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.

Amex Travel promotion

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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  1. I have this offer showing on my card and 2 supps. We have a trip LBA to AMS in May, I was thinking of splitting our tickets 3 way to take full advantage.

    Now here is the problem-it will be us and 3 kids plus my sister. My sister may cancel hers last minute. If she is on same booking with one of my daughters, will KLM allow my daughter to go without my sister? Because we will be on the same flight? Or does the whole booking get cancelled if one passenger doesn’t go?
    I am assuming we can just show her birth certificate to show she is still with her parents despite her travel companion not going. Is that too simplistic?

    • You may have to contact Amex Travel to cancel, for which they may charge (this doesn’t matter if you’re willing to forfeit the ticket – but then are you actually saving any money with this offer?)

      If your sister is a no-show on the day then it would depend what KLM has to say about it. Replicate the fare on ITA and read the fare rules.

      You can always pay the adult fare for the oldest kid and then they should have no problem when you all show up together.

      Also Amex Travel submits a charge per traveller even if you book a ticket for 2 people.

      • Ps just to add Amex travel submitted fare for all passengers. We got email confirmations of offer redemption pretty much at same time as for tickets.

    • I know the answer for BA, which may or may not be helpful.

      You can link the 2 bookings on the phone and they would therefore arrange you all to sit together.

      As long as the kids are travelling with parents, there is no issue of unaccompanied minors needing prior arrangements to be made.

      A question: what age does a child become an adult at KLM? At BA it’s 12 – how old is the eldest child on the kids’ booking?

      Your sister not flying would not result in the whole booking getting cancelled – just the no-show person.

      So my advice would be to phone them to link the bookings and also let them know your sister is possibly doubtful to fly – they will probably just make a note of it.

      • Thanks for replies. In the end we decided to book for just 5 of us. So we split bookings in to 2 saving £100. Then booked accodation with my sister’s supp card saving another £50! Result…

        Once my sister is sure about her plans it’s easier to book a separatly for her.

        Thanks Rob, I wouldn’t have seen this offer had you not written about it.

  2. Cameron says:

    Would the purchase of Forex through the Amex travel website be eligible to the credit? I’ve had a look at the T&C’s and it doesn’t say anywhere that it does not.

    • Kinkell says:

      Wondering the same thing as I need currencies for trip to South America next month. Phone and ask?

      • take one for the team, just buy the currency, your risk is negligible.

        I’d certainly like to know the answer 🙂

  3. Thanks for this… I added it or loaded it to my card the day i noticed it…

    Today i booked a mid week break to Istanbul form Manchester for £155.09 and Amex have already confirmed / tracked it so i will get £50 back… £105.09 return to Istanbul with accommodation – cannot go wrong…

    Just a shame it was only on one of my cards!

  4. NEW 15% Amex statement credit for spend on Holiday Extras – parking, hotels etc.
    On Connect and some of my cards

  5. 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?

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

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

  6. 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)?

  7. 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.

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

    • 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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