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New Amex / Foursquare deals – cashback at Tesco, Zizzi, Pizza Express, Argos, Ask, Primark

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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.

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Comments (156)

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  • vindaloo says:

    Sorry Raffles: can you just remind us whether supplementary cards (a) don’t work or (b) work as separate cards or (c) work but don’t double up with the main card? Thanks!

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      Supplementary cards with a different card number (eg Amex-issued) work as separate cards. Supplementary cards with the same card number work but don’t double up.

      • Andy says:

        From observation sup cards don’t work.
        Example: I registered one card in my name (Gold Amex) and a sup card from my wife’s account (BAPP) to my 2 FS accounts. Check in to Tesco with sup card account and no mention that the special has been loaded. Log in and checkin to Tesco with my own credit card and big “Congratulations your offer has been loaded”.
        I used them both anyway, so will wait a few days to see if the £5 credit appears before I start loading up with Pizza Express cards.

        • Rob says:

          They definitely worked OK last year, although of course things may have changed.

  • al says:

    The last time there were Foursquare promotions, I registered all of my cards and took a note of all of the email addresses. I did keep a record. But (and there was always going to be a but), the record was stored on a phone that was stolen.

    Any hints on how to reconstruct my trail of emails – or indeed how to de-register and re-register cards?


    • Simon says:

      When you sync your cards you should get an email titled “Your Card is synced. Now start saving.” from The American Express Network if you can find those emails it will have the last 5 digits of the card number linked to that email address.

      • Asif says:

        I had the same issue but managed to find the email. However, the card saved on the foursquare account has expired and since have been issued with a new one.

        Do I now need to link my new card to the FourSquare account and remove my old one?

  • Marsha says:

    I’ve registered my Virgin Amex and downloaded the app but it says I have no cards connected and although I can see specials I can’t load them. I’ve had the email confirming the card is synced so not sure what is wrong, the email is obviously input correctly. Anyone else having an issue?

  • Phillip says:

    Am I right in thinking that doing it on the web, activates the offer automatically, just by clicking on the merchant? The app struggles at times with the “load to card” button.

  • Jody says:

    I think I messed up. I went to foursquare and loaded all the deals to my card. I then realised it would have been an old card that was synced, so managed to disconnect the old card and sync the new one. However, all the options then to load to card were gone.

    Will they automaticallyy load onto the card I changed to in my account does anyone know?

    • Phillip says:

      You can try the same store in a different location and see if the offer is showing then? If you load it a second time from a different location it will come up with “already loaded” after you click on the “load to card” button.

  • Jason says:

    If your card is already connected, to four square, does the offer save to both cards automatically?

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      You can only connect one card per foursquare account.

  • Jason says:

    Sorry, that’s badly worded. If you have 2 cards, connected to foursquare, and save an offer, is it saved to both cards?

    • TimS says:

      No, as only one card is linked per foursquare account. you have to load the offer to each account separately.

  • thicko says:

    is anyone else struggling to find this in the ipad app store? i get millions of related options but not the actual app???

    • Rob says:

      You need to download the iPhone app. I had a similar issue last night.

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