American Express has launched two interesting new cashback deals:
Get £50 cashback at Hotel du Vin and Malmaison
Whilst we don’t cover them much due to the lack of a loyalty angle, the two brands represent the best hotel option in many of the UK towns and cities where they operate. If you’ve never stayed in one, the best model is probably IHG’s Hotel Indigo chain. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if IHG ended up acquiring them at some point for conversion to Hotel Indigo.
The Oxford Malmaison also wins bonus points for being in a converted prison – see the photo below.
The Hotel du Vin offer is worth £50 back on a £175 spend by 30th November – check out options on their website here.
The Malmaison offer is worth £50 back on a £150 spend by 30th November – you can see their properties here.
Remember that you may or may not be targeted for these deals – look on the ‘Offers’ section of the Amex website or app for each card you hold – and that you need to click ‘Save To Card’ to register before spending.
Check the list of participating hotels before booking. The offers are very restricted with only 7,000 registrations allowed for each.
Get £150 American Express cashback with Air France (or Virgin Atlantic flights to the US)
Following on from the recent KLM cashback offer with American Express, sister company Air France has launched an identical offer.
If targeted, you will get £150 back when you spend £1,000+ on the Air France website by 14th November and book a flight which departs from a UK airport.
Remember that you need to opt in to the offer via your Amex statement page on the website or the Amex app. Only 15,000 registrations will be accepted.
Virgin Atlantic flights to the US can be booked on the Air France website. These flights have AF flight numbers, not VS ones, and so I suspect that they will trigger the £150 cashback if you spend £1,000+.
You can check out options on the Air France website here.
Who won a Virgin Voyage and 90,000 Virgin Points in our latest competition?
Last month we ran a competition to promote the recent Virgin Atlantic Credit Card promotion, offering HfP readers the chance to win a Virgin Voyage and 90,000 Virgin Points.
The lucky winner was Tom W, who has happily accepted the prize. Well done Tom and many thanks to the Virgin Atlantic Credit Card team for organising this competition.
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.