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Get £200 American Express cashback on a Relais & Chateaux hotel stay

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American Express has launched a new offer with the Relais & Chateaux hotel group.

You will receive £200 cashback on a spend of £1,000+ by 20th October.

A lot of top independent hotels in the UK are part of Relais & Chateaux. The offer is valid across Europe and is especially strong in France. Some US hotels are also taking part.

Grantley Hall

Whilst you are asked to book via the Relais & Chateaux website, the offer is triggered by checkout spend.

This means that you could book via American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts (if you have The Platinum Card) for the extra benefits it brings – as long as you choose ‘pay on departure’. I would also strongly recommend asking our luxury hotel booking partner Emyr Thomas (click here) for a quote as he can usually get you extra benefits on your stay.

From the UK list, I would highlight:

…… but there are plenty more to choose from.

PS. I also have a ‘£100 back on £500 spend at The Peninsula or Mandarin Oriental’ and ‘£80 back on a £300 spend at Enterprise Rent-A-Car‘.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 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:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

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: The sign-up bonus on the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard is doubled to 30,000 Virgin Points if you apply by 2nd October. You receive 15,000 Virgin Points with your first purchase and a further 15,000 points if you spend £3,000 within 90 days. 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 – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 bonus points (SPECIAL OFFER TO 2ND OCTOBER) 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 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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (25)

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  • Lou says:

    For cabin luggage, I heartily recommend CabinMax. Unless you’re flying BA, in which case it’s the Samsonite B-Lite 3 56cm Spinner all day long

    • Susan says:

      Always amazed at the spinner love, those wheels take away so much packing space. Not an issue F on Qatar but definitely HBO BA.

      • Lou says:

        I’m talking specifically about the B-Lite 3 56cm case. I can get 2 weeks worth of clothes in that case. In fact, I often use it as a hold luggage case too

    • Nick says:

      Why do you heartily recommend them? Neither is in the sale

  • Adam says:

    No R+C offer for me, but a great offer on Amex Travel – spend 300, get 100 back! Those were ok for cumulative spend in the past, right?

    • Rob says:

      Someone else mentioned this but it seems to be very restricted so I kept it out.

      • dougzz99 says:

        I have it on Plat.

      • brian says:

        Did anyone who received the recent Amex Travel offer also get out earlier in the year?

        • James C says:

          Yes. I’ve had both although whilst I saved the one earlier in the year I was unable to use it.

    • SM says:

      Have it on two of our plat cards.

    • Naomi says:

      No R&C offer for me either… gutted as I really want to go to a hotel in that group anyway!

  • Charlie says:

    No R&C for me either (Gold). Any idea what triggers these? I have used this offer in the past so wondering if that be why

    • NigelHamilton says:

      I also haven’t got any of the above offers(plat). Haven’t used this one before but did use a £100 credit on SLH very recently. Perhaps there’s a limit on this type of offer. I’ve noticed other offers I’ve previously used not come back even when widely available (Hilton, LNER etc)

      • tony says:

        Don’t think that’s it. I used the slh offer and got the R&C one as well. Presumably many variables going into the mix here…

        Also got £100 off £500 at Peninsula hotels.

  • Alan Todd says:

    Speaking of luggage I had been holding out for another Rimowa Amex offer, but they’ve had yet another price increase in the last few days..

  • Mikel says:

    American tourister case I was interested in is £20 more expensive than it was in the prime sale

    • TooPoorToBeHere says:

      Yup it’s always worth checking on camelcamelcamel whether an Amazon sale item is actually cheaper.

    • Andrew. says:

      Always hard to find the exact match of luggage as the lines are often made for a specific retailer, but have you checked the actual American Tourister site for the luggage you are looking for?

      There’s a close match to the 67cm hardside for £97.30 and a 10% code on the site today. Plus if you are a member of any employers staff discount there’s near permanent availability of a 20-30% discount.

      Some of the best deals on American Tourister come courtesy of Rymans!

      • jjoohhnn says:

        Yep! I got an American Tourister Bon Air from Ryman back in March 22. It’s only £5 more expensive now (before any discount codes).

  • Ben says:

    I can’t find any Globe-Trotter on Amazon

  • Gordon says:

    Re 2024 Avios peak and off peak dates, I found looking yesterday for redemption flights to SIN and NBO that Tuesdays were the new Wednesday….

    • Andrew says:

      I wonder if BA are going to flip flop each year going forward – just to keep us on our toes ?!

  • Jonathan says:

    Some of the luggage that’s supposedly on offer at Amazon is cheaper on eBay without any offers, plus Nectar (Avios) points !

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