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Quick Tips: If Twitter really isn’t for you, you can get in on the $25 off $75 at Amazon deal with your Amex card here. Two quick tips, you can register multiple cards just like you did for Small Business Saturday, and if you don’t need a $75 purchase right now you can simply buy an Amex gift card to use later.
Update: This promo has ended for new registrants, you can still use the Amex cards you registered through the end of the year!
American Express wants you to use their cards when shopping this holiday season, and they are giving you incentives not just via $10 statement credits on Small Business Saturday yesterday, but also via their Amex Sync offers. I’ve written about these many times, but a very lucrative Amazon.com offer today that awards a one-time $25 statement credit when you spend a total of $75 or more online at Amazon by 12/31/13 has prompted me to post a refresher on how to use Amex Sync and how to re-Sync if you have forgotten what card you have attached to your Twitter profile.
If you have been ignoring these sort of deals because you aren’t on Twitter, I strongly encourage you to get a Twitter account even if you only use it for miles, points, and deals. It is worth having so you don’t get left out of deals like this one.
To sign-up for and use Amex Sync the first time:
1. Sign up for a Twitter account, if you don’t already have one. Feel free to follow @mommy_points while you are at it!
2. Go to sync.americanexpress.com/twitter and follow the instructions to sync an Amex card to Twitter. You will need to allow the Amex Sync app to view your tweets and who you follow. Again, if you just use Twitter for deals purposes, I can’t see why that would be an issue.
3. You will need to select one of our Amex cards to sync. Pick the one that earns points you want the most. I use an Amex SPG card. The hard part is remembering which one you selected!
4. View some current offers. You can look at them on this Twitter page. Some current offers as of the writing of this post on December 1st include:
The Amazon offer I mentioned has limited registration, so be sure to register for it now by syncing your Amex and tweeting #AmexAmazon, and you then have until December 31st to take advantage of the offer.
If you don’t want to do any of this, you can get many of the same offers via the “My Offers” tab when you are logged into your American Express account online, however I didn’t have the Amazon offer there, so I accessed it by Syncing and Tweeting. However, you can also likely access the deal here (tip – register more than one Amex if you want to take advantage more than once!).
At least in my house, $25 off a $75 Amazon purchase is basically just free money as I was going to spend that amount in a purchase by 12/31 anyway. Just remember to switch your default Amazon payment back to the card of your choice after you make this purchase. Personally, mine is set on the Chase Freedom since it pays 5x until December 31st, but I’ll switch off it it for one $75 purchase to save $25!
Happy deal hunting!