shame – I checked yesterday morning & it WASN’T there!

      • TimS says:

        It appeared there yesterday early evening. I did put a message on the Post Office article but I hink it got missed by most people.

  • Mark says:

    Thanks raffles for the reminder, i signed up when you posted the offer, but never spent it – i have now on coffee as Tassimo is not badly priced and i had run out…

  • Tom says:

    I signed up for this and it went through, but does not show as an offer loaded to my card. Anyone else have this?

    • Rob says:

      It won’t show. Only offers you sign up for via your statement page show.

  • Axel Heyst says:

    Check your inbox form Amazon. Yesterday they offered a £5 bonus on purchasing a £20 gift card order. I was able to use 3v card for the £20 purchase . £5 bonus arrived today – to be used by 15th August.

    Selected list email, unable to apply for multiple use.

  • Max says:

    Is there a quick way to find out what Amex cards I have registered for this offer?

  • Peter says:

    Thanks Raffles for the reminder post. Used four of our Amex cards on the offer, but couldn’t use the fifth as it would have triggered the BA companion voucher too early!

  • AndyGWP says:

    Spent last night at Amazon at around 10:30pm… not had an email confirming the spend yet, so worried I missed the boat 🙁

    That being said, the last few emails I’ve been receiving from Amex have been dropping through quite late (Ocado for example though appreciate that when they bill you has a questionmark over it!).

    At least the spend showed up in ‘pending’ almost immediately, so I should be able to argue it 🙂

    • Alan says:

      I still find the Amex emails a little inconsistent, although thankfully all the credits turned up without an issue 🙂

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