New cashback deals for Hertz car rentals in the UK and Hyatt hotels have appeared on a lot of American Express statements.
Hertz is offering £30 cashback when you spend £150+ in the UK by 31st August. Rentals must be in the UK and must be booked via hertz.com. Both pre-paid and ‘pay on return’ bookings are included. The rules imply that existing bookings made before 1st June don’t qualify but I can’t see, if you have booked ‘pay on return’, that there is any way of enforcing this.
The Hyatt one is interesting – £60 back on a £300 spend by 30th September. The rules are a mess though.
It covers most hotels in Europe (Park Hyatt Hamburg is pictured above) and, erm, India for some odd reason. However, the rules say that you must pay in £ to receive the cashback. This makes no sense because the hotels will charge in local currency. You cannot choose the ‘rip off’ ‘pay in £’ option at check-out because American Express does not allow Dynamic Currency Conversion.
I am therefore at a bit of a loss as to how you are actually meant to claim this. It also insists that you must book on hyatt.com but, assuming you book a ‘pay on departure’ rate, I don’t see how that is enforceable either.
You should also note that pre-paid rates do not count which forces you to pay for a more expensive ‘best flexible’ rate whether you want one or not. If you ARE booking a ‘best flexible rate’ at a Hyatt then you should actually be booking it via our hotel partners at Bon Vivant because Emyr can get you additional benefits via Hyatt Prive as we discussed here.
It is also worth noting that the headline implies this offer can be used multiple times – ‘get £60 cashback on transactions of £300+’ – whilst the small print says it is a once-only deal.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – August 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our August 2021 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. Here are the other top current deals:
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee 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 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
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
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: