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    Galstonian
    Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex?
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    • 13th Jul 04, 2:09 PM
    Who Does/Does Not Accept Amex? 13th Jul 04 at 2:09 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.shop.bt.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 Former MSE Jessica; 28-09-2016 at 2:06 PM.
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    • rosie383
    • By rosie383 19th Mar 19, 7:07 PM
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    rosie383
    Got it. Thank you.
    They are happy for me to pay with a different CC, just not Amex. I genuinely would not have applied for this card if I had known that some companies don't accept it.
    That's why I wanted to find out where I stood before I go back to them.
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    • Gary_Dexter
    • By Gary_Dexter 19th Mar 19, 8:16 PM
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    Gary_Dexter
    More companies accept it now than say 10 years ago
    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 19th Mar 19, 10:08 PM
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    Nick_C
    I genuinely would not have applied for this card if I had known that some companies don't accept it.
    Originally posted by rosie383
    On that basis, you shouldn't bother holding any credit cards. Some companies will not take them.
    • beany_bot
    • By beany_bot 21st Mar 19, 9:59 AM
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    beany_bot
    B&Q definitely don't take Amex. But you can buy B&Q gift cards with an Amex, at Wilko for example.

    Wickes take Amex in store but not on line. But you can buy on line using PayPal charged to your Amex. This trick works for a few on line retailers, but you are probably losing S75 protection.
    Originally posted by Nick_C
    Screwfix take Paypal (therefore AMEX). But don't take "raw" AMEX
    • Avdav
    • By Avdav 13th Aug 19, 11:15 PM
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    Avdav
    Aldi accepts Amex.
    I would like to add that if you are ordering from a Company online and they don't take Amex but do use PayPal then you can set up your Amex card as a payment option.
    • beany_bot
    • By beany_bot 14th Aug 19, 6:46 AM
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    beany_bot
    overclockers UK do now take AMEX
    I've opened credit cards just to get Meerkat toys
    .
    Originally posted by LuSiVe
    • Cyclistdreams
    • By Cyclistdreams 14th Aug 19, 9:15 AM
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    Cyclistdreams
    KFC don't take Amex
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