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Bits: Starbucks / Amex offer, 10% off Emirates via HSBC, Iberia / Groupon issues?

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News in brief:

Starbucks cashback offer with American Express

Over at Shopper Points today are details of a Starbucks / American Express cashback offer.

I am delighted to say that the rules are so badly worded that the combined brain power of Anika and myself has failed to agree on what they mean.  The maximum rebate is definitely £5 though.  Or is it?!  Full details are here.  Note that only Amex-issued Amex cards are valid and not Barclays / Lloyds / TSB / MBNA versions.

Emirates A380

10% off Emirates tickets for HSBC customers

This is the last week to benefit from a 10% discount on Emirates economy and business class tickets for HSBC customers.

You need to:

use promo code UKHSBC6 at the Emirates website

fly from the UK

book by 31st May

travel by 30th November

pay with an HSBC debit or credit card (not sure if this is checked or not as the discount is applied as soon as you enter the code)

Note that it is “not applicable on any other ad hoc promotional fare offer” so it is possible that the cheapest economy tickets may be excluded.  Thanks to Stephen.

Groupon logo

Groupon / Iberia problems?

Finally, a reader contacted me who is still having problems with Avios points not being credited to her Iberia Plus account from the recent Groupon promotion.

If you are also still having issues – or, even better, if you were having issues but found someone to solve them – please post in the comments.

Comments (36)

  • sohan says:

    Totally OT but anyone have advice on what to do with miles from KLM flight for someone who rarely flies with them or Air France? Can you credit them elsewhere?

  • lee says:

    Starbucks- Received my £5 discount from amex on my acc , topped up via the app with £15 total credit

  • Jeremy Gautrey says:

    I bought 2000 and 4000 via groupon on 18th April. The 4000 was credited quite quickly, however still waiting for the 2000 avoid to credit. Does anybody know what to do to get them to credit it?

  • Sophie says:

    My Avios hadn’t posted either at the start of May. I sent Iberia a private message on Facebook and they got them to post within a week or two. Very responsive and easy to deal with.

  • robert says:

    Rob, no problem with getting the avios credited but still waiting for the bonus avios to come thru. anyone got any idea how long this takes. do they go directly to Iberia plus or do you have to do something with the groupon account?