Posted by Chuck on October 28, 2016
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Published on October 28th, 2016 | by Chuck

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Amex Offers: 20% Back at Sam’s Club! [Targeted]

The Offer

Amex released a new offer for Sam’s Club showing on some Amex business credit cards:

  • Get 20% off a single purchase made at a Sam’s Club location
  • Purchase must be $100 or more
  • Max $250 (i.e. if you make a purchase more than $1,250, you’ll still just get $250 back, not more)

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The Fine Print

  • Valid through 1/31/17
  • In-club only
  • Excludes gas purchases

Our Verdict

Excellent offer. You’ll want to buy a full $1,250 in a single purchase to max this one out. Check your business cards and employee AU cards for this offer.

Sounds like you can just buy $1,250 in Sam’s gift card or other gift cards (which can be used at Sam’s, Walmart, and at Sam’s gas or can be resold), but I can’t say this for certain.

Here are 14 Things to Know about Amex Offer Deals.

Updates: See more information on this offer in the follow-up post, Amex Offers: My Trip to Sam’s Club. Also note that a couple of data points indicate that the single-transaction requirement is not being enforced so if you buy less than $1250 it could make sense to make a second purchase and hope for the best.

Hat tip to J. 



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VM
VM

I got it on spg biz card. That’s one pf best offer I ever got since my Sams sells $500 Vanilla GC

Kevin
Kevin

What do you do with the vanilla gift cards? Buy money orders?

CtownBin
CtownBin

Yup 🙂 Or load to Serve at Family Dollar (since they don’t work at WM).

payal
payal

Is Serve account free? Or there is a monthly fee? Which one is best to get?

Keith
Keith

Does Sam’s Club have a surcharge if you are not a member?

Eddy Cue
Eddy Cue

Or you can get on the Sam’s club Groupon offer

Abe
Abe

I think you can get a one day free membership trial pass if you ask them. I’m not sure though.

CtownBin
CtownBin

Wow, this is an excellent deal, especially if Sam’s sells $500 Vanilla Visas. I got this offer on my SPG Biz card, including on all 5 AUs, so this offer is worth almost $1,500 to me. Everyone remember to check the AUs separately, IME they are very often all targeted.

The real question is- if I start adding new AU cards now, will they also have the offer- since ALL of my current AU cards have it? Or, once it’s released and targeted, only the cards that got it in that moment can ever get it? Really depends on how the algorithm is set up, if it’s set up to keep checking for new cards that fit the criteria. Anyone have any experience with this?

lumangoy
lumangoy

I added an AU for the Staples & Office Max deal, and don’t have either and don’t have the Sam’s club off either.

farsighted99
farsighted99

I got it on my AX Plat card, plus on the AU. It says this in small print:

“Offer is limited to one statement credit, up to $250 per American Express online account. Must add offer to Card and use same Card to redeem.”

Not sure if you can only use it once or not (IOW, can I use it with my card, and the AU uses it with his card?). Usually you can get two on these Amex Offers if they give it to you and an authorized user.

It also says you have to buy it in the store, not online.

Deb K
Deb K

How do you check the AU cards?

Heather
Heather

Not sure if this is YMMV but all the Sam’s in my area are only able to ring up one $500 Visa at a time, wasn’t even able to add groceries.

anne
anne

I think I have the same problem here.

Elias
Elias

The problem I see here is the $1,250 has to be in one purchase… I dont know if they are gonna allow me to buy GC for $1,250 on a credit card…

steve
steve

Even if they only let you buy one. That’s huge profit.

iahphx
iahphx

Interesting offer. Not a Sam’s Club member, but it could be worth joining for this. I guess I could get a membership and use the offer on each of my AMEX cards to buy a gift card. Seems lucrative.

kt
kt

T&C says prepaid cards are not eligible

Michael
Michael

Where do you people come from?

Elias
Elias

Pre paid card as in amex serve etc.

Bo knows
Bo knows

Walmart/Sam’s club has updated their system…. buying several VGC with one payment is allowed lately.

heather
heather

I know Walmart did but have you specifically tried Sam’s Club?

Jason
Jason

Sams POS still allows ONE Vanilla GC purchase per trans only regardless of WM POS changes. *Most* chipped credit cards will be declined for OV GC purch by Sams POS. Hard-coded. Non-chip *may* work.

JX
JX

I used Freedom to purchase VGC from Sams with chip multiple times, and they all works

FLL
FLL

That describes the stores in my area, sadly – starting about 18 months ago. I have not tried since then. May be things have changed in recent months as many claim they were able to buy Vanilla with CC during last quarter and this quarter Freedom 5x.

bo knows
bo knows

I was too optimist. doesn’t work in Sams yet…still one card per payment.
hopeful its POS will change in the near future

Dave
Dave

Do the sell Disney gift cards at the same discount (as online) in club?

Elias
Elias

Yes 🙂 I used to buy annual passes

Dave
Dave

Great! So they have the same $50 x3 pack for $142-143, as well as the annual passes?

Elias
Elias

No sorry. They have the gift cards and I used those gift cards to buy the annual pass 🙂 you can combine GC balances online

iahphx
iahphx

Is there any limit to how many Disney GCs you can buy in-store? I have an upcoming Disney trip that I need to pay for, so buying $1250 in Disney GCs could be a good deal for me.

Mike
Mike

Fantastic–have it on my SPG Biz. I think Amex is getting pretty smart with offers now. Most of my cards I only use for good offers or category spending, but I use my SPG for general spend when not trying to meet a minimum spend. I’ll just get $1,250 in Sams GCs..

Jonathan
Jonathan

Great. I am going to spend $3750 on Amex offer and $1500 on discover card in next several trips. Sam’s have so many discount surprises this year.

farsighted99
farsighted99

I’m thinking about buying a mattress. Can you buy them in the store, or does it have to be online? I would like a 20% discount (up to $250) on that. They don’t carry the mattress I want in the store.

Eduard
Eduard

Just buy up Sams Gift cards and use them online…

Captainsave
Captainsave

You can buy vgc at Sam’s but only one for each transaction. So buying 2 will be 2 transaction.

noturbizniss
noturbizniss

can sams club gift cards be used to buy visa or mastercard prepaids either in store or online?

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