Update: There’s an exciting Limited Time Offer for the Hilton American Express cards through 5/31/17! The links below are expired, but you can learn more about best offers we’ve seen on these cards!
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 there’s an Amex Offer for $25 off a staples.com purchase of $100 or more. The offer expires on June 19, 2016, though you’ll want to try to add it to your card earlier, as registration is limited (once it’s added to your card you have until June 19, 2016, to use it, though).
Here’s how the offer is described:
Get a one-time $25 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $100+ in one or more transactions online at staples.com by 6/19/2016.
As is typically the case with Amex Offers, this one is targeted, though all of my cards are eligible for the offer, including the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express, Hilton HHonorsTM Card from American Express, The Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card, The Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, and The Platinum Card® from American Express.
The promotion is valid online only, and not in store. Furthermore, you can’t use this offer for e-gift card purchases, which refers specifically to purchasing Staples gift cards.
However, you can use the offer to buy other gift cards online. Staples sells all kinds of gift cards, including for Ebay, Home Depot, Nordstrom, Safeway, Target, Whole Foods, etc.
So you could buy a $100 Whole Foods gift card and then receive a $25 statement credit, which translates to 25% off your groceries (or any other gift card of your choice).
Keep in mind that once you add an Amex Offer to one card, the offer will disappear for all your other cards (assuming you’re eligible on multiple cards). The workaround here is to open each card in a new tab, and then add all the offers at once, which will allow you to take advantage of this offer on multiple cards. I’m eligible on six cards, so this is an easy savings of $150 for me.
For what it’s worth, here are the full terms of the promotion:
Valid online only. Valid only on US website. Not valid in-store. If you order an item during the offer period but it is not provided until after 6/19/2016, it may not count towards determining whether the purchase qualifies for the offer. See merchant website for shipping policy. Some merchants may not ship to all areas. Not valid on purchases shipped outside of the US. Not valid for e-gift card purchases. Not valid for gift cards in bulk purchases. Offer not valid on online orders that are placed in-store through sales associate. Excludes Quill, Smilemaker, Staples Business Advantage, Staples 4 Government, Staples Toner Services, Staples Technology Solutions, Staples Promotional Products, Staples Print Solutions (same as Staples Easy Print), Copy and Printing Services, Staples Contract and Commercial, Staples App Center, Staples Industrial, Staples Book Rental, Staples Simplexity, Staples Share fund, and Coastwide Labs. Enrollment limited. Offer is non-transferable. Must add offer to Card and use same Card to redeem. Limit 1 statement credit(s) per American Express® online account. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 6/19/2016, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase from merchant until all items from your qualifying purchase have been provided/shipped by merchant. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you will not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. POID: CADM:0001
Amex Offers is one of the many reasons that I hold onto as many Amex cards long term as possible, given that I can save hundreds of dollars per year with these offers. There are a lot of great niche offers through Amex Offers, especially for travel purchases, but this is an offer which just about anyone should be able to take advantage of. Saving 25% on your groceries, clothes, dining, etc., is a no brainer.
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