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Re: Gotta Love Amex Offers

Postby amexmember12 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:51 pm

kdm31091 wrote:Most of the offers I've gotten are also too high of a spend requirement for me. I appreciate Amex giving offers; I just wish they would analyze where you spend and how much you spend and tailor the offers a bit more (since we all know they have this data anyway).


Agreed.
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Re: Gotta Love Amex Offers

Postby Vattené » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:33 pm

CarefulBuilder14 wrote:I haven't used Boxed yet, but I think they have a lot of promo codes floating around that can be combined with Amex offers.

That's exactly what I did. That's a good "pro" when it comes to Offers - all that matters is spending the minimum at the merchant in question, and Amex handles it all automatically. Other issuers have portals, but that usually means you can't use any other offer or promotion with it.

They've also introduced me to new places. I'd never heard of Boxed or Chewy before getting an Amex Offer, but that fact that I had one made me visit the site, see that they offered products I normally buy elsewhere at comparable or better prices, and spend money with them. Those situations are a win-win-win for customer, Amex, and merchants. That said, I agree with what others have said and I haven't found a ton of opportunities to use them. I take them when I determine they genuinely benefit me, though. Putting a method in place to tailor offers based on an individual's spending (to say nothing of the whole Big Brother vibe to it) would take up a lot of resources when the real purpose of the whole thing is to increase sales for merchants and discount revenue for Amex. Offering real savings to customers is a way to do that, but it's not the point.
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Re: Gotta Love Amex Offers

Postby augiedog » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:05 pm

I'm always checking out the offers and using them! I've saved $220 on my Blue Cash already by using Amex Offers alone.

Some of them are harder to use than others, but I can sometimes find ways around them. Like the offer for $15 off $60 at Walmart.com I was able to buy a gift card and use it in the store. Or the $5 off $25 at Babies R Us I was able to buy a Whole Foods gift card for $25. Others are very easy for me to use like the $15 off $60 at Whole Foods I met in a few days since it was issued. On the discounted Amex gift cards I was able to find a free shipping code and still make some savings after the activation fee. Now I'm waiting for the Chewy offer to appear since I have a $15 coupon and combining it with Amex Offers is actually exciting :money:
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Re: Gotta Love Amex Offers

Postby CardAttack » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:53 pm

Really nice offer out there today for jet.com. $20 back on $50 spend. If you're a first time customer, you can also get 15% from jet.

Lots of good groceries and food items. Their prices are excellent.

It's a targeted offer, but you can get it by tweeting #amexjet on your twitter account if it's not on your card.
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Re: Gotta Love Amex Offers

Postby CardAttack » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:11 am

augiedog wrote:I'm always checking out the offers and using them! I've saved $220 on my Blue Cash already by using Amex Offers alone.

Some of them are harder to use than others, but I can sometimes find ways around them. Like the offer for $15 off $60 at Walmart.com I was able to buy a gift card and use it in the store. Or the $5 off $25 at Babies R Us I was able to buy a Whole Foods gift card for $25. Others are very easy for me to use like the $15 off $60 at Whole Foods I met in a few days since it was issued. On the discounted Amex gift cards I was able to find a free shipping code and still make some savings after the activation fee. Now I'm waiting for the Chewy offer to appear since I have a $15 coupon and combining it with Amex Offers is actually exciting :money:


I saw the new Chewy offer on both my cards yesterday.
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Re: Gotta Love Amex Offers

Postby augiedog » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:51 am

CardAttack wrote:I saw the new Chewy offer on both my cards yesterday.


I just saw that too on my EveryDay.

I found out you can get the Amex Gift Card offer added directly to your account using twitter (tweet #AmexGift). You can also get free shipping on cards until 12/31 using the code SRCHFSC.
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Re: Gotta Love Amex Offers

Postby JackLane » Thu Dec 17, 2015 4:12 pm

Little naive question. How do you folks track these offers? I find it cumbersome to log in every time in Amex account to find offers. I have used Discover Deals infrequently but never Amex offers so far.
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Re: Gotta Love Amex Offers

Postby RewardsHunter17 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:36 pm

I love my Amex Offers! The Amazon one has been my favorite so far.

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Re: Gotta Love Amex Offers

Postby kdm31091 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:49 am

JackLane wrote:Little naive question. How do you folks track these offers? I find it cumbersome to log in every time in Amex account to find offers. I have used Discover Deals infrequently but never Amex offers so far.


You do have to log in and look through them. I don't use them a ton mostly because they either require more spend then I'd be doing normally or they simply aren't places that I shop. I've used a couple of the pretty generic ones like amazon, but right now my account has a bunch of pretty niche stores listed. I wish they tailored them to one's spending habits a little more.

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Re: Gotta Love Amex Offers

Postby rockyrock » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:58 am

RewardsHunter17 wrote:I love my Amex Offers! The Amazon one has been my favorite so far.


I just screwed myself on that one. I didn't notice that one of the items I bought was a Marketplace item so it got charged separately. It was the most expensive item too so even though I spent $78, it dropped me below the $60 threshold to meet the min spend...Oh well I still have about two weeks to figure it out.
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