Two new American Express cashback offers turned up yesterday which are well worth flagging.
You need to see if you are targetted by looking at the ‘Offers’ page in the Amex app, or on the website, for each card you own.
Before we get into the travel offers, I want to flag a B&Q offer which was scheduled to launch overnight.
As we covered last week, B&Q is now accepting American Express cards. To promote the partnership, you should see a cashback offer of £5 back on a £40 spend showing on all of your Amex cards. It runs until 4th July.
A good return with Rimowa luggage
If you are in the market for some upmarket luggage, there is an interesting deal with Rimowa.
You can take a look at what they offer on the Rimowa website here.
- on Gold and Platinum cards, and potential some others, you receive 10,000 bonus Membership Rewards points if you spend £500 at Rimowa by 31st July
- on British Airways American Express cards, you receive 10,000 bonus Avios if you spend £500 at Rimowa by 31st July
If you have access to both offers, take the Membership Rewards version. You can convert the 10,000 points into 10,000 Avios if you wish, but you also have flexibility to use them for another partner if you prefer. This flexibility is worth having.
As well as their classic range of suitcases – see image below – Rimowa also sells:
- accessories including luggage tags, suitcase belts, charms and iPhone cases – they’re not £500, of course, but can top you an order if you are a little short
£100 cashback at top independent hotels
If you need somewhere to show off with your new suitcase, American Express has also launched an offer with the Relais & Chateaux hotel group.
You will receive £100 cashback on a spend of £400+ by 31st August.
A lot of top independent hotels in the UK are part of Relais & Chateaux. The offer is valid across Europe, however, and is especially strong in France.
Whilst you are asked to book via the Relais & Chateaux website, the offer is triggered by checkout spend.
This means that you could book via American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts (if you have The Platinum Card) for the extra benefit it brings. I would also strongly recommend asking our luxury hotel booking partner Emyr Thomas (click here) for a quote as he can usually get you extra benefits on your stay.
Click here for a PDF of all of the participating hotels. From the UK list, I would highlight:
- Chewton Glen
- The Vineyard at Stockcross
- Lucknam Park
- Gidleigh Park
- Longueville Manor (for anyone heading to Jersey)
- 11 Cadogan Gardens
- Grantley Hall
…… but there are plenty more to choose too. My wife also had it on her supplementary Platinum card, so we would save £200 if we spent £800 and split the bill into two at check-out.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our September 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
The following offers will expire on 2nd November 2021:
- 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express
- 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus
- 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express
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 – 20,000 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
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
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: