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Get £5 off at ALDI with American Express

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If you missed our article last week, American Express is now accepted at ALDI.

A ‘£5 cashback when you spend £10’ offer appeared on many Amex cards yesterday – I have it on my Platinum.  This is valid for one transaction before 30th April.

You need to save the offer to your card in order to register.  If you have it, it will be under the ‘Offers’ tab on your statement page on the website or app.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – August 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Amex Gold

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

60,000 points, £200 travel credit 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 1.5 points for every £1 you spend 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:

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

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (3% on business travel for four months) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (102)

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  • Mycity says:

    OT I’ve seen this mentioned a few times re getting the 18,000 Amex rewards for referral but can’t find the info, so if I have a Amex Starwood Card can I refer my wife for the Plat Card if so will I get the 18,000?

    • RL says:

      no, you will get 9000 spg points

    • Andrew M says:

      No. The points received is based on the card you are referring from. Not the card you are referring to. You will get the usual number of SPG points for a referral.

  • pauldb says:

    The 24hr thing must be new – I’m sure I’ve done a free <24hr cancellation on an booking before.
    Presumably the reader cancelled it by phone (is there an online option on – the free canx only works by phone, not online.

  • Mike says:

    No Aldi offers here either.
    I hope Lidl will also welcome Amex soon.
    I wonder if independent retailers whose machines accept Amex but choose not to will have a change of mind following the fee changes

  • Oli says:

    You also don’t seem to get this protection when booking through a travel agent, or in particular Altour. They told me there was no way to change a non-flex booking for free just 5 minutes after having made it, and that’s not including the fees they add on top.

  • Mikeact says:

    I got ‘caught’ by the differences a few years back. Now I always book, where possible, (both sites, BA / can show different availability ), on the BA site, and more to the point, two seperate one way bookings, where the inbound charges can be far less .
    We arrived home last night from the Canaries, out on, back on BA.

    • Polly says:

      Yes we always book one ways to and from Dublin too. Price of a couple of G and T’s for us!

      ALDI. My sister swears by the baileys lookalike. It’s really nice, l agree. Great idea get a bag to push it over the £10 !

  • John D says:

    Re Aldi I presented my amex at checkout having read about at Hfp and the cashier said they didn’t take it. I pointed to the poster displaying the Amex logo next to the Visa/ mcard and said give it try and of course it worked. She said she had no idea and proceeded to shout across to the other cashiers about what she had found. Looks as if ALDI staff training hasn’t succeeded in communicating acceptance of amex very to just stick the Amex In the machine!

  • Kilburnflyer says:

    Re: Amex Offers, does anyone else have issues with their offers showing up in the Amex app? I consistently only find 1 or 2 of actual available offers listed under my Gold card in the app but when I log in online there are 4/5 others actually available too. Rather annoying

    • Crafty says:

      Yes, the new look app has effectively killed offers for me. Really poor.

  • Ada says:

    I just canceled a BA flight booked last night with Avios and companion vouchers. I had no issue with the customer service representatives doing this and was not charged a fee either. So maybe the 24 rule does not apply to these flights (on paper) but customer service seems to be treating them the same.

    • Rob says:

      You booked on, that’s why. We are talking about booking via

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