$5 American Express statement credit for a TripAdvisor review

To be honest I don’t usually take advantage of the American Express “sync” promotions, mainly because I’m not really confident enough in my technological abilities to do so.

But this one seemed awesome, and I figured I better start paying off my deodorant debt (see below), so I decided to give it a shot.

If you go to this page and click “Join Now” you can link your TripAdvisor account and American Express card, and once you write your next review (it doesn’t matter what it’s a review of — it can be a restaurant, hotel, etc.) you’ll get a $5 statement credit on the card you linked. The promotion is valid through December 31, 2013, but “quantities are limited,” so I’d do this sooner rather than later.

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Now that’s not a huge bonus or anything, but it took me less than five minutes, and I’m pretty incompetent when it comes to this stuff, so I’m guessing most of you can do it even faster. Less than 12 hours after writing my review I received an email from American Express confirming that I’d receive a statement credit within 90 days.

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The reason behind the new partnership is pretty cool as well. You’ll be able to connect with other American Express travelers, but more importantly if you paid for your experience with an American Express card that’s linked your review will show “Amex Card Member Review.” There are always questions as to whether TripAdvisor reviews are fake or not, so that’s actually kind of a cool way of confirming the legitimacy of a review.

Anyway, this was especially timely for me, since I went on a bit of a deodorant binge at QFC (local grocery store) yesterday, and of course used my American Express Premier Rewards Gold card to earn double points (the same card I linked with the TripAdvisor sync). As y’all know I don’t do many things in moderation, so when QFC had discounted my preferred deodorant from $2.99 to $1, I may have gone a bit overboard. Let’s just say I now have a lifetime supply of deodorant. That stuff doesn’t expire… does it?

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Yeah, I was about this happy in the “personal care” aisle:

Comments

  1. deodorants DO expire… check the bottom for expiration date. but no worries. you can always sell your excess supply in hotel lounges.

  2. While I often use TripAdvisor for researching my travel plans, this promotion makes me fearful that they are not thinking through their marketing plan to increase review posts QUANTITY vs. QUALITY.

    Review websites need appropriate incentives to increase QUALITY review posts, and this is not it, IMO.

  3. Deodorant has an expiration date. That does not, however, mean that its effectiveness expires on that date. Like most medications, deodorant is perfectly fine for years after the expiration date. The stuff I have on now has an expiration date of more than a year ago, and I don’t stink. 😉

  4. Right Guard Fresh scent is the way to go. Getting harder to find lately though, so be glad you stocked up 🙂

  5. Ben..I’m surprised you don’t like the Nivea brand deodorant…they are all over Germany, and they smell great! No harsh ingredients either.

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