Two interesting new American Express offers appeared on cards yesterday which I thought were worth flagging, even though they are not directly hotel or airline related.
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.
The first is with Rimowa and the second is with Enterprise Car Club.
Get 10,000 Membership Rewards points with Rimowa
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 21st December.
IF it is available on British Airways American Express cards (it isn’t on any in the HfP office, but last time this deal ran it did include BA cards) you will receive 10,000 bonus Avios if you spend £500 at Rimowa by 21st December.
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 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
Save 83% on joining Enterprise Car Club
Many American Express cards are also offering £50 cashback when you spend £60 with Enterprise Car Club.
Since annual membership is £60, you are effectively being offered membership for just a tenner.
You can find full details, and join, here.
What is Enterprise Car Club?
Enterprise Car Club is a competitor to Zipcar. It offers cars ‘by the hour’ which can be booked online or via an app and picked up and dropped off – in big cities – at parking bays near your house. In smaller towns, cars can often be picked up at railway stations, car parks or Enterprise Rent-A-Car branches.
The cashback offer is available against the Standard and Standard+ plans, both of which usually carry a £60 annual fee.
The Standard plan is currently reduced to £10 per year as a Black Friday offer. However, you are better off using the Amex cashback offer and paying the same £10 (net of cashback) to join as Standard+. This is because the first 60 miles of every trip are free on this plan.
Fuel costs are included on all plans. If you need to fill up, a fuel card is in the car.
I have no personal experience of Enterprise Car Club, although I have seen plenty of their vehicles in London, but I have had a Zipcar membership for around 10 years. It works well for us, with around 10 cars within 10 minutes walk of our house, and has meant we have had no need to buy a car for day to day use.
Where does Enterprise Car Club operate?
Whilst car clubs are most commonly found in London and other big cities, Enterprise operates in smaller towns too.
There are 1,400 cars available across the UK. The website currently shows over 150 towns as having cars available. However, I am guessing that – outside big cities – cars are only available from your local Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch and not on residential street corners.
You can find out more, and sign up, here. The £50 cashback deal runs until 31st December, and means that your net cost to join is only £10 on the ‘Standard+’ package.
If you don’t have the offer on your Amex card, you can join the ‘Standard’ plan for just £10 as a Black Friday offer – details on the website.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 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.
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 & four airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable 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 £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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.