(EXPIRED) Best Buy offer: 3K points / $30 back when you spend $300 or more [targeted]

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There’s a new Amex Offer out today for Best Buy purchases: spend $300 or more and get either 3,000 Membership Rewards points or $30 back depending on the card on which you find the offer. This is widely available, though likely somewhat targeted.

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The Deal

  • A new Amex Offer is out to get either 3,000 Membership Rewards points or $30 back when you spend $300 or more (see your offer for details)

Key Terms

  • Expires December 31, 2019.
  • Valid at any participating location in the US and US Territories.
  • Not valid for e-gift card purchases.
  • Excludes corporate gift card purchases.
  • Excludes Best Buy Express, Geek Squad services made outside of Best Buy, Best Buy Parts Store, Best Buy Direct, Best Buy Education, Best Buy Ignite, Best Buy Secondary Markets, Best Buy Private Store & Auction, and standalone Pacific Sales stores.

Quick Thoughts

There has been a Best Buy offer for the past few holiday shopping seasons and it is great to see it come back in time to pick up holiday sales. If you see this offer on multiple cards, be smarter than me and remember to add it to the card where you added the ability to earn 1 additional Membership Rewards point per dollar on Best Buy purchases (an Amex Offer that came out earlier this year and is available through 12/31/19). Also keep in mind that you should be able to sync the points offer and statement credit offer once each across all of your Amex accounts, so you could use this offer two total times if you have both versions.

The terms exclude e-gift card purchases, though I don’t see an exclusion on physical cards. In the past, purchasing gift cards has worked. Best Buy has in some years stocked Visa Gift Cards around the holidays at some stores (YMMV). However, Amex has been getting very aggressive in clawing back credits for those who they view as abusing them, so tread carefully and consider your appetite for risk if you buy VGCs.

H/T: GC Galore

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Matty Tailwinds


Have you noticed that if you add an Amex Offer that provides Membership Rewards (i.e., Spend $300 or more and get 3,000 Membership Rewards), which is typical for my Platinum Business Card, then the cash credit version will disappear across Membership Rewards earning cards? For whatever reason, my co-brand Marriott (oh how I miss my sweet purple SPG cards) cards seem to allow me to add the cash credit offer. This has happened on numerous occasions. Do you have similar experiences?

Off topic side note: I still appreciate your well-written articles about traveling with your child from months ago. I just recently returned stateside from a trip to London and Ireland with my 4month old. She was an angel on the flights, but the time change and unfamiliar hotel suites caused an absolute disaster at bedtime. My poor wife…she told me never again! How did you overcome the jetlag/time changes with your infant?

Matty Tailwinds

Thank you for the reply. I’ll share your take with my bride.


Yes. I first notice this today on a BP mobile app offer that has $10 on $25 spend as well as 1000 pts on $25 spend on different membership reward cards. Added the 1K pts offer on the business plus and the cash statement credit offers on Gold and Everday are all gone.

No more double dipping even on different cards!


That “1 additional Membership Rewards point per dollar on Best Buy purchases” already ended on Oct 30, 2019