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.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – August 2022 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 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, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend 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 Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa 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.