News in brief:
New American Express cashback deals launched
American Express has launched a new wave of statement credit deals. These offers may or may not be available for you to activate if you look at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement or in the Amex app. Make sure to check for every card you hold as the offers vary.
The ‘10% back at Caffe Nero’ deal has, I am told, been rolled out to every Amex-issued Amex card so you are certain to see that. It runs until 19th July and would work alongside the Nero in-store cashback deal run by Avios.
Focusing purely on travel, the ones I see are:
£20 back on £60 Eurostar spend, expires 7th August
10% back on Monarch, expires 3rd September
5% back on P&O Ferries, expires 19th July
10% back on £600 spend at Neilson Active Holidays, expires 21st July
Older offers still running include:
2% back on Airbnb, expires 19th July (you can get a £30 discount on your first booking on via our link)
2% back on Trainline, extended to 12th July
£10 back on £50 Heathrow Express spend, expires 23rd July
You may also still have ‘£50 cashback on a £200 American Express Travel’ booking showing on a Gold or Platinum card. I managed to use this last week, pre-paying a non-chain hotel for one night. The cost was just over £200 so it was an excellent rebate.
There is also 5% cashback on ticket bookings at LOVEtheatre, which is an Avios partner. Details on earning Avios from LOVEtheatre can be found here. The cashback offer runs until 13th September.
Triple Le Club AccorHotels points in Asia Pacific
Le Club AccorHotels, the loyalty scheme for Ibis / Novotel / Sofitel / Mecure etc, is currently running a very generous triple or quadruple points offer in Europe and the Middle East. You can register here and my article on it is here. Book by 23rd July for stays by 3rd September.
Accor has now launched a similar 3x bonus offer for the Asia-Pacific region. Specifically, it covers:
Cambodia, Greater China (including Hong Kong ,Taiwan & Macao), India, Indonesia, Japan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Fiji Islands, French Polynesia, New Zealand
It is a good deal. You will earn TRIPLE base points on every booking you make and complete before 10th September.
Even if you have no Accor status, you will be earning 7.5 points per €1 equivalent you spend. This is worth 15% of your spend back in Accor vouchers or (if you credit to Iberia Plus and not British Airways) 7.5 Avios per €1 spent.
Status members will do even better.
You need to register via this page of the Accor website.
Bookings made before 10th June will not count so, if you have existing flexible bookings, you should cancel and rebook them as long as the price is no higher.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from Accor and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)
(New to Accor Live Limitless? Read our two-part overview of Accor Live Limitless here and here and our article on expiry rules here.)