Posted by Chuck on July 22, 2015
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Published on July 22nd, 2015 | by Chuck

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Amex Checkout: $5 Moneymaker with Ticketmaster is Back

We’re not quite done with Amex Checkout yet…

We wrote previously, Amex Checkout Updates: Newegg, Sabon, Ticketmaster, WSJ, & More. The one that appeared dead was the Ticketmaster. Not only were the $1 donation options gone, Ticketmaster actually coded the system not to allow Amex Checkout payments to work on these small/donation purchases.

Reader Tom points out that it’s still possible to make $5 per Amex card via donation. The trick is to purchase a free ticket to an event here and then add a $5 donation to the cart. Since you’re buying an ‘ordinary’ ticket, the system is allowing you to pay with Amex Checkout and this should work to trigger the $10 credit. Total profit will be $5.

This method may die eventually (if only because we’re posting it), but it seems too small and limited to make much of a difference and they probably won’t even bother stopping it if they find out about it. That said, if you want to take advantage of this moneymaker, it’s worth doing it sooner rather than later.



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Rishabh
Rishabh

My recent Sabon e-gift card purchase credits are not posting. Earlier, it posted within 3 days. It has been 4 days now. Any reason to worry?

gary
gary

i’m having the same issue. did newegg and sabon the same day and newegg credit posted 2 days ago and still nothing from sabon

Jig
Jig

Same situation as Gary above, only now it’s been six days. A sabon issue, or related to making more than one retailer checkout transaction on the same day?

Seems we may have to follow up with Amex for that one, but waiting 90 days after 9/7 is the likely answer at first.

Jig
Jig

Sabon credits posted 5 days after transaction, which was 2 days more than NewEgg even though both purchases on same date

Stephen
Stephen
Jay
Jay

Five orders in 15 mins. It’s sort of outrageous how routinely one can make extremely easy profits off of Amex cards. Definitely something to be factored in when deciding whether to keep or cancel. I only do the really easy ones, like this, and it’s easily over $100/year/card. If someone always went for all the resale opportunities, which I virtually never do, you could probably pull in a cool $250-300/card/year plus several thousand points.

Glenn
Glenn

Nice. Thanks. Only had one card left, but hey, that’s another $5 and a $5 donation to a Cancer charity. Good enough.

Eric
Eric

I just went to the other thread and Tom said that he hasn’t received credit yet. I think I’ll wait until someone confirms receiving the credits.

Dan
Dan

This charity is going to be very happy and this events organizer is going to wonder wtf is happening

jay
jay

And, the movie venue is going to be empty and organizers will wonder wtf happened. we sold so many tickets !!!!

jay
jay

Amex checkout didnt give me option to receive one time code via email. Just SMS. Did anyone else noticed that?

Albrecht
Albrecht

Yes, this is considered the primary method of verification, if you have your cell phone # provided in your profile. If you remove it, the next verification is by CID #, starting today. Before it was by email or SMS.

Rich
Rich

Rich,

Now that all the credits have posted, and we have a dozen Amex accounts with -$40 balances, is there an quick or easy way to get rid of those credits? Is it possible to have Amex move the money around to consolidate the credit into one account?

Thanks

Albrecht
Albrecht

Amex has a claim type “I have a credit on my account”. You can either request a check or indicate another Amex account to transfer the money to.

Rich
Rich

Thanks!!

sam
sam

I think you need to have a balance on the other card to do that

Latifa
Latifa

I easily found some minor league baseball tickets for $6.60 total.

farsighted99
farsighted99

I bought one and will see how the credit goes. I don’t mind donating $5 to a good cause. It showed up in pending. I’m guessing it takes 4-7 days to get a credit.

Anyone find another venue? ;D

Rowan
Rowan

Here’s a few more Free Summer Flicks in Pompano Beach that we can all choose from to try and help spread out the number of tickets we might be taking from locals who actually want to go to these events… As someone mentioned before I hope we’re not going to cause any issues for the organizers (aka forcing them to rent more port-a-potties or having to hire security for hundreds more people than they were expecting!)

Adrian
Adrian

Worked like a charm!

jeffrey
jeffrey

much thanks. was easy to do, now just awaiting the credits to my amex’s

beth
beth

I tried to do the amex checkout w/ ticketmaster- amex checkout didn’t show up – so couldn’t use- did this happen to anyone else?

Terry
Terry

Didn’t work for me either

Jay
Jay

So, I did this on the 22nd and the credit hasn’t posted. For comparison, Newegg credits posted two days after my purchases went through. Anyone else get a ticketmaster credit yet?

Kevin
Kevin

For what it’s worth, I made a $5 charge towards charity on all 15 of our Amex cards through ticketmaster on 7/22. The $10 credit posted for all 15 on 7/25.

Jay
Jay

Ah, nice, yes, it looks like mine posted last night as well. Cheers for a free $14.60/card on this round of Amex deals.

Chris
Chris

I imagine we could get a tax deduction for the donation to charity, which increases our profit a bit more.

jeffrey
jeffrey

🙂

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