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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.

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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (48)

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  • zark says:

    No sign of the Selfridges deal either on any of my direct Amex accounts or Amex connect

    • Johnnycl says:

      +1 but do have a spend £50 get £10 back at House of Fraser.

      • Rum says:

        Same here. No Selfridges, but have HoF. Damn it!

      • Modern Day Sinbad says:

        No Selfridges or HoF for me. I wonder if it’s because I’ve already taken advantage of similar promotions in the past.

        • M says:

          4 days earlier I purchased a nice jacket from selfridges which I could have done with £30 off!

        • lostantipod says:

          Ditto….have no offers with either, spent over £500 in Selfridges and HoF yesterday, on my Amex too….bugger

  • Chris says:

    Doesn’t Eurostar have quite a hefty credit card fee?

    Not as much as £20 but it does reduce the value of the statement credit if you usually pay by debit card.

    And if you like a glass of wine in the lounge, best wait for England to get knocked out of Euro2016.

  • Paul says:

    I’m not seeing Selfridges in either site..,

  • Shelly says:

    No selfridges for me either but I’ve got house of Fraser £10 off £70 spend and £10 off £50 spend on different cards

  • Tom C says:

    The Landmark is often available on Hotels Tonight for ~£200, so that could end up being a very good last minute deal.

    • Rob says:

      Hotel Tonight is only prepaid though, so you would need the hotel to have the same rate itself direct (which it might).

  • shd says:

    No Hyatt offer on any of our cards 🙁

    • Jovanna says:

      No Hyatt for me too, which is annoying because I need to book a couple of nights in August.

  • mark2 says:

    I have just made a booking on Amex Travel which means that I have to pay about £2000 by Feb 2017. From time to time there are statement credit offers for Amex Travel (or at least there have been).
    From people’s experience would I be able to pay chunks off what I owe on various Amex cards and get the credit?

    • harry says:

      Yes, you can trigger multiple statement credits across several cards for the same purchase, if they are so good as to allow you to use different cards – which is allowable in any case with Amex Travel ISTR.

      I split my £50 Xmas beef joints across 5 Amex cards to get 5x £5 statement credits on the 5x £10 payments. [Amex Shop Small.] Thank you, Messrs Butchers (though 1 person thought I was money-laundering & was on the point of calling the police 🙂 )

      • Genghis says:

        Paid for my dental hygienist appt across 5 Amex cards in Nov last year for £25 credit.

        • mark2 says:

          Yes, last December I split one purchase across 13 cards and another across 10, but this was with small businesses.
          I wondered if anyone had specific Amex Travel experience, but did not word it very well.

  • Chee says:

    No Selfridges for me either!

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