There is an interesting offer from the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph showing on a lot of American Express accounts at the moment.
To see if you are targeted, you need to look under the ‘Offers’ tab on the statement page for each Amex card that you hold. If you see the offer, click ‘Save To Card’.
This is the deal:
Spend £25+ on The Telegraph subscriptions and get a £20 statement credit
Offer valid until 21st November
The reason this is interesting is that The Telegraph has some offers running which would combine with the Amex statement credit. This makes your net cost potentially very low.
What are the best value Telegraph subscription packages?
Have a look at The Telegraph subscription website here.
On the basis that you want to maximise the £20 statement credit, these are the ones I liked the look of:
Best deal – a one year digital Student Subscription for just £5 net
Do you know anyone who is studying and has a .ac.uk or .edu email address? You can buy them (or buy yourself, if you’re a student) a full year online subscription to The Telegraph for £25 via this page.
The cost of a one-year digital Student Subscription is £25. With the £20 Amex cashback, your net cost is just £5. £5 for a full year of The Telegraph app is an excellent deal.
Best deal – a six month digital Standard Gift Subscription (which you gift to yourself)
There is no six month option if you pay for a full subscription for yourself. However, under ‘Gift Subscriptions’, you’ll see that you can buy someone – yourself! – a six month gift subscription for £49.
This would reduce to £29 after the cashback.
Not a great deal – a one-year digital Standard Subscription
The 12-month subscriptions are not a great deal. They costs £99 for a year, which drops to £79 after the cashback. You are better off with a six-month gift certificate.
Historically we have seen very generous free gifts attached to standard subscriptions, which could often be sold at a profit. There is nothing on offer at the moment.
Best deal for sport fans – a one-year digital Sport Subscription for just £19 net
If you only read the back pages of the newspapers, you might be interested in a one-year digital Sport Subscription instead.
The annual cost is £39 so, after the Amex cashback, you are only paying £19.
With all of these offers, make sure that you pay upfront for the year. £25 needs to be charged to your American Express card by 21st November to generate the £20 cashback.