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.
£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? – September 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our September 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
The following offers will expire on 2nd November 2021:
- 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express
- 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus
- 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express
Here are the top current deals:
British Airways American Express
10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
40,000 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
60,000 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 offers.
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
60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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
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: