Using 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
|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
|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|
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.