There is an interesting offer from the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph showing on a lot of American Express accounts at the moment.
To see if you are targeted, you need to look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the statement page for each Amex card that you hold. If you see the offer, click ‘Save To Card’.
This is the deal:
Spend £25+ on The Telegraph subscriptions and get a £20 statement credit
Offer valid until 28th February
The reason this is interesting is that The Telegraph has bonus offers running which would combine with the Amex statement credit. This makes the net cost very low.
What are the best value Telegraph subscription packages?
Have a look at The Telegraph subscription website here.
On the basis that you want to maximise the £20 statement credit, these are the ones I liked the look of:
Best deal – a one year digital Student Subscription for just £5 net
Do you know anyone who is studying and has a .ac.uk or .edu email address? You can buy them (or buy yourself, if you’re a student) a full year online subscription to The Telegraph for £25 via this page.
The cost of a one-year digital Student Subscription is £25. With the £20 Amex cashback, your net cost is just £5. £5 for a full year of The Telegraph app is an excellent deal.
The sign-up page for a Student Subscription is here. There is an option to sign-up via Unidays – ignore that (in case you get charged by Unidays and not The Telegraph) and scroll further down where you can sign up directly.
Best deal for non-students – a one-year digital Standard Subscription for just £56 net with a free Fitbit
For non-students, the digital Standard Subscription looks like the best option. This costs £76 for a year.
However, new subscribers also receive a free Fitbit Inspire 2, which sells for £89. If you could sell the Fitbit on eBay for £56 then, adding in the £20 Amex cashback, your subscription is free.
The sign-up page for a Standard Subscription is here (switch to the ‘Pay Annually’ tab).
Best deal for sport fans – a one-year digital Sport Subscription for just £19 net
If you only read the back pages of the newspapers, you might be interested in a one-year digital Sport Subscription instead. Full details are here.
The annual cost is £39 so, after the Amex cashback, you are only paying £19.
With all of these offers, make sure that you pay upfront for the year. £25 needs to be charged to your American Express card by 28th February to generate the £20 cashback.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – March 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our March 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
Until 9th April 2021, American Express is running the biggest sign-up bonuses ever seen on a UK payment card.
You will earn 100,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Platinum (apply here) and 50,000 Membership Rewards points on American Express Business Gold (apply here) which is FREE for your first year. Points transfer 1:1 into Avios. Here are links to our reviews:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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:
American Express Business Platinum
100,000 points sign-up bonus – SPECIAL OFFER TO 9th APRIL – and a long list of travel ….. Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review
Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points and do not consider interest rates, service levels or any impact on your credit history. By recommending credit cards on this site, I am – technically – acting as a credit broker. Robert Burgess, trading as Head for Points, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a credit broker.