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New American Express cashback offers launched

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Another batch of offers has launched on my American Express cards, and presumably on yours too.  To find these, you need to go to the ‘Offers’ section of EACH Amex card you hold, either on the app or website.  For some reason the website often shows more offers.

Of things I found interesting:

£75 back on £250 spend at MR PORTER (exp 30 September) – not travel related but a great opportunity to get a serious discount on some new season fashion

Amex cashback offers

5,000 Avios or Membership Rewards points on £300 spend at Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley (exp 10 September) – this is ONLY valid on room spend which means that eating and drinking in the hotel without staying there is unlikely to count.  I got this twice, on my BA and Platinum card, so in theory a £600 bill split over two cards would trigger both bonuses.

Bonus points on Hilton stays in Europe (exp 18 October) – this appeared a couple of weeks ago and there are numerous permutations of bonus and spend.  My Platinum has 7000 Membership Rewards points for £500 spend.  My wife had a VERY generous 5000 Membership Rewards for £150 spend.  There is a separate US offer too.

There are various others available including high end restaurant options such as Nandos …..


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.