Get paid £60 to sign up for an Amex gold card via Quidco NO FEE + possible £100 in vouchers for retailers inc Amazon/M&S + 2 Free Airport Lounge Passes + Amex statement credits inc £10 off £30 spend at ASOS
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Get paid £60 to sign up for an Amex gold card via Quidco NO FEE + possible £100 in vouchers for retailers inc Amazon/M&S + 2 Free Airport Lounge Passes + Amex statement credits inc £10 off £30 spend at ASOS

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Found 4th Mar 2014
- Update 10/03 19:40: The deal is still live as the £60 cashback is now via Topcashback (actually its £60.60 on Topcashback - 60p more than Quidco)

Get an American Express gold card - £0 to new members for the first year (usually £120). Cancel anytime within a year and you won't pay a thing.
- Go via Topcashback and get £60 cashback (money for nothing)
- Plus if you spend £2,000 in the first 3 months you can get 20,000 points bonus which translates to £100 of vouchers. Choices include Amazon, M&S, Boots and Currys PC World (various others)
- You also get 2 free Airport lounge passes
- Plus you also get access to the various Amex Statement credit deals e.g. £10 off £30 ASOS spend

Eligibility criteria for this charge card is £20k income and good credit history.

N.B This is a charge card so the balance needs to be repaid in full at the end of each month, it is not a rolling form of credit like a credit card. Also you must not have had an American Express charge card within 6 months of applying



See posts at the end of this thread - Quidco have declined many (possibly all?) of these cashbacks, their live chat has become unavailable, and the usual escalation route has been removed.

Topcashback, however, paid out some time ago.

Bear this in mind in deciding whether to use Quidco or Topcashback. The answer's pretty obvious!
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Original Poster

Link to previous thread posted 4 months ago by escortboy for this deal - went very hot

hotukdeals.com/fre…878

I took out this deal and have had well over £200 in value over the last 4 months:
- £60 in cashback via Quidco
- £100 in M&S vouchers based on spending £2k in first 3 months (20,000 points bonus)
- 2 Free airport lounge passes
- Saved approx £20 from Amex statement credit deals inc Tesco (currently there is a £10 off £30 statement credit at ASOS)
- Got a free Photobox personalised calendar at Christmas from Amex
- The additional card came in useful in maximising the Barclays bespoke offers

Edited by: "Chanchi32" 4th Mar 2014

Chanchi32

Link to previous thread … Link to previous thread http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/get-paid-60-sign-up-for-an-amex-gold-card-via-topcashback-no-fee-free-money-possible-1686878


How easy is it to cancel, and can you cancel as soon as the cashback tracks?

All you have to do is phone them to cancel, very easy. Just literally done it myself.

The bonus points (for spending 2k) are also added very quickly, if you aren't going to spend £2k within the 1st three months then buy supermarket vouchers (not going to go bust in the next few months are they) and use the cards the following months.

We going to get one of these to get some Virgin air miles so the £60 Quidco is a bonus, many thanks OP. How long does Quidco take to track?

Thanks OP. Filled out the application we'll see if it tracks or not

Why do Amex charge an annual charge and what's so good about them?

Good offer - done it myself. I'd say that using the points for shopping vouchers is relatively poor value compared to some of the loyalty schemes available.

Also if you know someone who already has one, they can refer you for a bonus 2k points for the applicant and 9k for the referrer (instead of the Quidco). I'd value the 11k points combined more than £60, so I imagine you could work something out between yourselves.

pcsolutions

Why do Amex charge an annual charge and what's so good about them?



For: Offers and customer service that will back you against a brick wall.

Against: £125

Would I pay, probably not.
Edited by: "Solac" 4th Mar 2014

Just out of interest, wouldnt platinum card with "Earn 30,000 Membership Rewards points when you spend £2,000 in the first 3 months with a Platinum Card" be a better option.

Banned

Darthpeter

We going to get one of these to get some Virgin air miles so the £60 … We going to get one of these to get some Virgin air miles so the £60 Quidco is a bonus, many thanks OP. How long does Quidco take to track?



Then get the VIrgin Amex black (or white) and not this.

virgin-atlantic.com/gb/…tml

Thanks op, just did my application

Does student loan and grant count as income?

I have a TSB AMEX but would like to apply for this, been paying the card off in full for the past year, and I know my credit history is good

henryftw

Does student loan and grant count as income?I have a TSB AMEX but would … Does student loan and grant count as income?I have a TSB AMEX but would like to apply for this, been paying the card off in full for the past year, and I know my credit history is good


OMG!!

Seft

Also if you know someone who already has one, they can refer you for a … Also if you know someone who already has one, they can refer you for a bonus 2k points for the applicant and 9k for the referrer (instead of the Quidco). I'd value the 11k points combined more than £60, so I imagine you could work something out between yourselves.



But this way one person can get 20,000 points. Far better to go it alone.

want to know too much NG

Morgan007

All you have to do is phone them to cancel, very easy. Just literally … All you have to do is phone them to cancel, very easy. Just literally done it myself.The bonus points (for spending 2k) are also added very quickly, if you aren't going to spend £2k within the 1st three months then buy supermarket vouchers (not going to go bust in the next few months are they) and use the cards the following months.


Excellent tip regarding purchasing supermarket vouchers - hadn't thought of that one, nice.

henryftw

Does student loan and grant count as income?I have a TSB AMEX but would … Does student loan and grant count as income?I have a TSB AMEX but would like to apply for this, been paying the card off in full for the past year, and I know my credit history is good






Unfortunately not in the real world matey!
Edited by: "Morgan007" 4th Mar 2014

Morgan007

:DUnfortunately not in the real world … :DUnfortunately not in the real world matey!



oh no

Would it be bad if I bumped household income slightly :O

Edited by: "88888" 4th Mar 2014

henryftw

Does student loan and grant count as income?I have a TSB AMEX but would … Does student loan and grant count as income?I have a TSB AMEX but would like to apply for this, been paying the card off in full for the past year, and I know my credit history is good



http://www.quickmeme.com/img/90/9017e65c37d5f00006638a0453e6164701ba08970acf32142cef1252aeb616b6.jpg

Just got approved, thanks for the heads up OP!

Great offer! I went for it last time. Also got my wife to go for it and my mum.

£180 cashback between us just for taking the card out. The Mrs has reached her £2000 just on train fare for the year. And I also made mine.

The one thing that **** me off, was that on the last offer you had the choice to get Amazon vouchers which was the main reason I went for the card. After I got my 20,000 points I found that they had doubled the points needed to 40,000. However went to check the other day and they have them available for 20,000 again.

Heat added OP

henryftw

Does student loan and grant count as income?I have a TSB AMEX but would … Does student loan and grant count as income?I have a TSB AMEX but would like to apply for this, been paying the card off in full for the past year, and I know my credit history is good


LOLZ

henryftw

oh no ;(Would it be bad if I bumped household income slightly :O



http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m99hb5ApIy1qc7mh1.jpg

Ah well I guess I am declined as they need to take time to make their decision.
Edited by: "david_robinson94" 4th Mar 2014

A deal-yes -but relatively few outlets accept American Express because of their high charges .Don't rely on it as your only card as most places accept only Visa or MasterCard.

cold from me

i had applied for this card previously in october 2013 and my the tracked cashback amount £63 is not confirmed by AMEX until today ... almost 5 months still the amount is not confirmed or paid but it appears in my transactions tracking list

I assume the jokes about household income are being made because Amex doesn't actually care that what number you write in the box is true or not?

Nice, ordered

Anyone know if the airport lounge passes are actual passes or is it you show your card at the desk and they 'charge' amex?

bbgun24

Anyone know if the airport lounge passes are actual passes or is it you … Anyone know if the airport lounge passes are actual passes or is it you show your card at the desk and they 'charge' amex?



you get a card which you have to show.

this is a charge card so you have you pay back in full when your payment is due

Thanks OP

When does this offer expire?

i already have a amex card and it says on the application form i will not be illegible for welcome bonus rewards,but will i still get the £60 cashback and 2 lounge passes.
Edited by: "mrkritt" 4th Mar 2014

Signed up last time around and received the 60 quid within 3 weeks

but...

Wife also signed up, quidco tracked but she never got the c/b despite putting in a claim (no reason given)

One other annoyance... Wife and I showed both cards in the exec lounge but they would only let us use one. They charged us £15.00 (second member)

rogparki

A deal-yes -but relatively few outlets accept American Express because of … A deal-yes -but relatively few outlets accept American Express because of their high charges .Don't rely on it as your only card as most places accept only Visa or MasterCard.



This really isn't that accurate. Yes, there are some (typically independent or boutique sellers) who don't take Amex, but even the "Shop Small" promotions run in the previous years proved that many do. Additionally given more and more Visa and Mastercard issues are now getting in on the cashback and promotions game, there are some variants of these cards (e.g., World Mastercards) which have increased handling fees over regular Mastercards and even more than Amex in some places (depending on individual agreements between retailers and the acquiring merchant).

I spend everything on an Amex card, don't carry cash, and do have a Mastercard in my wallet for backup purposes. The only place I regularly need to use it is to top up my cash-less card used for making payments in the work canteen. Other day to day spending (supermarkets, petrol stations, public transport, hotels, etc etc) are all fine.
Edited by: "PeterNem" 4th Mar 2014

dnc316

I assume the jokes about household income are being made because Amex … I assume the jokes about household income are being made because Amex doesn't actually care that what number you write in the box is true or not?



I would like to know how Amex know how much your household income is? Do they just ask you and that's it? My income from my job will be less than £20K pa but other self employment and interest from savings might well take it over £20K

On the tracking front I can confirm it takes a very long time. Just checked my wifes Quidco account and it still shows at tracking stage since Nov last year. Same for my mum.

I did mine with topcashback and it tracked and paid out a lot quicker. Not sure if they're doing this offer again.

Oh, and as for the comment about hardly anyone accepting Amex. This really isn't the case anymore.

Yes there are still quite a few who don't accept it. But there are more who accept it then they did a few years back. Most of the big companies accept it. It's just the smaller retailers that don't. I don't blame them really. I hear Amex charge them a lot. But still always best to have another card on hand.

Ordered , tkx op
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