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New American Express hotel cashback deals have launched

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Some new Amex cashback offers have launched.  Some, all or none of these deals may be available for sign-up on the ‘Offers’ tab of your online statement page.  Remember that you need to check for each card you own, as the offers vary.  It is also worth noting that the app seems to show fewer offers than the website.

Across my cards I have:

£5 back on £50 spend at World Duty Free (expires 14th September, would stack with the RED app offers here)

£5 back on £20 spend with Addison Lee (can earn three times, expires 20th September, download app here)

£35 back on £200 spend at NH Hotels (very strong in Spain – earns Avios via Iberia, expires 31st August)

£100 back on £400 spend at Melia Hotels (home page, expires 28th September, short list of participating hotels)

£100 back on £500 spend at US Hilton properties (home page, expires 30th September, note USA only)

American Express hotel cashback deals

Existing offers still available include:

£35 back on £100 spend at Thistle Hotels (home page, expires 30th September)

£55 back on £200 spend at Guoman Hotels (home page, expires 30th September)

£55 back on £200 spend at Amba Hotels (home page, Marble Arch review, expires 30th September)

£25 back on £175 spend at Avis (home page, expires 31st August)

£30 back on £150 spend at Hertz (home page, expires 31st August)

£5 back on £50 spend at Virgin West Coast trains (expires 10th August)

£100 back on £800 spend at Thai Airways (expires 31st August)

£60 back on £300 spend at Hyatt Hotels (home page, expires 30th September)


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – November 2020 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are my November 2020 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.

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

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

Nectar American Express

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

30,000 points 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 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 card

American Express Business Gold

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

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

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

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.