After a lockdown-driven hiatus, new American Express cashback offers have started to appear this week.
Many Marriott Bonvoy American Express cardholders, including myself, have an easy win – ‘spend £10 and get £5 back’, valid to 31st March.
The key travel offer is £75 cashback on a £300 spend with Melia Hotels (website here). This is valid until 30th June. It appears on my Platinum Card which means, of course, that I can combine it with the MeliaRewards Gold status benefits that come with being an Amex Platinum cardholder. You also earn Avios when you stay with Melia.
Not all Melia hotels are taking part – the only UK participant is ME London on The Strand which I have toured, but not reviewed. It is very modern with a great rooftop bar and of course you can’t complain about the location. The only participating hotel we have stayed at is in Hamburg – see our INNSIDE Hamburg Hafen review (website here).
Non-travel offers on personal cards include £100 back on £750 spend at Dell UK.
Interestingly, my Business Platinum card has a 10% cashback offer at Dell, which presumably stacks with the £75 statement credit that Business Platinum cardholders now receive every six months.
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If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge 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. You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
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.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 60,000 Avios or other airline miles, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 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
60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
30,000 points bonus (SPECIAL OFFER) 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:
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
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
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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.