New Amazon/Amex offer

Amazon has launched a new offer for American Express cardholders offering £5 back on a purchase of £20 or more. Many but not all Amex cardholders have been targeted with this offer.

For those not familiar with Amex Offers, you can check whether your card has this offer via the Offers section within your online account or via the Amex mobile app.

It looks like my wife and I have the offer on several cards which (given how much we seem to spend at Amazon on a regular basis) is very welcome indeed!

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Here are some select T&Cs:

  • Offer does not apply to spend on other Cards you might hold and is not valid for transactions made using Payment Aggregators.
  • Rewarded credit may be reversed if qualifying transaction is refunded or cancelled.
  • Offer only available to the first 74,000 Cardmembers who save the offer to their Card.
  • Credit should appear on your billing statement within 5 days from qualifying spend but may take up to 90 days from 9 December 2018.
  • Spend must be billed to your Card account by 9 December 2018 to be eligible for this offer. If Amazon does not charge your Card during this period, e.g. because of a delay in dispatching your goods, you may not be eligible for this offer.
  • Offer not valid on purchases made with Amazon Prime or subscriptions to Amazon Prime.
  • Offer only valid on orders delivered to the UK.

I am a bit suspicious about a couple of these restrictions, especially the apparent exclusion of Amazon Prime purchases. I’ll give this a go and update the article in the next few days with details of whether the promotion has in fact tracked on a Prime purchase.

Plus, don’t forget to check your account for the £30 off £100 at Selfridges offer which we covered last week.

Offer expires 9th December 2018


Curve puts out American Express teaser

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Curve Card’s removal of foreign transaction fees when spending abroad.

That announcement means that you can now use your regular debit/credit cards abroad – linked to Curve – with no foreign exchange fees. 

Curve card travel features
No longer any additional fees to use Curve abroad

As I said at the time, by moving to 0% foreign transaction fees, Curve has made themselves truly competitive vs the likes of Revolut, Monzo as well as the Barclaycard Platinum/Halifax Clarity cards.

Read our full review of Curve Card here

And that’s not all. Curve CEO Shachar Bialick was due to make a couple of big announcements at an event in London yesterday morning.

A short while later, Curve uploaded this video to their Twitter and Instagram pages.

Keep a close eye on Tricks of the Trade in the coming weeks for full details…

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