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If you missed it last night, there’s a new set of offers in town: Chase Offers (See: Chase’s foray into offers: Whole Foods, Lowe’s eBags, and more). But let there be no doubt, Amex is still the king of offers. There are some hot new Amex Offers out this morning — including one at Staples that I’m sure will likely fill up and disappear: 2,000 Membership Rewards points back on a purchase of $100 or more. You’ll want to log in and add that one sooner rather than later. While you’re at it, check out some other good offers I found this morning:
Staples.com: 2K back on $100+
Why it’s good: Staples.com sells a variety of gift cards online, so you can get a nice rebate here even if you’re not looking for something from Staples. Based on our Reasonable Redemption Values, 2K Membership Rewards points are worth about $36, making this offer yuge.
Ticket Galaxy: Spend $300+, get either 10K Membership Rewards points or $100 (see your offer)
Why it’s good: Ticket Galaxy is an event ticket reseller with pretty poor reviews online. That said, 10K points are worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $160 (or more depending on how you use them of course) — and whether you’re taking 10K points or $100, that’s a big enough percentage that there may be enough room to scalp from the scalpers. I haven’t done any research yet to see if there is a resale opportunity, but I added this one to all of my cards now so I could ask questions later.
Allen Edmonds: Spend $200, get 5,000 Membership Rewards or $50 (see your offer)
Why it’s good: I don’t own Allen Edmonds shoes, but I know that those who do seem pretty enthusiastic about them. The $50 back on $200 offer has come around each of the past few years and can pair with their holiday sales (see what I did there?) to make for some great deals relatively speaking (if you would have considered paying full price anyway). This is the first time I’ve seen a Membership Rewards version of the offer, which I value higher and think makes it an even better deal if you’re in the market for Allen Edmonds shoes.
Hilton Gift Cards: Spend $50+, get $10 back up to 4x
Why it’s good: I found this offer on almost all of our Amex cards this morning. Since each one can be used up to 4 times, it would be easy to stack these for 20% off of a hotel stay. As far as I know, there is no resale market for Hilton gift cards — I believe the only place to get them is from American Express (I don’t believe they are sold by Hilton or in hotels). If you have paid Hilton stays, you could save a bundle if you have this on multiple cards.
ShopRite: Spend $75+, get 2,000 Membership Rewards up to 2x
Why it’s good: Shop Rite is a grocery store chain in the northeast. I thought it was a bit odd to have gotten this offer since the closest ShopRite is probably at least 70 miles away from me, but I do pass through areas with them often enough to put this one to good use. I got excited when I saw that it could be used online: ShropRite sells some random stuff online around the holidays. They had Apple Airpods for $130 with free shipping this week. In the past, I’ve bought iPads and gaming consoles and Nexus tablets and other random stuff from them. Unfortunately, they sell these things through shopritedelivers.com — and the Amex Offer explicitly excludes ShopRiteDelivers.com. That probably won’t stop me from trying, but I don’t imagine it will trigger the credit. Still, I’ll be thrilled to pick up 4K total Membership Rewards on $150 total spend (2 x $75) on a couple of cards. This was only on one card each for my wife and I.
These are some terrific new Amex Offers. The Staples offer was found on all of our business charge cards and the Ticket Galaxy, Allen Edmonds, and Hilton offers were on all or nearly all of our Amex cards. The Shop Rite offer was definitely targeted, though I was surprised to be targeted given that I don’t live terribly close to a location. Take a look at your offers and see if you were targeted for anything else interesting!
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GREAT OFFER!-WISH IT WERE TRUE – AMX ERROR –
We appreciate you using your Amex Offer at http://WWW.STAPLES.COM. Look out for a $2000.00 statement credit, which will automatically be applied to your statement if your purchase meets the offer terms.
Re Shop Rite, important exclusion:
ELIGIBLE PURCHASES: Excludes ShopRite Gas/Fuel and ShopRite Liquor/Wine & Spirits and shopritedelivers.com. Offer not valid for purchases made at leased departments within ShopRite locations. Excludes purchases from the Gift Card Mall, shown on the ShopRite website. Purchases consisting solely of gift cards are not considered qualifying purchases and are not eligible for the offer. In order to count as a qualifying purchase for the offer, any purchase that contains gift cards must also include other items. Your ShopRite from Home order must be picked up or delivered by the offer end date to qualify for this promotion
Re: the Hilton deal, a few details to consider….
-These are physical cards that need to be mailed. Since you need to do separate $50 transactions, you’ll need to take away $2 for standard shipping for EACH $50 purchase. So it’s a bit less than 20% savings. It’s even worse (and really just negates the deal) if you need the gift cards faster than the standard 6-10 business days, as it’ll cost you at least $8 in expedited shipping on each transaction.
In summary, max savings of $32 on $200 is better than nothing. But this is not a good deal if you need these in a hurry for an upcoming stay.
When I looked I was given the option to sign up for a 3-month trial of their free “Premium Shipping Plan” which would get the cards there in 2-4 business days for free. Looks like you can cancel any time within that promo window to avoid their annual fee for this service
Sorry – that was supposed to say “sign up for a free 3-month trial of their “Premium Shipping Plan”
Thank you, Nick.
Got the Staples offer on one of my 10 cards.
Good news…. Got the ShopRite offer on all my cards.
Bad news…. I am in Texas.
Good news….you read Frequent Miler, so you have enough miles to fly to New York to go grocery shopping.
I’m seeing Staples on both Amex Bus. Plat and Business Gold