On Saturday I ran through the latest run of American Express cardholder offers – including a generous £50 cashback on a £500 Apple purchase – and surmised that this would be it for the year.
I was wrong. A very generous offer with Argos turned up yesterday.
You can find the offer on the cardmemberoffers.co.uk website under ‘Shopping’. If you go via this route you will need to register via the Foursquare smartphone app. Alternatively, you may find it on your American Express online account on the statement pages of one of your cards.
You will receive £25 cashback when you spend £50 at Argos before 31st December.
Only 20,000 registrations are available. I recommend registering all of your American Express cards sooner rather than later as this target is likely to be hit. Head for Points readers are likely to take 2,000 or so.
What should you buy at Argos? Gift cards! Most Argos shops stock a range of gift cards for other retailers. Some even stock the £53.95 Visa gift cards which come with a £50 Visa credit you can pay into a bank account, to HMRC, to a utility etc.
Note that this is an ‘in-store only’ offer. Transactions on the Argos website will not count unless they are ‘click and collect’ and you pay in-store.
You can only register one American Express card per Foursquare account. If you open multiple Foursquare accounts, each requires a different email address.
Meanwhile, a new Eurostar offer is about to launch. It does not yet show up online but you can register by clicking here.
The deal is worth £25 cashback on a £100 Eurostar sale (either online or at a Eurostar ticket office in the UK) before the end of January. There is no limit to the number of people who can register for this.
Eurostar no longer sells gift vouchers online. You can buy paper vouchers via the phone but this could well be run by a third party and not trigger the cashback. Your best option to maximise the bonus is to break down a trip into chunks of £100, potentially booking each passenger separately. As you can select seats after booking there is no risk of your party being split up.
(Thanks to Tim for Eurostar)