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How can you maximise the American Express ‘£20 cashback on £25 Daily Telegraph spend’ offer?

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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

That’s it.

Daily Telegraph subscription offer

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 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).

Daily Telegraph sports subscription

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.

The sign-up page for a Sport Subscription is here.

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? – June 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our June 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

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 card

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

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

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

Nectar American Express

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

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 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 offers.

Amex American Express Business Gold card

American Express Business Gold

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

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

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

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

Comments (91)

  • James says:

    Any good travel or money sections in the Telegraph? Considering a subscription of the content is worthwhile, not interested in Politics (anymore)

    • Backpacker says:

      Yes, there is a very good business section, best of the non-financial newspapers IMHO, well worth a look.

    • memesweeper says:

      I’ve enjoyed a lot of the travel section — some good reviews. Don’t currently have a sub, but that might change by tonight 🙂

  • John says:

    Handy way to get the latest announcements from the government, before they deign to make those announcements in parliament or via more official channels.

  • Max says:

    The best newspaper is the FT.

    • Dominic says:

      And the FT also has a great offer; half price digital atm (£154) + (I have) an offer of £25 off on Amex (so £129 total for one year).

    • Genghis says:

      James Max’s column would be worth the sub alone (though I get it for free).

    • Rob says:

      The Weekend FT, on a How To Spend It week, is clearly the best single newspaper package in the UK, yes.

  • RussellH says:

    Does the DT still have the Alex cartoon strip in its business section? Latterly that was about the only thing worth reading in it.
    While I always found its political stance at best unhelpful + sad and at worst heartless, its non-political reporting used to be excellent, both clear and objective.
    From comments above it would appear that that is no longer the case.

    • Andy says:

      It does.

      As this site is about saving money, with a library card( or ask a friend) download Pressreader and get free access to DT, Guardian, Observer, DM, Express, Independent , plus another 600 UK publications and many worldwide ones. Unless you have a desire to pay . Pressreader is the app BA promote in their lounges, where you get access around your flights.
      Totally Free. Whatever your literary leanings!

      • Rhys says:

        I found the press reader app a bit crap on my iPhone to be honest.

        • Dominic says:

          Downloaded it on my Android phone and found it OK. Initially thought I had to zoom into each page, but once you click on individual articles it works fairly well (for a freebie, at least).

  • Sussex Bantam says:

    To be fair the Sport section in the Telegraph is excellent and appears (at least to me) to be free of any political bias…

  • Jay says:

    There’s another offer to get even more ‘free’ money – £20 amazon voucher!

    All you have to do is sign up for the free 3 month trial for Spectator via The Telegraph Subscriber Rewards and you get a free £20 amazon voucher.

    Because I have access to UNIDAYS, I was able to sign up for the Telegraph student plan, Get the Amex offer and also get the free amazon voucher. So i have been payed £15 for a 1 year subscription to the Telegraph (I will cancel the spectator subscription before the 3 months.)

  • VinZ says:

    Slightly OT, but be careful when you sell on eBay.
    Buyers are becoming more and more difficult and they’ll do anything to get the item without paying. Just had to refund someone who said the parcel he received was empty. eBay doesn’t give you any protection, so I decided to take down all my listings for now until I find somewhere else where to sell.

    • bafan says:

      I upgraded my Apple devices over Christmas and I ended up selling everything through Music Magpie – probably left 10% of the value on the table but I really, really didn’t want to sell them through eBay. I tried to sell my Apple Watch for around £140…I had 27 questions in the first 24 hours about it, talking about the stupidest things ever. Absurd. I got stressed and canceled the auction.

  • Will says:

    you may have a lloyds card offer at 35% off Telegraph subscriptions – may work out better than Amex

    • Will says:

      just checked the detail – it’s capped at £20 so it’s as useful as a chocolate teapot unless you don’t have the Amex offer

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