Some interesting new travel-related cashback offers appeared on American Express cards yesterday.
As always, you need to see if you are targeted by going to the ‘Offers’ section of the Amex app or website for each card that you hold, including supplementary cards. You need to click ‘Save To Card’ to register.
You will get £150 cashback on a £750+ transaction by 31st December. Participating hotels are Geneva, Milan, Madrid, Florence, London x 2, Hampshire (below) and Megeve x 2.
If you making a Four Seasons booking, you’d be crazy not to see what additional benefits you can get via Emyr Thomas, our hotel booking partner, who is an official Four Seasons Preferred Partner. At the very least you will get free breakfast and $100 of hotel credit, plus potential upgrades. You can contact Emyr via the form here.
You will get £75 cashback on a £300+ transaction by 31st December.
The list of participating hotels is surprisingly small – given the size of the chain – but includes properties in Marbella, Rome, Tenerife, Madrid, Seville, New York, Amsterdam, London, Milan, Alicante, Berlin, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Dominican Republic, Barcelona, Orlando and Paris.
If you have American Express Platinum you can get free Gold status in MeliaRewards. One of the benefits of Gold is a number of ‘20% off’ vouchers for cash bookings which are deposited in your MeliaRewards account each year. These discounts would stack with the cashback.
I would also flag:
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car (website here) – £80 cashback when you spend £300 on UK rentals by 31st December. Cumulative spend counts.
- JustPark (website here) – 10% back when you spend £10+ by 4th April 2024. You can read more about JustPark in this article.
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.