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Get 15% cashback from American Express with taxi app Gett

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American Express has launched a new cashback offer with taxi app Gett which operates in London, Bristol, Edinburgh, Coventry, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.

The offer may or may not be showing under the ‘Offers’ section on the Amex app or website for one of your cards.  You need to ‘save to card’ if it is.

Once you’ve done that, you will receive 15% cashback on all of your Gett rides between now and 23rd June.  This isn’t as generous as the offer Gett ran before Christmas, which offered a 25% rebate, but it’s basically free money so you can’t complain!  The £50 cap on cashback has gone, so for very heavy users you may even be better off this time.

If you’re not already using Gett, if you sign up via my referral link here (click) you will receive £3 off your first five rides.  The offer may vary for cities outside London.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2022 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.

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.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 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 & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of 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:

American Express Business Platinum

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

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus 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

50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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 and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (169)

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  • BJ says:

    OT: When downgrading BAPP by applying for BA basic card is there anything to stop us following a (self)referral link and getting a bonus?

    • Anna says:

      Yes – no bonuses are given when moving between BA cards as it’s the same account.

      • BJ says:

        Thanks Anna, in that case I’ll just refer my partner to start a churn cycle and I’ll cancel and wait 2y to get the bonus again.

      • Simon says:

        Wrong – self-referred for a BAPP card when already having BA free card: got 18k for referral and BAPP approved.

        • Simon says:

          To add: this was done less than two weeks ago

        • Waddle says:

          Was this after the referral bonuses were cut? Yet you still got a 18k referral bonus? Or did you refer from the Plat biz card?

        • Simon says:

          Put through the day before changes to bonuses, so serendipitous

        • BJ says:

          Thanks Simon, I will give it a try going the other direction then, nothing ventured mothing gained.

        • Simon says:

          That was entirely my own rationale, BJ, so best of luck and, as you say, nothing ventured. 🙂

        • Shoestring says:

          Might as well try it – but highly unlikely. Simon got lucky.

          Try altering something about your address or other personal details (whilst still being truthful).

        • Richard says:

          Simon, did you enter your free BA card number when asked if you have any other Amex cards?

        • Simon says:

          Actually no, Richard. When flitting between Amex accounts for referrals bonuses, then I use two separate Amex accounts (with different email addresses and logins, naturally) and then use my IDC card as my “other Amex”.

        • Shoestring says:

          Referring from ID1 to ID2 is hardly the same as self-referring to the same ID! 🙂

          So do you mean you had free BA card on ID#1 and referred for BAPP under ID #2?

        • Simon says:

          There’s some semantics at work here, Harry. 🙂 Self-referring has more than one iteration to my mind. But to answer your question: ID1 (MR a/c only) refers my ID2 a/c for BAPP, ID2 a/c already having a free BA card linked to it. Application successful, ID1 subsequently gets 18k MR (pre-bonus change) and ID2’s free BA card upgraded to BAPP.

    • Voltron says:

      Would they do a credit check when downgrading? Thinking of going down aswell but thought phoning instead if applying online

      • John says:

        It’s possible but probably unlikely, however they can still do a credit check whether you phone or do it online

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