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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:
- Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
- Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express
- The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card
- The Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
- The Platinum Card® from American Express
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.
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%.
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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