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Last chance to get your February Foursquare cashback!

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With Head for Points having been out of action for the last two days, this has been my first chance to give you a final warning not to miss out on the current batch of Amex and Foursquare offers.

My post outlining the February deals is here.

My later post explaining how I went about buying up £300 of Harrods and House of Fraser gift vouchers is here.


To summarise, the following deals will close tomorrow:

  • Harrods – Spend £50, Get £25
  • House of Fraser – Spend £50, Get £25
  • GAP – Spend £50, Get £25
  • Banana Republic – Spend £50, Get £25
  • Carphone Warehouse – Spend £25, Get £10

Even if there is nothing you need you now, you can buy gift cards to use over the coming months.

It is worth noting that – with the last two Foursquare promotions that ran – you were unable to load the deal onto your Amex card on the last day of the promotion.  Transactions done on the last day still paid out, though.

If you were planning to buy some last minute vouchers on the 28th, you should therefore play it safe and load the offer onto your Foursquare account today.

This is how it works, if you are totally new to this:

Download the Foursquare app onto your ipad, iphone, Android device or whatever you carry!  (A wi-fi only ipad or ipod touch will also work OK)

Sign up. Make a careful note of the email address you use.  Ignore all the screens about linking your Facebook etc accounts.

Sync your MBNA, Lloyds or Amex-issued Amex card with the Foursquare account by going to this website.  You must use the same email address as in 1.

Go back to Foursquare and search for House of Fraser, Harrods, Gap etc. You need to click ‘Check In’ and you will see a special offer flick up. Click ‘Load to Card’ and the offer is set up directly with Amex.

Repeat for each Amex card you have, with a new Foursquare account. It would be sensible to make a note of which Amex card and email address links to each account.

(You can actually carry out steps 1-3 on a desktop PC as well. What you cannot do is Step 4, as the ‘Check In’ box is not active.)

There is nothing to show in the shop when you make your purchases. The shop will never even know you are taking part in the promotion. 3-4 days after making the relevant shop purchase, a credit will hit your Amex account.

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