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A new £20 Eurowings American Express cashback deal has launched

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American Express has launched a cashback deal with Eurowings.  Eurowings is the Lufthansa-owned low cost carrier which now flies all of Lufthansa’s UK flights which do not go to its Frankfurt or Munich hubs – Berlin, Hamburg etc.

Eurowings American Express cashback

If your account is targeted and you register (see your online statement page) you will get £20 back on a £100 Eurowings transaction.  You need to make your booking by 19th March.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – November 2020 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are my November 2020 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here.

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

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

Nectar American Express

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

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

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

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

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 card

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Amex Platinum Business American Express

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 card

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.

Comments (173)

  • Lee says:

    Hi i would like to use Curve to take some money out at uk atm .

    Can anyone tell me if currently ihg creation are charging it as a normal transaction or if there treating it as a cash advance.

    Any info much appreciated

  • Voltron says:

    OT – Just as a reference point that might help others, I found out why I got rejected for my SPG card, i initially thought there might have been a new limit as I had plat charge / gold CC / BA, but it was a school boy error of having too much credit limit.

    The best way I now use is that once I get a card for churning I immediately review the credit limit as for me personally, I always try to keep my overall credit limit to 100% of my salary, you can most likely get away with more as there is no hard and fast rule and everyone is different, but for me all of my churning cards limits are kept just above the bonus offer. Once I hit the sign up bonus I reduce down to nominal amount I.e. 1k of I intend to keep the card, or just cancel.
    I also realised that it takes time for the credit limit decrease / cancel to hit credit report so best advice is to just monitor your overall credit limit and credit utilization.

    • Chris says:

      I’m no expert. However, if I were a prospective lender seeing your credit limits being cut to a nominal sum, my presumption would be that it was the card lenders not you making those choice and treat that as an adverse indicator.

      • John says:

        Agree. My total credit limit is 2.5 times my declared income on credit card applications, but I don’t churn aggressively and have been approved for every card I wanted.

    • GRIMZ says:

      I had the same problem when I had 13.5k on a blue BA card that I never used and also 11.5k on my Virgin mastercard. I got refused for two cards recently and I presume this was my issue.
      I am going to cancel my cards and wait 6 months and take better care of my credit limits next time!
      I have to admit I was churning too aggressively!

      • Alex says:

        you can instantly reduce your limit in your amex online account, if you wish to.

        • Russ says:

          Agree. We do this all the time. It’s for security really just in case the card gets pinched. Never bothered us getting further credit cards or raising the limits later.

  • Cat says:

    A saving of £15 on a £10 order? Bargain!

  • krys_k says:

    I do like the £15 saving on £10 spend

  • Lukethetraveller says:

    Eurowings offer valid for UK departures only, so pretty much useless.

  • Joan says:

    I have bought a few items in store with Charles T and despite giving my exec club number , no avios have ever materialised . The first couple of times I rang CT and BA but they still didn’t turn up. Can’t be bothered any more ☹️

    • Dev says:


      It is a farce, the store managers of Jermyn Street and Canary Wharf gave me repeated assurances that the Avios would post but they never did.

      Having said that, I placed an online order leading up to Christmas 2018 and those Avios posted within a day of the items being delivered.

  • s says:

    That ‘worthless’ site InsiderFlyer UK is reporting that Accor to IB transfers have been devalued to same level as BA

  • MDA says:

    OT – My dentist receptionist wanted to charge 3% for using amex. What is the law around this for amex?
    I know for Visa and MasterCard its now not allowed

    • LewisB says:

      It’s illegal.

      • MDA says:

        Does anyone know where I can submit a claim in?
        They first tried to reject american express payments with a disclaimer but had a small shop logo on the front door , sneaky! When challenged they demanded a fee

        Btw this is in central london!

        • Genghis says:

          Complain to the company themselves referencing notices about the change.
          If nothing, trading standards.

      • MarkH says:

        yep it’s illegal but seems lots of companies still doing it. My accountant is charging no fee for debit card and a 1.8% for a credit card.

        Not too fussed as will use curve instead but will definitely point this out to them.

        • RussellH says:

          Perhaps your accountant assumes that all clients will be paying with a business card, which is perfectly legitimate

    • Mikeact says:

      Straight Amex or co-branded Lloyds/Amex ? Or should it make no difference ?

    • Navara says:

      Be prepared for some pain on your next visit though if you complain.

    • Anna says:

      I imagine that if someone makes an issue of this, they will just refuse to accept Amex any more.

      • Lumma says:

        Those shop small stickers are really hard to remove. A new window is probably easier

      • G Flyer says:

        My Dentist’s card terminal has a homemade “NO AMEX” sticker on it. I wasn’t paying attention one day and used my AMEX on autopilot, and discovered it worked just fine. I’ve ignored the sticker ever since, assuming it’s just a ploy to avoid higher interchange fees.