PS4 - £280 / XBONE - £350 - Argos & AMEX customers ONLY
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PS4 - £280 / XBONE - £350 - Argos & AMEX customers ONLY

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Found 12th Nov 2013
OK, I know this is not for everyone and will have limited appeal, but it's worked for me so I can't be the only one.

At the moment Amex have spend £50 and get £10 back at Argos or spend £60 at Carphone Warehouse and get £15 back. Now, AMEX and Foursquare deals have dried up, but while the going was strong on these I made sure I got as many additional free cards as I could for all 3 of my Amex's. The best one was the BA card as they gave me 8 additional cards, the Gold card was only 1 additional for free and Virgin gave me another 3 so that's 15 cards in total over 3 accounts.
As I said before, this deal is not for everyone, but if like me you took advantage of the AMEX / FOURSQUARE offerings, you will have a stack of cards doing nothing.
So, dig them out and spend either £50 in Argos or £60 in Carphone on one card and get yourself an Amazon giftcard to that value. Now use a different Amex card (has to have different card number) to repeat the process. Keep doing this until you have enough £50 or £60 giftcards to complete your purchase. I've ordered a PS4 bundle with Fifa, Killzone, extra pad, camera and Battlefield 4 separately so my total is £509.99. My best deal was to buy 7x £60 Carphone Amazon giftcards and two £50 Argos giftcards at a cost of £520. Then, AMEX will refund your account with the relevant rebate for you. So far Carphone that's £105 and Argos = £20 saving me an incredible £125 on my PS4 bundle, which now costs me £384.99 and leaving £10 in my Amazon account for future use. Once you've bought your giftcards, go to your pre order and you can enter giftcards as a part pay option. Unfortunately if you ordered COD Ghosts as part of your pre-order pack and this has been shipped, it takes away the ability to add a giftcard so I'm afraid you'll miss out. I know this to be correct because we tried it on my brother-in-laws.
Now, I know this is a bit fiddly, not for everyone and takes a bit of effort, but I think it's truly worth that effort.
If I have buggered up any of my math on here, please don't berate me for it, you get what I mean and the general idea of the values concerned.
I hope some of you can take advantage of this, because personally, I think this is AWESOME!

(Oh and of course this isn't just for PS4 or XBone, it's just how I personally used it so feel free to use the method for a TV or something) - If you don't have enough AMEX cards, this offer is on for over a month and it generally takes UPTO 10 days to get your new cards to you. So if you didn't collect a bunch of cards last time, now might be the time.

Also, bare in mind you have to register EACH card you want to use, before using it, in order to qualify. The link is included with this post.

Finally, yes I put PS4 at £280 in the title, to get it for that, spend 1p or more to take it over £350. What you could buy for that is up to you to research!

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Tldr.

amazon gift card from carphone warehouse instore? I can't find them online

Original Poster

Sorry chief, I don't know what Tldr is!

And yes, in-store only for giftcards razorclar. Same with Argos. I'm guessing it's not worth them selling them online, because if you're online, everyone would just go to Amazon to buy them....

So what you are saying is Up, Down, Right Right, Left, and hold RB & LB. When you hear a ping you've unlocked the cheat, right?
I think after all that effort you deserve the saving!
I pushed up on the Hot and Cold O'meter out of appreciation for the sheer effort involved in this deal and post.

Heat added just for thinking up and even trying to explain the deal to everyone

Maybe if you put it as £125 (or whatever it would work out at) deal off an iPad or iPhone this would go very hot.
Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 12th Nov 2013

i think this is a good deal just for the amazon vouchers alone, I have 3 AMEX cards and have registered all 3, so i'll get £45 worth of amazon vouchers free (after cash back), definitely a good deal!

Plus the extra amazon money will make the upcoming black friday deals even better!
Edited by: "razorclaw" 12th Nov 2013

americanonpurpose

Sorry chief, I don't know what Tldr is!



Too long didn't read.

Original Poster

Thanks guys, at least it was appreciated by a few! I never understand this site! I think I've got the name of it wrong! oO

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clnsndrs

Too long didn't read.



Ah. Thanks for that. Well how will I sleep tonight if he didn't read it?

I'm guessing I'll read my post.

americanonpurpose

Sorry chief, I don't know what Tldr is!And yes, in-store only for … Sorry chief, I don't know what Tldr is!And yes, in-store only for giftcards razorclar. Same with Argos. I'm guessing it's not worth them selling them online, because if you're online, everyone would just go to Amazon to buy them....


It's actually tl;dr, which means too long; didn't read.

americanonpurpose

Sorry chief, I don't know what Tldr is!



lmgtfy.com/?q=…ldr

Banned

Look on Alpine electronics the ps4 is £319 and xbox one day one is £409

You have 15 additional AMEX cards? your credit score must be shocking.

Personally, the cheapest way I found was to take the £429 bundle from amazon, sell Killzone, sell the extra controller and sell the camera. The console should be about £290

This is what this site is all about.. Massively complex deals that exist for the few ultimate bargain masters

BRAVO

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steve123uk

You have 15 additional AMEX cards? your credit score must be shocking. … You have 15 additional AMEX cards? your credit score must be shocking. Personally, the cheapest way I found was to take the £429 bundle from amazon, sell Killzone, sell the extra controller and sell the camera. The console should be about £290



You don't go through a credit check on additional cards with American Express. Therefore my credit is near on perfect.

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idbroadhurst

This is what this site is all about.. Massively complex deals that exist … This is what this site is all about.. Massively complex deals that exist for the few ultimate bargain masters BRAVO



This is the deal in a nutshell:

A: Use American Express to buy Amazon gift card. (Buy 1, per card)
B: Use giftcard on Amazon
C: Save money.

If that's "Massively complex" for you, you'd go a long way with sleeping a few more hours during the day and stop consuming so much air.
You see, the reason for the long post was to be helpful, provide a valid example and prevent questions. If it's not appreciated, that's fine, but from a guy that's posted one COLD deal in nearly 6 years, I don't expect you to understand.
I don't post, because the majority of people on here are brats who want everything handed to them and complain when they have to read.

This is actually a really good deal. Ignore anyone who votes cold because they don't understand it. Thanks a lot op great deal

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Bure11

This is actually a really good deal. Ignore anyone who votes cold because … This is actually a really good deal. Ignore anyone who votes cold because they don't understand it. Thanks a lot op great deal



Thanks Bure11, glad it's helped.

americanonpurpose

This is the deal in a nutshell:A: Use American Express to buy Amazon gift … This is the deal in a nutshell:A: Use American Express to buy Amazon gift card. (Buy 1, per card)B: Use giftcard on AmazonC: Save money.If that's "Massively complex" for you, you'd go a long way with sleeping a few more hours during the day and stop consuming so much air.You see, the reason for the long post was to be helpful, provide a valid example and prevent questions. If it's not appreciated, that's fine, but from a guy that's posted one COLD deal in nearly 6 years, I don't expect you to understand. I don't post, because the majority of people on here are brats who want everything handed to them and complain when they have to read.


Or ignorant and up their own posterior when the deal they post is full of hot air and time travel.

Deal in a nutshell.
-Know of Foursquare and Amex deal.
-be aware it's no longer available, dial current date less six months on time machine.
-think of a stupid reason to get a hold of 15 Amex cards
-explain deal in 10,000 words or more to people with a 15 second attention span
-spit out dummy when I misjudged my target audience and ability to explain a deal.

Feel asleep after the first 2 million word s

Ibroadhurst

The skill is in explaining the deal in as few words as possible.

The comments on here are PRICELESS!!!

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TrueSID

The comments on here are PRICELESS!!!



Hey, if I'm going to get something from this, it's a laugh!

Cold.

Can't be arsed with ridiculous, convoluted deals.

Or with OP's who bleat on and on when they receive a bit of criticism on their posts.

TrueSID

The comments on here are PRICELESS!!!


For everything else there is MasterCard....except it won't save you the cash.

I'm confused, where does the time machine come into this?

razorclaw

I'm confused, where does the time machine come into this?

trying to claw back the last 5 mins of my life reading the drivel above

Original Poster

Comments deleted for RACISM?! I'll post it again until I'm banned if I have to. Drawing on a stereotype that some Scottish people have an attitude IS NOT RACIST. If I was to state ALL Scots had that trait, that could be defined as racist. It's a very light definition by the PC brigade, but I could be accused of being racist if I said that. I was having a joke with someone who didn't seem to take offence to the comment, I'm guessing because he's not an idiot. This place is ridiculous.
SOME ENGLISH PEOPLE DRINK TEA!
Is that racist? Surely judging by the definition on this site.

Banned

I love what you did there I too took advantage of the amex/foursquare offer I have 3 amex cards and saved £45 at debenhams and also £45 on shell fuel. Also during the shop small offer I bought £90 worth of oyster top up for £45. Love Amex

Banned

so Americaonpurpose did you receive an email confirmation from Amex to confirm a credit will be applied to your account soon after you completed the transaction?

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fatz70

so Americaonpurpose did you receive an email confirmation from Amex to … so Americaonpurpose did you receive an email confirmation from Amex to confirm a credit will be applied to your account soon after you completed the transaction?



I did indeed, lot's of e-mails actually! They all came through within minutes of purchasing the giftcards.

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fatz70

I love what you did there I too took advantage of the amex/foursquare … I love what you did there I too took advantage of the amex/foursquare offer I have 3 amex cards and saved £45 at debenhams and also £45 on shell fuel. Also during the shop small offer I bought £90 worth of oyster top up for £45. Love Amex



I didn't know about Oyster, missed out on that one!

Did you know there is another Shop Small in December? I think it's the first Saturday of the month.....

americanonpurpose

Comments deleted for RACISM?! I'll post it again until I'm banned if I … Comments deleted for RACISM?! I'll post it again until I'm banned if I have to. Drawing on a stereotype that some Scottish people have an attitude IS NOT RACIST. If I was to state ALL Scots had that trait, that could be defined as racist. It's a very light definition by the PC brigade, but I could be accused of being racist if I said that. I was having a joke with someone who didn't seem to take offence to the comment, I'm guessing because he's not an idiot. This place is ridiculous. SOME ENGLISH PEOPLE DRINK TEA! Is that racist? Surely judging by the definition on this site.


I am very Scottish and saw nothing racist in the post that replied to mine.
The stereotype that Scots love their Alcohol is very true, how could I take offence to that. As for attitude, well we can be fiery but 9/10 times a damn sight more friendly to strangers

Thought black Friday was a sale in America?

ramiuk1

Thought black Friday was a sale in America?



it is but its started to show up over here too.

Apple and Amazon hold black friday sales, others too

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Oneday77

I am very Scottish and saw nothing racist in the post that replied to … I am very Scottish and saw nothing racist in the post that replied to mine.The stereotype that Scots love their Alcohol is very true, how could I take offence to that. As for attitude, well we can be fiery but 9/10 times a damn sight more friendly to strangers



Thanks for the back up there, point proven. You may also be interested to know, my name on here, 'americanonpurpose' is the name of a book about the life of someone I admire very much, Craig Ferguson. A proud Scottish comedian.......

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Oneday77

I am very Scottish and saw nothing racist in the post that replied to … I am very Scottish and saw nothing racist in the post that replied to mine.The stereotype that Scots love their Alcohol is very true, how could I take offence to that. As for attitude, well we can be fiery but 9/10 times a damn sight more friendly to strangers



While I'm at it, here's a link to the book. If you ever have time it's an amazing read.......

amazon.co.uk/Ame…ose

Banned

americanonpurpose

I didn't know about Oyster, missed out on that one!Did you know there is … I didn't know about Oyster, missed out on that one!Did you know there is another Shop Small in December? I think it's the first Saturday of the month.....



I was referring to the Shop Small offer that was running some point in August. Went to about 4 newsagents with my 3 cards getting £10 top for £5

Sounds good, but where are you getting amazon Giftcard from on carphone warehouse?

I have a Amex , I need to activate the discount eg four square ? There is no special for cpw
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