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How to use your £25 Financial Times credit from American Express

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We recently looked at interesting ways to use the £20 cashback credit being offered by the Daily Telegraph to many American Express cardholders – click here.

There is a similar offer available from the Financial Times. If it is available on one of your American Express accounts, you will be offered £25 cashback if you spend £30+ at ft.com by 28th March.

Remember that you need to click ‘Save to Card’ to activate the offer. It is not automatic.

I had a dig around on ft.com and found two packages that would work nicely with this. Both are for the print, not digital, editions.

One year of FT Weekend for £99, reduced to £74

Via this link, someone living within the M25 – or selected other parts of the UK – can have FT Weekend delivered to their door by 7am every Saturday. If you are outside the delivery area, you can receive vouchers to use at your local newsagent.

The standard annual subscription rate for FT Weekend is £177, but the link above is a limited time special offer at just £99 before cashback.

FT Weekend is, by a decent margin, the most intelligently written newspaper package in the UK. At £74 after American Express cashback, you are paying just £1.42 per week as opposed to £4 in the shops – and it is delivered to your door in many cases.

Three months of the FT (six days per week) for £50, reduced to £25

Alternatively, via this link, you can get a three-month print subscription to the Financial Times – all six weekly editions – for £50. This reduces to £25 after the Amex cashback.

This is a home delivery deal if you live within the M25. It doesn’t appear to offer a voucher alternative, unlike the FT Weekend deal above.

This works out at the grand price of 32p per copy!

This is an introductory deal, so you need to cancel after the three months to avoid an automatic renewal at £93.60 per quarter.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – October 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our October 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.

The following offers will end soon:

  • 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus (ends 2nd November)
  • 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 30,000 points on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (ends 9th November)

Here are the top current deals:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 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 – 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

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee 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.

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

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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

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 and no annual fee Read our full review

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