Posted by Chuck on July 14, 2015
AmEx Offers

Published on July 14th, 2015 | by Chuck

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Amex Checkout Credits Posting, How to Maximize, and More!

Amex Express Checkout

We reported on a great offer released by Amex which gets us a $10 credit for purchases at various online merchants by using Amex Express Checkout, see Free Money with the New Amex Express Checkout!.

This offer works a little differently than typical Amex Offers in that it’s not something you ‘Save’ to the card and we don’t get a ‘Congrats’ email when it’s used.

Readers are now reporting that the credits are beginning to post, entirely in-line with standard Amex Offer procedure of having the offer credit post within a week of making the purchase.

Great News!

The real interesting stuff is being reported by MilesToMemories:

  • The offer credit is working per Amex card. This is huge news as the language of the Terms indicate that it will only work once per Amex login. This multiplies the value of the offer many times. (Note that there is a risk that Amex can change this sometime in middle of the promo. I’ll be maxing out these offers as quick as I can.)
  • The offer credit does not need a $10 purchase trigger. Even a 1¢ purchase would work to trigger the credit. This is something we speculated in the original post and I actually expected it to work. Nice to have the confirmation.
  • Even digital codes seem to be working for the offer. Aside from e-gift cards which are working to trigger the offer credit, there’s now reports of this 40¢ digital code working for this offer.

One thing to note is that readers pointed out that the Amex Checkout system only shows up to 3 cards (at least for some people). Others pointed out that you just need to scroll down and you’ll be able to choose from any one of your cards.

Maximizing Newegg

Previously, we wrote about the $10 e-gift cards sold by Newegg and how you can get those free with this Amex Offer. Now that we have confirmation that less than $10 purchases are working, that 40¢ digital code is a better option. Another reader mentioned a 1¢ download – if anyone has the link for that please let us know and we’ll add it.

Here’s a list of options from Orensmoneysaver:

Thief: Opportunist – $0.40 per code (profit $9.60), Limit 5 Per 48 hours
Thief: Ghost Booster – $0.40 per code (profit $9.60), Limit 5 Per 48 hours
Thief: Predator Booster DLC – $0.40 per code (profit $9.60), Limit 2 per 48 hours
Assassin’s Creed codes – $.99 (profit $9.01), Limit 5 per 48hrs

Update: Dansdeals has a better link which currently has items for just 18¢ available. Note that the Terms of the Amex Offer indicate that “offer only valid on orders shipped within the United States and its territories”. Some of these items at the above link are shipped from overseas. I’m fairly confident that these items will trigger the offer credit, but there’s no way to guarantee this.

As we noted in the original post, many have trouble checking out with Amex Checkout on Newegg. The trick is to either use the mobile app or to begin the checkout with Newegg and only transfer over to Amex Checkout at a later step.

Other Merchants

Without a doubt, Newegg is the best part of this deal, but in the name of looking outside the box, it’s worth looking at the other merchants as well. Remember, we can get a $10 credit at each of the merchants under this Offer.

Burberry

You can buy a $50 Burberry gift card and that should trigger the $10 credit ($50 is the smallest denomination), though there isn’t any resale profit there. The main benefit here is that then you should hopefully be able to use multiple gift cards on a future purchase.

The cheapest Burberry item I found so far is this nail polish for $22, which will be $12 after the Amex credit hits.

Note: I can’t seem to find the Amex Checkout option on Burberry.

WSJ

You can buy a 3-month subscription for $12, or $2 after the offer credit hits. Not sure if you can do multiples of this and pay out for a number of years of WSJ across multiple Amex cards.

Ledbury

You can buy a $50 gift card and trigger the $10 credit. Or you can buy these $35 socks. Anyone?

Sabon

You can buy some wipes for $4, but there’s ~$12 shipping fee. Forget it. (Can we ask them not to ship it and just throw it in the garbage instead….?)

UPDATE: Readers pointed out that you can buy a $10 e-gift card to Sabon. You can then make one large purchase with multiple gift cards. You’ll even get free shipping on orders over $69. Free stuff, plus you’ll get 8% cashback going through the portal. [You can also try code: July05 for orders over $50, July010 for orders over $85, and July015 for orders over $120.]

Warby Parker

You can get sunglasses for $95 which will trigger the $10 credit.

Barkbox

They sell some sort of subscription of treats for your dog, or something like that (not entirely sure). There is a $19 monthly plan. Get it and cancel after a month – trigger the $10 credit. [You may also get 10% off you order with promo code: REGULARABANDON2. (source)]

Ticketmaster

They do sell gift cards, lowest is $25. I’m a little worried here since in previous Amex Offers gift cards were excluded in the terms from getting the offer. Let us know if you have success with this.

If this does end up working, it could be an easy moneymaker by reselling the gift cards for $21, a net profit of $6 per Amex card.

If gift cards work, it would make it easier to maximize the offer even for someone who wants to purchase tickets, since you can buy multiple gift cards with your Amex cards and then purchase the tickets at a 40% discount. [UPDATE: @yehuda tells us that Ticketmaster only allows one gift card to be used per order. Also, a reader notes that the Amex Checkout option does not come up for Ticketmaster gift card purchases.]

wsjwine.com, laithwaiteswine.com, virginwines.com

There are some single bottles of wine for under $15; problem is the $20 shipping fee. I don’t see any gift card option, so there’s no easy way to broaden the discount. I’m stumped…



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Justin
Justin
Preacher
Preacher

Yeah. I got 2 of mine today.

avi
avi

again i can do this with evrycard evryday and will get 10$$??? or only once a card ???

Bryan
Bryan

Sabon sells $10 gift cards. Got 7 of them for free, 7 Sabon points (worth $7 on future order), and 8% TopCashback ($5.60). Normally shipping is free over $69, but they ran a promo this last week for free shipping over $49. Their checkout interface looks like you can use multiple gift cards. You can buy a gift card with a gift card. (Almost accidentally did this on one order testing how the gift card redemption worked on my second order.) Already got my $10 credits from Amex posted to my statement. Data point overload? Thank you, that is all. Haha

Bryan
Bryan

E-gift cards I meant to say!

Nic
Nic

I have tried to checkout on newegg multiple times over multiple days and always get a server down error – any tips? (Tried on pc and iPhone)

Jim
Jim

Try this: when you’re about to check out, instead of clicking on Amex Checkout at the first opportunity, choose Secure Checkout and then choose Amex Express later in the process.

Ryan
Ryan

Nic – did you go to “secure checkout” and then hit the amex checkout button? If you hit amex checkout too early in the process it errors out (at least for me it did).

Justin
Justin

Would this work for an AmEx card issued by Wells Fargo or Serve? Also, I have six cards tied to my AmEx account but have been hesitant to remove the five that I have not yet used the offer on. If I were to remove a card from my account, create a new account to use the AmEx Checkout offer, and add the card back to my master account would I lose the AmEx offers that I have added to that card?

Jonathan
Jonathan

Will AFT, RedBird or Serve work?

Beckhsrules
Beckhsrules

Made three purchases in NewEgg for $0.40 now and will wait for the credit. Fingers crossed. If credited will get free 30$. Yippe.

David
David

I did the same thing too, but you did spend 40 cents per purchase

preacher
preacher

Just bought over 20 of those 40 cent codes with our churn team’s cards. Sure hope the credits post. If not, it’s only 40 cents a pop…

Nick
Nick

You got a churn team? What or who does that consist of?

Yeshu
Yeshu

@preacher, does your ‘Churn’ team comprise of family members?

Dave
Dave

This guy loves to talk about his churn team. I’ve seen 5 or 6 of his comments throughout the blogosphere in the last week or so, all talking about his “churn team.”

Justin
Justin

Sounds like someone is still harboring resentment for always being picked last for his school’s churn team. I was on my high school’s varsity churn team during freshman year. In fact, I am wearing my letter jacket right now.

Dave
Dave

Hahaha this killed me

Preacher
Preacher

Yup.

Max
Max

I can completely verify that it`s one per card/account. I have an account with two authorized user. All three cards worked for me. I bought skype credit, Kohl`s and JCP gift card with a total of $30 cashback. 🙂 But each gift card is one per address per 48/h. So if you wanna buy two $10 skype credit with two different cards (same address) you need to wait for 48h .

seth
seth

Is there a way to use the authorized user cards from the same account login or do you have separate AMEX accounts set up for each AU card which you are using on AMEX Checkout?

tym2trvl
tym2trvl

@Sabon, you can purchase $10 GC and can apply multiple gc’s to one order. I got the credit for my last gc purchase.

Kyle
Kyle

Anyone else not see all of their Amex cards after logging into Amex Checkout? My wife and I each have 5, but can only see 3, respectively, when logging into our accounts. Our SPG cards do not show up at all, and my Hilton Honors Amex (and her associated AU card) is missing as well.

JK
JK

Kyle, the same thing is happening to me. I called and they couldn’t figure it out. Said they would escalate it…

Dan
Dan

I have the same issue, only shows me 3 cards when there are actually more

Rich
Rich

The 5 cards are there. You just need to click inside that window (without selecting one of the three cards) and then scroll down and you’ll see the other two.
Had the same “issue” 🙂

Dan
Dan

Well I’ll be damned, thanks! Did not show a scrollbar for me so I had no idea

Alex
Alex

There is no Amex Checkout Option for gift card purchase.

Alex
Alex

I mean, for ticketmaster.

Fiby

“(Can we ask them not to ship it and just throw it in the garbage instead….?)”

You got a laugh out of me!

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