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Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
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# 361
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Old 10-11-2008, 8:51 AM
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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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Old 10-11-2008, 5:17 PM
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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?
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...
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Old 11-11-2008, 1:46 PM
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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...
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.
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Old 11-11-2008, 1:57 PM
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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.
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Old 12-11-2008, 6:16 PM
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I have just had amex refused for norwich union home insurance, gutted coz i wwas going to get 70 cashback thru quidco too!
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Old 12-11-2008, 8:30 PM
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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.
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.
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Old 13-11-2008, 8:47 PM
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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!!
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Old 17-11-2008, 5:53 PM
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can anyone tell me, does the Cashback AMEX Platinum charge highly for use abroad from the UK?
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Old 17-11-2008, 11:00 PM
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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..
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Old 21-11-2008, 6:12 PM
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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.
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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.
never had a problem with using the security number and buy a lot of things on line
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Old 24-11-2008, 10:02 AM
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Some excellent advice below on American Express acceptance....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF-U9n...eature=related

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Old 24-11-2008, 11:54 PM
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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?
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.
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Old 25-11-2008, 12:23 PM
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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.
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.
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Old 28-11-2008, 4:21 PM
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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.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:45 PM
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Paypal accept AMEX. I do all my online buying by PayPal if I can for security.
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Old 18-12-2008, 5:31 AM
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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.
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Old 28-12-2008, 11:08 AM
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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/d...-UK-SUPPHUB-PM
Earn up to 1.5% Cashback for virtually every 1 spent on an Additional Card
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Old 31-12-2008, 2:40 AM
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nice
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Old 31-12-2008, 5:51 AM
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DirectLine Insurance does.
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