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Amex UK Shop Small - Spend £5 get £5 credit in November

Amex UK Shop Small - Spend £5 get £5 credit in November

Old Oct 30, 12, 1:37 pm
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Amex UK Shop Small - Spend £5 get £5 credit in November

http://www.amex.co.uk/shopsmall

The first time you spend £5 or more on your card at each participating local shop, American Express will put £5 back in your account. Chemist or café, wine or wellies, each new shop you visit can get you another £5 back.
Quite surprised by the amount of small retailers near me taking part. Will make my haircut a bit cheaper later this week!
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Old Oct 30, 12, 3:00 pm
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Good stuff and plenty local to me - although confusingly my local Italian (who stopped taking amex 8 months ago) is listed, as is another place which likes to add 3% to accept amex
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Old Oct 31, 12, 2:08 am
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A useful post - which is more than can be said for the map of participating locations in the Amex web site; taking as an example one small area of Oxford many of the dots turn out to refer to shops in places as far apart as Camberley and Durham! 'Chef & Brewer' pubs seem to be taking part; how they qualify as 'Small Businesses' beats me.
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Old Oct 31, 12, 3:52 am
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Yes the map is useless. Several shops at the end of my road are in completely different parts of the UK.
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Old Oct 31, 12, 5:39 am
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Bit confused by the T&Cs. I was sent an invite by Lloyds TSB, but their card doesn't seem to be elligible in the T&Cs. Also I was about so alert a couple of friends to this who recently got cards, but it says you must have had a card for 100 days already.

From the T&Cs:

To redeem the Programme Offer set forth on this Registration Page, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

· You must be 18 years of age or older and be a valid holder of an Eligible Card registered with the Programme Offer.

· An "Eligible Card" is a valid American Express Platinum Cashback Credit Card, Platinum Charge Card, Preferred Rewards Gold Card or Green Card card issued in the UK by American Express Services Europe Limited. Prepaid cards, gift cards, small business and corporate cards are not eligible. You must meet any additional eligibility requirements contained in the Offer Terms.

· Cards relating to accounts which have been open for less than 100 days are not eligible. The account under which the Eligible Card is issued must be active and not in default or (in our reasonable opinion) at risk of default.
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Old Oct 31, 12, 6:08 am
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Hmmm, it accepted my BA Amex ok.
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Old Oct 31, 12, 7:24 am
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Originally Posted by chistery View Post
Hmmm, it accepted my BA Amex ok.
and mine!
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Old Oct 31, 12, 3:57 pm
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I think the T&Cs have changed today:

An "Eligible Card" is a valid American Express card issued in the UK by American Express Services Europe Limited, Lloyds TSB Bank plc or MBNA Europe Bank Limited. Prepaid cards, gift cards, small business and corporate cards are not eligible. You must meet any additional eligibility requirements contained in the Offer Terms.
So you can use a BA Amex. I have synced both anyway.
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Old Nov 1, 12, 4:50 am
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I just got sent this by AMEX. Am I missing some catch with this promotion? If I spend GBP5.xx at any of the stores I get GBP5 back?

This includes most Costcutters and many newsagents etc across London, could be quite a free spending spree if you have time. Sadly I am only in UK for 2 days in November!
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Old Nov 1, 12, 5:12 am
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No catch.

I've worked out that I could blind drunk by walking up Kings Road and visiting all the participating pubs in this promotion. Or get a hundred packs of free crisps from the pubs!
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Old Nov 1, 12, 6:00 am
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There is an option to link it to your foursquare account. This would make looking for venues simpler as you can search on your mobile web browser when you are out as the amex one is very slow. Not all merchants though are on foursquare as well.
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Old Nov 1, 12, 9:20 am
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10 mins after paying for my haircut with my BA Amex I received an email from Amex confirming the sale and the credit to be applied in 3 to 5 days.
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Old Nov 1, 12, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by chistery View Post
10 mins after paying for my haircut with my BA Amex I received an email from Amex confirming the sale and the credit to be applied in 3 to 5 days.
Likewise after I bought lunch, impressed.
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Old Nov 1, 12, 11:53 am
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Originally Posted by justin1123 View Post

This includes most Costcutters and many newsagents etc across London,
does anyone know if each costcutter considered separate? can i use the offer in more then one?
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Old Nov 1, 12, 5:58 pm
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Could be an interesting way to eat out for a month in London if there were a way to match up the list of participating restaurants to the list of restaurant that accept the Taste card!
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