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New Amex statement credit travel offers launched inc Eurostar, Hyatt and Selfridges

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American Express has launched a new round of statement credit deals, with a particularly strong travel focus.

There are two ways to sign up to these deals.  The easiest is to visit the Amex website or app and go the statement page for each card you hold.  At the bottom is a list of current offers targetted to you.  Click ‘Save To Card’ and you’re good to go.

A selection of deals are also available via the Amex Connect website here.  If you hold an American Express issued by Lloyds, MBNA, TSB or Barclays then you can register for these deals via Amex Connect.

These are the travel related offers available:

Eurostar – £20 cashback when you spend £60

Expires 24th July.  If you have two Amex cards you could book a trip as 2 x one-way tickets and get the cashback twice as long as each leg was £60 or more.

Hyatt Hotels – £50 cashback when you spend £250

Expires 30th September.  Valid at most European Hyatt properties including the four in the UK.  Remember that, if used in Europe, the cashback will be offset by Amex’s 3% FX fee.  This offer is NOT on Amex Connect.

Ashford Castle Red Carnation

Red Carnation Hotels – £50 cashback when you spend £250

Expires 29th July.   They run Ashford Castle in Ireland (photo above) amongst other properties although only the UK hotels are included in this offer.  Earlier this week I wrote about their generous ‘2000 Virgin miles per night’ promotion which you could combine with this.

The Halkin / Metropolitan – £50 cashback when you spend £250

Expires 17th July.  This offer is valid twice per card so you can earn up to £100 back at each hotel.

Landmark Hotel Group – £75 cashback when you spend £200

Expires 11th September. Valid at The Landmark London, Lancaster London or K West Hotel & Spa.  This is obviously very generous and worth considering if planning a London hotel stay.

OneFineStay – £100 cashback when you spend £300

Expires 11th September for stays by 31st December.  Generous deal from the ‘upmarket Airbnb’ company.

Of the non-travel deals, there is a ‘£30 back on £100 spend at Selfridges’ which I thought was pretty decent plus quite a few others.


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You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here.

The following offers will end soon:

  • 2,000 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard (ends 15th October)
  • 30,000 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard (ends 15th October)
  • 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus (ends 2nd November)
  • 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 30,000 points on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (ends 9th November)

Here are the top current deals:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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 Gold

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

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

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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 and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (48)

  • AndyS says:

    I got eurostar on one amex but not the other, strange, most offers appear on both

  • Mick says:

    O/T just received a letter from AMEX saying that as an existing customer my £150 annual fee is increasing to £195….. Guess existing customers are not exempt!

    • Kinkell says:

      Not exempt, but , for me, new fee will be charged next anniversary in July 2017. So I suppose, I’m a bit better off than some.

    • Alex W says:

      Is this for the BAPP? Stuff that, I was going to keep the card until next year, but now I’m cancelling. At least that way I might get a sign-up bonus to make up for the extra fee.

  • Jonathan says:

    I remain convinced that AMEX don’t target customers with offers that are of any relevance to them. When asked about how these offers are worked out I was told that they look at your spending pattern, where you spend money etc. So based on my spending in the past 2 months at Four Seasons, Dorchester Collection and Oetker properties AMEX thought an offer for money off at 4 star Red Carnation hotels would be relevant to me. Right. The Hyatt offer would have been particularly useful as we’re actually going to the new PH in Mallorca soon. And all this after an increase of £45 to the BAPP card membership fee. I was told this was due to inflation. As far as I’m aware inflation in the UK hasn’t hit nearly 25%.

    • Kinkell says:

      Have 3 cards and loads of offers, some of which are HoF, Eurostar,Pizzza Xpress,Hotels x2 ..Landmark and RedCarnation , Etihad, Zing , French Connection. …you name , I’ve got it! Have I shopped in any of these estsblishments?….. Well, I live in the Hghlands, so popping in to a HoF requires a 4 hour trip, and Eurostar isn’t exactly convenient. So, I do feel that I get offers that I am very unlikely to use ( and I prefer Costa to Starbucks!)

  • nw1309 says:

    I also had none of the decent offers on my card and I looked at 7am this morning

  • oli says:

    sorry OT (but still amex): Does anyone know how to refer a friend for a different card than your own? For example, you hold a BA PP but want to refer a friend for the Gold card? Thanks 🙂

  • DaveT says:

    Slightly OT, applied for the BA amex PP card on Monday, application was approved on the weds. I was somewhat shocked at the poultry credit limit the gave me though (1.5k). My credit score is excellent. I’ m guessing this low limit is because i currently have an SPG amex with 12k limit? I assume their algorithms make sure you arnt over exposed to credit? This will make it somewhat of a juggling act each month to get that 10k spending done for the 2for1 voucher.

  • yaucc86 says:

    what a joke. I have 5 Amex cards and my wife have 2 and guess what. Non of them have selfridges discount!

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