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Very generous offer of £75 Wheely credit from American Express

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A good deal with Wheely, the London-based Uber competitor, has appeared on a lot of American Express cards.   You need to look under the ‘Offers’ section on the online statement page of each Amex card you have.

You will receive £25 cashback when you spend £25 with Wheely in one ride.  You can get the money up to three times until the offer expires on 17th May.  It is actually three x £25 credits per Amex card, so you may find that you can get it six or nine times depending on how many of your Amex cards it appears on.

Wheely is equivalent to Uber Exec and Uber Luxe,  Its cheapest option is a Mercedes E-Class.

Wheely

The biggest snag is the need to spend £25 in one ride.  It is NOT cumulative and you do not get any credit if you spend under £25.  Spend £24 and your net cost is £24.  Spend £26 and, with the credit, your ride will only cost £1.

This is not a problem if you are heading to an airport but on shorter trips you cannot be sure you will hit the target.  The complex way Wheely calculate fares (an E-Class is £6 + 50p per minute + £1.60 per mile) means that you can’t be certain what you’ll pay.  It is certainly worth a look, however.


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

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British Airways American Express card

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BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

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American Express Platinum card Amex

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Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

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Earning miles and points from small business cards

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American Express Business Gold card

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40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

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Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

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Comments (143)

  • illuminatus says:

    Wheely is awesome, I highly recommend it – imo the best ‘service/price’ ratio (vs expensive Uber options, Blacklane, Kabbee Exec, AddLee etc). Heathrow £50 from SW is a bargain, Gatwick at £85 less so.

    • illuminatus says:

      and yep, please use H6CD5 to get 20% off your first ride)

      • paul says:

        could you give the first 4 digits of your post code so i can get rough idea re cost. i’m in SW15 and want to get this to Heathrow so wondering re the cost. thanks

        • illuminatus says:

          SW18. From what I understand, airport transfer prices are largely fixed by area, so yours should be close. In fact, I’ve just checked in the app – it gives the same £50 from SW15 to Heathrow T5 in E-Class

        • Paul says:

          Thanks illuminatus

    • john says:

      Sounds expensive. My local minicab company used to be £33 to T5 when I lived in SW18

      • Rob says:

        Do have S-Class Mercs?

        • Alan says:

          Would it get you there any quicker if they had?

        • Jonah says:

          Honestly Rob who cares!

          • Rob says:

            Since its obvious that a minicab firm running clapped out bangers will be cheaper than a company using S-Class Mercedes cars, I just assumed there was a point to your comment 🙂

        • SimonW says:

          Well, almost everyone on here cares!! This site helps people travel in more comfort to a destination in the same time as someone at the back of the plane. I’d take an S-Class over a Prius if I can. And using this deal, the S-Class could cost a couple of quid and the Prius many times that.

        • Russ says:

          +1 SimonW!

  • Paul Stevens says:

    OT: Flying BA first to Tokyo – 777 to Haneda or 787 to Narita. Or maybe out on one, back on the other. I’ve never flown on a 787 before but have flown BA first on a 777 a few times if that makes any difference.

    • Prins Polo says:

      Not sure what the question is but I would (and have given this choice) fly JAL to HND. Vastly superior.

      • Paul Stevens says:

        241 so has to be on BA. I suppose my question was is the 787 so much better that it offsets the slightly less convenient Narita airport?

        • Mark says:

          if you are using a 241, maybe mix and match depending on the time and availability. I flew back on the 787-9 in F and loved it. Yes Narita is a bit more complicated to get to but I think the flight time and the quality of plane more than made up for it.

        • Kevin C says:

          I went First in a 777 to Haneda last year. The 777 isn’t my favourite First cabin – you can’t get from one side to the other without going through the galley and there didn’t seem to be anywhere for the crew to put out snacks. But the crew were good and the food (especially coming back) was excellent.

          Haneda is a nice airport these days.

        • Genghis says:

          +1 on ex-HND F catering. Best I’ve ever had on BA.

        • Chuck says:

          F on 787-9 is an excellent experience, food normally good from Japan too.
          My only issue is the dining table, worst product ergonomics ever.

    • TokyoFan says:

      We went into NRT on the 787 and out of HND on the 777 which suited availability of F at the time and timings for our trip. I preferred the 787 but only for the obvious reasons (newer, cleaner, quieter etc). Agree with Genghis about the food out of HND in F – a stunning wagyu steak – yum!

  • JP says:

    The Wheely offer is tricky. Testing the pricing formula for long distances e.g. My house to Heathrow = £40 (having subtracted the credit) which is roughly the cost of an Uber with no surchage.

    For Wheely in central London, google provides the calculation inputs your journey. Search your destination from your location for the mileage and time.

    E.g. Google says 20mins to go 3miles
    20 * 0.5 = £10
    3 * 1.6 = £4.8
    +£6 for the E-Class
    Total cost = £20.8 – Don’t take a wheely!

    E.g. Google says 36mins for 6.2miles (diff route)
    36 * 0.5 = £18
    6 * 1.6 = £9.6
    +£6 for the E-Class
    Total cost = £33.6 – £25 credit = £8 – Save £8/10 over Uber.

    Tricky!

  • Tom H says:

    I’m STILL waiting to hear back from Curve after seeking to cancel three weeks ago. I got an initial (non-automated) response after about five days asking if I was sure, I confirmed I was – and still nothing despite having chased.

    I’m getting very close to credit card chargeback territory.

    • MMM says:

      Same position, they will just send the same automated response, i think they sent me three emails like that already. Will be taking it up with CC

  • Andrew says:

    20% off your first Wheely ride with code: 59J6X Stackable with the Amex offer, good with airport runs where the 20% is obviously worth more and the ride is fixed price so no concerns about not going over the £25.

    • Russ says:

      Is that just within the M25?

      • illuminatus says:

        I am completely lost why there are so many questions and guessing about pricing. If you download the app and enter ‘from-to’ addresses, it will give you a price estimate, same as Uber.

        Airport transfers on the other hand will have a fixed cost, which is good.

  • BJ says:

    OT: Good Lufthansa business class sale on, e.g. Seoul £1392, Hong Kong £1546

  • Gill says:

    OT – Tokyo flight advice

    I have a Lloyds upgrade voucher I’ve noticed is about to expire so I’m planning on redeeming today. Any particular advise on which flight / airport is better ? Both HND and NRT have business seats available on the dates I’m interested in.
    Thanks

  • AndyK says:

    OT. Any bonus points for a supp card on SPG Amex?