Posted by Chuck on September 19, 2017
Manufactured Spending

Published on September 19th, 2017 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Amex Offers: $10 Off $200 on Amex Gift Cards

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The Offer

It’s that time of year: check your Amex logins for the Amex gift card offer. It’s usually available via Twitter with #AmexGift, but not (yet?) this time.

  • Get a $10 statement credit when you spend $200 or more on Amex gift cards at americanexpress.com/gift and pay with your registered Amex card

The Fine Print

  • Expires 12/31/17
  • $200 can be spent in a single transaction or split across multiple transactions
  • Valid online only at americanexpress.com/gift. Not valid for in-store purchases. Excludes purchases made at third party websites.
  • Excludes Logo Gift Cards and Gift Cheques. Excludes Prepaid Reloadable Cards.
  • Not valid on orders over $100,000
  • Offer not valid for any purchases made by using American Express Membership Rewards points
  • Use Gift Card only at US merchants that accept American Express® Cards, except cruise lines and recurring payment

Our Verdict

Let’s take a quick look at the fees:

  • Shipping fee of $8.95, but if you have the premium shipping plan with Amex, the shipping is free. Alternatively, you can use promo code: FREESHP17A for free shipping.
  • Purchase fee of $3.95. There’s currently a promo code: SEPT09FEE which waives this fee until 10/15/17. There’ll probably be more codes in the future.

I don’t think they offer anymore the free trial on the premium shipping plan, so realistically most of us will have to choose a promo code to waive one of these fees and obviously the free shipping code makes more sense. Amex gift card purchases of $200 or less do trigger portal rewards. It’s not supposed to work when you use a promo code, but a reader says TCB has been working even with a promo code.

  • A better option is to choose the Personalized Gift Card option which allows customizing the gift card amount. Choose $198 and shipping will be just $2 and will bring you up to the $200 threshold. Then use the purchase fee promo code to waive the $3.95 purchase fee.

Overall, with the portal it’ll be a net $11 per Amex card ($10 + $3 – $2), though you might be losing some credit card rewards by using your Amex card vs. your preferred high-earning everyday card. Won’t be worth the hassle for a lot of people, but someone with a consistent way of unloading will find this deal interesting.

I’ll probably make use of the offer to help meet my OBC $6500 spend threshold. You can also use it for minimum spend requirement or other spend thresholds and it should count.

Check out these Things to Know about Amex Offer Deals.



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Edward
Edward

FREESHP17A

this one works for free shipping!

Gift Card(s) $200.00
Purchase Fee(s) $3.95
Shipping $8.95
Promotion Discount ($8.95)
Total $203.95

Josh
Josh

TCB paid out all summer long using various fee-free codes.

MC
MC

I used to use Venmo to cash out AGC but it seems like it doesn’t work anymore. Does anyone have any ideas how to liquidate AGC now?

Larry
Larry

Last time around a I used a no purchase fee code with a personalized $198 AGC for a $2 shipping fee.

Took a little longer but net was $8 profit plus any TCB.

az
az

Yes! Paid: 200, got: 198+10+3.2(200MR)+3(TCB)=214.2, gain 14.2 = 7.1%.

NBG
NBG

Which amex card gives 3.2 ?.

az
az

PRG, 200MR=3.2

fiveoh
fiveoh

I’m not seeing this card for 198, how do you get that?

chaseaholic
chaseaholic

Good call on the OBC spend Chuck.

Also, might be worth adding as a reminder to carefully check the Shipping Promo as it only works on certain card images, if people are planning on order a dozen or so of these.

[i.e most of the present looking ones it works but on some of the nature ones or whatever, it does NOT work].

Clueless
Clueless

What’s OBC?

Mimi
Mimi

I use 5 of these to buy 2 x 500 VGCs at the grocery store that allow split tender, I pay the fees with another CC. I then load the VGCs to VIP card for free.

Josh M
Josh M

enjoy it while you can, lol

Mimi
Mimi

thanks! been doing this for years now every time this sync offer comes along 🙂

az
az

” load the VGCs to VIP card”, online or via WM?

Mimi
Mimi

oneVIP cards can be loaded at FD, DG and WM for free. BBs can be loaded for free ONLY at WM.

note: the VisaGCs I buy are issued by MB.

AJ
AJ

It says “Excludes Logo Gift Cards and Gift Cheques. Excludes Prepaid Reloadable Cards.” I understand Gift Cheques and Prepaid Reloadable Cards but what are Logo Gift Cards?

DeauxBois
DeauxBois

For those without a reliable liquidation method, I’ve found that AMEX GCs work for digital gift card purchases through MPX, so you can get additional miles upon purchase.

ppsh
ppsh

“Limit 1 statement credit(s) per American Express® Card across all American Express offer channels.”

Does this make each AU card associated to the main card eligible for a statement credit too? During the Amex Best Buy 30 off 300 offer, my AU’s statement credit did not post automatically, unlike my main card. Amex cust serv said something about Best Buy coding something in the system such that it would not let him add the second statement credit, which had to be resolved manually.

SEAN
SEAN

Is this a targeted offer? The only thing that is showing up on my Amex log for my PRG and BCE cards is a code for no purchase fees.

Tony
Tony

Please note; orders where a coupon code is used are not eligible for cash back.

Did you guys get TCB cashback with freeship coupon?

az
az

Yes.

fiveoh
fiveoh

I ordered one yesterday and did not.

Tony
Tony

Just an update: I did got email from TCB regarding cashback.

fiveoh
fiveoh

Wonder why it didn’t work for me. 🙁

Edward
Edward

mine was also not tracked so far…should I file a claim?

Mimi
Mimi

I wait for 10 days before I file a missing CB claim.

I used fee free codes on my orders and the one with $200 total, shipping included didn’t track on TCB. The $203.95 orders tracked instantly. I will just stick with the $203.95 orders so I don’t have to file missing CB claims and it’s easier for me to manage $200 AGCs than one with $198.

Ed
Ed

On my Everyday card I have the offer: Spend $200 or more, get $10 back

I also see:
No purchase fee on AmEx giftcards. Order online by 12/31/17. Use code AXP17

This shows up under my Offers, but it isn’t an offer that I can add to the card. Next to it, it just says “Shop Now.”

paz
paz

Two more Purchase Fee Free codes: EMS416 (expires 10/31/2017, from email receipt of AGC orders) and 200SEPT17 (expires 10/15/17, from A Special Message! We’d Like to Thank You email by Amex, same as SEPT09FEE).

paz
paz

Apparently 200SEPT17 is for $200 face value or more, so $198 won’t work.
EMS416 works, just like SEPT09FEE.

paz
paz

No Purchase Fees: Code EARLY17. Expires 11/22/17.

JASON
JASON

All Serve prepaid accounts have this offer. None of the Bluebird prepaid account have it.

PG
PG

TCB has not tracked for me on 5 orders so far.

Alex
Alex

For me, the two “custom” orders did not track whereas my two standard $200 w free shipping code did track. Better to do the latter it seems, especially w free expendited shipping.

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