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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 American Express £100 offer

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.

Harrods wine

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.

Wheely American Express offer

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.

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Comments (121)

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  • James says:

    Can the mr porter offer be used to buy a gift voucher in advance of their post xmas sale? I guess as long as it’s processed by them the same way as another purchase it should work?

    • Andrew says:

      Just check if you’re redirected to another site when you select gift card, if it stays within the main site and processes there then fine.

  • Gareth says:

    I’ve got a really poor “spend £13,400, receive 3400 membership points” offer. I’m not even going to select this promotion out of principle!

  • Polly says:

    Not a sign of Waitrose offer on any cards we hold. Maybe a Morrison’s 10% off is due soon?

    • Andrew says:

      Morrison’s popped up with 10% for a few weeks on my “In-store” offers but only for Mastercard and Visa.

      Wish the Waitrose in-store offers would come back, my gin-soaked aunt spends £lots in there and I had her card details on my account.

  • n_g says:

    Got the Harrods letter but no offer on my card as of yet. Curious to see if anyone in a similar situation does the £100 spend today and whether they see instant credit or an email is triggered.

    • Toppcat says:

      Same here. Letter received, but nothing showing in offers.

      • Andrew says:

        From the comments today it seems Rob is the only one who’s actually got it showing in his saved offers. But anyone with the email or the mailer can rest easy and spend away (I called Amex yesterday before the email arrived as I didn’t get the mailer to see if I was getting it and they checked my offers and it was saved there, so I would imagine everyone is the same).

        • n_g says:

          Perfect, thanks, will buy later to take advantage of the 10% off.

          Going down the 7 x bottles of their own wine vs the Xmas hamper with 4 bottles of wine.

        • KBuffett says:

          I have it. Rob isn’t the only one.

  • Bam says:

    If you normally spend £30 a bottle…. you must have some really good recommendations for my Christmas day blow out ( I normally spend £8 per bottle)

    • Mike says:

      I recommend 3 x bottles of your usual £8 bottle !!

    • Crafty says:

      Ventisquero Pangaea Syrah. It’s the best wine in the world. About £35 a bottle, depending on vintage (best I’ve had – 2011).

  • Alan says:

    No Marriott £400 offer.
    No Harrods £100 offer (nothing in saved offers, no email, no letter)
    2700 MR for £2,700 spend
    Got Mr Porter and all the other useless offers at retailers I’d likely never use!

    Getting a bit fed up with how restricted they’ve been in a lot of the bigger offers recently. Marriott seemed to be mainly (although not exclusively) those in London/SE. Have they done the same with Harrods?

    • Andrew says:

      I’m not in London – didn’t get the Marriott, did get the Harrods. It seems impossible to work out the logic of these offers. Some people believe if you spend with a company you get targeted for the offers, others believe if you don’t spend with a company you are targeted to attract you – maybe it depends on what the company that is promoting it wants.

      • DB2020 says:

        Live in London, got none of the offers referred to!

        • Alan says:

          Ah OK, thanks both for blowing that theory anyway! 🙂

          • meta says:

            Same here. Live in London and got no offers this week on any of Amex cards. No Harrods, no Qatar, no Mr Potter or spend offers. I did get Marriott £400 offer earlier which I might not get to use due to lockdown and possible extension. In any case, I quite often get all of the offers advertised here, but with a delay between 1-2 weeks. I wouldn’t be surprised if I get the Harrods offer next week.

  • InfrastructureDebt says:

    Has anyone used a Mr Porter offer back in April 2020 and subsequently not received any offers for Mr P? I knew there was an offer in September for £75 off £350 spend, now it’s £100 off £350 spend, curious to know why I don’t get any ‘good’ offers anymore, consistently did in the past

    • George K says:

      Hey – I did get a Mr Porter offer over the summer, which I used in September (the usual £350 – £75 deal) so I was surprised to see this latest one in my account just a month later…

  • Doug M says:

    I got spend £3400 get 3400MR on my green card.
    I do enjoy reading the comments on the offers, Amex/Partners are not offering gifts, they’re trying to leverage spend.
    Rob, was slightly intrigued by your £30 wine comment. You seem an advocate of have money spend it, certainly on travel, so why wouldn’t you normally buy £30 wine if you like it?

    • Mr(s) Entitled says:

      I see Rob as a value investor. One might enjoy £30 wine, but the fun is finding the equally enjoyable bottle for a fraction of the cost.

      You can take the boy out of Yorkshire…..

    • Rob says:

      In reality we almost never drink at home unless we have guests as my wife rarely drinks. I once worked out that 90% of my alcohol consumption was champagne, because the only times I drank were at industry parties.

      I had zero alcohol on holiday last week, for example, except for 4 bottles of BA champagne on the flight there and back.

    • Rich says:

      My immediate thought was that – numerically at least – there’s no reason to buy £30 wine via this offer if you wouldn’t buy it normally. Or, conversely, there’s no reason to wait for such an offer in order to buy it.

      Saves weight lugging it home though, vs 12 bottles of plonk!

      • Rob says:

        That is, obviously, correct from a strictly economic point of view UNLESS you assume that all goods in Harrods are luxury goods, in which case your options are a tie that costs more than your usual tie etc. You would need to buy luxury items which you would usually buy anyway, eg premium cosmetics.

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