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Get cheap Bollinger for Christmas via an Amex / Laithwaites offer

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If you are looking to stock up on champagne for Christmas, an interesting offer was flagged up in the comments section this week by babyg.

Many American Express cards currently feature an offer from wine merchant Laithwaites. Their home page is here.

You will receive £20 cashback when you spend £75 online by 17th November.

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If you see this offer on the online statement page for any of your cards, or in the Amex app, remember to click ‘Save to Card’ to activate it.

Champagne deals from Laithwaites

Opinion varies about the quality of the wine sold by Laithwaites, which is virtually all under ‘house’ labels. This makes it difficult to compare pricing.

However, it does stock a range of branded champagnes, beers and spirits. Many of these are already reduced before factoring in the Amex cashback.

Here is the champagne home page.

Of the current special offers, you have:

  • Champagne Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée (£29.99, was £39.99)
  • Champagne Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut (£32.98, was £42)
  • Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier (£32.98, was £43.99)
  • Champagne Deutz Brut Classic (£33.99, was £40)
  • Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut (£34.98, was £44.99 – note that this bottle only comes up if you seach ‘Bollinger’ or click here, it is not on the champagne page)
  • Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve (£39.99, was £45)
  • Champagne Veuve Clicquot Brut Rosé (£41.96, was £46)
  • Moet & Chandon Grand Vintage 2012 (£41.98, was £55)
  • Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut (£48.98, was £60)
  • Champagne Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Iteration 24 (£105, was £125)
Bollinger special offer

Top up with beer if necessary

It is relatively easy to mix and match two bottles to hit £75 and trigger the cashback.

The person who flagged had bought two Bollingers for £69.96 and topped it up with £5 of bottled beer from this page.

Delivery is a flat £7.99 per order to UK addresses.

The Laithwaites home page here. Don’t forget to save the Amex cashback offer before ordering. The Amex cashback deal requires your card to be charged by 17th November.

Comments (103)

  • James says:

    What’s the minimum spend on the 40off discount ?
    Thanks for sharing.

  • BP says:

    Best champagne offer I ever got was M&S clearing out Pol Roger 2009 vintage for £19 a bottle down from £75. Cleared the shelf of 6 bottles!

    • Lady London says:

      Ahhhhhhhhh ……

      • Rob says:

        Result. Had a bottle of the 2008 at the weekend which we found during the house move – it had got shoved into the back of a high kitchen cupboard and forgotten about! Honestly no idea where it came from – would have been a gift.

        • Lady London says:

          So… Rob… you in Amsterdam now ?

        • Ronster says:

          Hello Rob

          That was from me as a thank you for all the HfP advice.

          Glad you eventually managed to drink it.

          All the best


          • Rob says:

            Thank you! I should have drunk it before now, apologies. Went down well on my birthday though you’ll be pleased to hear.

    • Mike says:

      I totally went off Pol Roger due to their association with the far-right Spectator magazine.

      • Lady London says:

        I’m still a Krug girl but will happily settle for Bolly. Especially at the price @BabyG found it!

        • Lady London says:

          Just don’t give me Moet. I have no idea why that champagne is so well rated.

      • Dr Lee says:

        Far right?!? Perhaps if your reference point is Comrade Corbyn as the centre.

      • Mike P says:

        The Spectator, far-right?! Give me a break. It’s slightly more balanced than some of the woke rubbish we are forced to read from the BBC, Guardian, Independent etc.

    • Bagoly says:

      I recently found a shelf listing Halves of Veuve Cliquot at EUR7.00, when the whole bottles alongside were EUR49.95. I rubbed my eyes, cleared shelf, then checked price at scanner, and that they were not piccolos. Happy Day. When I told a friend, she asked why I had not asked if there were more in the stock room. Because like an error fare, one does not want to introduce a human to the decision process.

  • J says:

    I’ve noticed that you can hit the 18 bottle free delivery requirement by adding beer to save yourself the £7.99. Hitting 24 bottles and a £120 min spend also gets you a bottle of “free” champagne. I plumped for a 10yr Ardbeg instead of champagne

  • Dave says:

    My statement just reads ‘Lathwaites wine Berkshire’ for the wine flyer offer. I received the credit. Don’t know if there is something else in the background for Amex to tell what you bought

  • Jane says:

    for those who are using the blue light code, does the total get adjusted on screen ? I put in my code and is says ‘voucher applied’ but no reduction in the total cost. but then I am using the Laithwaites code via the BA flyer site as that is the amex offer I have…..

    • Craig says:

      The BLC discount doesn’t always stack with other offers. If it does work then it happens as soon as you enter the code.

    • Amit says:

      It worked for me, but I called them when trying to redeem before and was advised certain products and fine wines were excluded

  • Philip Martin says:

    Just done the same! 🙂

  • Nick_C says:

    Best value for Laithwaites is to sign up to a Wine Plan and cancel by email before the second case is due. Despite doing this three times in recent years, they keep inviting me to join again.

    12 bottles plus four wine tumblers for £65. Free delivery. Add a couple of extra bottles @ around £6 a bottle to take it over the £75 threshold, and you are looking at about £4 a bottle (after the £20 Amex discount).

    Wine Flyer offer is on BA cards. Laithwaites offer is on MR cards. Everything bills as Laithwaites.

    They have a number of wines on offer when you buy 12 or more mixed bottles. This works in combination with an introductory case. So for example you can add two bottles of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc for £6 a bottle to a £65 introductory wine plan case.

    I really like the tumblers. We now have 10 of them (we got six by mistake instead of four with our latest order).

    • Dave says:

      Virgin Red also have a wine offer on

      The 12 bottle craft wine box is worth £132.88, but you can get yours for £65.88, PLUS free express delivery and a FREE bottle of prosecco (worth £10.99)

    • Cheshire Pete says:

      If you are invited by a friend you get all that plus another Free bottle!

    • Anna says:

      We really like the tumblers as well, you can get nearly half a bottle of wine in one!

  • mutley says:

    Bollinger Rose £37.90
    Bollinger £34.78
    Veuve Cliquot £33.58
    Moet Chandon £28.78
    Dom Perignon £119.98
    Laurent Perrier Rose £44.38

    They have also got Cristal and Krug
    and if you can claim the VAT even better, where’s first class Fiona when you need her!

    • Jonathan says:

      I remember the good old days (circa 2000) when you could get Krug & Dom in Costco for £45! They also used to sell do a very good promotion selling Bordeaux by the bottle in the month after the latest vintage landed in UK. I got a decent stash of ‘04 in 2006 (Leoville Las Cases & other 2nd growths) at £20-25/bottle. You’re looking at £100+ for them en primeur these days & being forced to buy by the case. Unfortunately they no longer offer the really good stuff & the quality of their everyday drinking (£10-15) has also nose dived.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      So in this deal your first would be 2 bottles for £85.97 less £20 back from Amex = £32.99 and you don’t need to move from your computer.

      Id love to know how anyone could legitimately claim back VAT on champagne for their personal use. Even as a business expense it would have to be very specific ie entertaining a group of your employees only. being a sole trader or a couple of directors doesn’t count unless you’re on a business trip away from home.

      • Lady London says:

        I guess you could use the celebration allowance (hic!!) of .. what was it… £75 that used to be per employee per year for Christmas party. I’m sure it’s gone up now. But in these days of Zoom parties you could quite rightfully say you were forced to dole it out individually and people had to drink it individually…. job done completely tax free Even got the VAT back maybe? £75 (or whatever it is now for staff entertainment per year ) per employee. Just no Christmas party – but you weren’t obliged specifically to have that, that was just how many firms spent the allowance

        • TGLoyalty says:

          The allowance is so that the employee doesn’t have to pay benefit in kind, currently set at 150 per head per year. How many event you have a year is up to you.

          The company itself can spend and claim relief on more than £150 per head per year but all the employees would be liable to pay personal income tax on the benefit.

          Sending a bottle or any F&B items to an employee’s home wouldn’t count as entertaining and you can’t claim the tax back, the value also has to be below £50. If it was a branded tea cosy or sports bottle etc that would be fine for tax relief etc.

          Basically there’s no way you’re getting tax or vat back on expensive champagne bottles for consumption.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            Btw there is of course the genuine business use for example if your core business included reviewing / drinking champagne or some sort of luxury lifestyle influencer who wants to use a bottle in their next post etc. But I doubt you’d be VAT registered so it would just be tax relief.

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