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Get £5 American Express cashback at Tesco and £50 from NH Hotels

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American Express has launched a new cashback deal with Tesco.

You need to check the ‘offers’ section of all of your online statement pages to see if you are targetted. If you are, I recommend clicking ‘save to card’ immediately as this will hit its registration cap of 20,000 cards very quickly. I had it on my Platinum card.

Get £5 Tesco cashback from American Express when you spend £40

Once registered, you will receive £5 cashback when you spend £40 at Tesco before 30th October.

Even if you normally shop elsewhere, you could quickly pop in and grab a giftcard for use at another retailer you do use.

Remember that Tesco Clubcard points convert to Avios at the rate of 1 Clubcard point (= £1 spent) to 2.4 Avios or 2.5 Virgin Flying Club miles. Find out more at here and here.

Get £50 American Express cashback at NH and nhow hotels

Get £50 cashback at nhow and NH Hotels

Amex has also launched some additional hotel cashback deals. Most are quite niche, such as 10% back at Apex Hotels.

In terms of value, the best one is £50 cashback on £180 spend at NH Hotels.

It is valid at participating hotels (click here) across Europe, including the NH and nhow hotels in London.

This article explains how to earn Avios at NH Hotels. The NH Hotels website is here.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – October 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our October 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here.

The following offers will end soon:

  • 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus (ends 2nd November)
  • 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 30,000 points on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (ends 9th November)

Here are the top current deals:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

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

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

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

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard 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 and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (56)

  • Steve says:

    Word of warning, the 90 day free trial of Amazon Music HD is only showing up as a 30 day free trial for me. Seems the 90 days only applies to the “HD upgrade” element. You’d pay after the first 30 days for access to the service, and only have HD streaming free for the following 60 days. Bit sneaky by Amazon, so I’m leaving it.

  • Fenny says:

    No Tesco for me. I don’t normally shop there, but spent about £80 in there in several trips for my parents a couple of weeks ago. No NH either, but as I’m not going anywhere other than Sheffield, it’s no great loss.

  • TeesTraveller says:

    I got the Tesco offer on my Plat card.

    The problem with the plat card is that so many of the offers are for brands that in no way fit my lifestyle. I have a decent job and (living in the North) have a low mortgage and decent disposable income but I still shop at normal places like Wilko, Boots and Next (I am still waiting for Greggs to take Amex).

    My current Platinum offers: Bremont Watches, Jimmy Choo, Yoko, Emporio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Ermeneglido Zegna
    My current BA Amex offers: Marriott, Hyatt, Gett taxis

    • RussellH says:

      Absolutely agree, except I have never been to Next (a bit posh for me 🙂 ) either, and have no mortgage at all.
      But yes, I have all those offers, and more, and apart from Jimmy Choo + Ralph Lauren, I would never have heard of them if I had not had Amex cards.
      I just hope that some offers in our kind of shops turn up soon. I got £10 off £40 at Wlko last year, and 2 lots of £5 off £15 at WH Smith too.
      Morrison’s was useful too.

    • Andrew says:

      It’s all about having using the right card and right partner for the right transaction.

      Anyone can choose to get funds return every single day at Argos, Boots, Wilko, Primark, Sazbo’s and more.

      I mix and match between Amex, LBG, Airtime and Spree as well as the basic 0.5% return on MBNA.

      In Sazbo’s I just check the balance on the self-scanner, transfer money to my Spree card and it’s 3% back every time.

    • Harry T says:

      I’m in a similar position, where I find the Platinum offers very focussed on London based designer shoppers.

    • BlueThroughCrimp says:

      Greggs app, top up from PayPal linked to Amex 😉

  • Connor says:

    Good old Amex. Absolutely no offers on my BA card for the past 5 months.

  • Linda says:

    Nothing for me on BAPP got chatting to an agent about it on the screen and she knew even less than I !?!?

  • AJA says:

    I got the Tesco offer! That’s surprising but welcome.

  • AJA says:

    Does anyone know if Amex will give the 2 bonus Avios from Tesco petrol retrospectively? I went there on the 9th to buy a few items and then filled my car with petrol at the Tesco petrol station attached. I got an email from Amex saying I had used the Amex offer on the groceries but didn’t get it for the fuel. I noticed that it initially showed as Max Spielmann Photography in my pending transactions but it now shows as Tesco Petrol Filling Station on my statement so I should be entitled to 90 Avios since I spent £45.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      They will if you ring and the Tesco Filling stations are actually part of the deal.

      Usually they are excluded (I never had this deal so no idea)

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