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.
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.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2022 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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 – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points, £200 travel credit 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
50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – 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.