AmEx Offer: Sun Basket, Spend $65+/$50 & Receive $12/$25 Statement Credit

A lot of people have a better offer for $25 back when they spend $50+.

The Offer

Check your AmEx Offers for the following deal:

  • Get a $12 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to make a single purchase of $65 or more online at sunbasket.com by 3/29/2022. Limit of 3 statement credits (total of $36).

Our Verdict

Not as good as the other recent deals for $20 back. Deal usually becomes profitable with a Swagbucks deal.

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Jon
Jon

I’m seeing only $5 off $50 on all my personal cards.

Human
Human

Nice, will try it after my Blue Apron promo period ends.

Wave
Wave

I tried their microwaveable meals and I wouldn’t get them again. Definitely not enough calories if you work out (around 500 or so per package, and each are like $10.99).

evelyn
evelyn

I tried a couple of their microwave meals and they were okay but more like a lunch portion than dinner.

Michael
Michael

Signed up and stacked with the Mypoints offer. $25 off $50 on my Hilton amex. Both offers tracked

IK
IK

$5 off $50 here lol…

yb
yb

Same, redeemed a Sun Basket Amex offer previously.

leapfrogger
leapfrogger

Are these things really any good? I’ve never tried any meal delivery services. I do have the $50/$25 on my amex blue. Are they tricky to manage (delivery, subscription cancel, food quality,etc.) Just needing to know from someone who has tried it. Thanks.

Deborah
Deborah

Sunbasket is excellent. Lots of choices in types of meals, depending on whether you want to do any cooking or just microwave. Also lots of choices of cuisine type. Food is high quality and good portions. I couldn’t figure out what to do with all the packaging but if I could afford it, I would definitely use them again. One of my favorites was the fish stew with kale in coconut sauce, which takes some prep and cooking, but the microwaveable meatballs were just as good. I haven’t used any other meal service so I can’t compare Sunbasket to any others.

I used it with an excellent Swagbucks promo combined with an Amex offer. Do be careful with the ordering in that your choices will be sent again unless you change them but they give adequate notice to make changes.

The price per item decreases as you choose more items. The microwaveable meals can be frozen.

LB
LB

Haven’t tried SunBasket, but I’ve tried a few of the others (Home Chef, HelloFresh, etc.). Managing the account hasn’t been difficult in my experience; easy enough to make selections, or to unsubscribe and avoid unwanted charges so long as you’re paying attention. Food quality is okay, roughly on par with what you might find in a supermarket deli; I’d be disappointed if I got the same meal at a restaurant, but it’s adequate.

The biggest turnoff for me was the INSANE amount of packaging. Seemed like packaging doubled the food in weight and tripled it in volume. Seriously, the amount of waste felt almost satirical. I also didn’t find these services very convenient. Why pay near restaurant prices for food I have to cook anyway? Rather either pay a little more for a better take-out experience or pay way less and buy / cook my own meals. I’d be interested to hear from someone who thinks these services fit their needs well, because I can’t figure out the demographic.

Deborah
Deborah

The Sunbasket food was way better than either deli food or prepared frozen meals from the grocery store. They work well for people who don’t want to or can’t cook every day because of long work hours or other demands at home or simple preference.
For someone who can afford the service, it saves time on planning meals and grocery shopping and meal prep, provides a ready supply of preferred choices and doesn’t require waiting for delivery from a restaurant.
Friends of mine use a service because one of them works long hours at a demanding job and is the caregiver for his husband who has Parkinson’s and can’t cook on his own. They use a plan which requires combining maybe two or three components, which they do together, and have a freshly cooked meal.

Jay
Jay

It’s worth noting that sunbasket specifically uses recycled and compostable packaging. They use shredded denim for insulation and compostable frozen gel.

So while a lot of bulky material, they seem to try and minimize the foot print.

All that said, any of these meal kits are too pricey for me as someone who is happy to grocery shop and cook. I only try them when it’s a great deal!

Deborah
Deborah

I was impressed with Sunbaskets attention to responsible packaging until I received my order. I found no place to recycle the huge pieces of thin plastic film with shredded denim inside; the gel sat unmelted in my sink; and how many little clear round plastic containers can one person use? The cardboard box, paper bags and fiber trays I did recycle. If my experience is common, a LOT of their packaging is going into landfills.

JZ
JZ

Living in NYC these meal delivery services can actually be cheaper than the grocery store if you cook for 1-2 only a few meals a week, but that’s a little niche and yeah, for lots of families it doesn’t make sense. Agreed with everything you said, quality is decent but the packaging is kinda ridiculous for what you get.

dizzy
dizzy

I’d say Sunbasket is my favorite of these offers. Good quality of food. I’ve loaded up on the microwaveable ones in the past and freeze them for when I don’t feel like cooking- cheaper and hopefully healthier than takeout

Troy
Troy

Alternatively, if you have a Citi Mastercard you can look for a Citi Merchant Offer of $20 back on $65 and stack that with SimplyMiles offer of 1000 AAdvantage miles back on a $65+ purchase. Those 1000 SimplyMiles will also count toward AA status earning this year.

Jake
Jake

$25 off $50 on my Gold Card

BS
BS

I’m showing spend $50, get $25 back up to 3 times (total $75).

Ravi
Ravi

Same offer for me on my gold.