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Amex offers: get 10,000 points with Rimowa and 83% off Enterprise Car Club membership

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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:

Enterprise Car Club key worker deal

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 ZipcarIt 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.

Enterprise Car Club key worker deal

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.

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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:

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Comments (61)

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  • the_real_a says:

    No pricing anywhere for ECC that i can find.. I see locally they offer Vans by the hour which is very interesting.

  • peter says:

    Not on any of these, Amex offers are great if you can double dip – apply voucher code and then pay with Amex and get another discount. Not sure about these offers you mentioned but you can get a 1l bottle of gin EU these days!

  • Distichon says:

    Does anybody have experience with whether rentals as a member of a card club are covered by Amex Plat insurance? They seem like rentals to me, but I can also see how there’s a slight difference to renting a car from a “classic” rental car company. I didn’t find the official terms very enlightening in that respect.

    • MW says:

      I asked around when I initially got the (Business) Platinum card and the general consensus seems to be that it doesn’t. (Product is nearly identical in the respect of “Excess Refund” insurance across Business and Personal Plat cards)

      I did phone up the Amex Plat insurance line to clarify and was basically told that they get this question often and give the following answers (obviously not verbatim): The cover applies if you have a rental agreement in the name of insured party with a fixed start and end date as this is what they will ask for in case of refund request.

      Now, there is an agreement (albeit nor printed so you’d need to get a copy) but the agreement is an “umbrella” agreement without dates so does not seem to meet their requirements.

      Anecdotally, online there are some references to Amex paying out, but I wouldn’t risk it, and in fact I don’t – I have a separate Car Club policy.

      • Distichon says:

        That’s helpful, thanks! I guess that policy is a better deal than whatever the car clubs offer themselves?
        Though I wonder whether I could currently double dip by getting the Standard offer effectively free for a year, then use the Amex credit to end up with two thirds off their insurance. Which of course will only work if the insurance isn’t charged by the partnering insurance company…

        • MW says:

          Yes, the cost at the usual place recommended here for car excess coverage is £46, equivalent Zipcar “own” cover is £100.

          If you are a very occasional user, you may be better off adding an excess policy at the time of booking (I think it’s £2 per trip with Zipcar)

        • MW says:

          Also be mindful if you are a member of multiple car clubs, by getting a third party policy, you are negating the need to have multiple policies at each club so in that case it’s a no brainer.

  • Bob says:

    It doesn’t make sense signup using Amex offer at the moment, since Black Friday deal is already £10 (and comes with £10 credit).
    I wonder if Amex deal can be used for daily rentals those £60+ ?

    • JohnT says:

      Yes it does – if you go for Standard+ – which from the article above includes some rental time..

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