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Wheely has brought back its generous £50 free credit offer for American Express cardholders

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A good deal with Wheely, the London-based Uber competitor, has appeared again 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 TWICE until the offer expires on 30th November.  It is actually two x £25 credits per Amex card, so you may find that you can get it more than twice depending on how many of your Amex cards it appears on.

Wheely

The offer seems a bit scarcer this time.  My wife has it on her Amex Gold but I don’t have it on my Amex Platinum or my British Airways Premium Plus.

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

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.

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