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Get £150 American Express hotel cashback for Claridges, The Berkeley or The Connaught

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You can get yourself £150 credit for Claridges, The Berkeley or The Connaught.

This offer has appeared on a number of American Express cards, although it is less interesting than I thought.

There are two versions.  One offers £75 off a £300 spend at Claridges, The Berkeley or The Connaught.  The second offers £150 off.

£150 Claridges discount

£150 off a £300 spend at three top London hotels sounds fantastic.  However:

You will struggle to find any room for under £600 at Claridges or The Connaught, or for under £475 at The Berkeley.  This means that, realistically, you won’t save more than 25% – 33%.

You can’t use the credit as a non-resident, eg for the restaurants.  It is only valid when settling a room bill.

To maximise the deal, you should book via Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts (for The Platinum Card holders) or, for everyone else, our hotel partner Emyr Thomas, details here.

At The Berkeley, bookings via Emyr come with:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Seasonal welcome amenity
  • Full English breakfast for up to two in-room guests per bedroom
  • £75.00 Hotel credit to be utilized during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

….. so, with £150 American Express cashback on top, if you were targeted for that version, it looks a little better.  You have until 31st March to do the qualifying spend.

If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on 10 good reasons to get the American Express Platinum charge card.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – January 2023 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 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 & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable 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:

SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 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% for 3 months if you apply by 31st March) and no annual fee Read our full review

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