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Another batch of hotel cashback offers have hit American Express cards. This means that virtually all of the major chains are currently offering cashback via American Express, although you may not be targetted for all of these deals.

You can see our previous article on Marriott and Hyatt cashback here – these offers are still running.

American Express cahback deals with Hilton, Leading Hotels of the World, InterContinental

Marriott is offering £50 back on £200 of spend at participating hotels by 31st December. This combines nicely with the latest Marriott Bonvoy promotion worth 2,500 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points per stay.  There is also a one-off bonus of 5,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points on your third stay. The offer runs to 18th October. You MUST register via this link before your stay.

Hyatt is offering £100 back on £300 of spend at participating hotels by 31st December.

What have Hilton and IHG launched to compete?

American Express cahback deals with Hilton, Leading Hotels of the World, InterContinental

With all of these deals, you need to look under the ‘Offers’ section on your American Express statement page onine to see if you are targetted. If you are, you need to click ‘Save to Card’ to register.

Hilton: spend £200+, get £50 cashback

Let’s start with the Hilton offer, which nets you £50 statement credit when you spend more than £200 at participating Hilton hotels.

In general, Amex / Hilton deals are cumulative so you don’t have to spend £200 in one transaction.

The offer appears to be limited to European properties in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

You must book and pay by the offer end date, which is 31st December 2020. Bookings can be made on the Hilton website here.

This deal with double up with the current Hilton Honors promotion.

Called ‘Double Rewards’, it is offering double points AND double elite night credits on all stays from 8th September to 31st December. You can register here.

Remember that Hilton is also running a status match promotion at present. Full details of the Hilton Honors status match are here.

American Express cahback deals with Hilton, Leading Hotels of the World, InterContinental

IHG: Get £100 back with Regent, InterContinental and Kimpton or £60 with Crowne Plaza, Indigo and voco hotels

IHG is running two separate offers. You may find you are targetted for one, both or none. Such is life …..

You can get £100 statement credit when spending £400+ at participating Regent, InterContinental or Kimpton hotels.

The offer is NOT valid on online payments, and will only trigger when you pay on checkout. In reality this is probably not true – since online prepayments are processed directly by the hotels – but we are just pointing out what the rules say.

You have to book and stay before 31st December 2020.

The second offer is for Crowne Plaza, Indigo and voco hotels. You will get £60 cashback when you spend £250+.

Like the Regent and InterContinental offer, it is NOT (in theory) valid for online payments and will only trigger on checkout. The offer is valid until 31st December 2020.

These offers will work alongside IHG’s new ‘double base points’ promotion.

Announced last week, it runs from 1st October to 15th December. You must click here to register.

American Express cahback deals with Hilton, Leading Hotels of the World, InterContinental

Leading Hotels of the World: spend £350, get £100 back

This offer is, again, valid until 31st December 2020.

It is limited to select European destinations.

The offer is valid on “checkout spend only” so you will have to stay by the end of the year.

The rules say that you must book via the Leading Hotels of the World website. However, realistically, I don’t know how this can be policed. American Express will pay the cashback when they see any spend from any participating hotel on your statement.

Remember that foreign transaction fees still apply

If you live outside the UK, Amex will charge you a 2.99% foreign transaction fee.

If you have a 0% FX fee credit or debit card, whilst the cashback is likely to outweigh the fee, your saving will be slightly lower than the headline amount. You can always split the checkout bill into two transactions – one which is just enough to trigger the cashback and the remaining balance paid with your 0% FX card.

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Comments (65)

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  • Anna says:

    I notice The George is on the list of participating IC’s – they keep telling me they have no re-opening date as yet!

    • Erico1875 says:

      I was seaeching BA and it shows The George available for booking 3 Oct

      • Anna says:

        I’ve just checked their website and it says they are re-opening on Sep 23rd, so that bodes well for my December stay!

  • Erico1875 says:

    I booked a great deal , 3 for 2 with Emyr at Waldorf Edinburgh Caledonian in November. Ive saved the Hilton 50 back on 200 to 3 cards.
    Do you think its cheeky to ask at checkout to split the bill 3 cards ?

    • TripRep says:


      But don’t let that stop you from trying.

    • Anna says:

      Do you still get points and nights for booking with Emyr? I might need an alternative to The George if it ‘s still closed by December.
      I would absolutely ask them to split it, thinking along the same lines myself!

    • Tom says:

      I thought AMEX don’t take a kind eye to that – or was that just with the Shop Small promotion? I heard a few people got their accounts closed for splitting bills across multiple cards/shop small offers.

      • Andrew says:

        How would Amex know that’s what you did? You went to the restaurant with several of your supp card members, and you all split the bill and paid on your corresponding cards. Amex wouldn’t provide the offers to supps if they cared about this.

        • Tom says:

          They have some of the most sophisticated fraud protection systems on the planet, I’m sure they have the capacity to monitor for that sort of thing. You might be right though, maybe they’re not fussed but I’m sure I read on here people got in trouble for splitting shopsmall transactions across their own AMEXs (not necessarily supps).

          • Anna says:

            If you and your OH both have HH/IHG accounts, you could just book one night on each account if your stay was 2 nights and pay the bills separately.

          • RussellH says:

            I think there is a big difference between me paying for a meal for three people, split amongst my BA Amex, my Rewards Amex, my Marriott Amex and my Nectar Amex, and what we actually did during Shop Small, which is I paid on my Rewards Amex, my partner on her BA Amex and her sister used the supp in my partner’s name on my BA Amex.
            I would never use both a main card and a supp on the same a/c at the same time. Asking for trouble.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            I think some people went on small shop days out and Amex thought that was unfair.

            10x per card means it’s unlikely to be a problem in the future.

            I’ve always split across cards to hit deals on multiple cards across multiple retailers

    • John says:

      If it makes you feel better, ask to pay 200 at check in, half way and then the rest at chekc out

  • marcw says:

    Looks like hotels are desperate for cash.

    • Andrew says:

      With a national lockdown looming I’m not surprised. Hotels won’t see much trade until April now.

    • memesweeper says:

      … and equally desperate not to cut their headline rates.

  • memesweeper says:

    I’ll repeat what I said in ‘OT’ thread yesterday: the Marriott offer excludes the Resident Inn Tower Bridge and possibly other UK properties. Check the PDF list before booking if you’re relying on the discount.

  • David S says:

    Yet again, no Hilton properties in Portugal included

    • ankomonkey says:

      These offers are always for certain countries – mainly ones I never seem to travel to. Haven’t managed to use one yet!

  • Ian says:

    Shame it doesn’t include Hilton hotels in Portugal 🙁

    25% back on my stay next month at the Conrad would’ve been nice.

    Still I can use it on a little mattress run that I am doing soon in the UK. Brings the nightly rate down to £30!

  • Sarah says:

    Surprise surprise, I have a booking coming up at Kimpton Charlotte Square and Gleneagles but these are not on my card, although Crowne Plaza, Indigo and Voco, Radisson Blu, Hans Picked Hotels, Hyatt, Apex, Melia, Marriot, The Set Hotels, The Connaught, The Mayfair, Hilton, Firmdale Hotels are….. You get the picture!

    • Anna says:

      Same for me – my next 2 stays are Kimpton and IC but that’s the only offer I haven’t got on any card!

      • Anna says:

        I need to complete the Kimpton stay for the extra Ambassador free night certificate but might move the IC one to Hilton!

        • YC says:

          What‘a the extra amb free night? I thought it’s just 1 free weekend night As part of the annual fee? Have I missed something all these years!

          • Anna says:

            If you renew before the end of November and complete an IC or Kimpton stay, you get an extra free night up to 40k points. Dates apply. It’ was mentioned on here a lot when it first appeared!

    • Erico1875 says:

      For Melia you may be better buying points. Some of the hotels I looked at were over half price buying and using points

      • Sukes says:

        Hi Erico which hotels were you seeing such difference? And was this against the headline cash price excluding 20% disc for gold status via Amex Plat (if applicable to you) & 5% app booking discount? I would be really interested to find a gd pts booking opportunity but Melia don’t make them easy to find so welcome any gems you’ve spotted.

        • Erico1875 says:

          Melia Gran Don Pepe ,Marbella. Early July for a week.
          Cash rate B+B was £2961 non refundable/ £3236 refundable versus 252000 points.
          Buying points with 40% Bonus =aprox £3.30 per 1000. So £831.
          We have booked 4 days half board premium king in Feb for 170000, aprox £570 versus a cash rate of over a Grand

          • Erico1875 says:

            Melia Puerto Banus is only 162000 points B+B for the week beginning 3 July.(£535) versus cash rate £2140 non refundable/£2357 refundable

    • TGLoyalty says:

      While I’ll use the Indigo and Marriott ones

      I’m not happy I’m missing Kimtpon/IC and LHW (I would have tried Hotel Cafe Royal)

  • jil says:

    I have IHG but not Marriott on my card, I need Marriott for my status challenge…

    • Anna says:

      Bonkers, I have the Marriott one x 3!

      • Michael C says:

        Sounds like the need for a secret “swapsies” club – I’ll get yours if you get mine!!

      • RussellH says:

        And Hyatt.

        But neither Hilton nor IHG. No Hilton stay since Feb, but we had two IHG stays earlier this month.

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