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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..

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    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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    • AuntieH
    • By AuntieH 10th Nov 08, 8:51 AM
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    AuntieH
    Got an Amex card for my xmas purchases then found out lots of places wont accept it. E.g. couldn't use it for a £300 bike at Evans cycles on line. My advice - go for something else.
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  • Morphosis
    has ASDA stopped taking american express?

    i used it a few days ago ok

    went into asda yesterday to get some medicine and it was refused several times in reader, gave them another CC and all ok

    same happened at a different till so used another CC. card does look a tiny bit bent. staff didnt say they dont accept them no more

    went to the petrol station down the road and it went straight through...

    so is it ASDA?
    Originally posted by consumers_revenge
    Ive just come back from Asda and had trouble with my AE card, came up as NOT ACCEPTED but used it earlier that day, worked for petrol 5 minutes afterwards...something dodgy goign on with Asda...
  • mykw
    Ive just come back from Asda and had trouble with my AE card, came up as NOT ACCEPTED but used it earlier that day, worked for petrol 5 minutes afterwards...something dodgy goign on with Asda...
    Originally posted by Morphosis
    Tried to use mine at Asda Thornaby this lunchtime - tried twice both "NOT ACCEPTED" this is before even keying in a pin.

    Have used same card at same store last week with no problems.
    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 11th Nov 08, 1:57 PM
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    consumers_revenge
    looks like asda has stopped taking it then. Pity as thats the main source of my nectar points

    dont think theyve told the staff yet though not to accept it as they let you try.
    • pegginout
    • By pegginout 12th Nov 08, 6:16 PM
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    pegginout
    I have just had amex refused for norwich union home insurance, gutted coz i wwas going to get £70 cashback thru quidco too!
    Martin Lewis Rocks!
  • mykw
    Tried to use mine at Asda Thornaby this lunchtime - tried twice both "NOT ACCEPTED" this is before even keying in a pin.

    Have used same card at same store last week with no problems.
    Originally posted by mykw
    A quick follow-up to my own post to say my card was accepted today at Asda Thornaby, so I guess it was a processing glitch for last week.
    • pegginout
    • By pegginout 13th Nov 08, 8:47 PM
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    pegginout
    I have just phoned Amex...apparently Asda have have had new terminals nationwide and they are having trouble reading the chip.

    Anyone having trouble should ask the sa to swipe card and then get you to sign....like we did in the old days before chip n pin.

    So far I have used card 3 times......and had it declined every time.
    Asda, Norwich Union, and The Samaritans purse, who actually had the amex symbol on their website!

    Im not happy with Amex, but am happy with my £45 cashback from wepromiseto!!
    Martin Lewis Rocks!
  • alexl
    can anyone tell me, does the Cashback AMEX Platinum charge highly for use abroad from the UK?
  • brightonman123
    was the amex logo on view, by the tills, or on window as you go in? (along with visa, mastercard etc)

    if so, they are breaching merchant contract with Amex - contact your relevant amex office, who should follow up ith the store..

    i think they called it 'supression' when i was there. they didnt like it when shops used their logos to draw customers in, then deny them service or get them to use anothr card..
    Sometimes seen lurking on competitions forum :-)
  • ant9999
    amex online security code
    on two occassions when ordering online, i've had to enter the four digit number on the front/top/right of the card as the security code instead of the usual last three digits of the number printed on the back. i've never successfully ordered using those numbers, always rejected.
    • 1jim
    • By 1jim 21st Nov 08, 8:09 PM
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    1jim
    on two occassions when ordering online, i've had to enter the four digit number on the front/top/right of the card as the security code instead of the usual last three digits of the number printed on the back. i've never successfully ordered using those numbers, always rejected.
    Originally posted by ant9999
    never had a problem with using the security number and buy a lot of things on line
    • Mr K
    • By Mr K 24th Nov 08, 10:02 AM
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    Mr K
    Some excellent advice below on American Express acceptance....

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF-U9nL9Ios&feature=related
    Last edited by Mr K; 24-11-2008 at 10:11 AM.
    • ICan'tStandIt
    • By ICan'tStandIt 24th Nov 08, 11:54 PM
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    ICan'tStandIt
    How do you get the 5% back on the cashback card by the way? do you get it refunded in a cheque or something at the end of each month?
    Originally posted by consumers_revenge
    Moneyback is credited on the anniversary of you opening the account and is credited off the balance that is outstanding at that time.

    If you had a zero balance at that time, then you could request a cheque or a credit balance refund to your bank account.

    Check the "moneyback summary" on the back of your statement to see how much you need to spend before you get into the 5% tier.

    Hope this helps.
    • Niemand
    • By Niemand 25th Nov 08, 12:23 PM
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    Niemand
    American Express Moneyback
    Check the "moneyback summary" on the back of your statement to see how much you need to spend before you get into the 5% tier.
    Originally posted by ICan'tStandIt
    There is no tier for 5% - it's an introductory offer for the first three months where you can get earn to £200 cashback. After that, the cashback is tiered "0.5% for aggregate amounts up to £3,500; and 1% for aggregate amounts from £3,501 to £10,000; and 1.5% for aggregate amounts in excess of £10,001", so the most you can get after the introductory offer is 1.5%.

    Read the Important Information here: American Express Platinum Cashback Credit Card.
    Niemand
    • Mr K
    • By Mr K 28th Nov 08, 4:21 PM
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    Mr K
    Amex refused today in Mills newsagents amd Woolworths (apparantly they used to accept it but since they've go into administration its a no no)

    Accepted in BHS and WHSmiths.
  • haggle
    Paypal accept AMEX. I do all my online buying by PayPal if I can for security.
  • Rich_Richmond
    Hi There,

    I have tried my Amex card at Iceland, but they have not accepted it. Do anyone else know about Amex and Iceland transactions. If yes please reply.
  • jbigj
    just look at their website, looks like they dont provide 5% cashback for additional card usage. or am i misunderstand it??

    https://www212.americanexpress.com/dsmlive/dsm/int/gb/en/personal/ourcards/getacardforsomeoneelse.do?vgnextoid=adf3b9014f67d1 10VgnVCM200000d0faad94RCRD&CardName=KN-UK-SUPPHUB-PM
    Earn up to 1.5% Cashback for virtually every £1 spent on an Additional Card
  • kaliber
    nice
  • kaliber


    DirectLine Insurance does.
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