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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 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 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? – December 2023 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit 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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

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

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £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: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points 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:

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

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

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

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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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