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New targetted promo: £10 off £20 spend at Amazon with American Express

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American Express and Amazon have quietly launched another promotion.  This is effectively free money if you are targetted for it.

You will receive £10 cashback when you make a £20 purchase at before 6th December.


To see if you are targetted, log into your online Amex account here and look under ‘Offers’ on each of your online statement pages.  My wife and I have five Amex cards between us and it was only showing on her Amex Gold.

Your odds are not great, unfortunately, but it is worth a look.

Only 15,000 registrations are allowed, so click ‘Save To Card’ immediately.  You can then make a purchase at your convenience before the deadline of 6th December.

However, the easiest thing to do is to go to this page and top up your Amazon account balance with £20.  This is a new feature and is quicker than buying an Amex gift card and emailing it to yourself.  If you do this, you are not taking any risk that you forget to make the £20 spend in time.

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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

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

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Amex Gold

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, £200 travel credit 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 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:

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

American Express Business Gold

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

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

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

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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 (3% on business travel for four months) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (31)

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  • Alan says:

    Yet again didn’t receive this offer – I’m getting increasingly annoyed with Amex only offering things to some customers, especially given the fee on the Plat card!

    • Stu R says:

      What he said ….

    • Nick says:

      Agreed. I don’t really understand targeted offers anyway, but if you are going to do them them make sure the people paying over the odds for a Platinum card get that offer!

  • RK says:

    Got on 2 out of 5 cards my partner and I have(both of them charge cards).


  • revlou says:

    I have Amex Gold & SPG and this offer was showing under the Gold card. Thanks Raffles!

  • Will says:

    got this on 1/6 cards and the card we got it on was fairly new. I imagine if you already spend at Amazon you wont get the offer, but if you don’t they target you to get you spending there. the new card had no Amazon transactions on it.

    • Tom C says:

      I ordered 2 things from Amazon just this week and my card has the offer.

      • Charlie says:

        My wife has Amazon Prime membership and she puts through an Amazon order every few days through her Amazon account, but didn’t get the offer.

        I occasionally use my Amazon account, but I did get the offer!

  • Tom says:

    Nice spot. Found it on an Amex card I rarely use. Redeemed and spent on credit already 🙂

  • Pid says:

    Just on my plat card and not the other 3 cards I have.

  • Trevor G says:

    Thanks! Appeared on my BA Amex [which I haven’t used since April] but did not on the Costco Amex which we use regularly. Balance topped up method is much easier. Well done!

  • Johan K says:

    Appeared only on my gold rewards card, but not the other ones. Like most people say, it seems more likely to appear on a card that you don’t use regularly.

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