Published on July 20th, 2015 | by Chuck76
Amex Checkout Updates: Newegg, Sabon, Ticketmaster, WSJ, & More
- Free Money with the New Amex Express Checkout!
- Amex Checkout Credits Posting, How to Maximize, and More!
- Free $9 Per Amex Card with Ticketmaster & Amex Checkout
- Free $20 or 1400/1700 Southwest/AA Miles with WSJ & Amex Checkout
Many of us purchased various screen protectors from Newegg for around 18¢, and those orders all got canceled. Newegg did send us a $5 promotional code as a goodwill gesture (only one code per person, not per order), though I’m not entirely sure if I’ll be doing anything with that code.
An interesting question arose: Will the Amex Offer credit post despite the cancelled order? Back in the day, Amex Offer credits were not clawed back after a cancellation, but now they do claw back.
The question remained if this offer which appears to work differently than typical Amex Offers would be the same. It’s possible the checkout triggers the credit without any actual charge.
Result: Those cancelled orders will not trigger the offer credit, apparently. I got the credits on the cards I used to order those digital downloads, but not on the cards I used to buy the screen protectors. It seems that it needs a charge to post as completed in order to trigger the credit.
If you had any cancelled orders, go back now and order these 49¢ downloads in order to trigger the credit.
Credits Update: Credits have been posting as expected within a few days of purchase.
Sabon still sells $10 e-gift cards which you can purchase and then use a bunch of the gift cards together in one order.
At one point, they even allowed you to purchase $11 gift cards which had some creative uses, but they now removed that option and the denominations jump from $10 to $20.
Now, the best you can do is order $10 e-gift cards on each of your Amex cards, then place one large order for regular merchandise at Sabon. Orders over $69 get free shipping.
Possible Promo Codes:
- You may be able to get this hand soap free with $69 purchase using promo code: JULYSOAP.
- 15% off your purchase with promo code: SABON.
- 10% off orders $100+with promo code: WELCOME10
Also remember to go through the portal when purchasing the gift cards and when using them in the hopes of getting an additional 8% back.
Credits Update: Credits are posting within a few days, as expected.
This one was a great deal which allowed us to donate $1 to various charities and get a $10 statement credit back – profit of $9. After the $1 options went away, it was still possible to donate $5 and profit $5.
Unfortunately, someone wasn’t happy about what was going on and they removed the Amex Checkout option for the purpose of donations. You can still use the offer for the sake of ordinary purchases since those purchases will show the Amex Checkout option. It’s only the donations (or possibly small purchases?) which don’t have the Amex Checkout option.
[This does leave room for some ingenious ideas, like adding both a small donation and a ticket in your cart and then somehow deleting the ticket. I’m not sure if any of these kinds of things will work, but you can certainly try if you want to spend the time! Here’s a link for a $5 donation.]
Credits Update: Offer credits are rolling in for all those who got in on this deal.
This deal is more limited since you can’t quite do it across multiple cards...at least on the surface. We noted that it may be possible to do more than one of this deal by making orders for separate addresses which appears to be eligible for the $12 offer on each one. Also, WSJ may allow you to do one digital subscription and a second physical subscription, both at the introductory $12 rate. We have not gotten any confirmation on these ideas yet.
- Some readers report having trouble subscribing to the WSJ. The workaround is to first create a free WSJ account, and then go through the portal and do the paid subscription.
- WSJ seems to be a little slow in processing the charges. It may take a couple of days for the charge to show.
- We reported that you can get 1000 United miles, but a reader noted that the true amount is 1600. If you’re interested in United miles, check to see if you can get that offer to show.
- Second Reminder: Mark down on your calendar to cancel the subscription (this needs to be done over the phone, btw), so that you don’t get hit with a $29 fee in 12 weeks. Or you can just cancel it now if you want.
Credits Update: Offer credits have been posting as expected, and portal confirmations have been rolling in for many mileage and cashback portals.
At one point, they were selling $1 e-gift cards which made it easy to profit $9 per transaction. That option has been pulled and now the minimum gift card is $50, making it only worthwhile for someone who actually wants to shop there.
I think I cleared around $240 on these deals. How much did you make off of these deals?