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Amex Member Week £75 off £300 Amex Travel spend deal is live – but excludes flights

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Last week we flagged American Express ‘Member Week’, a new initiative this year which copies a successful US promotion

Amidst all of the competitions and other promotions, the one thing that seemed to offer genuine value was £75 cashback on a £300 Amex Travel spend.

The deal is now live so we have full clarity on how it works. The bad news is that flight bookings are excluded.

American Express Member Week

It is also very restricted, both in terms of the number of registrations allowed and the cards on which it appears.

The good news is that, if you are selected, you have until 20th December to make your purchase.

You MUST register for the offer before making a booking. You may, or may not, find it under the ‘Offers’ tab of your American Express card:

Amex Member Week

Here are the key things to note:

  • It’s restricted to 20,000 registrations, which is a tiny fraction of the UK American Express cardholder base. Move quickly if you want to register.
  • It does not seem to appear on co-brand travel cards (British Airways, Marriott), presumably due to conflicts with the co-brand partner – your best bet is Gold or Platinum, and I don’t even have it on my Platinum (it is on my wife’s Gold)
  • It only appears to be on primary cards, not supplementary cards
  • The £300 must be spent in a single transaction
  • You have until 20th December to make your booking, and there are no restrictions on when the hotel stay or car hire actually takes place
  • Only pre-paid hotel and car hire bookings count, not flights
  • As usual, hotel bookings via Amex Travel will be ineligible for status benefits or loyalty points, so the deal is best used for independent hotels or those where you have no interest in points

The bottom line is that it’s both better and worse than we expected. The inability to book flights is disappointing, as is the low number of registrations allowed, but the fact that you have until 20th December to book means that those who can register should be able to find a way of using it.

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Comments (148)

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  • Vit says:

    Nothing appears on my Gold and partner’s ARCC. Can I ask via chat to add manually?

  • Andrew J says:

    And the member week website still shows “coming soon” for all the offers. I’m a bit confused by the whole “member week” thing – what’s different? Every week there are a range of targeted offers for members, this is nothing special.

    • Iain says:

      Me too. Even when you click on the Members Week link on the Amex site it just takes you to the home page with no references to MW.

      So far it’s irritating.

  • John says:

    Does it stack with the £200 credit for new amex platinum sign-ups? (I’m yet to use mine)

  • David says:

    Not showing on any of my cards at all yet, Plat Charge, other MR cards,

  • NP says:

    Not on my plat, already had “American Express Travel Online – Spend £300 or more, get £100 back” offer saved so was hoping to stack

  • Gavin says:

    Didn’t get it on my Platinum card.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Same only on Gold. Maybe they will release for Plat otherwise have to start questioning what the heck is the point in the card

  • Andrew. says:

    It’s disappointing, but not surprising that some cardholders have been excluded due to branding of their cards.

    Given that such a high proportion of their UK cardholder must be BA affiliate cards, it’s a shame that they haven’t offered a targetted rebate on BA flights this week.

    Never mind, according to the map I can enjoy a 10% off a “Fine dining” experience at

    Krispy Kreme, Cornmarket, Oxford (Doesn’t exist)
    Krispy Kreme, Clarendon Centre, Oxford (Centre is permanently closed)
    Krispy Kreme, Westgate Centre, Oxford (Actually open!)

    • johnny_c-l says:

      Consider it a miracle that the ‘fine dining’ map worked for you, it seems to be permanently buggy for me.

    • Grumpy Chicken 81 says:

      Hey, for those of us who eat at Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme is ‘fine dining’ 😉

  • Philondon says:

    I have it on my ARCC.

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