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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 there’s a targeted Amex Offer for bonus points, rather than the standard savings. You can earn 1,500 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $100+ at a US supermarket. This is valid through August 31, 2016, though registration is limited, so you’ll want to register sooner rather than later.
Here’s how the offer is described:
Get 1,500 Membership Rewards® points by using your enrolled Card to spend $100+ in one or more in-store or online purchases at U.S. Supermarket locations by 8/31/16. See below for terms and exclusions.
Personally I value Membership Rewards points at ~1.7 cents each, so to me the 1,500 bonus Membership Rewards points are worth ~$25. That’s a nice return off a $100 grocery store purchase.
As I mentioned above, these offers are targeted, though a good number of cards seem to be eligible. For example, in my case the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express has the offer. That works out for me, given that the card already offers double points at US grocery stores. That means that $100 worth of grocery store purchases will earn me 1,700 Membership Rewards points.
It would be nice if my Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card were eligible for the bonus, given that it offers double points on US grocery stores, plus a 50% points bonus when you make 30 transactions per billing cycle, for a total of three Membership Rewards points per dollar spent. That being said, I’ll gladly forgo one Membership Reward point per dollar spent to earn an additional 1,500 points. 😉
If you’re not in the habit of checking your Amex Offers page frequently, be sure to take a look to see if you were eligible for this offer.
Was one of your Amex accounts eligible for 1,500 bonus points after spending $100 at a supermarket?