Christmas is coming…
OK, I know it seems very early to be thinking turkey and trimmings!
But not if you want a nice fat cash bonus on everything you buy in the run up to the ‘season of spending’.
Amex (or American Express) have a credit card that actually pays you to use it.
How can that be possible?
Well card companies make their money in two main ways:-
- from the interest you get charged when you don’t pay off your balance
- a transaction fee every time you use the card, which the shop has to pay
Special Tempting Extras
So some cards offer special extras to tempt your custom. Often these are virtually worthless, or are ‘points’ that tend to be worth a lot less than you might think!
But a small number of cards actually give you back a percentage of the amount you spend, or ‘cashback’.
Amex Have Gone Crazy Hog Wild
Normally cashback cards pay between 0.5% and 1%.
But with the Amex Cashback Card you get a crazy 5% for the first 3 months!
To stop you going completely nuts and breaking another bank, they do limit the maximum you can earn that big 5% cashback on to £4,000 spending – but that does mean you can still get £200 back in your pocket!
And it doesn’t end there either.
Because you also get up to 1.5% for all your spending after the first 3 months. So even after Christmas is done – you can still rack up a great cashback pot.
There are only 2 sticking points that I can think of:-
- you need to be earning a minimum of £20,000 per year to be able to apply for this card
- for cashback to make sense, you should be paying off your balance in full every month – otherwise the interest will outweigh the cashback!
Otherwise, why wouldn’t you want to put all your Christmas shopping and any other big spends through a card that is going to pay you back 5%?
For more info check our Cashback Credit Cards Page – things change pretty fast in this world so hopefully we’ve updated it fairly recently 🙂