(EXPIRED) Lucrative Belk Amex Offer: Make Almost $200 Profit + Card-Linked Portal Earnings + Credit Card Rewards

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There’s a new Belk Amex Offer out which is much more interesting than you might initially think. While 6% back at a department store isn’t normally something to write home on a blog about, there are certain non-clothing and non-home goods that Belk sells which can make this deal a great moneymaker.

Belk Amex Offer 6% Back $4,166.67 spend 12.31.22

The Deal

  • Get 6% at Belk with an Amex Offer.

Key Terms

  • Expires December 31, 2022.
  • Offer valid in-store only at Belk locations in the US.
  • Not valid on purchases made online.
  • Excludes outlet locations.
  • Not valid at locations in US Territories.
  • Excludes locations owned or operated by a third party. These may include, but not limited to, locations within hotels, airport terminals, and military bases.
  • Not valid on wholesale purchases and purchases made with authorized resellers.
  • Valid only on purchases made in US dollars.
  • Limit of $250 in total statement credits per Card Member.

Quick Thoughts

I’d heard of Belk in the past due to various gift card deals, but hadn’t ever been in one of their stores and so had no clue what type of retailer it was. That was until a month or two ago when a GC Galore reader called Andrew gave me a heads up that Belk stores have a feature that can make Belk Amex Offers (as well as Belk Chase Offers and Citi Offers) worth taking advantage of.

Belk gift card rack

Yep, although Belk is a department store, they have gift card racks with a wide range of third party gift cards available which includes Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Home Depot, Shell and more.

Perhaps most interestingly for people reading this, they also stock variable load Visa and Mastercard gift cards. That’s particularly notable because the Amex Offer gives up to $250 back in statement credits. That’s $250 back – not a $250 spending limit. With the offer giving 6% back, that means it’s good on up to $4,166.67 spend.

I’m not sure if those cards have a $5.95 or $6.95 purchase fee, but worst case scenario we’ll assume a $6.95 purchase fee. You could buy 8 $500 Visa or Mastercard gift cards for $4,055.60 (i.e. $55.60 in purchase fees). In return, the Amex Offer would give you $243.34 back in statement credits for a profit of $187.74 after accounting for the purchase fees.

That’s not all though! Belk is an eligible retailer on RCLON (Rakuten Card-Linked Offer Network) programs including card-linked in-store features for RakutenAlaska Airlines shopping portalUnited shopping portal and Google Pay. Rates on those vary, but Rakuten recently boosted rates from 10%-15% over the Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Cyber Monday period, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see them doing the same thing again in the coming weeks.

It’s important to note that gift card purchases are excluded, so there’s no guarantee that the card-linked in-store offers stacking opportunity will track and pay out, but it’s worth a try. If you did spend $4,055.60 on 8 Visa or Mastercard gift cards, at a 10x rate on Rakuten that’s 40,556 Membership Rewards you’d earn in addition to the almost $200 in statement credits and earnings from whichever credit card you pay with.

A limiting factor is that you’re likely to raise some eyebrows trying to buy 8 Visa or Mastercard gift cards in-store at Belk all in one go, so you might need to buy a couple at a time on separate trips or at different checkout desks in-store. It could also be worth adding on a candy bar or something like that so that Rakuten doesn’t see multiples of $505.95 or $506.95 just in case they’re on the lookout for transactions of those types of denominations.

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David

Belk online on rakuten is now 10% but instore still shows 2% 🙁

Mr. Seg

I’m a newbie here with gift cards, what would be the best way to liquidate them?

Another Jeff

3x on merchant offers +1x simply miles

JayP

I hate to be that guy but this post feels like a deal killed

Charlie

Manager let me buy a few then on return trips decided enough was enough even though I explained it was just for a credit card offer and showed him my license and CC that matched. I guess buying thousands of dollars of GC’s is not something they are used to YMMV

JL100

I guess the concern of buying gift cards with Amex is no longer?

Tommy Rock

For those of you not in the Southeast, Belk is based in Charlotte and is probably most similar to Kohl’s. I live in the Carolinas, so yay for me.

Alex

Nearest location is almost 3 hours away. But I do have the offer on a plat that needs min spend to be hit. If rakuten goes back to 15% I’ll be tempted, but will call in beforehand.

Brian Cogswell

Looks like about 9% of the US population is within driving distance of a Belk. I had never heard of this chain before so I looked it up….lol

Hal

Have you had any success getting the Rakuten points?

MalMel

On which Amex card(s) did you find it?

Stookey

Normally, I agree with you about not buying 8X$200 VGC’s all in one shot, but remember, it’s the holiday buying season and I wouldn’t be afraid to do the full Monty in one trip.