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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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  • Jill says:

    OT if I cancel my Premium Amex on re receiving my 241, if I wait 6 months and reapply, will I receive another 241 if immediately spend £10000? Or can I only receive one 241 in a twelve month period even if two different accounts? Thanks in advance !

    • Genghis says:

      if I wait 6 months and reapply, will I receive another 241 if immediately spend £10000?

  • meta says:

    O/T My Hilton Visa points have finally posted this afternoon. I have also received two emails that my points have been transferred. I did points pooling two weeks ago which were processed within a day and already made a redemption. Some strange backend workings at Hilton IT!

    • RussellH says:


      I did contact them though this morning, though primarily to ask when my status gets upgraded to Gold, having done the £10 000 spending.

      Still no sign of my 7000 from e-Rewards though.

    • The Urbanite says:

      +1 Plus weirdly my points from the IHG MasterCard only just turned up today too, almost a week late.

  • KSB says:

    OT – BAEC Household accounts / 241 vouchers – my wife and I both have a 241 voucher and want to use it for a booking covering 4 people.

    Do we have to split the booking into 2 bookings of 2 people or is there a way of using both the vouchers so that we can make a single booking for all 4 people?

    • SimonW says:

      We do two separate bookings then phone BA to “link” them together. Not sure if that linking does anything specific though – however we have always been seated together as a four across middle of CW – which is perfect when travelling with 2 kids.

      • KSB says:

        Great, sounds like a good solution. Thanks

      • Anna says:

        Which call centre do you contact? Each time I’ve asked for a 2 4 1 booking to be linked to a separate cash booking they flatly refuse. Then they’re funny with us at check in because we’re on different PNRs. Had a real “do” with them one year because they wouldn’t initially accept that 2 of us could check in our 3 bags in CW (the 3rd booking wasn’t on a through ticket). They tried to insist that of there were 3 of us it had to be one bag each.

        • Mr Dee says:

          The 241 is for Avios redemptions only not cash!

        • Anna says:

          ? As in 2 of us on a 2 4 1 redemption and the other one on a cash booking?

        • SimonW says:

          Never tried to link cash and redemption bookings. They seem to be happy to link 2 x 241 bookings. I think we still keep the 2 separate PNRs (big deal), but benefit in always being sat together as a four as if it is one booking.

        • Lady London says:

          Wondering now if I saw something awhile back about British Airways not allowing pooling of luggage of people travelling together any more?

        • Shoestring says:

          But it’s just some numpty on the desk – CW is 2 bags each

        • Shoestring says:

          @ Lady London – pooling according to BA, that’s different:

          Question: We have an allowance for one checked bag each, up to 23kg maximum weight – can we pool our luggage and check in just one heavier suitcase?

          Answer: The maximum weight per bag is to protect the health and safety of our airport baggage handlers. This means that it’s not possible to pool your allowance/belongings into just one suitcase/bag that will be heavier than that maximum weight allowance. For example: If your ticket allowance is 23kg per person, and you pool your belongings into one suitcase that weighs 29kg, when one of you checks it in, an overweight bag charge will apply to cover the special handling arrangements for it. This page tells you the charges we make for overweight and extra bags: Extra and overweight baggage Unfortunately we can’t check in a bag that weighs more than 32 kg – you would need to arrange for such a heavy item to travel as cargo.

      • Lady London says:

        I think you ask for “TCP” (to complete party) on the bookings. I think that’s what they call it.

  • Andy says:

    Quick Question: I am looking at car hire for USA and they all seem to come with CDW (£0 Excess) included in the price as standard on the compare sites. If I wanted to use the AMEX platinum protection instead is there anywhere to book the rental at a cheaper rate without this included?

    Also does the payment need to be made on the Plat card itself or will any AMEX do as long as hold the plat at the time.

    • Rich says:

      Which company? Try setting your country to US and see what it comes up with. They usually price without insurance.

      I don’t believe you need to put it on the/ an Amex at all. I think that’s just for the Travel Inconvenience Benefit.

      • Andy says:

        Just all the compare sites like rentalcars, easycar, holidayextras,kayak etc. Ill give the US location suggestion a try. I’m getting around £300 for 10 days Mustang Hire, seems pretty good to me but not sure of the market and if I can loose the insurance part would be even better id imagine.

        • Anna says:

          I had this issue last year, was told that if I had a non-US address I had to purchase basic CDW.

      • Clive says:

        Andy try Autoslash

    • Nick_C says:

      Don’t the Hertz/Avis Australia sites still price without CDW?

    • the_real_a says:

      Just be aware that if you decline the CDW they will try to block the full value of the car (say $50k) on your AMEX card which im sure would cause many people issues. Technically most US car hire companies will not allow foreign renter to decline all protections but that snot to say the agents on the desk will not allow you to drive away without anything. Having said that, basic CDW to reduce your excess to a few thousand USD is usually so cheap its not worth arguing. My last rental with Advantage was £130 for 7 days hire with CDW from Baltimore airport.

  • Peter K says:

    Just had my Barclaycard Hilton points come through for the month. It’s dated 22nd November but only just posted now.

  • Mr Dee says:

    The HMRC site is very picky when comes to accepting payments especially multiple payments, if you’ve recently made another payment then leave it a week

  • Alan says:

    Wish I’d had that 1% offer, still just on 0.5% although at least did get a 0% on purchases offer.

  • Jas says:

    I haven’t been to the BA Munich ‘Lounge’ in at lest 4 years … but back then it was up in an almost hidden lift, around a dingy corner, into a smallish space, crammed with pale coloured sofas … ALL of which had horrible, sinister, ‘someone just had an accident’ stains all over them. It was truly a ghastly ghastly lounge.

    • Lady London says:

      About that same time ago I was going to trek over to the BA lounge from the other terminal at MUC where I’d landed. I had about a 4 hour wait till my BA flight home. The information person I asked where it was kind of hinted without saying that it was a dingy little hole and I probably wouldn’;t want to bother. I was kind of surprised at getting the hint!

      I had Regus worldwide membership at that time, so I walked over the road in instead to a Regus office and did some work instead. I;ve always wondered what I missed! Now @Jas, I know!

      I do wish another deal would come along for Regus, buying it outright again’s a bit pricey for me right now.

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