Two days ago I ran this long introductory article to the Amex / Foursquare offers. It attracted a lot of interest – read the comments as well as the main post.
This was the list of deals we knew about on Thursday:
- Harvey Nichols – spend £25, get £25 back (ends 31/12)
- Starbucks – spend £10, get £5 back (ends 13/2/13)
- Tesco – spend £50, get £10 back (ends 31/12)
- Argos – spend £20, get £5 back (ends 31/12)
- Fenwick / Bentalls – spend £50, get £10 back (ends 24/12)
- HMV – spend £20, get £5 back (ends 31/12)
- House of Fraser – spend £50, get £10 back (ends 31/12)
Amex sent me an email yesterday which added some new ones. At the time of writing (yesterday), none of these offers were available on the Foursquare site – hopefully they will appear this morning.
- Urban Outfitters – spend £50, get £25 back (ends 31/12)
- Liberty – spend £50, get £25 back (ends 31/12)
- Nike – spend £50, get £25 back (ends 31/12)
The Amex email also mentioned the Gap deal (spend £10, get £10 back) again. However, this has been pulled from Foursquare so unless you have already checked in there you won’t be able to get it. Perhaps it will be back this morning.
Remember that you need to ‘check in’ to each shop via Foursquare before the discount will work! And you need to repeat this with a new FS account for every Amex card you intend to use.
Liberty is especially interesting. This weeked they have a massive discount promotion instore with up to 20% off. This will combine with the Foursquare deal.
I was in Harvey Nichols yesterday, picking up a £27 bottle of wine. This is by far the most I have ever spent in a shop on a bottle of wine, but as the net cost will only be £2 I thought it was OK!
It is also worth remembering that the Fifth Floor at Harvey Nichols contains a food market, so you could even get £25 of groceries for free. There is also a lot of cookery books up there, plus (oddly) some Time Out guidebooks to New York, London and Paris.
Do NOT try to spend your £25 in Yo Sushi, Wagamama or the bar as it may not qualify – it may be possible to buy a £25 HN giftcard at a normal till and use that in the restaurants, though.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2022 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit card, here are our top recommendations based on the current sign-up bonuses.
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the best of the other deals currently available.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers:
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
50,000 points bonus until 2nd October – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review
For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending.