On Tuesday we told you about the new American Express credit card being launched in conjunction with life and health insurer Vitality.
It is a fascinating product. The cashback element paid by Amex is identical to what is offered on its existing cashback cards BUT it is topped up by additional cashback from Vitality. The more exercise you do, the higher the cashback percentage you receive! Our full article on the Vitality American Express credit card is here.
Vitality is also adding Virgin Atlantic flight discounts from 2020. This replaces the existing British Airways Vitality partnership which ends next month – see here.
We don’t have full details yet of how it will work. To quote:
“A new airline partnership with Virgin Atlantic will offer Vitality members 15% off all Virgin Atlantic flights, in any flight class. Members can enjoy up to four discounted bookings in a plan year, with the discount available linked to on their Vitality status. The benefit is due to start in early 2020 and will be available to all Vitality plan holders with rewards.”
There is also a new partnership with Expedia, offering 10% to 20% off four hotels per year. The discount is based on your plan, Vitality status and engagement with the Vitality programme. I would be more sceptical about this until we see the exact discounts, because if it is anything like Hotels.com (same parent company) it will not be valid on any chain hotels.
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