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Lots of new American Express cashback offers launched for hotel stays

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A new wave of American Express cashback deals has been launched.

You can see what you are targeted for by visiting the Amex website and looking at the ‘Offers’ tab on your online statement page.  You need to do this for each card you own.  Offers must be saved to your card as registration is not automatic.

As soon as you make a qualifying transaction, you receive a statement credit for the promised amount.

The most relevant is another good Hilton offer.

There may be various versions of this, but I was offered – on The Platinum Card4,000 Membership Rewards points for spending £350 at selected European Hilton hotels by 31st August.

These offers are usually cumulative so the spend does not have to be in one transaction.  Remember that there is a 3% foreign exchange fee on all American Express cards so it is best to spend the £350 in the UK if you can.

You can double dip with the current Hilton Honors promotion which offers double points for stays until 8th September, starting with your 2nd stay.  You can register here.

Other travel-related offers on my family cards include:

£100 cashback on £1,000 spend with travel agent Destinology (expires 31st August)

£50 cashback on £200 spend with Hand Picked Hotels (expires 27th November)

£55 cashback on £200 spend at Guoman Hotels (home page here, expires 6th September)

£100 cashback on £400 spend at Hotel Cafe Royal on Regent Street (expires 24th October)

£30 cashback on £100 spend at Thistle Hotels (home page here, expires 6th September)

£10 cashback on £60 spent with Sixt Ride (a Blacklane-style business, expires 31st August)

£55 cashback on £200 spend at Amba Hotels (home page here, expires 6th September)

£55 cashback on £200 spend at London’s Hard Rock Hotel (expires 6th September)


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – May 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge 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. 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.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios or other airline miles, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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 Amex Gold

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

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 points bonus (SPECIAL OFFER) 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:

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

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 card

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 Visa card

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – 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 (3% on business travel for four months) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (81)

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  • Roger says:

    Weirdly the only Hotel offer I could possibly use is Hilton and I do not have it.
    I have all usual Thistle, Amba etc. but not any international hotel chain.

    • Chris Cannon says:

      Me too. Could only use Hilton and don’t have it

    • Jonathan says:

      Probably deliberate if you’re a regular Hilton user. Pretty sure AmEx will be able to filter the offers based on previous spending patterns. Since Hilton will be funding the offer they probably ask for it to be targeted to gain new customers rather than reward existing ones.

      • Olly says:

        I used to be of the opinion it was targeted to get people in who had not been in a Hilton but it is not the case as I have this offer and I use Hilton regularly. I have found in the past though that my offers came a week or two after people on HFP were posting their offers. You may get it, just later than others.

    • Alan says:

      I’m the same as Roger. Have e every offer except the one I want – Hilton

  • John says:

    Nothing here

  • Billy says:

    Nothing here but I did get a spend £355 on 20k Avios and receive a bonus of 10k avios from BA.com

    • Chuck says:

      How long did it take for the 10000 bonus to show on your BA account ?

      • darrenf says:

        For me, the extra 10k appeared with the to-be-credited balance on the amex card, and credited with the monthly transfer.

        • Chuck says:

          Ah, great many thanks, should have realised it would be credited that route…

  • Mike says:

    As normal, no targeted offers on either Amex card.

  • Paul says:

    I would rather have the Amex travel offers of last year. Had none this year at all though to be fair, Amex travel prices can be steep. A booking made for a short haul flight at the end of the year was £30 more expensive per person than booking direct.

  • darrenf says:

    Had most of these for well over a week, having checked daily waiting for a Marriott or Amex Travel offer. In the end I gave up and booked with Rocketmiles for the 25% bonus avios offer instead!

  • Lee says:

    These are not new and have mostly been mantioned here before.

    The Hilton is only on the Platinum and even then only the primary card.

    Nothing else is of massive interest.

  • Chrisasaurus says:

    So, seen other people in the past had this issue – does anyone know the solution?

    The only offer on any of my cards for months has been appleyard flowers. Not seen anything else at al across, plat, bapp, spg…

    Anyone ever managed to resurrect them, short of churning card?

    • Shoestring says:

      somebody said lost card leading to new card in the post a couple of days later (which comes with new numbers) worked for them

      • Shoestring says:

        you could lose a whole wallet of cards in one go, you clumsy oaf

        • Chrisasaurus says:

          Oh now look at that, was just checking I had them all with me safely and they’ve gone and fallen the office shredder.. What am I like?

          I’ll report back 🙂

          • Sina says:

            I haven’t had any offers for 5+ months now! I tried replacing my card but made no difference!?

          • meta says:

            Once you get new cards create a totally separate online account as otherwise it might link with the old one, so you end up in the same situation. I wish I tried this before deciding to churn. But I did get some referrals from the quick churn, so on balance all well.

          • Shoestring says:

            good tip from meta, some people prefer to have all their Amex cards in 1 a/c but I don’t – for precisely that reason (offers)

    • Charlieface says:

      Try removing each card from online account and readding. Sometimes works

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