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New £100 cashback offer for Marriott hotels, plus £100 at Amex Travel with Business cards

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American Express is throwing out travel-based cashback offers from all directions this week. The latest two deals offer £100 back if you can put your spending in the right place.

These two promotions follow on from the Marriott, Hyatt, Thistle and WorldHotels cashback deals we’ve covered over the last week – click through if you missed those offers.

American Express Travel cashback

For American Express Business cardholders …..

This one only seems to have appeared for Business cardholders, but let’s see.

Holders of Business Platinum and Business Gold are being offered £100 cashback on a £400 spend with American Express Travel.

The offer runs to 22nd November.

This offer probably works best for flight bookings, because hotels booked via American Express Travel are treated as third party bookings and do not qualify for status benefits or loyalty points.

There is one upside. As we wrote here, American Express Travel now allows you to pre-pay American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts bookings. This would allow you to combine the strong benefits of an FHR stay with the £100 cashback.

(Pre-paying your FHR booking may disqualify you from status benefits and loyalty points, although you will get these if an FHR booking is paid at the hotel. Most FHR hotels are not part of major loyalty programmes, however. FHR is only a benefit for Business Platinum cardholders, not Business Gold.)

I have never used an American Express Travel cashback offer because of the issues over status benefits, but now that FHR is included I might be able to do something with this one.

American Express Marriott £100 cashback

For everyone else …..

Last week saw the offer of £50 cashback on a £200 cumulative spend. These are mainly mid-range properties, although the list also includes the University Arm in Cambridge and the Sheraton Grand on Park Lane in London.

A new ‘luxury’ offer has now appeared.

You will receive £100 cashback when you spend £400 in selected upscale Marriott Bonvoy hotels across the UK and continental Europe. UK hotels include Turnberry and The Langley. Ignore The Westbury which is closed for refurbishment and indeed recently auctioned off all of its furnishings ….

It runs to 28th February.

There are a lot of great hotels here, including the iconic Venice ones, so you may be able to squeeze in a decent Autumn break. £400 won’t necessarily get you far at these places but if you have the offer on multiple Amex cards you could split the bill at check-out and trigger multiple bonuses.

If you ARE booking any Marriott properties on this list, do drop a note to our hotel booking partner Emyr Thomas via this page. He can get you added benefits – including free breakfast, a food and drink credit and an upgrade – via the STARS and Luminous programmes runs by Marriott for luxury travel agents. You will pay the same as the flexible rate shown online and you pay at the hotel as usual so there’s nothing to lose.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – February 2024 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

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Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

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.

Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 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 & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 bonus points 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:

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

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) and free for a year Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

2% cashback on all your business spend for 3 months (1% thereafter) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (33)

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  • Pangolin says:

    I’ve got three Amex cards (including Bonvoy) but no Marriott offers have appeared on any of them.

    So I’m stuck with the permanently useless Sweaty Betty, which is stuck at the top of my offers list like a turd that refuses to flush.

  • Voltron says:

    On your comment “The Westbury which is closed for refurbishment and indeed recently auctioned off all of its furnishings ….”, do all hotels usually sell their old stock when refurbishing, or is it only high end places, as doubt anyone would want a travelogue bedding set…

    • Rob says:

      Travelodge probably send their stuff off for social use – doubt anyone would pay for it!

      • Gavin says:

        Quite impressed with the quality of Travelodge pillows at my last visit.

        • Polly says:

          Same here, premiere inn closest to our daughter’s wedding venue. V comfortable bed and pillows. Very surprised.

  • Jill (Kinkell) says:

    Well, Amex are not ‘throwing’ hotel offers in my direction.

  • Rob says:

    No. It means you can book those hotels on the list either in person or via the website.

  • Babyg says:

    Portugal seems to be excluded from both Marriott offers…

  • Tony says:

    Got this offer on both my Amex cards, neither of which are business ones.

  • Alan says:

    No sign of it on my Biz Gold, but it was on my Biz Amazon! Whether I’ll get a chance to use it or not is of course a different matter 😕

  • Vikas says:

    Did you know Amex dont seem to be able to offer emirates flights at the moment? Nothing on their travel site and a quick google shows others are finding the same.

    • Rob says:

      Emirates has withdrawn from Sabre because of the stupid fees (as have many airlines) and are insisting travel agents book via a special portal. Amex clearly can’t be bothered.

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