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.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – February 2024 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.
Virgin Money is offering double points on spending until 14th April (£5,000 cap) to new customers when you apply for the Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard. Click here to learn more.
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios 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
40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 bonus points 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:
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
American Express Business Platinum
Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review
American Express Business Gold
Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) and free for a year Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers 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.