In case you didn’t know, your Amex card always has “Amex Offers” on it. Some are just noise, but some are slam dunk no-brainers! Find out what is waiting by signing in to your Amex account online, scroll down to “Amex Offers & Benefits” and click “Add to Card”. Not all offers are available to everyone.
The slam dunk of which I speak is getting $15 back if you spend $60 at Amazon. To make your life easier, after adding the offer to your card, click here and buy yourself $60 Amazon electronic gift card. A couple minutes later you’ll receive it in an email with a link to add it to your Amazon account. Click, click, done. You’ve met the spending requirement for the offer, you have a $60 credit at Amazon, and you will owe Amex only $45 on your next bill. My $15 Amex statement credit showed up 2 days after my Amazon purchase.
STOP! Before You Do That…
Are you are like me and have multiple American Express cards? Once you accept an “Amex Offer” on one card, the offer disappears from your other cards. The work-around is to sign in to your Amex account online. Open as many browser windows as you have cards. 3 cards = 3 browser windows.
Make sure you have selected a different card in each window. Scroll down to the offer you want. Quickly “Add to Card” in each window. Don’t dilly or dally. Slow pokes may get an error message and miss out.
As you can see, there are a few other Amex Offers which look pretty sweet.
- Spend $20 or more on Uber and get $10 back. If you have not yet signed up for Uber, use this link to sign up and we will both get $15 off our next ride. See my Uber review.
- Spend $100 on Airbnb and get $50 back. If you have not yet signed up for Airbnb, use this link to sign up and get $20 travel credit. Then claim the Amex Offer. Check out “My Airbnb Experiment”.
As you can see, you have six weeks to add these offers. If you’d like to get an American Express card, click on “Chip’s Favorite Credit Card Offers” at the top right side of this website for up-to-date deals, terms, and conditions on these cards. Email me if you have any questions about which card might be right for your situation.
“Membership has its privileges” applies as much today as when it was American Express’ slogan from 1987-1996.