In the past 24 hours another two generous American Express cashback deals have arrived, this time for British Airways and Hyatt:
- Spend £500+ and get £50 cashback with British Airways
- Spend £250+ and get £100 cashback with Hyatt
As usual, you need to be targetted for these offers. You can see if you have them by looking under the ‘Offers’ tab for every American Express card you hold. You need to click ‘Save to Card’ to register. The offer will disappear from your ‘Offers’ list if not saved once the registration threshold is hit.
The British Airways offer is only for ‘non-premium’ long haul round-trip bookings. Ironically, this includes Premium Economy (World Traveller Plus) which is apparently ‘non-premium’. You need to book and pay at ba.com by 8th November.
You won’t be able to get away with using the offer to book business class flights. Unlike most Amex transactions, airlines pass on cabin and route data to American Express as part of the payment process. We saw this with the recent Air France offer, where the £200 cashback only applied to business class fights.
That said, you could easily book World Traveller Plus flights to snag the £50 discount and then upgrade your trip to Club using Avios (we explain the process here). The only snag is that there must be Avios availability in the class you are upgrading into. Your flights will also be non-refundable if you do this, unlike a standard Avios redemption.
The Hyatt offer is even more generous.
You receive £100 cashback when you spend £250+ by 31st December.
You can see a full list of eligible properties here. It includes the phenomenal Park Hyatt Vienna, which I reviewed here, and is in my top five favourite hotels worldwide. Hotels in France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain Sweden, Switzerland and the UK are also included.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 2023 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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY), FREE for a year & four airport ….. Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 bonus points 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:
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
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.