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New Selfridges cashback deal launched by American Express

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American Express has launched a new cashback deal in association with Selfridges.

You are likely, but not guaranteed, to find this under the ‘Offers’ tab of your online statement page on your American Express Preferred Rewards Gold or Platinum card.  I haven’t seen it on a British Airways card yet but it may be out there.

You receive a £30 statement credit when you spend £100 at Selfridges before 17th November.  All UK stores and the website are included.

The rules do not say if cumulative spend counts.  It usually does but you can never be 100% certain.  Similarly, it says that purchases of gift cards do not count – this is often not the case but of course you do so at your own risk.  The offer is limited to the first 12,000 people to register.

There is also a new multi-partner offer available for a lot of people, but not me.  This is quite interesting.  My wife was offered 7,000 Membership Rewards points on her Amex Gold for spending £250 in October at a combination of:

  • Boots
  • Expedia
  • Currys PC World
  • Debenhams
  • Nespresso
  • Spotify
  • Wiggle

Other versions offer 2000 points for £50 spend and 4000 points for £100 spend.

At the moment I don’t see a way of doing this – as a parent, you breath a sigh of relief when your child gets to about 5 as you realise you never need to visit Boots again, having visited three times a week for the last five years – but you never know.  One option would be buying a pile of gift cards in Boots for other brands (assuming it isn’t online only, as I haven’t got the rules).

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 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.

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 Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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:

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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

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 and no annual fee Read our full review

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