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New Amex / Foursquare cashback deal launched

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A new Foursquare and American Express promotion has slipped out, without most people being aware of it.

The deal is with Harrods, again, and unfortunately is not as generous as the previous offer.

The new Foursquare deal gives you a £25 credit on your American Express statement when you spend £100.  The deal runs until 30th April.

It certainly isn’t as generous as the last deal, which gave you £25 back on just £50 of spend.  However, if you spend a lot in Harrods in general, it is worth picking up a few £100 gift cards to benefit from the £25 rebate.

You should also remember that the Shell deal continues until 18th April.  This gives you a £15 rebate when you spend £50 in a Shell petrol station.  Even if you don’t need fuel, this can be a decent deal if your local Shell garage sells gift cards – quite a few people have found Amazon gift cards in Shell garages, for example.

If you are new to Foursquare, full details of how to register for Foursquare promotions and sync your Amex card can be found in this Head for Points article.


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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:

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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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

35,000 Avios (ONLY to 21st February) and the famous annual 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 & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

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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:

SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.

American Express Business Platinum

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American Express Business Gold

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British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

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Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 30,000 points bonus, worth 30,000 Avios, until 4th February 2023 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.

Barclaycard Select Cashback credit card

1% cashback (3% for 3 months if you apply by 31st March) and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (24)

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  • Rob says:

    With an Amex-issued Amex, you should get a message on Foursquare within literally an hour of making the purchase. With other cards, it is hit and miss in my experience whether a message turns up.

    I once got an email from FS confirming a purchase as well, but only once!

  • Roger says:

    We were away in February so missed that month’s FS offers. Our experience is with the Debenhams offer in March.

    Between us, Mrs Roger and I used 11 cards. We had precisely zero e-mail notifications. Checking online, all four ‘real’ AmEx cards posted credits after about 4 days including a weekend. Six MBNA cards posted 1-2 days later. Thus far, 10/10. 🙂

    The 11th was my Lloyds TSB. (Yawn.) They don’t seem to want me as an online customer so I will only find out when our next snailmail statement arrives.

  • David says:

    How did you signup to foursquare with a made up (if that is what you mean by fake) email address?

    If you did not not signup to foursquare and/or it was not a working address, I would contact Amex to get them to remove the association, so you can associate it (sync it) with a working email address.

  • Rob says:

    These are the only Foursquare / Amex that seem to be running at the moment. Fenwicks and Debenhams finished on 31st March, Banana Republic finished in February I think. I will post details of new deals as and when they are launched.

    • Mike Turnbull says:

      Is there asoftware bug with the current Shell offer ? if I’m asked to check in any more times before I can load to card, I shall go mad !

  • Koshka says:

    Finally got around to doing the Shell one today. Whitechapel, London only had gift cards for Argos, B and Q, New Look, iTunes and Next so I gave it a miss. Old Street had Debenhams and Boots as well so I went for those. Foursquare notifications received almost instantly. I loaded these weeks ago for a completely different station and didn’t have to check in again.

  • Craig Shaw says:

    Is anyone else having a battle with Amex about Debenhams 4SQ credits? They have charged us the £25 credits all over again across two a/c plus supplementary cards.

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