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New American Express cashback offers appearing

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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.


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

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

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

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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