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Good American Express cashback deal with PayPal launched

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American Express has launched a new cashback deal with PayPal which is worth a look.

This is an offer which triggers when you pay for anything, on any website (in theory £ payments only), via PayPal.

With the offer available across supplementary cards too, the sums add up. Looking at my wife and I, we have a potential of £275 cashback available which we have almost four months to trigger:

Good American Express cashback deal with PayPal launched
  • My Platinum: Spend £70, get £15 back (valid three times)
  • My wife’s supplementary Platinum: Spend £70, get £15 back (valid three times)
  • My wife’s Gold: Spend £100, get £20 back (valid once)
  • My Business Platinum: Spend £300, get £60 back (valid once)
  • My wife’s supplementary Business Gold: Spend £300, get £60 back (valid once)
  • My wife’s British Airways Premium Plus: Spend £70, get £15 back (valid three times)

I don’t have the offer on my British Airways Premium Plus Amex or my Marriott Bonvoy Amex card.

All PayPal offers end on 31st October. I can see that I will need to start a spreadsheet to keep track of them all ….

PayPal sells gift cards

Not a lot of people know that PayPal sells gift cards for various retailers – see here.

I would imagine that these do trigger the cashback, but don’t trust me. If you have Netflix, you could buy a Netflix gift card and credit it to your account – your monthly direct debit is automatically suspended until the value of the gift card is used up. I would image that Spotify gift cards work in the same way.

Uber is also there for anyone who use either the ride service or Uber Eats regularly, as are Just Eat cards.

Airbnb gift cards are also available.

Other deals

Some people have reported a new Selfridges offer, but none of my family cards have it. It is for £50 cashback on a £250 spend.

PS. I also have a deal on my Business Platinum and my wife’s supplementary Business Gold for £80 cashback on £400 of Facebook or Instagram advertising spend. This will be easy money for many HfP readers with their own businesses.

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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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

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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.

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

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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

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Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

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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:

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.

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Comments (46)

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  • mark2 says:

    The choice of gift cards is poor for me although others will find it useful.
    Via ‘Access All’ I have managed to buy a Sainsbury’s gift card. Has anyone used a Sainsbury’s gift card to buy a gift card for another retailer recently please?

    • mark2 says:

      Thanks for that, but it says that in the T&C for most offers and we still do.

  • EOC says:

    Looking at this reminded me I have still got the Morrisons 10pct off over £30 spend till end off July on Plat. Thats generated £100s in gift cards earlier this year. And will do again. I can feel a trip to the Jolly Green Giant coming on again !

  • Andy says:

    Does anyone know if I buy a £100 voucher on LNER website (you can pay with PayPal) can this be used to buy any train ticket or does it have to be an LNER train. Also I assume it doesn’t have to be used all at once?

  • ba says:

    I have a number of these offers across my various cards. The £60/£300 is on my American Business Basic Charge; but only £20/£100 on my (personal) Platinum Charge.

    I bought one of the Youchoose gift cards, as I’m sure I will use it at Sainsbury’s over time. However, gift cards post as PAYPALDIGITALGIFTUK on the statement rather than the usual PAYPAL *[recipient]. I am therefore not especially confident about the offer being triggered, but will report back !


    • Jay says:

      Last two transactions I did just posted the merchant name not PAYPAL *[recipient] and they still trigger the offer used email by Amex so looks like PP have changed how they posted merchant name as the statement descriptor.

  • WaynedP says:

    Interestingly, PayPal offers that definitely weren’t there yesterday mid morning when I checked have now appeared.

    20 back on 100 spend on my MBonvoy and 3×15 back on 3×70 spend on my BAPP.

    Seems like there was another rollout of this offer in the last 24 hours so if you weren’t targeted in the first wave, it might be wise to check again this morning.

    • CH says:

      Thanks for the prompt, just added £20 back on £100 on BA blue that wasn’t there on Monday.

  • Maciek says:

    PayPal GCs charge as Paypaldigitalgiftuk but trigger the offer used email, so should be good

    • Jay says:

      Thanks for the update.

    • Marcin says:

      which gift card/cards did you buy? I’d be keen to repeat that if the statement description for those doesn’t stop triggering the offer.

  • Thomas says:

    If you’re attempting to purchase LNER eVouchers on the website or app (for the Amex 10% back) the pre-selected check boxes aren’t working. Instead, enter your £value manually in the box lower down on the same page; that should work.

  • Keith says:

    I’m sure my platinum card has the £70 offer saved yesterday (3 times) but it is now the £100 once. Unless I imagined it…

    • Keith says:

      Just platinum charge I could swear it was the £70 offer I saved but maybe not. Got £100 on my BA card

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