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Generous Amex Travel cashback credit launched – get £50 or £200 back on your travel bookings

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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.

(EDIT: reports from readers suggest that a very limited – 800 sign-ups only – version offering £400 back on £1000 spend also exists.)

American Express £200 statement credit

Only 14,000 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.  The ‘£50 back on £200’ version is capped at 40,000 people.  The offer is more likely to show on a Gold or Platinum card than on a British Airways or SPG American Express card.  You have until 28th February 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.

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