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‘Secret’ Hilton and Avis cashback deals with American Express launched

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American Express seems to be trialling exclusive cashback deals for Facebook users.

Unfortunately, we are about to ruin their experiment by publicising the deal here and generating a few thousand sign-ups!

This is the deal:

You will receive £20 cashback on a £100 Hilton spend before 31st January and £20 cashback on a £100 Avis spend before 31st January.  The spend needs to take place in the UK.

You need to register for both deals at the same page which is here.

Note that there is a list of participating hotels for the Hilton deal which you should check if you are making a special stay.

Who can register?

It isn’t clear.  The offer is being promoted on Facebook so in theory it is not targetted.

However, when I tried to register my MBNA American Express card, I was told ‘sorry, this offer is by invitation only’.  I then tried to register my British Airways American Express card and my registration was accepted.

I recommend you give it a go with whatever cards you have to hand and see if one sticks.

Hilton Park Lane

The offer is limited to the first 15,000 Amex cards to be registered.

The reason the offers are being promoted together is that there is a linked competition.  Everyone who triggers both sets of cashback will be entered into a free draw.  Five winners will receive a one or two night break at the Hilton Park Lane in London (photo above) and another five winners will win a weekend Avis rental.

The registration page is here.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – November 2020 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are my November 2020 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

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

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 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 – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 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:

American Express Business Gold card

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

Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending 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

Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points and do not consider interest rates, service levels or any impact on your credit history.  By recommending credit cards on this site, I am – technically – acting as a credit broker.  Robert Burgess, trading as Head for Points, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a credit broker.

Comments (60)

  • John O'Sullivan says:

    Being treated very well at the Hilton Nordica Reykjavik, 1st night paid for twin exec plus, 2nd night reward night. E-mailed before arrival to ask if we could stay in the same room in order to prevent having to move, this was allowed. Exec room gives access to spa and lounge. Very nice snacks and alcoholic drinks 5-7.

    Mentioned that stay was for my wife’s 50th birthday and a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in room on arrival. Voucher for two drinks in the lobby bar also delivered to the room.

    Currently Diamond status from match from IHG creation card

    • Trickster says:

      Brilliant hotel and great little exec lounge where the staff are really friendly and helpful. Terrific breakfast in the main restaurant too.