It has been a while since we have seen any American Express / Foursquare promotions. Last year they were very generous but the promotions recently have either been weak or restricted.
A number of new deals have now been announced for the mega Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush.
The deals are (remember, these are ONLY at Westfield Shepherds Bush):
Coach – Spend £250 or more on one transaction, receive a £50 statement credit
House of Fraser – Spend £80 or more on one transaction, receive a £15 statement credit
Rigby & Peller – Spend £200 or more on one transaction, receive a £40 statement credit
Donna Ida – Spend £150 or more on one transaction, receive a £30 statement credit
The White Company – Spend £80 or more on one transaction, receive a £15 statement credit
Remember that gift card transactions DO count, so if you are a regular shopper at any of these places then you could pick up some gift cards and use them over the coming months.
Full details of how to register can be found here. Whilst this page is branded with a British Airways American Express logo, you can register ANY UK personal Amex card, even if issued by MBNA or Lloyds TSB.
The promotion runs from 28th October to 12th November, and you MUST register before making your purchase by signing up to Foursquare, syncing your American Express card AND ‘checking in’ at the relevant store. Failure to ‘check in’ means that you will not receive your cashback.
How to sync your Amex card to your Foursquare card
If you are new to this deal, this is how you sync your Amex card to your Foursquare card:
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 Westfield, White Company Westfield 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 – you need to use the app on a iPad, iPhone etc to do this.
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.
(To see our complete list of all current credit card promotions, click here to visit our ‘Credit Cards Update’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)