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 (EDIT: readers report it is).
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:
- Currys PC World
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? – January 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our January 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
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:
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
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.