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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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  • Steve says:

    If I go into the app and try to add a Virgin Amex, when I type the first three numbers it just turns read and gives a padlock.

    Has anyone got the Virgin card to work?

    • Trevor says:

      I’ve loaded two Virgin Amex cards, and they loaded the specials after check in. But you don’t load the card in the app itself, you must use the sync website.

  • Ian says:

    Is anyone having problems adding the card with the app? I created a new account and when trying to add the case it seems to assume that I’m in the US and doesn’t let me add the cards that start with 3742.

    Any help would be great

  • Mucky says:

    How can i check to see which of my cards are synced to my four square account (i cannot remember which card i used when they had the last offer).

  • Alex says:

    Would the offer still work if paying online? I.e. buying a £30 gift voucher from argos online will trigger the £10 rebate?

    • Michele says:

      Also wondering this, if anyone knows the answer?

      • Rob says:

        It depends … is the boring answer. It depends how the merchant codes online orders. You should assume not until someone proves it one way or the other.

        • Michele says:

          Just wanted to add that I bit the bullet and ordered something online (I needed to anyways, so it wasn’t really a risk). Checked in at the Whitechapel store and unlocked the special. Purchased something for £35.99 + £3.95 delivery online, and just received notification in my Foursquare app: “Congratulations. You saved £10.00 with Amex at Argos. Credit issued in up to 2 billing cycles”.

  • idrive says:

    i found out i hada card already registered from a previous promo (ie smallshop or heathrow spend), do you think this is valid even if i tried to register with a new acc?

  • Jonny says:

    Perhaps I’m being exceptionally stupid but I can’t find a way to log out of the iphone app… can anyone help?!

  • xcalx says:

    The Tesco offer is not showing on my iphone

  • idrive says:

    MENU->SETTINGS_scroll down and log out

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