AMEX UK and Foursquare team up

Old Jun 1, 12, 3:34 pm
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AMEX UK and Foursquare team up

As per this BBC article - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18259306

Seems like a fairly good deal on a lot of things...Nandos/Tesco/Pizza Express/House of Fraser - spend 10 or more and get a 10 credit back

To synch with your card, go here: http://sync.americanexpress.co.uk/Foursquare

Shame AMEX UK don't promote these things to customers, instead I get a lot of useless rubbish through the post.
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Old Jun 1, 12, 3:46 pm
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Shame AMEX UK don't promote these things to customers, instead I get a lot of useless rubbish through the post.
Offer appears on home screen at americanexpress.co.uk
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Old Jun 3, 12, 12:43 am
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I saw the same thing in the US and tried syncing my UK card to use it there, however it was a US promo only.

Glad they brought it here.
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Old Jun 5, 12, 2:23 pm
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I've synched
Does it take a while to kick in? No specials showing for me yet unless they don't pop up until I'm very close to a participating retailer etc
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Old Jun 5, 12, 2:33 pm
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Saw this yesterday and I think it's pretty cool.

10 off at the House of Fraser will be useful. 5 off eat isn't bad either.

Hopefully in time they will add more. Preferably more premium outlets too. Great idea though, I think!

Actually - interesting thought. I wonder if you apply a coupon/discount for a meal at a participating restaurant, will you still get the additional money back? I have Taste Card which does 2 for 1 at Pizza Express. Combine that with 10 back from Amex and you're looking at a tasty deal.

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Old Jun 6, 12, 6:03 am
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On the day it launched I was staying in a hotel next to a Pizza Express so checked-in and registered for the 10 off.

Discount has already posted on my account so this is a nice thing to have.
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Old Jun 6, 12, 9:19 am
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I have 5 amex cards(3 with amex directly, 1 through mbna and 1 through lloyds). Now I know these deals are 1 per card, does that mean I can avail of these discounts 5 times? Also what about supplemtary card holder? It could essentially mean about 500 of free food/shopping...(1000 if supplementary card holder was allowed although I dont think it would be)
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Old Jun 6, 12, 10:34 am
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I have 5 amex cards(3 with amex directly, 1 through mbna and 1 through lloyds). Now I know these deals are 1 per card, does that mean I can avail of these discounts 5 times? Also what about supplemtary card holder? It could essentially mean about 500 of free food/shopping...(1000 if supplementary card holder was allowed although I dont think it would be)
I don't believe so based on what AMEX say via Twitter: http://twitter.com/AskAmex_UK/status/208251965933756416

I wonder if the offer works for supplementary cardholders too?
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Old Jun 8, 12, 2:53 am
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I have a supplementary card, may try later.
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Old Jun 9, 12, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by clearedforlanding View Post
Saw this yesterday and I think it's pretty cool.

10 off at the House of Fraser will be useful. 5 off eat isn't bad either.

Hopefully in time they will add more. Preferably more premium outlets too. Great idea though, I think!

Actually - interesting thought. I wonder if you apply a coupon/discount for a meal at a participating restaurant, will you still get the additional money back? I have Taste Card which does 2 for 1 at Pizza Express. Combine that with 10 back from Amex and you're looking at a tasty deal.
Yep, don't think there'll be an issue with this - AIUI they just seem to apply an automatic credit when a purchase goes through if you've 'checked in' - don't think they'll know/care what discounts you've used as long as you've gone over the spend threshold for cashback
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Old Jun 10, 12, 2:10 pm
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Is there any way to get access to these discounts if you can't have Foursquare on your phone? (corporate blocking!)
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Old Jun 29, 12, 5:19 pm
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Used it at pizzaexpress a few days back, and got the credit after 2 days of spending. Pretty cool!
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Old Jun 30, 12, 4:16 am
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Found it a little hit and miss. Obviously wasn't working at all for a few days recently but that was a system-wide fault. Now it's working I'm finding the odd store in the chain (eg Cafe Rouge) that doesn't seem to be participating. Also I normally find it is very quick to notify you when you've successfully used an offer, but when I used it at EAT yesterday no confirmation came up - have now had to submit a query.
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Old Jun 30, 12, 2:31 pm
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Went to Nandos today so fingers crossed it appears on my statement. Spent 11 so only going to pay 1, nice!
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Old Jun 30, 12, 6:48 pm
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By the way, initially Amex awarded MR points for the full spend, and now they have taken back 10 points for the 10 credit amount (on the same date as credit date)...
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