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£5 cashback on £10 Post Office spend with BA, SPG etc Amex cards

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American Express has launched a new cashback deal in association with the Post Office – and a pretty generous one at that.

I wrote back in April about how the Post Office had begun to accept Amex cards.  This offer is presumably part of that deal.

You can receive £5 cashback on your American Express card when you spend £10 at a Post Office before 29th July.

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At the time of writing this deal is NOT on the website.  This means that you can only access it via the ‘Offers’ section of your online American Express statement.  Only Amex-issued American Express cards (Gold, Platinum, BA, SPG, Nectar etc) will count.

You cannot register supplementary cards separately because the offer is only visible via the online Amex account of the main cardholder.

20,000 registrations will be accepted.  Given that you have two months to make a £10 purchase, it would be sensible to register all of your applicable cards.

The obvious thing to purchase is £10 of stamps, but any purchase for which American Express is accepted at the Post Office will do the trick.  Most Post Offices sell ‘One4all’ gift cards, usable in many High Street retailers, which is another possible option.

The main restriction is that online transactions and transactions made via a self-service machine in a Post Office branch do not count.

If you only have an Amex card issued by MBNA, Lloyds or TSB don’t be too concerned – there is a decent chance that this offer will eventually migrate to the site.

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Comments (94)

  • Mark says:

    Be careful if you put the Post Office spend through as Contactless. I bought four One4All cards on Saturday, once as a Chip & Pin transaction and three as contactless.

    The contactless transactions haven’t registered even though they are now showing – the offer status is still showing as ‘saved to card’ not ‘redeemed’.

    Have asked Amex to investigate.

    • TimS says:

      I have had this same issue. I paid via contactless yesterday & the £5 credit hasn’t been acknowledged. Still showing as “Saved to card” on my Etihad Amex

    • Roger says:

      Me too, I think. I bought 4 on 4 different cards (and – probably unnecessarily – 4 different e-mail addresses and passwords 🙁 ). 2 credits have been made; 2 not (I waited for statements.)

      I need to claim for 2x retroactive credits. Did your claim work, and if so, is there an e-mail address to use? Thanks.

  • bob says:

    There’s not much VAT on food

    • Fenny says:

      Exactly! And nothing on any receipt to tell you how much it is.

      • TimS says:

        There is.

        The * after certain items on the receipt indicstes that those items are VATable.

        • Alan says:

          Although I don’t think it tells you what rate of VAT? (some items are at a reduced rate)

          Agree with earlier posters that for this sort of purchase it should be the whole sum that counts

  • Rob says:

    VAT is a pass-through. The company does not see it, in effect. To you, as a customer, it feels like real money because you cannot reclaim it. To a business person, it is a pure pass-through. You pay VAT to your suppliers, you charge it to your customers and you pay the difference to HMRC.

    • Fenny says:

      Or reclaim it, if most of your sales are out of the country. That nice Mr HMRC used to give us back £500K a month in VAT.

  • Polly says:

    Got 2 of them, and bought e gift cards via their own amazon link. Wouldn’t work through the amazon link in your site Rob, sorry! Think that’s the only way to buy amazon.