American Express has launched some new Foursquare deals after a long hiatus.
This promotion offers you £5 statement credit when spend £10 at Tesco. You will also receive £10 back when you spend £30 at Pizza Express, Primark, Zizzi, Ask and Argos.
You must register your British Airways, Lloyds Avios, Starwood Preferred Guest, Gold, Platinum, bmi, American Airlines, Emirates or indeed any other American Express card with Foursquare.
Unlike recent Amex cashback deals, this one does not seem to be available via the American Express website. You need to register with Foursquare. If you have never done this before then the instructions are below.
Supplementary cards count as separate cards (unless the supplementary cards have the same number as the main card, which often happens with MBNA) – so you may have more qualifying Amex cards than you think.
These deals are limited to between 5,000 and 15,000 cards. I expect this target to be hit quickly given that you can register multiple cards.
Once registered, you have until 31st July to make the required spend on the card. One trick from last time to remember is that Argos sells a lot of gift cards for other stores – this effectively makes the ‘save £10 on £30’ available at a lot of additional retailers!
You can register all of your Amex cards as long as you create a separate Foursquare account – with a separate email address – for each one.
How to sync your Amex card to your Foursquare card
If you are new to this sort of 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 a random Tesco, Pizza Express etc. Most stores will show the offer – if they don’t, search for another outlet. You need to click on the text for the offer and you will see a special box 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.
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 the relevant shop purchase hits your credit card, a cash credit will be placed on your Amex account. For Amex-issued Amex cards, you should also receive a confirmation email within a few minutes of making your purchase.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – February 2023 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.
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
30,000 points and unbeatable 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 £200 Amex Travel credit every year 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
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.