Posted by Chuck on July 20, 2015
AmEx Offers

Published on July 20th, 2015 | by Chuck

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Amex Checkout Updates: Newegg, Sabon, Ticketmaster, WSJ, & More

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Newegg

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

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.

Ticketmaster

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.

WSJ

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.

Miscellaneous Notes:

  • 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.

Ledbury

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? 



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Preacher
Preacher

Our churn team pulled in almost $400.

Jinx
Jinx

Quit with the “churn team,” already.

Yeshu
Yeshu

You and your churn team. @Jinx says, quit using the term – sounds silly and stupid.

Todd
Todd

It took a team to earn $400? I definitely wouldn’t use that term either considering my “team” of one cleared much more.

stvr
stvr

I actually love the term churn team. Gonna start using it.

steve
steve

As a way to purchase new items (some 49c games):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100021392%20600489407&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=30

Also, there are some STEAM keys for games on there close to $5. So if you are a gamer, you should be able to use that $5 certificate that newegg sent you. I picked up Borderlands 2 for exactly $5 last week. Doesn’t look like there are any games that are $5 right now, but can’t hurt to keep checking for a free game.

jay
jay

confirmed. Befrugal gives 8% back on Sabon egift card purchases. Got 80 cents within couple hours.

Jim
Jim

$414 from Ticketmaster and over $435 from Newegg.

alex
alex

you are disgusting. disgustingly awesome.

Jim
Jim

🙂 Thanks. I’ll take it.

And there’s still time to add AUs…just saying….

Tiffany
Tiffany

I’m a bit of a newbie, but could someone explain how they (awesomely) made several hundred dollars from this offer? Even with say, 8 cards, spending only $1 at Newegg, Ticketmaster, and Ledbury, I can only come up with $216. What am I missing? Thanks!

John
John

$216 = “several hundred dollars.”

Tiffany
Tiffany

I fell a little obtuse, but would you mind explainting how? Thanks much in advance. : )

CtownBin
CtownBin

LOL, it’s a good question but the answer is very simple: Many of us have way, WAY more than 8 cards 🙂 (Remember, authorized users count as their own card for purposes of these deals.)

Gil
Gil

I’m guessing each AU would have to have their own AmEX login?

AR
AR

Is this deal per AMEX credit card?

I just have one AMEX credit card.. and i already got one 10$ credit using Newegg.. Can i do the same with other vendors and get addditonal credits using the same AMEX credit card?

T
T

yes

Jig
Jig

Can anyone confirm that they have gotten more than one credit posted on the SAME primary card as a result of shopping at more than one of the listed retailers? So, for example, two $10 credits on the SAME primary card due to shopping once each at at NewEgg and Sabon?

I assume so based on the stated T&C and some of the comments, but haven’t seen that directly confirmed as posted.

Patrick
Patrick

Yes, it has worked for me and I’ve seen others confirm online and in other blogs.

Jim
Jim

Ditto.

T
T

Ditto x2

Steve
Steve

How can you tell which $10 credit you’re getting if you’ve done multiple purchases on your card around the same time?

Dillon Welch
Dillon Welch

If you go to Amex’s website and look at the details of the transaction, it will say where the refund is coming from.

Steve
Steve

Thanks!

Lee
Lee

Is DLC restricted to the 48 hr. turnaround as the gift cards?

T
T

My “Churn Team” (aka Myself) lol, has pulled in about $390 so far.

Jeff
Jeff

Nice! If you don’t mind my asking, how many cards do you have? Also, which sites did you use? Thanks.

T
T

I have 26 cards and I used Newegg, Sabon, and Ticketmaster.

D
D

you have 26 AMEX cards?

Ryan
Ryan

26 Amex cards? Unacceptable.

Jim
Jim

Right?! Way too few. 😉

Yeshu
Yeshu

Got all the credits for Sabon, TM and Newegg. Also got 2000 points for using Barclay Rewardboost

Jkasm
Jkasm

I have four Amex cards, but only three show up in the Amex Checkout pop up. How can I get the 4th card to show up?

Terry
Terry

Jkasm, just scroll down the list of cards and the others will come up.

Jkasm
Jkasm

Terry, thank you for your reply. I have scrolled down but it only shows 3 cards. Any other suggestions?

Todd
Todd

Use you mouse wheel to scroll down or expand the browser window. There is a bug in the window where you can’t see the scroll bar until you do that.

Meryl
Meryl

I bought some dog treats (I know, call me stupid) for $12 through Newegg but it said it was their marketplace. Should I still get the $10 credit. ty

Nance
Nance

I’m up to around $900 now

Anil Desai
Anil Desai

I made around $300 so far.

Those who missed TicketMaster. Here is another one but for $3.9 so gain of $6.1 per card.

http://www.ticketmaster.com/2015-jax-sharks-concession-voucher-jacksonville-florida-08-08-2015/event/22004E3B9E227A37?artistid=2082706&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=239

Also I would like to trade my $75 Sabon Gift card for $50 Amazon. Anybody out there?

With this $75 Gift card, you can make $9 per AMEX Card and if Portal Bonus works then its going to be almost $14 per card. Let me know if anyone interested, I can send more details.

aisleorwindow
aisleorwindow

Thanks. Gave it a whirl.

Rishabh
Rishabh

How can one make $9 per AMEX card with a $75 gift card?

Anil Desai
Anil Desai

1. Add a $75 e-Gift to the Bag
2. Add an accessory to the Shopping bag
3. Goto Checkout page and Use AMEX Checkout.
4. Add the Gift card to the payment methods
5. Pay the rest balance $1 with AMEX Card.
6. You get $75 gift card
7. Rinse and Repeat with all the different cards.

It can get much better if you go through portal bonus. TopCashBack gives 8% cash back. Didnt try with gift card though.

So once you are done with all the AMEX Cards, you trade off the final $75 card just like me. I had to use my first 7 card’s $10 credits to buy this card so if someone purchases this then only I will get some good returns for it else there is nothing much worth in that site even for giving gift.

Anybody interested for $50 Amazon trade? 🙂

Kroozer
Kroozer

Sabon seems to have recoded the site. e-gift card item does not count for free shipping qualifying amount (raised from $69 to $100). The $1 accessory now requires $13.54 shipping fee. I wonder if they are hurting their legitimate business in attempt to curb AmEx checkout offer activity. LOL

Anil Desai
Anil Desai

Damn, now I won’t be able to even use my $75 gift card even if I want to gift something to my wife. :-/
As you said, it would impact their business. On the contrary, I am not sure who would purchase such costly items from them when there so many out there which provide cheaper items n provide free shipping. 🙂

No one would have even noticed such store had AMEX not included in their list of stores !!!

MilesCollector
MilesCollector

The ticketmaster link you provided is dead or no longer working. Do you have any other working link?

EIG
EIG

Ticketmaster $5 donation link is dead. May want to remove. Thanks

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