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How can you maximise the American Express ‘£20 cashback on £25 Daily Telegraph spend’ offer?

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There is an interesting offer from the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph showing on a lot of American Express accounts at the moment.

To see if you are targeted, you need to look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the statement page for each Amex card that you hold.  If you see the offer, click ‘Save To Card’.

This is the deal:

Spend £25+ on The Telegraph subscriptions and get a £20 statement credit

Offer valid until 4th April

That’s it!

The reason this is interesting is that The Telegraph has bonus offers running which would combine with the Amex statement credit.  This makes the net cost very low.

Daily Telegraph subscription offer

What are the best value Telegraph subscription packages?

Have a look at The Telegraph subscription website here.

On the basis that you want to maximise the £20 statement credit, these are the ones I liked the look of:

Best deal – a one year digital Student Subscription for just £5 net!

Do you know anyone who is studying and has a or .edu email address?  You can buy them (or buy yourself, if you’re a student) a full year online subscription to The Telegraph for £25 via this page.

The cost of a one-year digital Student Subscription is £25.  With the £20 Amex cashback, your net cost is just £5.  £5 for a full year of The Telegraph app is an excellent deal.

The sign-up page for a Student Subscription is here.  There is an option to sign-up via Unidays – ignore that (in case you get charged by Unidays and not The Telegraph) and scroll further down where you can sign up directly.

Best deal for non-students – a one-year digital Standard Subscription for just £30 net!

For non-students, the digital Standard Subscription looks like the best option.  This costs £100 for a year.

However, new subscribers receive a £50 Amazon gift card.  Add in the £20 Amex cashback and you get £70 back.  This means that your net spend for a one year digital subscription is just £30!  58p per week is not exactly a bad deal.

The sign-up page for a Standard Subscription is here (switch to the ‘Pay Annually’ tab).

Best deal for sport fans – a one-year digital Sport Subscription for just £20 net

If you only read the back pages of the newspapers, you might be interested in a one-year digital Sport Subscription instead.  Full details are here.

The annual cost is £40 so, after the Amex cashback, you are only paying £20.  That said, logically it makes more sense to get the Standard Subscription for an extra £10, after factoring in the £50 Amazon voucher.

The sign-up page for a Sport Subscription is here.

With all of these offers, make sure that you pay upfront for the year.  £25 needs to be charged to your American Express card by 4th April to generate the £20 cashback.

Daily Telegraph sports subscription

And if you have Club Eurostar Carte Blanche status …..

If you have top tier Club Eurostar status, Carte Blanche, remember that you get a FREE one-year digital subscription to The Telegraph!  

To sign up, log in to your Club Eurostar account and follow the link on the home page.

PS.  If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons why you should apply for the American Express Platinum card.

Comments (80)

  • AJA says:

    One reason to subscribe to the DT is that the majority of its articles online are behind their paywall so you can’t really read it. I used to have a subscription to both the FT and the DT through work but that no longer applies and I read both far less as a result.

    Both the Times and the FT also operate behind paywalls , I have considered subscribing to either the Times or the DT but so far apathy has meant I’ve done nothing so this offer is interesting.

    The Guardian on the other hand, allows unlimited access in exchange for constant bombardment with their messages asking for a donation or pleasing with you to subscribe. I wonder how many actually do subscribe?

    I think all 4 newspapers I’ve mentioned are good but also have their faults.

  • Nori says:

    If Boris News was a paper subscription it would be an excellent substitute for a no longer existing toilet paper. For £5 I’m a buyer. Sadly you can’t wipe your bum with the digital one.

    • smear says:

      well, you can, but I don’t recommend you do.

      • smear says:

        but if you must, I suggest you use a smaller device like an iPhone before attempting to use a larger device like an iPad

    • Fenny says:

      Spend £10 in Waitrose, including the free coffee, and get a free newspaper. Cut into squares and you’re all set.

  • John says:

    I think I’ll pass… at least until they find new owners, a new editorial team, new columnists, new reporters, and disinfect their comment forum.

    • mark2 says:

      A minor point, but because the reduction comes in the form of an Amazon voucher and statement credit and other cash back you get points on the full £100 charged to your Amex card.

    • AJA says:

      John, i am curious how do you know the DT needs to disinfect its comments? 😉

      • John says:

        Thanks for your concern, AJA, but I shalln’t be taking the bait 😘

  • Secret Squirrel says:

    An offer post to break the C-19 chat.
    eBay – Nectar
    Up to 300 base points plus 8x bonus points on items over 15 GBP.
    Expires:21 Mar 2020, 11:59 PM GMT

    • Rob says:

      Stock up on hand sanitiser!

      In a clear sign of panic buying I was sent to Waitrose by my wife to stock up on shallots this morning. Was amused when also stopping for passata that the shelves were cleared of the premium brands but the cheapo version they stock was fully available.

      • Anna says:

        Lol – that’s definitely a contender for “Overheard in Waitrose”. Conversely, I’ve just amended my Asda order (supermarkets make me feel faint at the best of times, I’m not going near one at the moment, and all the Smart Price products are out of stock but plenty of premium brands left! But this is the north.

        • the_real_a says:

          I was going to say – up here all of the premium brands at Aldi are still in stock, some are even reduced in price. All the smart price has been cleared out. Looks like we will be eating well this pandemic!

          • The Savage Squirrel says:

            This being the north, tins of beans are being stripped from the shelf in panic … the vast amount of readily available fresh, healthy food remains untouched :D.

          • Anna says:

            Squirrel, shhh, we don’t want rampaging southerners turning up trying to steal our avocados and polenta 😂

  • Heather says:

    We have a holiday booked to Monaco on Friday. Looking at the BA refund/voucher web page it says….
    Are flight + hotel and flight + car packages eligible to receive the voucher?

    Yes, these are included. The amount paid for the original package holiday is credited towards any new arrangements. The value of any non-changeable hotel and / or experiences products is excluded from the voucher credit.

    I am a bit confused by this. Does this mean only the cost of the flight is refunded as a voucher and you lose the cost of the hotel? Sorry to ask if this is obvious but don’t want to phone BA yet as no doubt will have no chance of getting through
    Thanks in advance

    • Anna says:

      Heather – yes it does appear that BA are giving vouchers for the flight element but classing hotels and car hire as non-refundable, even when a direct booking with a hotel would now be refundable! Possibly something which would be covered by travel insurance, but a faff to have to sort out.

      • Anna says:

        This is also making me wonder how BA is calculating the value of the flight portion of package holidays. Are people receiving less/more than they were expecting in their vouchers?

        • Heather says:

          My husband wants to gamble they cancel the flight. I am not so sure but I reckon we have until end of Tuesday to decide 🙁

          • AJA says:

            In my opinion I think your husband is right. It’s so fast moving that I think a lot will change in the next 24 hours. If the flight gets cancelled you get everything back. If you choose the voucher now you lose the helicopter transfer and hotel.

            If flight is not cancelled I think you’d still get a voucher for the flight provided you’d submitted claim before the flight departs as it is handled manually in the background. Just make sure you screen shot both before submission and the screen after confirming submission.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Aren’t package holidays ATOL protected? The refund options are governess by those guidelines not BA’s.

      It’s on Friday and at this rate the FCO will advice against all but essential travel to pretty much everywhere and a full refund will be due.

      • Heather says:

        I think BA has to cancel for a full refund?

        • Anna says:

          That may be the issue – if you proactively request a voucher BA may only give you the value they put on the flights.

          • Heather says:

            But if you can move the whole booking and just pay any difference its seems like in that case the hotel is not counted as non refundable as they are just asking for the difference – seems a bit contradictory to a hotel being non refundable

      • stevenhp1987 says:

        Have an upcoming BA Holiday to USA (AA codeshare).

        What rule would entitle someone to a full refund if the FCO advice is all but essential travel only? The flights could still run (e.g. to repatriate Americans).

        Was looking at Atol rules but could only see protection against the airline going bust!

        • stevenhp1987 says:

          Found it: Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

          Gives me some reassurance as my travel insurance doesn’t cover pandemics!

  • David says:

    And this kind of thing is why I have no intention of giving the Telegraph any money:

    • Shoestring says:

      you have made a fundamental error which is not going to the source article

      Roger Bootle is a very highly regarded journalist and actually wrote (concluding paragraph) : [Moreover, its president, Madame Lagarde, made an utterly cack-handed set of pronouncements. She gave the impression that there was nothing that the ECB could do to mitigate the economic effects of the coronavirus. Yet just the day before the Bank of England had announced a threepronged policy assault, closely coordinated with a fiscal programme launched by the Chancellor. Of course, the ECB cannot operate a closely coordinated stimulus with the eurozone’s fiscal authority because there isn’t one. That is the point. If ever you needed a clear demonstration of how flawed the monetary union is, this was surely it.]

      so I’m not sure what you disagree with in this paragraph but it seems reasonable or at least arguable to me

      of course it contains the word ‘cack-handed’ which some idiot Twitter intern has turned into an attention-grabbing headline (not the real article’s headline, which is ‘When the virus has been overcome, prepare for lingering after-effects’)

    • JK says:

      There’s none so blind as those who will not see.

  • stevenhp1987 says:

    Trying to sign-up but it hangs after entering payment info. The Telegraph logo just keeps “spinning”.

    Even tried it in IE just in case… No hold on my Amex either.