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New Amex offers: £25 off £100 at Eurostar and £25 off £50 at Argos

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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.


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our September 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here.

The following offers will end soon:

  • 2,000 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard (ends 15th October)
  • 30,000 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard (ends 15th October)
  • 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus (ends 2nd November)
  • 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 30,000 points on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (ends 9th November)

Here are the top current deals:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending 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 Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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:

Barclaycard Select Cashback Credit Card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (188)

  • Andy says:

    Can anyone confirm that the amex gift cards that argos sell are the normal ones issued by amex as per : https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/prepaid/gift-cards/gift-cards.html ?

    Thanks

  • Daz says:

    The Argos deal is now dead!
    It was still going early on this morning, I was faffing around trying to remember my Foursquare account details, downloading the app again, missed the offer. Proper school boy error!!!

  • bookish says:

    I made a £60 purchase in Argos today and didn’t get a FourSquare notification of the spend. Usually I receive one straight away. Having registered for the offer and checked in, I’ve following the instructions.

    Has anyone else not received a notification?

  • viva_ronaldo says:

    seems like the argos deal has gone. no sign of it on foursquare now 🙁

  • RT says:

    So if I buy a £50 visa card, does this credit statement still work despite T&C saying no corporate or prepaid cards?

    • Rob says:

      Yes – what it means is that you cannot register a prepaid AMEX card (or indeed a corporate Amex card).

  • ComeFlyWithMe123 says:

    Looks like this deal has now expired

  • Mo-Mo says:

    Hi,

    I have just signed up for foursquare and have tried searching for argos offer but cannot find it. I have already connected my amex card to my FS account. Has the offer reached its maximum limit?

    The offer won’t show up under my american express account offers, I think because I have only just taken out my platinum card in the last week.

    Thanks

  • andy stock says:

    Argos in old street as a range of gift cards inc House of Fraser. I purchases a £50 House of Fraser gift card on my amex gold and by the time I was down on the northern line platform at old street station I had received an email from Amex confirming the cash back. Down a few stops down to House of Fraser and used the gift card on clinque (not for me!).

    Thanks Raffles, just got it on the BA amex now!

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