American Express - £20 off £100 spend at Premier Inn

American Express - £20 off £100 spend at Premier Inn

Found 13th Oct 2014
Note: This is only available to American Express cardholders.

I noticed that the the above offer popped up on my AMEX account:

Spend £100 or more and get £20 back
Save offer to your Card to get a £20 statement credit when you spend £100+ on your card for stays booked and completed at UK Premier Inn by 16 December 2014. Valid once per Card for the first 5,000 Cardmembers to save offer.

16/12/2014 (16/Dec/2014)

Offer only applies to spend on your Saved American Express Card. It does not apply to spend on supplementary cards or other cards you might hold
Valid when booking online at
Payment taken online at time of booking for 'Premier Saver' rates or at check-in for all other rates
Valid when booking, staying and paying by 16.12.14 at UK locations
One £20 statement credit per Card
Offer limited to the first 5,000 Cards to load the Offer
Payment required in full on a UK American Express Card
Your Card must remain enrolled until the statement credit is applied
Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying transaction is refunded or cancelled
If you earn reward points, you will only earn reward points on the value of the qualifying spend minus the statement credit
Statement credits are issued within 3-5 business days of the qualifying spend, but may take up to 8 weeks to appear in your account
For full Offer T&Cs click here. By saving the offer, you agree to the Offer T&Cs. Words in italics are defined in the Offer T&Cs.

Additional information from the poster:
I have not seen the offer elsewhere so hopefully this is a new post. These offer is located on in the 'My Offers' section when logged into my AMEX account at

As usual, some people may find that they don't have this offer showing as available to load onto their account. These came up on my BA AMEX (the basic, not PP) and the Platinum.

Also, I am yet to have found this offer through the the other usual routes that people load an offer onto their AMEX accounts (e.g., Foursquare checkin). I'm sure somebody can update the post if they do.

The offer terms state that "Payment taken online at time of booking for 'Premier Saver' rates or at check-in for all other rates". This would imply that one could avail of this offer for things other than stay. For instance, I imagine you could run up a £100 tab in a Premier Inn bar and pay using the card. Alternatively, I think that Premier Inn sell vouchers if you think (perhaps could buy these in order to extend the offer beyond the expiry date). These are just suggestions but I don't vouch tfor them - they may work in practice.

As an aside, a new World Duty free (£5 off £50) also appeared on my AMEX account today. I'm sure that this could probably be combined with various other World Duty Free vouchers that are around from time-to-time but I shall leave this for somebody else to work with.
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Saved. Thanks. Staying in one in november
Just seen also, looks good. Thanks for posting.

Does booked and completed, mean, booked and paid, booked and stayed? I presume as long as you pay the money you would get the credit. It looks like that because they say you get the credit 3 - 5 days normally after paying.
Hi @EdCov,

There is always a degree of uncertainty and risk with such offers.

However, I would guess (with a fair degree of certainty and low risk based on how previous offers have worked)....

.... that the payment needs to have hit your account before the offer has expired (regardless of whether you have stayed). Usually, it means "booked and paid" with the payment actually taking the money from your account (as opposed to having solely being in the limbo land of pending/authorised/guaranteed but not actually having fully 'hit' your account). The "stayed" element is somewhat meaningless if the payment has hit your account.

If you're going to prepay in advance, then have a look in your statement in a few days to check if the payment has hit. If not, then just call up the hotel or email them to ask them to take the payment soon if possible (some hotels hold off taking payment until nearer the the time of your stay, even though their websites state that prepayment is non-refundable and will be taken at the time of booking: I recently had to call a Novotel in South Korea to ask them to take the payment already to benefit from such an offer, even thought I wasn't staying for a while).

If you're booking a room which doesn't require prepayment and only requires a 'guarantee' (usually the most flexible, cancellation rate that lets you pay on check-out) then you'll need to either: a) ensure that your stay date is before the expiry; or b) ask the hotel to take prepayment now (although I know some get a bit funny about doing this). There is also a slightly more risky option c) contact AMEX to explain the situation if you find that payment is taken after the expiry, but morally you really need to have booked and stayed prior to the expiry date.

I suggest that you contact AMEX themselves if you have any further queries about when the payment should hit your card account to take advantage of the offer - their contact centre is readily available to send an email-style message to when you log into your account where you can send them a quick message (they're very good - GREAT in fact - at responding)... or can just give them a call with more than enough mobile-/landline-friendly freephone numbers being available for AMEX on the Internet or perhaps on the back of your card.

If you have any issues after trying to use the offer, then... again, try to contact them. I've found their Customer Services representatives (who, on the phone love to say that they're based in Brighton!) are really amenable and will hold your hand through any of the process if you care to reach out to them.

Anyway, I hope that my comment somewhat answers your question and directs you onwards should it not (and hopefully answers other questions that might come the way of this post too).


Edited by: "simonschus" 16th Oct 2014
Also... @zerowing - boo, thats rubbish It might pop up at some point, or you might even get better offers that others do not have. Either way, happy dealing
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