New Discounts and “Free Money” from American Express

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American Express hasn’t had the biggest public sign-up bonuses for their rewards credit cards so far this year, but I think they are winning the race of handing out discounts, statement credits, and “free money” when you use their cards for purchases.  As they have been doing for a while, they are currently handing out a bunch of new statement credits available at various retailers and even hotels!

What I love about these credits is that you can still shop for the best prices from the retailers or hotels, stack discount codes, use free shipping codes, etc. and then the discount you get from the Amex card is on top of all that.  Also note that the total amount you have to spend to trigger the statement credit includes tax, tip, etc.

Real Life Example Stacking Discounts:

For example, we just took advantage of the $50 off a $150 purchase at Bonobos.com to get some work shirts and pants for my husband.  We were able to shop the sale section, add the 30% off sale code they had last weekend, use their free shipping, and have the total come to just over $150 after everything was included.  Then the $50 statement credit was added to my Amex account after the purchase was made.  He likes that brand and needed a few things for the fall anyway, so now we stacked discounts to get a pretty solid deal!  Stacking sales items, a discount code, free shipping, with a statement credit works for me!

Amex Statement Credit

How to Find the Offers:

The toughest thing about these discounts is simply keeping up with everything that is available since some are on Twitter, some are targeted in your Amex account, some are on TripAdvisor, and more.  The relatively new AmexOffers.com site is a pretty good starting point for finding everything that is available for you, but I’ll also list out some of the current offers in this post.

The Amex Offers site gives you the option to see available offers by either choosing to:

A.  Log in with your account info OR

B.  Connect via social media options including Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, or TripAdvisor

Amex Offers

The Amex Offers site does a good job at putting all of the options for accessing offers together in one spot, but it does not just list all of the available deals for your account in one spot on the site.  I logged into my account from the Amex Offers page and I had a few offers listed, but to get the full listing I still had to also poke around on some of the different social media sites like Twitter.

Amex Twitter

Sample of current offers on Twitter:

Tweet get $10 back 1x on purchs totaling $50+ @ Sports Authority w/cnctd AmexCardRegLtdExp8/31Terms:

Tweet , get $10 back 1x on $50+ on qual purchs at JCPenney w/cnctd Amex Card! RegLtd Exp 9/2 Terms:

Tweet , get $10 back 1x on $75+ qual purch at Whole Foods w/cnctd Amex Card! RegLtd Exp 9/30 Terms:

Tweet get $25 back 1x on purchs totaling $250+ at Best Buy w/cnctd Amex Card! RegLtd Exp9/2 Terms:

Same of current offers in my Amex account:

Courtyard Hotels: Get a 1X $20 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to make a single purchase of $100+ on all charges to your room, including your room rate, when you pay for your stay with Courtyard Hotels between 8/1/14 and 9/30/14.

DollarTree.com: Get a one-time $20 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $101 or more at DollarTree.com or via phone by 9/2/2014.

Brooklyn Industries: Get a one-time $15 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $75 or more at Brooklyn Industries by 9/30/2014.

Amex Travel: Get a one-time $50 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to make a single qualifying purchase of $250 or more for a prepaid hotel booking online at amextravel.com by 8/31/2014.

Bonobos: Get a one-time $50 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $150 or more at Bonobos.com or a Bonobos Guideshop by 11/1/2014.

Costco: Get a 1x $25 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend $25+ on a qualifying purchase in-store at Costco by 8/15/2014.  Get a Costco membership today!

Amex Offer

The offers available in your account will vary somewhat, but be sure to check the offers in each Amex card you have individually as sometimes I will have an offer in one account that I don’t have in the others.  Then just register for the offer, remember which card you used to register, and make the purchase.  The statement credit often posts within a couple of days from the purchase.  If all of that sounds like too much work then you can just check out the Wandering Aramean’s Sync Assist tool to do some of the work for you. 

Which Amex statement credits have you recently been able to use?

Comments

  1. MP,

    You might want to check that link to the Wandering Aramenean sync assistant. Every time I hit it. it takes me to something totally different. Could be a glitch on my end but I thought you might want to check.

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