Bits: £50-£200 Amex Travel cashback, 2000 Heathrow Rewards points on fashion, free Fast Track at East Midlands

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News in brief:

Generous Amex Travel cashback credit launched

American Express Travel has launched a new cashback credit promotion.

There are a couple of versions.  The most generous, which I got, is a whopping £200 back on a £600 spend via Amex Travel.  The other version, which my wife has, offers £50 back on £200 of spend.

Only 7,000 people can register for the £600 version so I recommend looking at the ‘Offers’ tab on your Amex online statement pages and signing up, if it is there.  It is more likely to show on a Gold or Platinum card than on a BA or SPG American Express card.  You have until 15th November to do the necessary spend.

Historically these offers have been based on cumulative spend although it is not specified here.

This offer is only valid for pre-paid products.  It is best used for a flight.  Whilst there is clearly value in booking hotels this way too, Amex Travel is counted as a third party booking site and you won’t receive hotel points or status benefits.  You can’t use it for Fine Hotels & Resorts bookings as these are not pre-paid.

Heathrow Rewards fashion bonus

2,000 Heathrow Rewards points on fashion purchases

Heathrow Rewards has launched a new bonus for purchases at certain fashion retailers in the airport. 

You usually earn 1 Heathrow Rewards point per £1 spent, which transfer at 1:1 into Avios, Virgin Flying Club or other airline miles, or can be used for Heathrow shopping vouchers.

Until 30th September, you will get the following bonuses:

  • 250 extra points when you spend £50 – £149.99 (Accessorize and Cath Kidston only)
  • 500 extra points when you spend £150 – £199.99
  • 1,000 extra points when you spend £200 – £349.99
  • 1,500 extra points when you spend £350 – £499.99
  • 2,000 extra points when you spend £500 or more

Participating retailers are Accessorize, Anya Hindmarch, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Burberry, Cath Kidston, Chanel, Collection, Dior, Gucci, Harrods, Hermes, HUGO, Hugo Boss, Jack Wills, John Lewis, Kate Spade, Kurt Geiger, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Paul Smith, Prada, Reiss, Saint Laurent, Smythson, Superdry, Sunglass Hut, Sunglasses Boutique, Ted Baker, Thomas Pink and Valentino.  It excludes Harrods Signature stores and Harrods Fine Watch Room.  Registration is not necessary.

Remember that you can get a further 3,000 bonus Heathrow Rewards points (worth 3,000 Avios) if you sign-up via this link and spend £150 in one day before the end of the year.

East Midlands Airport free Fast Track Security

Free Fast Track security at East Midlands Airport

Following on from similar articles this week, reader Joe let me know that East Midlands Airport is offering free Fast Track Security passes when you pre-order £20 of ‘click and collect’ Duty Free.  

Full details are on the airport website here.

Identical offers are available at Manchester Airport (click here) and London Stansted (click here).

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Comments

  1. when did you book your travel for? I had an Amex rep on chat saying travel had to between 31st October-30th November, which I strongly doubt.

  2. OT Amex have repeatedly said it must be a single transaction. I see above it seems to work for multiple flight bookings. I need to book two hotels, and car rental separately to get above £600 spend. Anyone have experience that this will definitely work?
    Thanks

  3. Nigel Williams says:

    Frustrating – Looking to hire a decent car for a week in the states (Mustang, Charger etc for the wife) so was going to book with Avis via Amex Travel.

    Turns out that you cant access the entire Avis stock via AT, so I can book the car from the Avis website, but not from AT. :-/ – Considering booking a similarly priced car and then once processed by AT call Avis directly to amend the booking…

  4. OT – A little. On my BA Amex card I also got the offer ‘Avios – Spend £415+ and get 12,500 Avios’ So effectively purchase 25,000 for £415 and get 12,500 as a bonus. Is this a good deal?

    • 1.1p per Avios is a high and it is a messy offer (registration needed, pay on a certain card, only get best deal for buying 25k). Not hugely exciting.

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