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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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  • Haroon says:

    Hi,
    Do I have to make the relevant transaction I.e. 30 pounds in one go?

    • TimS says:

      Yes.

      • Haroon says:

        So it would be worthwhile at pizza express if my bill is below 30 to ask for a 10 pound gift card to be added? Or do they sell gift cards separately?

        • TimS says:

          No idea, but you could always have a few more drinks to increase the bill of necessary.

        • Rob says:

          Oddly yes. But I don’t know if they sell gift cards in the restaurants?

        • Flyoff says:

          Pizza Express do sell Giftcards in the restaurants. You can use this to effectively extend the offer by getting spending £30 on a giftcard

    • Rob says:

      Yes, it must be one transaction on your Amex card

    • Czechoslovakia says:

      Grrr. Did with Debenhams recently. Ordered over £50 of stuff, to get a £20 (or something like that) credit. Debenhams despatched the items individually, and charged my card in each case, meaning they got out of paying up!

  • Ray says:

    So I can buy £50 Pizza Express vouchers from Tesco s, get bonus points and £10 back fromFoursquare, then use the vouchers in Pizza Express and get a further discount ? Sounds good to me.

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      You’ll need to make a £30 or more transaction using your registered Amex card at Pizza express, so a gift card bought at Tesco wouldn’t trigger the offer.

    • Ian says:

      A lot of Pizza Express food you have to eat though…

      • Rob says:

        Seen the prices recently? £13 for a small pizza in Central London.

        I am in one as I type but no Amex card on me! Nanny ill so entertaining the 3 year old today ….

      • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

        Just get another round of drinks in 🙂

  • Maximus says:

    Where is the “Check-In” button. I have searched various Tescos, see the offer and then am stuck as now Check-in button to be seen anywhere.

    I have synced and had the AE card acknowledged).

    TIA

    • TimS says:

      You dont need to check in.

      Click on the special offer and then “add to card”

    • Rob says:

      Yes, sorry, I put in the wrong wording – I will tidy it up

  • Thomas says:

    Thanks for the notification.
    4 cards loaded…

  • M says:

    “Your Card is already connected.”
    When trying to register a card that’s only 1month old.
    I think it’s picking a card that was previously linked.
    But will the new one work?

  • David Faichney says:

    Far too much abdication in my mind

  • David Faichney says:

    Agrovation – thanks auto correct

  • ups says:

    I can’t remember how it worked last time… Can you load it while looking at one Pizza Express and spend at another? I’m not sure which one I’ll spend at yet…

    • TimS says:

      Yes you can load the offer via any branch on Foursquare & you don’t have to spend it at the same one.

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