Credit Cards,  Offers

Current Amex Offers… and Avoiding Potential Pitfalls

Amex-Offers-bubblesUsing Amex Offers is a fantastic way to save on purchases. As always, there is some fine print in each offer’s terms and conditions, but I’ll teach you what to look out for, and how to avoid any potential pitfalls.

In my last post, Amex Offers = Too Good To Miss Out!, I wrote about how to connect your American Express card to your social media account and how to add offers to your card via Twitter, Facebook, or your americanexpress.com account. Twitter is the easiest method, but for targeted offers, you should be logging on to your americanexpress.com account to add them.

The first table below is a list of all current Amex Offers that are publicly available via Twitter by tweeting the appropriate hashtag. The second table is a small sampling of additional offers available to me in my americanexpress.com account. You may or may not see these same offers in your account.

In both tables, I’ve highlighted in bold some of the nuances that you need to look out for. Before you make any purchases, read the fine print associated with the offer you are using. Some offers require a single purchase of a certain amount, though most will allow cumulative purchases through the expiration date.  Some may give you a statement credit of a fixed dollar amount, others are a percentage of your purchase (typically with a maximum specified in the fine print). Some specify where your purchases must be made–either online or in-store. The Sam’s Club offer below will give you credit for a purchase of membership, but not for any other types of purchases. You’ll see offers exclusively for gift cards, like the one for Olive Garden. Many others specifically exclude them in the terms.

Current Twitter Hashtags

Merchant Hashtag Requirement Expiration
Orchard Supply #AmexOSH $10 back on purchases totaling $50+ 12/31/2015
Pei Wei #AmexPeiWei $5 back on single purchase of $20+ 1/31/2016
Hampton Hotels #AmexHampton $35 back on room charges totaling $175+ 1/18/2016
Cole Haan #AmexColeHaan $50 back on purchases totaling $200+ 12/31/2015
Delivery.com #AmexDelivery $5 back on a qualifying purchase of $25+ 1/15/2016
Boxed Wholesale #AmexBoxed $15 back on purchases totaling $75+ online 1/31/2016
Diesel #AmexDiesel $50 back on purchases totaling $200+ 12/24/2015
Warby Parker #AmexWarby $20 back on purchases totaling $95+ 12/31/2015
Diapers.com #AmexDiapers $10 back on purchases totaling $50+ 12/31/2015
Sur La Table #AmexSurLaTable $10 back on purchases totaling $50+ 12/31/2015
Samsonite #AmexSamsonite $30 back on purchases totaling $150+ 12/31/2015
Godiva #AmexGodiva $10 back on purchases totaling $50+ 12/31/2015
Jetsetter #AmexJetsetter $20 back on purchases totaling $100+ 1/31/2016
bliss #Amexbliss $20 back on purchases totaling $75+ 12/21/2015
Embassy Suites #AmexEmbassy $50 back on room charges totaling $250+ 12/21/2015
OneKingsLane #AmexOKL $20 back on purchases totaling $100+ 12/18/2015
Amex Gift Card #AmexGift $10 back on purchases totaling $200+ 12/31/2015
Undercover Tourist #AmexUCT $30 back on purchases totaling $150+ online 12/31/2015

Small Sample of Offers from americanexpress.com

Merchant Requirement Expiration
Sam’s Club Membership Spend $45 or more, get $25 back 12/31/2015
Teleflora Get 30% off your order 12/31/2015
eBags.com Spend $50 or more, get $20 back 12/31/2015
burberry.com Spend $500 or more, get $100 back 3/31/2016
Ashford.com Spend $250 or more, get $50 back 1/7/2016
Olive Garden Spend $50 or more on Gift Cards Online, get $10 back 1/15/2016

Bottom Line

After using Amex Offers for a while, you will be able to quickly recognize the language that American Express uses in their Terms and Conditions. At that point, avoiding unfortunate oversights will be easier. As I highlight individual offers in future blog posts, I’ll be sure to point out any of these potential pitfalls to you.

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