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Register for a new £10 cashback offer at BP garages with American Express

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American Express has launched a new cashback offer with BP.  You may, or may not, find this under the ‘Offers’ section of the online statement page of one or more of your Amex cards and will need to register.

You will receive £10 back on a £30 fuel purchase before 31st December.  You can only earn the statement credit once per card.

You need to download the BPme app to your smartphone and add your American Express card as your means of payment.  When you arrive at the garage, you open the app, type in your pump number and how much you want to spend, submit, and you can then load your car up to the payment limit you entered.

You can add your Nectar card to the app so you don’t lose out on those points either.  Not all BP stations are BPme enabled but apparently there is a map of participating garages in the app.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – March 2023 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.

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 famous annual 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:

Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) 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

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 (3% for 3 months if you apply by 31st March) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (253)

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  • Dan says:

    OT: In anticipation of Shop Small coming up, how can I make use of the offer in my supplementary cards? For eg I have a supplementary card from my wife’s account, I just tried to add the card to my own online services but it doesn’t seem to appear on my list of cards.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Should add fine. If it doesn’t best to ring and they can force it on your account

    • John says:

      Or make a new Amex online account

    • Nick_C says:

      If you only have two cards then they appear either side of the menu banner at the top of the screen and you can see both icons clearly at the same time.

      When you go from two live cards to three live cards, the cards will now show as a stack on the right hand side of the header at the top of the screen. Click on the stack of cards to expand it.

      The app is actually clearer.

  • signol says:

    OT. I’ve just had an email from Avios South Africa, saying that the scheme will close at the end of May. There will no longer be the opportunity to earn Avios from BP filling stations or Pick N Pay supermarkets, and that the co-brand credit card will cease earning (and encouraging users to apply for the BA branded card from ABSA). While this isn’t a big drop, I used to get a small amount of Avios from our frequent trips out to visit family, from fuel and shopping. There’s no mention of avios earned on Kulula flights, but I’d expect there to be something tied in with BAEC.

  • apbj says:

    I had problems earlier this month, yes. HMRC error message was vague. Curve kept saying it was because my account was relatively new and needed more history but in fact the HMRC site was simply rejecting every attempt regardless of amount. Then one day it started accepting Curve without a problem, no limit on amount.

  • Alan says:

    OT bits – just had an email about 10p/l off fuel at Morrisons after £50 spend.

  • John says:

    Sent my monthly £1000 from Amex to taxman today

  • TonTonT3 says:


    I’m Platinum Elite with SPG/Marriott and I’ve made a redemption on points for a very fancy beach JW Marriott in South East Asia. Going through the T&C I saw this:

    ii. Complimentary Enhanced Room Upgrade for Platinum Elite Members. Platinum Elite Members receive a complimentary upgrade to the best available room subject to availability for the entire length of stay at the time of check-in. Complimentary upgrade includes suites, rooms with desirable views, rooms on high floors, corner rooms, rooms with special amenities or rooms on Executive Floors.

    Does this essentially mean, that if just before checking in I pull out the app and identify a suite or even a Villa (£2k) selling during my stay for cash, I am entitled to request this as an upgrade? It surely would constitute de “best available room” and if it’s going for cash it’s available…

    What do you think? Does anyone have experience with this? My only concern is I got the status through Amex Plat and am unsure of when it expires…the stay is in early January.



    • Rob says:

      You won’t have Platinum Premier via Amex, you should have dropped to Gold on August 18th as that is now the Amex-offered level.

      Remember that Platinum Premier Elite trump Platinum Elite (and Ambassador trumps both of those) so you may well not be top of the queue.

      • TonTonT3 says:

        Might’ve been the stays that left me on Platinum Elite then (not Platinum Premier Elite).

        Appreciate I wouldn’t be at the top of the queue, but the fact still stands. The T&Cs for Platinum Elite state an upgrade to the ‘best available room’. So, if for example, no Premier Elites or Ambassadors have taken those Villas, and they’re still selling for cash upon my check-in, I should in theory receive an upgrade to them? I can’t see how they can argue against it (they exclude Ritz Carlton’s and Vacation Clubs from this offer, but this is an eligible JW Marriott).

        Unless my status resets on 31/12/18, which would be a shame but valid. I still have some stays pre end of the year in other not as nice properties, so the clause should still hold?

        • SimonW says:

          I would say that an Enhanced Room Upgrade means the best room in the category you booked. ie a higher floor, best view in that category.

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      Khao Lak?

  • A Dickinson says:

    OT; Which BA office would people recommend to make a 2-4-1 booking at midnight GMT. Are any easier to call? or is online just as easy now?

    • Genghis says:

      I do outbound online. Then for return, I just do a one way online booking paying full avios (temporarily) and then sort it all out in the morning.

    • Scallder says:

      Hong Kong and Australia have both worked well for me in the past

  • Martin says:

    OT but AMEX & HFP related – £100 back when you spend £500 at United Airlines showing on my partner’s card.

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