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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.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – June 2022 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge 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.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

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

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

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:

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

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

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

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

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company 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% on business travel for four months) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (121)

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  • Julian says:

    Does anyone still shop at Harrods other than various rich persons from countries with repressive totalitarian regimes who buy an apartment in London to shelter some of their ill gotten gains outside their home country?

    I used to go there to buy shirts in the genuine Sales that still happened at that time when I was first at work in the mid 1980s. My parents also brought a very modest Sanyo colour television there (it was so long ago and such a budget unit that channels had to be tune manually with a radio tuner type dial) in the mid 1970s.

    In those days it was a relatively normal department store but located in Knightsbridge but it changed completely after the Al Fayeds bought it.

    • Rob says:

      The sales are still genuine – you are unlikely to find bigger discounts elsewhere, even in the brand’s own London stores. I get a feeling that you’re not in the market for £500 trainers though, even if reduced to £200.

      It has, since the Qatari’s bought it, become more focused on the Chinese and Middle East tourist markets, much to the chagrin of those of us who live nearby (my son is at the school behind Harrods) and try to use it like a normal shop.

      • Julian says:

        Is that the school with the strange socks and/or bright coloured shorts?

        Of course it may well be that these days they no longer wear these private school identifying monikers of school site to avoid being attacked or robbed as has happened with my own former school at St Pauls in Barnes (where the boys now don Hoodies to travel to and from school after several robberies involving Iphones and Macbooks). Whereas in my day if you were seen travelling home on the tube by a prefect or master not wearing your blazer or cap you could be put in detention as a result. Although wearing the uniform was in fact a risk even back in the age of The Sex Pistols and God Save The Queen having been roughed up on one occasion by a group of thuggish boys from Pimlico School on my way back home to Dolphin Square.

    • Andrew says:

      I think the point is that Harrods isn’t a normal shop – who wants normality – the world is full of ‘normal department stores’. Harrods was once referred to as the Palace in Knightsbridge and lives up to that name now more than ever, with the Qataris having spent a huge amount of money refurbishing it to a palatial standard. If you’re looking for a ‘normal department store’ then Peter Jones down the road is for you. If you want a luxury retail environment where you can earn reward points on your luxury goods which are the same price as buying from their standalone stores on Bond St without points, then Harrods is for you. Lovely toilets too!

  • Denis says:

    Harrods offer have just appeared under Saved now. Pls check.

    • Craig says:

      Not for me!

      • Sandgrounder says:

        The offer has appeared in my saved offers. I checked before I made a purchase, not there, pushed the button, offer has appeared. Could be a coincidence I suppose.

        • Jessiefan says:

          Not for me. What button did you press?

          It really is quite irritating, didn’t get the Marriot offer either, nor the Wheely one.

      • Julian says:

        The offer is obviously only being given to Amex’s higher spenders who live in Central London and/or to cardholders who have previously spent decent amounts at this store………….

        • Denis says:

          Bingo! I think this is how this offer appears under Saved. My wife made her first purchase and the offer appeared. Rob, can you confirm yours appeared after you’ve bought wine? Thanks.

        • Jay H says:

          I wouldn’t class myself as a high spender. The platinum card rarely sees the light of day and my BA Premium only sees 5K a month

        • tony says:

          I don’t live in central London and haven’t been into Harrods in decades. Got the offer, though…

  • A says:

    Harrods one is targetted. Not available on my card.

    Not particularly happy given it is something I can actually make use of…

  • James says:

    I swear my comments are getting deleted, not sure why.

    Anyway, I have recieved an Amex offer of £200 back on £200 spend, but 31/12. Not sure how to use this, any ideas?! Thanks.

  • James says:

    That’s £200 on onefinestay.

    • Rob says:

      You can’t, not really. Minimum stays are often 7 days (3 days at best) and they tend to charge £200+.

  • berneslai says:

    What’s the deal if you received the Harrods promotion by post but it isn’t anywhere to be seen on my offers page (or “saved to card”)?

    • Rob says:

      Buy something and ask Amex for the cash if it doesn’t appear.

      • memesweeper says:

        +1

        I had an offer not trigger, and contacted customer services and was pleasantly surprised when they credited the cash for goodwill, even though on a very tiny technicality my spend didn’t qualify.

  • Mutley says:

    Feeling good sitting in my upgraded suite at the JW Marriott (Bonvoy Plat) Mrs Mutley happy too with the £100 and 10% at Harrods earlier this afternoon. Heartfelt thanks to Rob and team HfP

    • Harry T says:

      Hope you’re enjoying your stay! How’s the suite?

    • Paul E says:

      Not happy at my upgraded room at the W Leicester Square! At a £236×2 rate a night for a small room, bizarre and limited range of food, numerous room issues, I begrudge a net spend of £36 a night after the £400 comes back.

      • Harry T says:

        Sorry to hear that, Paul. I had a positive stay there recently. What did they upgrade you to?

  • Shaheer says:

    Don’t see the Qatar offer on my card. Is that targeted to specific people?

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