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News: £5-£10 Amex credit at BP garages, 100% bonus buying IHG Rewards points

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News in brief:

Get an American Express credit at BP garages

American Express has launched a series of cashback offers with BP garages.

There appears to be two different versions:

  • £10 back on a £30 spend
  • £5 back on a £30 spend

The good news is that, if you have multiple Amex cards, you might find – as I was – that you are targeted for both across different products.

All offers expire on 29th August. There is a 51-page list of participating garages provided. It isn’t clear if the credit triggers on food or gift card purchases from the shop but I suspect that it will.

EDIT: 9am – this offer may now have reached its registration cap

BP American Express cashback

Get a 100% bonus when you buy IHG Rewards points (again)

IHG Rewards has launched another short 100% ‘buy points’ bonus, which is as generous as you ever see.  It ends TONIGHT, 30th June.

The page to buy points is here.

You need to buy at least 15,000 points to trigger the bonus. With a 100% bonus, you would be able to buy up to 300,000 IHG points for (at current exchange rates for $1,500) £1,083.

I usually value IHG Rewards points at 0.4pYou are paying 0.36p here so from that point of view you shouldn’t lose money. The skill is to use them at hotels where you can get substantially more than 0.4p per point of value, although this got a little harder since IHG moved towards revenue-based redemption pricing recently. There are definitely deals to be had, however.

You can buy points via this link.

IHG One Rewards update – June 2022:

Get bonus points: IHG One Rewards is offering bonus base points on all cash stays between 18th May and 31st August.  You earn double points on your 2nd to 5th nights, triple points on your 6th to 14th nights and quadruple base points from your 15th night. Our full article is here. Click here to register.

New to IHG One Rewards?  Read our overview of IHG One Rewards here and our article on points expiry rules here. Our article on ‘What are IHG One Rewards points worth?’ is here.

Buy points: If you need additional IHG One Rewards points, you can buy them here.

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from IHG and the other major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Comments (59)

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  • nick says:

    so do the BP stores sell branded gift cards? Not a single comment here or other sites confirming whether this can be done?

    Anyways- i can’t imagine ever having to go to a garage for petrol again! EV-happy since 2018

    • David says:

      I looked for this previously at one in central london, it was a no.

    • Tim says:

      You could always stock up on screenwash and travel sweets!

    • Sam says:

      I suppose you can use their EV charging stations? I have seen some when I was getting fuel there

  • DTB says:

    weirdly my local MFG fueling station is on the approved list from BP within the amex link despite being an ESSO.

  • Justin says:

    BP was available on my BAPP yesterday (£10 return) but none of my other cards had this offer (I.e. Plat Rewards, Gold Rewards and Gold Business)!

  • Josh says:

    Does anyone know the average time it takes for purchased IHG points to hit your account?

    • Janeyferr says:

      I usually receive them immediately.q

      • Josh says:

        3 hours and still nothing 🙁 the email confirmation said that it could take up to days but I thought it would be instant.

        • CarpalTravel says:

          The email is the important part. It’s sometimes taken a day or two to appear, I wouldn’t worry.

    • Chas says:

      Mine hit immediately earlier today.

  • kitten says:

    I like BP Ultimate diesel. Engine runs smoother, very close to Shell V-Power in benefits. I’m happy to pay the small uplift for that grade. Only problem is, both the BP stations near me have stopped being BP stations in recent years.

  • Simon Sherin says:

    Wonder if the BP offer will work on BP Pulse or using at an EV charger

    • Char Char says:

      It depends how its currently billed, if its the same as the fuel station then maybe but good luck spending £30 on charging an EV, never seen it done!

      • Char Char says:

        Well if you have the £15 offer maybe but I don’t think it will work anyway

        • Simon says:

          Not charged outside the house yet! Was thinking could maybe add £30 credit on the app and it might trigger – probably worth a punt anyway as bound to use it at some time

      • TGLoyalty says:

        I don’t think it’ll work but you can top up your account £30 and it draws from there

        with an 80kwh batt and using a fast 100kwh+ DC charger (they charge 45-70p) you could pay £30+

  • Richmond_Surrey says:

    Had BP offer on Bonvoy and Rewards. Saved on 3 cards total and going to use it. I have alert for Amex on Hot UK Deals, so I don’t miss a deal.

  • Thomas says:

    Who still buys fuel? That’s so 2010.
    5p overnight electricity charges my car ready for the morning 🙂

    • mark2 says:

      At the moment until lots of people stop buying petrol/derv and the govt misses the tax.
      How have you amortised the enormous extra cost of an EV?

      • Jonathan says:

        Salary sacrifice with 1% BIK = 41% saving on gross lease cost. Driving an £85k car for £400 net including servicing, tyres, insurance etc. Would be lucky to get a £30k hatchback at that monthly cost!

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