To see if you have been targetted, you need to log in to your American Express online account and take a look at the offers on your Gold or Platinum statement page. Most, if not all, cardholders will see it.
It is restricted to the first 10,000 cardholders to register.
This is a slightly complex promotion and you need to make sure you follow all the steps.
Once logged in to your Amex account you must save the offer to your Amex card.
You need to spend £150 in one transaction on pre-paid flights, hotels, experiences or car hire at americanexpress.co.uk/travel
Non pre-paid products do NOT count
Paying by Paypal, even if you use your Amex card, does not count
You need to make your booking by March 31st but there are no limits on when you fly or stay
Only one statement credit per card (supplementary cards would count separately if they are registered with Amex and the offer can be saved to them)
Apart from that, you can book anything you like.
This promotion would work best when booking a flight because you will still earn airline miles and status credits for flights however they are booked. It also works fine for car hire and non-chain hotels.
Remember that any chain hotel booked by Amex Travel may not count for points, status benefits or stay credit if it is pre-paid. Non pre-paid bookings will almost always earn points but those will not count for this offer.
That said, as Amex is a major corporate travel agent I would expect that you have a pretty good chance of getting credit for your stay. You certainly have more chance than you would if you booked via Expedia.
As the offer runs until March 31st, you have plenty to time to take advantage even if you don’t already have a Gold or Platinum charge card but are willing to apply. My review of American Express Gold is here and my review of American Express Platinum is here.
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In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards.
Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
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: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.
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 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
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
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:
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
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.