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    Galstonian
    Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    • #1
    • 13th Jul 04, 3:09 PM
    Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex? 13th Jul 04 at 3:09 PM
    Official Insert:

    Hi, we have a more recent list of which organisations accept Amex on our main site: Amex Acceptance.

    Back to Galstonian's original thread..

    ------------

    The new and hopefully improved version of this thread. !Apologies to the red/green colour blind among us but these made most sense to differentiate between do/don't. !Any comments, corrections etc.. please let me know.

    If someone posts that a retailer accepts and someone else that they do not I'm putting them in both lists until told otherwise (e.g. Gap)

    American Express have a policy of not signing up online gambling sites so it is very likely that NO ONLINE CASINOS ACCEPT AMEX. !I've listed "gambling online" in not accepted rather than keep adding individual sites and casinos.

    If you want to request a retailer is added you can ask Amex to contact them using this form

    G.



    Retailers that DO accept Amex:


    Accessorize
    Agnes b stores (clothing shops located in London & Oxford) !
    Air SouthWest (Air travel for Plymouth and surrounds) www.airsouthwest.com
    Allders
    All Thread
    Amazon Amazon.co.uk
    AOL
    Argos
    Asda
    Ask Pizza
    Ath Leisure/Active Venture Menswear
    B&Q
    BHS
    Blacks (outdoor shops)
    Books Etc
    Boots Opticians
    Booths
    BP !
    Brewers Fayre
    British Airways
    Buckleigh of London (men's bespoke tailoring) www.buckleighoflondon.com
    Burtons
    cameras2u www.cameras2u.com
    Camper
    Capital Pub Company (London based pubs with real ale) www.capitalpubcompany.com
    Caravan Club
    CD Wow
    Centre Parcs (Longleat)
    Childrens World
    Co-op (might)
    Cotswold Outdoor (Outdoor clothing) www.cotswold-outdoor.com
    CPC Components
    Crowne Plaza
    Dabs (for your computer needs) www.dabs.com
    Debenhams
    Diesel
    Dorothy Perkins
    Dragon-i (Thai/Chinese restaurant in Glasgow) www.dragon-i.co.uk
    Early Learning Centre
    Easyjet
    Ebookers (plus a 1.5% surcharge)
    Esso
    Exodus
    Expedia
    Firebox (gadgets & gifts) www.firebox.com
    Fopp
    Gabriel Court Hotel (in south Devon) www.gabrielcourthotel.co.uk
    Gap
    Gecko Travel (appears to adventure travel type holidays) www.geckotravel.com
    GNER
    H&M Hennes
    H.Samuel
    HPC Gears
    Halfords (might)
    Harlem (based in Westbourne Grove) www.harlemsoulfood.com
    Harrods
    HMV
    Holiday Inn
    Holiday Inn Express
    Homebase
    Iceland
    Ikea (Sweden but not the UK??!)
    Intercontinental
    Intercontinental Hotels (i.e. Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn Express, Intercontinental)
    J.D. Sports
    Jessops Cameras (might)
    Jet
    LA Fitness (Gym and sports club) www.lafitness.co.uk
    Laura Ashley
    Leisure & Entertainment
    Liberty
    Londen Underground (soon)
    Maison Bleu (international cuisine in Edinburgh) www.partnersite.co.uk
    Maplins
    Majestic Wine Warehouse
    Marks & Spencer
    Milestone
    Mothercare
    Mongolian Barbeque
    Morrisons
    Murco
    Museum of Rugby & Twickenham Stadium Tours www.rfu.com/microsites/museum/
    Neils Restaurant (fish & shellfish in Sidmouth, Devon) www.neilsrestaurant.com
    Next
    Novotel
    Orange
    Outfits
    Paypal (Ebay) (but surcharges and billing in USD may naegate any cashback earned)
    Pizza Express
    Pizza Hut
    Q8
    Qjump
    Restaurants - Amex are introducing a website for restaurant bookings - for more details visit livebookings.co.uk/amex
    Roxton Bailey Robinson Worldwide (holidays & travel) www.rbrww.com
    RS Components
    Safeway !
    Sainsburys
    Saltbar (Whisky and c0cktail bar plus diner in London) www.saltbar.com
    Selfridges
    Shell
    Simple Web Hosting
    Somerfield
    Sports Soccer
    Starbucks
    Tesco
    Texaco
    Total
    Thameslink
    The Inn On The Green (in Cookham Dean) www.theinnonthegreen.com
    The Rugby Store Twickenham (for everything rugby) www.rfu.com
    TK Maxx
    ToyRus
    UCI Cinemas
    Virgin Megastore
    Virgin Mobile
    Virgin Rail
    W.H. Smith
    WAGN
    Waitrose
    WH Smith
    Wills Burgundy (fine wines) www.wills-burgundy.com !
    World Expeditions (as in the title I presume) www.worldexpeditions.com



    Amex also have a web page listing "new" retailers accepting their cards though I have no idea how often this is updated.
    Details here: http://home3.americanexpress.com/uk/newtoamex/new/categories.asp


    Retailers that DO NOT accept Amex:


    Allen Ford UK Ltd
    Benny Dee (adult toys) www.bennydee.co.uk !
    (I guess that won't do nicely sir <G&gt
    Boots
    British Holidays
    British Telecom (for bill payments)
    Budgens
    CitizenCard (ID card scheme)
    Condoms Direct www.condomsdirect.com
    Confetti (online wedding supply shop)
    Co-op (might)
    Cutty Sark (ship shop)
    Deichmann Shoes UK
    Dunelm Mill Soft Furnishings
    Evans Cycles
    Explore Worldwide
    Freak Emporium (record collectors shop and online store)
    Gambling online (AmEx policy is not to encourage gambling)
    Game
    Halfords (might)
    Harrow Borough Council
    Holland and Barrett
    Ikea (but they do in Sweden, though that seems a long way to go for cheap furniture)
    Jessops Cameras (might)
    JJB Sports (soon)
    John Lewis (though Waitrose do)
    Kwik Save
    La Redoute
    London transport
    Nandos Spicy Chicken Restaurant
    Novotech
    play.com playusa.com
    Powergen
    Snappy snaps
    Ster Century Cinema
    Superdrug
    Tesco.net (but Tesco's do)
    Timpsons
    Totenham Hotspur online store
    Tradex
    UK Passport Office
    Wickes
    Wilkinsons
    Woolworths



    Martin recently contacted Amex and got this reply:

    Dear Martin,

    The Card is widely accepted on the high street and in restaurants as well as all major petrol stations, major national supermarkets, train operators and
    lots more.

    However, there were a couple of names on the list of NON accepting merchants,that actually do accept :

    Jessops
    Halfords

    In addition, we sign up merchants every day, so a couple that will begin accepting Amex very soon include:

    JJB Sports and London Underground

    There is one merchant listed that we are unfortunately prohibited from signing. That's Blue Square, it's a gambling site, and we have a global policy of not
    signing up these sites.

    Hope this helps,
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 06-01-2014 at 9:13 AM.
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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 22nd Jul 04, 5:31 PM
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    • #2
    • 22nd Jul 04, 5:31 PM
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    • #2
    • 22nd Jul 04, 5:31 PM
    Just to add to the above the following is a list of 50 High Street big names which accept amex (as supplied by amex press office)

    Kingfisher (B&Q & Screwfix Direct)
    Argos
    Homebase
    Dixons Stores Group (Dixons, Currys, PCWorld, The Link)
    WH Smith
    HMV Group (HMV & Waterstones)
    Carphone Warehouse
    Habitat
    Comet
    MFI (incl Ethan Allen)
    Halfords
    Virgin Entertainment Group
    Lloyds Chemist
    Arcadia Group (Top Shop, Top Man, Dorothy Perkins, Burton, Evans, Miss Selfridge, Outfit, Wallis)
    NEXT
    BAA, World Duty Free
    GAP
    Office World
    Rubicon (Principles & Warehouse, Racing Green)

    Moss Bros Group
    Clarks
    M W Group (Mappin & Webb / Watches of Switzerland)
    Berry Bros & Rudd
    Goldsmiths
    Joseph
    JD Sports
    Sports World (ex Sports Soccer … incl Lillywhites)
    Asda
    Tesco
    Sainsbury's
    WM Morrisons / Safeway
    Waitrose
    First Quench / Thresher Group (Victoria Wine, Threshers, Bottoms Up etc)
    Oddbins
    Direct Wines / Laithwaites (= Sunday Times Wine Club, Bordeaux Direct etc)
    Majestic Wine Warehouses
    Somerfield
    Iceland
    Co-op Wholesale Society
    BP
    Esso
    Shell
    Texaco
    TotalFinaElf
    Jet
    Murco
    Q8
    Gulf
    Marks & Spencer
    Harrods
    Selfridges
    Harvey Nichols
    Debenhams
    House of Fraser
    Toys R Us
    Bhs
    Heals
    Hamleys
    River Island
    Allders
    Fenwicks/Bentalls
    Karen Millen
    Monsoon
    Ralph Lauren
    Russell & Bromley Ltd
    T K MAXX
    Jessops
    Thomas Pink Ltd
    Zara
    French Connection
    Jigsaw
    Austin Reed
    Mothercare
    Laura Ashley
    Body Shop
    Whittards

    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 23rd Jul 04, 4:22 PM
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    • #3
    • 23rd Jul 04, 4:22 PM
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    • #3
    • 23rd Jul 04, 4:22 PM
    and more - major online retailers according to Amex itself

    AOL
    Dell.co.uk
    Lastminute.com
    Admiral Insurance
    Elephant.co.uk
    Diamond Insurance
    Direct Line Insurance
    Green Flag
    RAC
    Applestore.com/uk
    DABS.com
    Expedia.co.uk
    CDWOW.com
    sonystyle.co.uk
    CTshirts.co.uk
    Figleaves.com
    Virgin Wines
    empiredirect.co.uk
    Amazon.co.uk
    Phones 4U
    Orange
    Discovery Stores
    3
    O2
    Virgin Mobile
    Vodafone
    T-Mobile



    • ffacoffipawb
    • By ffacoffipawb 23rd Jul 04, 11:44 PM
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    ffacoffipawb
    • #4
    • 23rd Jul 04, 11:44 PM
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    • #4
    • 23rd Jul 04, 11:44 PM
    Just to add to the above the following is a list of 50 High Street big names which accept amex (as supplied by amex press office)

    Blah Blah Blah

    Asda

    Blah Blah Blah
    My Amex Blue has been rejected by Asda 4 times in the last fortnight. However, it works everywhere else okay - Tesco, Somerfield, Shell, ..........

    I had to use More THh>n instead.

    Cashiers unsure if Amex still accepted by Asda.
    • TREVORCOLMAN
    • By TREVORCOLMAN 24th Jul 04, 12:33 AM
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    • #5
    • 24th Jul 04, 12:33 AM
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    • #5
    • 24th Jul 04, 12:33 AM
    Amex is NOT accepted at Iceland on line - I have tried several times.



    Trev

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  • pksaraf
    • #6
    • 24th Jul 04, 1:10 AM
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    • #6
    • 24th Jul 04, 1:10 AM
    lastminute.com only accepts AMEX if the deal offerer actually accepts AMEX, otherwise not.
  • scattycat
    • #7
    • 24th Jul 04, 3:11 AM
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    • #7
    • 24th Jul 04, 3:11 AM
    Brian, could be cos Asda have gone chip'n'pin.

    Ok at the ones I use, (Sheel country ) even in the card operated petrol pumps.

    Scat
  • isasmurf
    • #8
    • 24th Jul 04, 3:27 AM
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    • #8
    • 24th Jul 04, 3:27 AM
    That could be the reason why. I stopped using Amex at Asda because I get sick of explaining to them I didn't have a PIN for my Amex, but I'll be going there sometime over the weekend - probably - so I might see if I can use it.
  • isasmurf
    • #9
    • 24th Jul 04, 7:32 PM
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
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    • 24th Jul 04, 7:32 PM
    Cashiers unsure if Amex still accepted by Asda.
    OK, just got back from Asda's. I successfully paid by Amex, so it's still accepted. In fact, I didn't have to tell the cashier that it wasn't chip'n pin. He swiped it automatically.
  • pin
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    Would like to add internet hi fi's direct (www.internethifisdirect.co.uk) don't accept Amex
    • ffacoffipawb
    • By ffacoffipawb 27th Jul 04, 12:58 AM
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    ffacoffipawb
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    Brian, could be cos Asda have gone chip'n'pin.

    Ok at the ones I use, (Sheel country ) even in the card operated petrol pumps.

    Scat
    It gets rejected by the Chip 'n' Pin machine at Asda, and by their traditional machine (which accepts my More Than card).

    My Amex card is fine as I still use it where I can, eg Shell, Currys etc. Definitely something amiss at Asda.

    It Asda be.
  • pin
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    Also ebuyer (www.ebuyer.com) doesn't accept AMEX
    • icecoolbabe
    • By icecoolbabe 29th Jul 04, 1:35 AM
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    icecoolbabe
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    South East Water does NOT.
  • JIMJAM
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    Accept
    Travelsphere
    Black Pepper
    Royal Doulton
    Live Bookings
    Mediterraneo
    Number10
    Palourde


    • spotter
    • By spotter 1st Aug 04, 8:07 PM
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    spotter
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    I used my Amex blue card in Evans Cycles.

    The sales assistant said they would no longer accept the card from 1 September due to AE doubling their retailer charges from that date.
  • SneakySnake
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    Hi all,

    One more to the list of non acceptance of Amex -

    OAKWOOD LEISURE LTD - A Welsh Theme Park.

    I do have a couple more but they are smaller local shops such as a local curry house and a small local hardware store.

    Lord knows what Amex expects people to do when as soon as you leave the mainstream shops 50% of retailers don't accept your credit card >

    Regards
    Sneaky

  • djblamire
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    Sky Television do NOT accept Amex for subscription payments.
  • Unbelievable
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    Nowich Union Direct do not accept - DirectLine Insurance does.
    • icecoolbabe
    • By icecoolbabe 12th Aug 04, 11:55 PM
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    icecoolbabe
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    Liverpool Victoria DO NOT. Neither do Kwik Fit car insurance.
  • SneakySnake
    Re: Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
    Add Virgin holidays to the no pile.

    I know they surcharge 1.5% all credit cards but with 2% cash back I could have still got £10 back

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