Amex deals: £100 at Mr Porter, Harrods 10% off + £100, Wheely, FREE NOW, Corinthia and more
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There are quite a few comings and goings with American Express cashback deals worth mentioning, so I have put them together in this article.
£100 cashback on £350 spend at Mr Porter
A new Mr Porter offer has appeared for those who like designer menswear. In my experience this offer reaches its sign-up capacity rapidly – this one is capped at 6,000 cards – so save it now if you think you might use it.
It is valid until 22nd December.
The offer will stack with a 10% discount for signing up to their emails. You can register here or go via the home page here and you should see it appear at the top of your screen.
Same day delivery is available in London if you order by 10am. Details are here – select ‘Your Delivery Options’.
£100 back on £500 spend at Qatar Airways
This is self explanatory, valid for flight bookings in any class to any destination made by 31st December. Travel can be for any date.
If you travel a lot with Qatar Airways, you could – if you wanted to tie up your money – use this towards a future flight. You could make a £500 flight booking now for a random route, bank the cashback and then – under Qatar’s ‘travel with confidence’ policy outlined here – swap it for a £500 travel voucher valid for two years towards a future booking.
Your voucher would actually be for more than £500, as Qatar Airways gives you a 10% bonus on the base fare (ie excluding taxes and charges).
The Qatar Airways website is here. You can see our Qatar Airways flights reviews – and many more – on our flight reviews index page here.
Harrods 10% weekend extended to Wednesday
Harrods has extended its ‘10% off almost everything’ promotion to Wednesday, at which point the physical store will close.
If you have an American Express Platinum card and received a letter or email saying that you are eligible to £100 cashback on a £100 Harrods spend (or 100% cashback on smaller spends) then you may want to head down to Knightsbridge now.
If you have the offer, it may now show online – it does for me. Look under your ‘Saved’ offers and NOT the main list:
Remember that the offer ends on 30th November and the store will not be reopening before then. I assume that online sales will continue but the website only sells a fraction of the products available.
Here is the £115 of wine I purchased last night, discounted to £103.50 with the 10% off. American Express will refund me £100 of that. I also receive Harrods Rewards points on top! I wouldn’t normally spend almost £30 per bottle on wine but as I’m not paying it seemed a good excuse to splurge.
There are various bottles around the £15 mark if you want to make your £100 go further.
Wheely – £50 cashback for three rides
There has, for a while now, been a ‘£50 cashback for taking three rides with Wheely’ offer on many Amex accounts.
We mentioned it once but have not pushed it aggressively. I was – not unfairly – chided over this in the comments over the weekend. Realising that my diary involves a lot of dashing around London over the next couple of days, I thought I would use it.
Wheely is basically a ‘posh’ or ‘very posh’ Uber based on whether you book a ‘Business’ or ‘First’ car. It’s how Uber used to be before the Exec service lost its shine.
My first ride yesterday was from Knightsbridge to Kensington High Street, which clocked in at £13 for a Mercedes E-Class. When the driver realised that it was raining and he couldn’t drop me exactly at the door I needed because of the one-way system, he parked up, pulled out an umbrella (I didn’t have one) and insisted on walking me to the building. Fantastic service.
I have the offer on two Amex cards and should be able to do six rides by Wednesday (the offer ends on Saturday, technically, but ….). On this basis I will breakeven or make a small profit on the £100 cashback I receive as well as saving money and time by not taking the tube. It’s a win all round.
50% off a FREE NOW ride
I also have an offer for 50% off one ride at FREE NOW (was MyTaxi, was previously Hailo).
The 50% rebate is capped at £7 and you can only earn it once, so it isn’t hugely generous. The offer runs to 12th December.
The Gett offer – 15% back on all taxi rides – which was on personal cards recently has now appeared on my Platinum Business card. It runs until 31st December.
£100 off £300 spend at Corinthia Hotel London
Corinthia has joined the 20+ hotel chains offering cashback via Amex.
If targeted, you will receive £100 back on a £300+ spend. This offer runs until 31st March which gives you a better chance of using it.
Only the London hotel is taking part. This is, however, the best Corinthia hotel by miles. I had a tour of Corinthia London a few years ago and the London website is here. The restaurant is run by Tom Kerridge which is a good enough reason in itself to stay.
The main website is here.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – March 2023 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Successfully apply for either of the Barclaycard Avios credit cards by 2nd April 2023 and you will be entered into a free draw to win ONE MILLION AVIOS! Full details are on the application forms here (free) and here (paid). This competition is exclusive to Head for Points readers. T&C apply.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard
25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher for spending £10,000 Read our full review
Barclaycard Avios Mastercard
5,000 Avios for signing up 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.
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
30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
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:
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
American Express Business Platinum
Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
60,000 points sign-up bonus (to 30th March) and free for a year Read our full review
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
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.
Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card
1% cashback (3% for 3 months if you apply by 31st March) and no annual fee Read our full review