A couple of days ago Anika wrote about a new cashback promotion offered by American Express when you use your Amex card at Starbucks.
In order to enjoy this offer, you do need to have an American Express credit or charge card which is directly issued by Amex itself. Log in to your account and save the offer to your card by simply following the link on this website.
The problem was, it wasn’t clear exactly how the offer worked.
This is what the website says:
One thing is clear from the rules – the maximum amount you can get back is £5 per Amex card.
However, the picture above says you get £1 back when you spend £3 or more. This means it would take 5 visits, spending £3+ each time, to get the full £5 back.
If you look at the rules, on the other hand, it says you get “a £1 statement credit for each £3 of spend” which implies that a £15 spend in one visit would trigger £5 back.
We now have some results from reader experiments – and it doesn’t quite work as I expected:
The words on the picture above are wrong. You do NOT get £1 back when you spend £3 or more.
Instead, you get £1 back for EVERY £3 you spend, to a maximum of £5. What this means is that a single top-up to your Starbucks card of £15 will trigger a £5 cashback on your Amex statement.
Here is the bit I didn’t expect. The cashback is cumulative over different transactions. If you spend £1.50 on Monday and £1.50 on Tuesday, the 2nd purchase (because you have hit £3 over two transactions) will trigger £1 of cashback.
This works out well for me. I will add the offer to all of the American Express cards I have and I will do a £15 top-up to my Starbucks card with each. That will mean a 33% discount on everything I buy for the next couple of months.
If you are interested in this offer, you should save it to your card rather sooner than later, as it is only valid for the first 75.000 who save it to their card.
You have until 19th June to make a purchase or top-up in Starbucks and earn the cashback.
Unfortunately American Express cards issued by Barclaycard, Lloyds Bank, MBNA and TSB do not qualify. It must be a directly issued Amex card such as the American Express Nectar card.
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