Save 10% On Your Cell Phone Bill With Amex Offers

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For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings offers. In many cases the savings can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.

To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. Most of these offers are for a discount when you spend a certain amount with a retailer, and registration is required. Over the past year I’ve saved about a thousand dollars using Amex Offers.

At the moment Amex Offers has an awesome promotion where you can save 10% on your cell phone bill, up to $30. As usual, Amex Offers are targeted (so not all accounts will be eligible), but this promotion seems to be pretty widely targeted. For me, the following cards are eligible for the offer:

Through June 30, 2016, you can get 10% back of your online payment of a US cell phone bill in the form of a statement credit, with a limit of $30 in total credits per card.

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Here are the basic terms of the promotion:

Get 10% of your online payment back as a statement credit each time you use your enrolled Card to pay your cell phone bill online @ these accepting major US carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon) by 6/30/16. Limit $30 in total credits.

Beyond that, the key terms are as follows:

  • Enrollment is limited, and open through June 30, 2016
  • Valid for purchases made with T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T Wireless, US Cellular and Verizon online and via mobile app
  • Only purchases made after enrollment are eligible for the bonus
  • Statement credit should appear on your account within 90 days of the end of the promotion

Personally I generally use Ink Plus® Business Credit Card or Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card for telecommunications purchases, since I earn 5x Ultimate Rewards points on those purchases. I value Ultimate Rewards points at ~1.7 cents each, so to me that’s a return of ~8.5%.

With this offer I’d use The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card. The card offers one Membership Rewards point per dollar spent, and then a 50% points bonus when you make 30 transactions in a billing cycle, for the equivalent of 1.5 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent (which is why it’s one of my primary cards for everyday spend).

So when you account for 10% cashback, plus 1.5x Membership Rewards points per dollar spent, that’s a return of ~12.5%.

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Bottom line

This is a nice promotion from Amex, so be sure you register your eligible American Express card, as registration is limited. This is a nice way to save $30 on a $300 cell phone bill.


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Comments

  1. Must be targeted … i checked and none of my 5 cards (a mix of Membership Rewards, SPG, DLSkymiles) and none had this offer. Wonder if this is for “business” cards only?

  2. Had it on all 3 of my AUth user cards for SPG personal

    2 had 10% back on cable
    3 had 10% back on cell

  3. @SF, seems to be for personal cards only, not biz. My wife was targeted for her Every Day card but not for SPG Biz. I got targeted for cable and satellite bill (see first comment above) for my SPG personal and Hilton Amex (no personal Platinum and no SPG biz, Simply Cash or Business Platinum).

  4. Just checked my SPG card (just acquired). Nada. The customer rep says SPG is not eligible; it’s for cash-back cards only.

  5. Thanks for the heads-up! I got both the cable and cellphone offers on my personal SPG Amex.

    I suspect this offer will pay off handsomely for Amex if most people who switch their payment card are enrolled in autopay, as I am. Though, I should have switched to my SPG card sooner, since these are not bonus categories under any of my cards.

  6. Got cable on one card, and both cable and phone on my Everyday Preferred card.

    I see that they are encouraging setting your enrolled card up for auto pay, for the obvious reason that they hope you continue to use this card after completing the max bonus spend. But as I read the T/Cs for the offer, this is not required to get the statement credit. AMEX will be disappointed in us. 😉 We will be going right back to using our INK+ card after we hit $300 on each one.

  7. None for me 🙁

    Also, a side point – anyone else feel Amex Offers have got lower in number and worse recently?

  8. None for me, but I got the $10 off $50 or more on cable and $10 off $75 on mobile phone earlier this year, Did anyone who got this one get those earlier offers? For the $10 off $50 on cable, it was limited to certain states.

  9. Only 1 of our PRG cards had cell offer. No offers on Plat, Spg personal, or DH’s PRG. So 1 of 4….

  10. Is it still worth it to pay for the bills using Amex Plat (no further bonus) over the Chase Ink Plus with this deal? Not quite sure how to calculate the return using Lucky’s valuation in this case to be able to compare. Thanks!

  11. 0 for 6 this time. But we had both the cable and wireless offers that ran 4th Q 2015-1st Q 2016 on a couple of our cards.

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