Late last year, I wrote about how American Express & Foursquare teamed up for a spend $10, get a $10 statement credit promotion . I was already using Foursquare, I already had an American Express TrueEarnings Costco Card, so it was a simple matter of syncing my card to my Foursquare to take advantage of the promotion. Once I checked into an eligible location, there was a button to “load” the promotion and then I was credit a statement credit of $10 once the transaction hit my American Express account.
So imagine my surprise the other day when I checked into my favorite local Pho place and saw another promotion. This time it was a $5 statement credit on a $10+ purchase. One click later, I was going to get $5 off just for checking in on Foursquare. So if you haven’t linked the two together yet, I recommend doing it because you never know when you’ll get a few bucks off for doing nothing differently.
American Express doesn’t share any sensitive financial information with Foursquare, they link together using unique identifiers (not your card number obviously), and I’ve been a fan so far.
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