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Get £50 cashback when you spend £150 at American Express Travel

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This very generous offer – £50 cashback on a £150 travel spend – has just been launched for American Express Gold and Platinum cardholders.

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

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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Comments (104)

  • David yerbury says:

    Strange, had email about this offer from Amex targeted on my platinum cash back card but when I log in its not on the offer list. Have they hit 10000 already?

    • Alan says:

      I doubt they’ve run through 10k registrations already but remember lots of Plat cardholders never received the offer anyway.

      • Mark says:

        They told my mother that they have run out already… don’t know if this is true though….

        • Mark says:

          Got £5 credit when she phoned up and asked here the offer was though :/

  • KNET says:

    A bit OT but I want to book a holiday to Maldives. The Amex Travel website doesn’t mention transfers to and from the resort. Do Amex travel normally include these types of transfers or is it best to call/email them and book via a person (as opposed to online)?

    • Rob says:

      They are usually chargeable, at the monopoly rate quoted by the resort.

  • Gavin says:

    Looks like I’ve missed the boat, didn’t look at emails while I was on holiday over new year. I might try calling up Amex tomorrow for the sake of £5 credit if I get a spare moment.

  • Martin says:

    Is this offer still live I tried the link and it didn’t go anywhere

    • Rob says:

      Amex has reached the 10,000 person cap on the number of sign ups. However, if you email to complain, some people are getting a promise of a manual credit for spending £150.

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