Some American Express Platinum cardholders woke up yesterday to a letter from the company giving them a £100 Harrods credit.
The deal runs from 2nd November to 30th November.
It’s not clear how widespread this offer is. (I am not at home at the moment to check if I received anything.)
According to a conversation that a reader had with the American Express call centre, the offer will be rolled out to all Platinum cardholders by 2nd November irrespective of whether they received the letter. Note that it does NOT currently show online.
This is not a 100% cast iron guarantee, but let’s see. Obviously anyone who opted out of receiving offers by post from Amex won’t be receiving the letter.
The deal is as good as it can get. It isn’t even a ‘spend £100, get £100 credit’ offer. It is refund of anything you spend, up to £100.
This means that you don’t need to scrabble around trying to get your purchase up to £100 if you find something on the website for £99.99! It also means that you won’t have any trouble buying items in store across different departments, paying at different tills.
For those who have the wrong idea about Harrods, it is NOT dedicated exclusively to luxury items. The book shop (now in the basement) is a standard book shop. The toy department is not especially high end. There is a pharmacist and lots of relatively standard stuff available. The higher up the building you go, the fewer tourists you see and the more it starts catering for locals.
If you don’t live near Harrods, you can order online. Do NOT order gift cards, however, as these are likely to be processed by a 3rd party supplier and will not trigger the cashback. Gift cards purchased in-store should be OK – it worked for me on their last Harrods in-store offer.
Remember that the offer does not go live until 2nd November so don’t head down there (or onto the website) this week.
PS. Our review of the little-known Harrods American Express charge card is here if you missed it back in August.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – February 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:
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.
Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher 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
The Platinum Card from American Express
40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 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:
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
American Express Business Platinum
Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) and free for a year Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 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.