Two bits of American Express-related news today:
£15 Amazon discount code extended
Amazon has extended its £15 discount code for Amex Gold and Platinum cardholders until 31st October.
This came as a big surprise given that the offer was meant to be limited to 33,333 people and must be close to that target. I think HFP readers have done at least 10% of that quantity between them ….
You can save £15 on your next Amazon order of £25 or more as long as you part-pay with Membership Rewards points. This is what to do:
If you have not already done so, link your Membership Rewards account with your Amazon account by visiting this page on the Amazon website
Buy £25 of items on amazon.co.uk (these must all be sold by Amazon and not third party merchants, and excludes digital content, including digital gift cards)
Enter code AMEX16SWP at check out
You MUST select your Membership Rewards-earning Amex card as your payment card (you cannot use gift cards or any other payment source)
Part-pay for your order using Membership Rewards points. The sneaky option is to redeem just 2 points for a 1p discount. This saves you ‘wasting’ MR points on a low value redemption. You will only get 0.45p per point and you shouldn’t waste more than 2 of your valuable points on such a poor deal!
The Amazon link above (and here) pays HFP a small commission if you use it – consider your 2017 HFP sub paid for 2017!
£50 cashback on £250 of Hilton spend
A new Hilton cashback offer has appeared on a lot of American Express accounts. To see if you are targetted, visit the Amex website and take a look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the online statement page for each of your cards.
You will receive £50 cashback when you spend £250 or more at selected UK and European Hilton, Doubletree, Waldorf-Astoria, Curio and Conrad hotels before 8th May.
Not all hotels are participating. Make sure that you check the list of hotels on the Amex website before booking.
In the past, these offers have been triggered by cumulative spend. There is no mention of this – so you are not guaranteed to receive it if the £250 is not hit in one transaction – but you might be lucky.
Note that the Amex website also talks about ‘checkout spend’. Does this mean that prepaid bookings will not count? Perhaps, perhaps not.
This deal could work out nicely when combined with the current ‘2000 bonus points per night’ Hilton promotion.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 2020 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are my December 2020 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review
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
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
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
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
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
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
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.