Credit cards are either the best way to get hold of the things you want, when you want, or a shortcut to financial ruin. It all depends on your experiences with them and how well you’ve got a grip on your personal finances.

But one thing they certainly do have is purchasing power - not just for the individual customer - and for businesses, they carry some clout.

So it’s no surprise to see that some of the deals on, a subsidiary of Barclaycard, are really quite attractive. This week, they’ve got £10 Amazon voucher for a fiver. That’s sound financial sense in anybody's language, and there are loads of other bargains to be had. You don’t need to be a cardholder to take part (you can sign in using Facebook) and there are mobile apps to get the best deals on the move too.

A great way to save a a few pennies as the season of serious spending approaches.