A number of interesting Amex offers have dropped over the weekend now that non-essential retail has been allowed to open.
I thought it would be worth running through some of them here:
£50 back on £200 spend at Harrods
A new offer on Harrods spend has appeared on many – but not all – card types. There appear to be two versions.
…. whilst on my BA Amex the first 5,000 people to save the offer get “20% back up to £50”:
It doesn’t look like either offer is on my American Express Rewards Credit Card (ARCC).
On the face of it the 20% offer is sightly worse: you would have to spend £250 to get the same £50 cashback, versus £200. However, it does allow you to earn money back if you don’t plan on spending £200, as you’ll get 20% back on all transactions.
This isn’t the case for the Platinum offer, which has a minimum spend of £200 to trigger the cashback.
It makes sense that Harrods is offering two different variants depending on the card type, with more premium cards such as The Platinum card requiring a higher minimum spend.
Note that giftcards are excluded from the offer, according to the terms and conditions, but this may not necessarily be the case in practice.
It is showing on supplementary cards as well as primary cards, for the Platinum version at least, so you can benefit twice if you register twice.
Boots: spend £10 or more, get 7% back
Boots is offering 7% cashback when you spend £10 or more to the first 22,000 people to save the offer.
This offer is only valid once per card, so you should think carefully how and when you wish to use it – and use another card if you need to shop in Boots in the meantime.
Boots is generally very good at stocking a broad range of gift cards which do not appear to be excluded from the offer …….
Boots Opticians and Hearingcare are excluded, as is baby milk, prescriptions and the carrier bag levy. This may not be true in reality, given Amex’s inability to see what you purchased.
Uber Eats: 10% back
This is another decent offer – albeit one that popped up a while back which we didn’t mention at the time – that you should have little trouble using in the coming month. Uber Eats is offering 10% back on an Uber Eats transaction.
This is another offer that is only valid once per card, although there is no upper limit on the cashback you can earn.
FREE NOW: Get 50% back up to £7
FREE NOW, the black taxi cab app owned by BMW and Daimler, is offering 50% back up to £7 for travel up to 13th July.
In other words, it’s half price up to £14 spend. This isn’t far in a black cab, admittedly, but should be good for a short trip.
The offer is valid once per card to the first 100,000 cardmembers to save it.
If you don’t already have a FREE NOW account, using my promo code ‘rhys.jon’ after downloading the app will earn you an additional £4 credit.
Get a 50% FREE NOW discount on top
Code YOUAREFREENOW, typed into the app in the vouchers section, gets you a 50% discount on your next ride within one month. The discount is capped at £6.
This would stack with the American Express cashback. A £20 ride would be charged at £14 after using the YOUAREFREENOW code, of which Amex would refund you £7 – meaning the ride cost just £7.
As we mentioned last week, there is also a ‘15% cashback on all rides’ offer available with competing taxi app Gett available too.
And, of course, if you are an American Express Platinum cardholder in London, you will have your £10 monthly Addison Lee credit to use as well. Decisions, decisions …..
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.
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 American Express
10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review
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
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
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
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
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: