Published on March 26th, 2019 | by William Charles54
AmEx Offer Trick: Add Amex Connect Offers to Your Amex Issued Cards
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A lot of people were recently targeted for various Hilton Amex offers but unfortunately, many people reported not having specific offers on their Hilton cards, which is where they would be most valuable. For example, having the $250/$50 Hilton Hotels and Resorts offer on your Aspire card would stack nicely with the $250 statement credit that the card offers itself (on resort stays). You could triple stack this on a trip to Hawaii if you also had the $1000/$200 Hilton in Hawaii. You can see that there are a lot of possibilities with the right offers on the right card.
I was actually at a Hilton Hotel when these offers first appeared but only had my Aspire and a few other cards with me, and was disappointed to find that the $250/$50 offer was not under my list of Amex offers. But, thankfully, DOC reader, Aubergine, posted the following:
For those with 3rd party Amex cards, most of these are also showing up on the Amex Connect site if you want to enroll your Pathfinder, WF, NFCU card etc.
Since I happened to be holding my Wells Fargo World Propel Amex (brought along to assist in my signing up for their Business checking account). Aubergine was able to save me $50. But once I got home, I started wondering if the Amex Connect site would allow me to add these offers to Amex issued cards (my Aspire for instance). Turns out it will.
You should be able to simply log into your Amex account in one tab, and then head to the Amex Connect site in another one. Click the Amex offer you want, and fill in your information for your Amex-issued card. The site will tell you that unfortunately, this site is meant for non-Amex-issued cards, but that you should be able to add the offer by signing in. Click their link to sign-in and the offer you previously weren’t targeted for *may show up with the ability to add it to your account. I say *may above, because there were a few instances when Amex gave me one of the two following notifications:
If you get Notification 1, you usually just need to logout and close out of everything and start over with a new incognito window. If you get notification 2, it doesn’t seem possible to add the offer to your account.
One caveat though: If you use this method, it WILL remove the Amex offer from your other cards that WERE showing the offer, as you might have expected. For example, my Amex Blue Cash Preferred was already showing the $250/$50 Hilton Hotels/Resorts offer, but once I added it to my Aspire via the Connect site, the offer no longer showed on my Blue Cash Preferred. For the sake of science, I tried adding the offer via the Connect site to my Blue Cash Preferred, but got the following, again, as you may have expected:
So, it’s possible you already know this works. But then I noticed some of the Amex Connect offers (they’re all cash back, of course, since they’re meant for non-Amex-issued cards) were offers that were “duplicates” of membership rewards earning offers (for instance the World’s Greatest Cruise Lines $500/$100 offer has a similar $500/10,000MR offer). I was able to successfully add the cash offer to a card that had already had the MR offer added, which should allow me to utilize both Amex offers on a single $500 cruise purchase. Again, you may get one of the notifications above, in which case, you won’t be able to add the offer. Hope this helps some readers.
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