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:
- 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.
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.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – October 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.
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
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 & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER), £200 travel credit and unbeatable 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 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.