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Get £45 of free snacks with new Amex ‘100% cashback’ offers

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American Express has launched a batch of new ‘100% cashback’ offers this morning.

Unscientifically, the offers appear to be targetted at free cards and the cheaper paid cards, such as the Nectar American Express and Platinum Cashback.

I don’t have any of them across the many cards in my family, but we only have the pricier fee-based cards.

Rhys has them on his American Express Rewards credit card. The person who sent me the screenshot below has them on his Amazon Business American Express and the no-longer-available Platinum companion credit card.

This is what you should see:

Most of these will involve visiting a major railway station in order to use them. Millie’s Cookies has an online option (although, erm, the website doesn’t appear to accept Amex!) and can also be found in many shopping centres.

All of these brands are owned by the same company, SSP Group, which dominates airport and railway food operations. Don’t think that the food outlets at Heathrow or St Pancras compete with each other, because they don’t …..

The offers run to mid February, but you should register now. Millie’s Cookies, for example, is restricted to the first 10,000 people to register although Upper Crust will accept 30,000. I am guessing that American Express is underwriting this offer to a significant degree.


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You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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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:

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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 (69)

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  • TeesTraveller says:

    I am an Amex Platinum and (free) BA Amex cardholder, but I sometimes question if I have the right card for my situation when it comes to the offers.

    I earn a decent salary, travel a lot with work (pre-covid), have nice long-haul holidays in business class and own my house outright but at the same time I don’t live in London (so many offers don’t apply) and generally shop at everyday places like Greggs, Wilko and Next.

    Whilst I get the idea of the offers is to get you to purchase from companies that you would possibly not consider, the problem for me is that I have not even heard of half of the firms on my Platinum card (Charriol or Yoko or Orlebar Brown anyone?).

    I have just gone for HSBC World Elite MC and will use that as my main domestic card for the next year or so. I will bin my Amex Platinum after Christmas (I had been hanging on to it so Mrs TT could take the kids for a free lunch at the Ivy in London last weekend) and swap it for the free rewards card – it feels like I would be keeping more appropriate company…

    • Andrew. says:

      Make sure you add your World Elite MC to Airtime for a 5% rebate at Greggs and 4.5% rebate at Wilko.

    • Reney says:

      I’m in a similar position. Thinking about cancelling player 2’s plat card. But want to wait till Jan to see if Plat brings anything interesting to the table once the free dining credit offer expires at the end of the month.

    • Geoff 1977 says:

      “ I thought they may partially be driven by encouraging you to spend where you might not normally”

      Yep. There’s no point someone giving you a discount at a place where you’d spend that money anyway

      • TeesTraveller says:

        Indeed but equally there is no point in offering discounts in a city that is 250 miles away or for places that have a customer profile which in no way fit your spend patterns. Offers need relevance.

    • Rob says:

      Orlebar Brown swim shorts are probably the best on the market – not hugely expensive by designer gear standards and a very flattering option for anyone over 30.

  • Gagravarr says:

    Nothing on Plat, Marriott or BA Premium…

  • strickers says:

    Nothing on Plat, Gold Supp or BA.

  • barnaby100 says:

    Dont have nay across 7 cards and 4 accounts

  • MKB says:

    I haven’t used any of those outlets since they stopped doing the 20% discount with a Bite card, so this will make a change from Boots/M&S/WHSmith Meal Deals when on the train. Have four of five offers on each of four cards, so a free £140. 🙂

    • iamlost says:

      Bite card takes me back! Applying that discount used to confuse some till operators to no end.

      • David Butcher says:

        I am still using my Bite card. Got 10% off at Upper Crust Euston a few days ago.

  • peter says:

    All of them on mine card, none of the shops nearby 😀

  • Prince Charles says:

    Yay. I have the Green Amex charge card and have all three offers for Pasty Shop, Pumpkin Cafe and Millie’s Cookies.

  • Tracy says:

    Green amex for me has Millie’s cookies, upper crust and pumpkin cafe….

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