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Bits: Heathrow’s Christmas ad, two free US Uber rides, Amex shopping offers

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News in brief:

Watch Heathrow’s Christmas ad

Heathrow Airport has released an incredibly sweet Christmas ad, reminding us all that Christmas is about spending time with your loved ones.

If you haven’t seen it on TV, I strongly recommend taking a look (click below, it may not display if you are reading this outside our website).  This ad will definitely make it into my top five Christmas ads this year …..

From April 2018, please use our new Uber sign-up code UBERHEADFORPOINTS via this link, or download the app and add the code via the promo code box on the ‘Payment’ tab.  This gets you £3 off your first ride.

Free Uber ride up to $65

If you are heading to the US between now and New Year, American Express and Uber are running a holiday season promotion giving you two free Uber rides up to $65 each from selected US airports.

Simply enter the code AMEXAIRPORT before ordering your Uber and select an American Express card for your payment.  The code is accepted OK on UK registered Uber accounts.

This offer is valid for Uber rides before 31st December 2016 from the following airports:

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
McCarran International Airport (LAS)
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

If you don’t already have an Uber account, sign up using the code ‘uberheadforpoints’ (enter it on the Promo Code page once you’ve downloaded the app) and you will receive a £10 free first journey – UK rides only.


Decent Harrods / American Express promotion

Finally, Harrods has launched a new cashback promotion with American Express.

This may – or may not – be showing under the ‘Offers’ section for one or more of your Amex-issued Amex cards on the online statement page.  If it is there, you need to load it to your card.

You will receive £30 cashback when you spend £100 in one transaction before Christmas Eve.  The offer terms state that gift cards are excluded but I’m not sure if that would be correct in practice.  Airport stores are excluded.

Whilst you’re in Knightsbridge, many people will have an offer for £20 back on a £100 transaction at Harvey Nichols.  This offer also runs to Christmas Eve.  I believe that there is also a House of Fraser cashback deal out there.

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  1. Brilliant result on both fronts! Well done Andy!

  2. Donald Trump says:

    Can I use MBNA, Lloyd’s etc issued AMEX cards at harrods?

  3. Thanks for the UBER offer!

    Do we know if the offer is valid for AMEX issued credit cards only or it works with MBNA issued AMEX cards too (like the Virgin Atlantic UK credit card? Thanks!

  4. For the Uber deal, will using the Amex Gold Charge Card work ok, or does this have to be a Credit Card? I’m between Amex CC’s right.

  5. The fine print / T&C on the AMEX website says that you may not get the 30 pound back on Harrods if you buy a gift card. Can someone please confirm this?

  6. Shame I missed out on the Uber promo by a week. If anyone is taking an Uber/Lyft back to an airport (or anywhere in the US) we used the code FLYRIDE20 for $20 credit on Lyft from Newark to midtown (advertises in charlotte airport). There are various Lyft promos (I used one for $5 off ten rides too for shorter journeys) out there. If you’re like me an had only used Uber, worth a look to open a Lyft account!

  7. Does anyone know if spend at any of the restaurant concessions count as harrods spend?

  8. Hi, does anyone know if we can use the travelex card (linked back to AMEX) for the uber promotion to save on the exchange fees and commissions? Thx

    • I doubt it, I think Uber will be looking for an Amex card number to be listed in the app. Personally I wouldn’t risk it given the $65 saving in offer.

  9. Maori in London says:

    Just tried the UBER amex deal – it no longer works… limit reached already

    • Yeah I tried the Uber code too and it said limit reached. Has anyone used this successfully from the UK? I am hoping it is just an error because I am out of country and it will work when I get to NYC. Not confident though.

      • Yes, I saved it when it first came out – planning to use it in a few hours when in Chicago! I believe they had a limited number of registrations and have now run out.

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