One of my favourite features of the American Express cards is their statement credit program. Under this program, you receive cashback in your account when spending with certain merchants.
While there are a range of merchants, there are some very interesting ones that can help reduce your travel spend. These cashbacks come up at hotels, airlines and car rental companies.
They are separate to any other promotion, and just require the spend to be on your Amex card. So they even apply if you organise yourself a good discount – as long as you meet the spend requirements.
Hilton are offering a cashback of $80 when spending AU$400 or more at participating Hilton portfolio of properties. This can be done in one or more transactions.
As with the last promotion, the credit is based on your spend at individual properties, and is valid for up to 10 properties. As a result, you do need to spend the $400 at one property. On the plus side, you can do this across 10 properties.
Having said that, the terms mean that it may be good for the upcoming holiday season. Firstly, you have until the end of January to achieve the spend.
Even better. you are not restricted to the Australian properties. The credit can work at hotels in Australia, Mainland China (Beijing, Guangzhou, Sanya, Shanghai, Shenzhen), Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and United States (Hawaii).
Spend $400, get $80 back (up to 4 times)
Valid Until 31/01/2019
American Express are offering $50 back when spending $200 at Hertz. The offer is available on either a single rental or across multiple rentals. You just need to get to a total of AU$200 or more at participating locations. The rentals need to be returned & paid for by November 13.
Spend $200, get $50 back
Valid until 13/11/2018
American Express is offering a $130 statement credit after spending $650 or more on Hyatt stays in Australia and selected hotels in Asia. Options in Asia include hotels in Singapore, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong.
Spend $650 or more, get $130 back
Valid to 30/11/2018
American Express Statement Credit Offers
American Express Statement Credit offers are an awesome feature of American Express. Under the program, they offer a credit back on your American Express card, when achieving the requirements of the offer.
In order to participate in the offer, registration for the offer is required. You need to do this prior to spending at the relevant merchants.
Where to find the offers?
On this page, I highlight some interesting offers that are travel related. There are, however, a much broader range of offers available. Depending on whether you gave a direct issue American Express card, or a bank issued companion card, you will find offers in different places.
American Express Issued Cards
For American Express issues cards, this can often be done in the Offers section when viewing your account online at American Express. When you log into your account, you will find the offers toward the bottom of your account page
Bank Issued Cards
If you have a American Express companion card issued by CBA, you have to head over to the American Express Connect website instead. Simply visit the homepage where all the latest offers appear, and when you find one of interest, click ‘save to card’, and enter your card details.
Which Cards can be used?
One of the useful features of many offers is that they are not restricted to just American Express issued cards. It is possible, in many cases, to register a bank issued American Express card. This does, however, vary by promotion, and specific cards may be excluded from an offer.
Generally speaking though, the following cards will be eligible:
- American Express Cards issued by American Express Australia Limited
- American Express cards issued by one of the following licensed network partners
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
The American Express connect website contains a range of offers, and is regularly updated with new offers. These generally cover the shopping, entertainment, travel and dining categories, and it is worth browsing through these from time to time to see what is available.
The following table gives some previous offers.
|Qantas||spend $700 or more, in one or more transactions, on flights only at qantas.com by 20/12/2016 to receive one $150 credit. Limited to the first 20,000 Cards to save the offer. Exclusions apply.
Spend $700, get $150 back
|31 Jan 2017|
|AccorHotels||This offer is applicable to AccorHotels in Australia only.
Spend $300 or more, in one or more transactions upon checkout and for stays completed by 22/12/17 to receive one $75 credit.
Spend $300, get $75 back
|22 Dec 2017|
|Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Australia|| Spend $300 or more, in one transaction, upon checkout, for stays completed by 31/1/17 to receive one $150 credit
This offer is valid at the Hilton Portfolio of Hotels & Resorts in Australia.
Spend $300, get $150 back
|31 Jan 2017|
|AccorHotels|| This offer is applicable to AccorHotels in Australia only.
Spend $200 or more, in one or more transactions upon checkout and for stays completed by 22/12/16 to receive one $100 credit.
Spend $200, get $100 back
|22 Dec 2016|
Marriott: Spend $300, get $150 back
|22 Dec 2016|
|Merition||This offer is applicable to Meriton in Australia only.
Spend $200 or more, in one or more transactions, upon checkout and for stays completed by 22/12/16 to receive one $100 credit.
Meriton: Spend $200, get $100 back:
|22 Dec 2016|
|Swissôtel||Enrol your Card, book directly with Swissôtel and spend $300 or more upon checkout for stays completed by 31/12/16, to receive one $50 credit per participating Swissôtel property.
Swissôtel: Spend $300, get $50 back
|22 Dec 2016|
|Avis|| Spend $200 or more, in one transaction, in-store only at participating Avis locations to receive one $50 credit
Avis : Spend $200, Get $50 back
|22 Dec 2016
29 Aug 2017
09 Sep 2018