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American Express has launched new cashback deals with Marriott and Hyatt. Assuming that you have them on your cards, you could make a decent saving on your bookings between now and the end of the year.

If targeted, you will find these offers on your online statement page. Remember to look under each card you have, and to save the offer to your card. Do it sooner rather than later, as the offers disappear once the target number of registrations has been hit.

American Express hotel cashback deals Marriott Hyatt

(This is, I am told, one of the frustrating issues for companies offering these deals. In order to cap their exposure, they need to limit the number of registrations. However, it is impossible to know what percentage of people who register will actually make a purchase before the deadline.

The problem is getting worse. Cardholders realise that good offers disappear quickly so they register for decent ones ‘just in case’ even if they are unlikely to take advantage of it. We wrote an article on a good Mr Porter deal recently only to have to pull it when it hit the registration cap.)

Get £50 American Express cashback at Marriott hotels

What is the Marriott Amex cashback deal?

You will receive £50 cashback when you spend £200 by 31st December.

Despite what I originally wrote, it seems that some people do have this on Marriott Bonvoy American Express cards. My wife had it on her Gold.

The list of participating Marriott hotels is here. It covers Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

The rules say that it is valid on ‘check-out spend’ only but the rules are not as specific as those for the Hyatt offer below.

Remember that Amex charges a 3% foreign exchange fee which will eat up part of your saving. If you have a card with 0% FX fees, you may want to split the bill and put just enough on your Amex to be certain of hitting £200.

It is not clear if cumulative spend counts. It generally does with hotel promotions.

Don’t forget to register for the latest Marriott promotion

The latest Marriott Bonvoy promotion offers you 2,500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points per stay. I would value these at £12.50 based on 0.5p per point.

You get a one-off bonus of 5,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points on your third stay.

The offer runs from 13th August to 18th October. You MUST register via this link before your stay.

Combine with this offer with your American Express cashback and you would have a very attractive deal.

If you are not already a Marriott Bonvoy member you can join here.

World of Hyatt

What is the Hyatt Amex cashback deal?

You will receive £100 cashback when you spend £300 by 31st December.

The list of participating Hyatt hotels is here. It covers Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.

Importantly, the terms state that pre-paid online rooms do not count. You need to have £300 of check-out spend to trigger the bonus. This could, of course, be food and drink charges billed during a pre-paid stay.

Remember that Amex charges a 3% foreign exchange fee which will eat up part of your saving outside the UK. If you have a card with 0% FX fees, you may want to split the bill and put just enough on your Amex to be certain of hitting £300.

It is not clear if cumulative spend counts. It generally does with hotel promotions.

The current World of Hyatt promotion ends on 15th September – details here. It isn’t yet clear what, if anything, will replace it.

And if you need a taxi …..

A new cashback offer with high-end London ride app Wheely has appeared on some cards. You will receive £50 cashback when you take three Wheely rides by 7th November.

Wheely is like Uber Exec – you will usually get a high-end Mercedes – but reader feedback is that the service is a lot more polished.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – June 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.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

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

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) 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: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

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 – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

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:

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 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 (82)

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  • Jay says:

    I try not to sign up to things unless I know I will use them. I appreciate that means I might wish I had sometimes but if feels a bit selfish to have offers expire unused. I also expect that’s monitored and if you do it too much you’d start getting fewer of the offers show up, or you should !

    • Fenny says:

      I save things on the chance that I may actually go somewhere that has the shops. Living in a very small market town in the East Midlands, and not being the target audience of most of the posh shirt type offers (do these places ever make stuff for women?) I struggle to use a lot of the offers. I’ve made it as far as 4 Shop Small purchases, and that was a faff. With not visiting friends this year and family only in the last month, there’s really been very little opportunity. I’d even already bought all my WFH computer kit before the Dell offer came out, and it didn’t amount to £750.

      • Paul says:

        I have always felt that doing so reduces the chances of getting others. Dont know if that’s true but I don’t see the point of saving an offer that I am never going to use as its London centric and I don’t live or visit.
        I really want to see Tesco and Waitrose or frankly even just a Amex travel deal

        • Fenny says:

          Morrisons was on there just as lockdown started. I don’t normally shop in Morrisons, but Ma does and couldn’t get deliveries (she’s disabled & had deliveries for years but couldn’t get a slot). Whe wanted particular things, so I trailed over to Northampton to get them and bought a bucketload of Amazon & Waitrose vouchers at 10% off. It probably cost all I’d saved to send her stuff to her!

  • Aaron says:

    I’ve saved the offers, however the Marriott offer states in store only- does this mean pre paid rooms will not trigger the offer?

    • Rob says:

      That’s the implication, yes. Doesn’t mean it will apply.

    • Charlieface says:

      At least with Hilton, the hotel itself bills prepaid rooms, so it does work.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Unless it’s the USA where Hilton process pre paid stays centrally and it doesn’t work 🙂

  • DJ says:

    The max reward for Lloyds Marriot offer is £100.

    So it is capped.

  • Robert says:

    These are the best offers I’ve seen in a while, and I need to make both Marriott and Hyatt bookings soon so will help, But, I always make my bookings in the mobile apps, will I still receive the offer or does the in-app method take earlier payment and scupper my chances of getting the £50 / £100 back?

    • TGLoyalty says:

      All payments for european properties are processed by the property itself. As long as the payment is taken before the offer ends it will trigger.

  • Nik says:

    Rob – Whilst the Hyatt offer did come on my Platinum card, the Marriott one didn’t. However the Marriott offer did come up on my Bonvoy Amex. So perhaps correct your article? 🙂

  • sloth says:

    Surely the best way to counteract offers being taken/reserved and not used, but still allow them to cap, is to require them to be used within 24 hours of being saved. That way the user can be certain they have the offer before spending and if they don’t use it, it will come back into the pool to be picked up again by others

    • Alan says:

      That would be dreadful! Just think of the hotel ones – you need to know you’ve got it saved so you can make the booking and that’ll definitely be more than 24h in advance!

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Could just adjust for the fact that they know far less offers are used than saved.

      It’s not really a hard formula to construct.

  • Susan says:

    I do wish there was an easy way to unsave offers. I’ve clicked through for t&cs and found I’ve saved when realistically I would never be able to use them (being outside London and not in need of a bed or ridiculously overpriced jewellery).

  • Andrew says:

    24 hours? Are you kidding?

    Try the joining the real world where you and your partner are both employed full time and have to organise time off.

    It’s hard enough to decide where to go within 24 hours.

    • David Butcher says:

      I have stuck with my Platinum card despite the lack of opportunities this year thanks to Covid. I am 70 next year though and the loss of the insurance benefits may well be a tipping point for me. Why can they not make the age limit 80 in line with the business card?

      • Lady London says:

        If Amex Platinum has got any brains, they will do this pronto.

        Plenty of other comoetition for Amex’s older richest customers. Like HSBC Premier+World Elite which has better travel insurance and comparable enough other benefits.

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