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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 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.

best travel rewards credit cards

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – July 2024 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

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points for signing up and 15 elite night credits each year 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

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

30,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points AND (to 27th August) £400 to spend at Amex Travel Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

18,000 bonus points 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:

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

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

Capital on Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,000 points bonus – plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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 Business Credit Card

1% cashback uncapped* on all your business spending (T&C apply) Read our full review

Comments (56)

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  • GEORGE says:

    I have a BA AMEX (I don’t shop regularly at Tesco) and its not listed as an offer.

  • Jmonty says:

    Not on my BA Amex; I often shop at Tesco

  • YC says:

    Can you stack two amex offers with 1 transaction? It looks like a certain hotel appears on two offers

    • Harry T says:

      Which hotel? Usually works.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Normally yes I’ve stacked offers when they overlap, did small shop and Marriott on Sunday 🙂

      I’ve also stacked them when I’ve had the same merchant pop up on two offers past example being Harrods £20 off £100 and £30 off £100 so ended up with £50 off £100.

      • YC says:

        Interesting! Sett + LHW (3 hotels to pick). LHW terms says book direct on so may not work? However, if pay at check out, how will Amex know which channel you originally booked from?

      • Harry T says:

        Yeah, University Arms and AC Belfast have both been on Shop Small. I was glad I bought a lot of Amex cards and supps with me to Cambridge to profit from half price cocktails.

  • Alan says:

    No sign of Tesco or NH amongst the 40-odd useless offers on my Plat for random high end London brands I’ll never use (let alone have heard of) and weirdly specific (e.g. Radisson Blu Mercer Street!)

  • Oli says:

    Has anyone recently had success with buying gift cards on credit card at Tesco? Last time I tried (Jan) my local superstore said I would need to pay for the gift card with a debit card or cash.

    • John says:

      Go to a different cashier

    • mark2 says:

      I bought six John Lewis cards at Tesco yesterday with six different gold cards at same cashier.

      • Oli says:

        Thanks the cashier called in the supervisor to confirm on a quiet weekday morning, told it was ‘new instructions from head office’, I’ll try again today. Got the offer on main and supplementary BAPP, nothing on Platinum or wife’s main/supp BAPP

      • Polly says:

        Even hot one in a small local tonight, and got the email re used offer. So def works. Get your advice on here.

    • Janeyferr says:

      Bought £1800 Tesco and £700 Amazon on BAPP during the past month or so. £1000+£200 of that was with one cashier, but in separate transactions. Another then said I could only have 2x£200 at a time, so just did that on a couple of visits. They asked to make sure they were for me, and I wasn’t being defrauded.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      bought £70 Amazon + some food to trigger off on two cards yesterday

    • Lady London says:

      always mix those with groceries
      also pick your cashier – @Harry gave the best instructions on this. But if you read the 3am version it might have offended against at least three statutes 🙂

  • Sandra says:

    Tesco offer on my Gold card but not BAPP

  • john says:

    Not on my wife’s Gold or my Supplementary Gold (used weekly at Tesco), but is on my Rewards card which I have never used.

  • David Butcher says:

    No Tesco at all on any of my cards nor on my wife’s cards. Would be so much more useful than the eclectic mix of offers from firms I’ve never heard of that are all over our Platinum cards. My £575 is due this month and more than ever before I am in two minds. Will probably cancel next year anyway when I am 70 and lose the insurance benefits, but seriously tempted now to make the break a year earlier. Can’t see much changing over the coming twelve months.

    • Harry T says:

      Ring up and ask for a retention offer. I received 40,000 MR when I did this last week.

      • Andrew says:

        Was that in addition to the 20k the provided a couple of months ago or was this your first time?

        • Harry T says:

          First time

          • Andrew says:

            Most of won’t be offered anything now as we already took the 20k a few months ago – when it was worth the same as 40k now if you cashed it in (£180). Let’s hope they offer something soon as it’s getting a bit pointless keeping the card, for me at least.

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