Published on May 1st, 2015 | by Chuck26
Amex Offers: $20 Off $20 at Sams Club! [Membership Not Required]
[See All You Need to Know About the Sam’s Club Amex Offer for all the details on this offer and how to maximize.]
- Spend $20 at Samsclub.com with your registered Amex card and receive a $20 statement credit from Amex.
This offer seems to be showing up in all Amex logins. If you don’t think you see it, check again. It took me a few checks until I found it on some of the cards, but it was always there.
What’s awesome (and very uncommon) about this deal is that it’s also available via Twitter! This means that you can easily get it on all your cards by using hashtag #AmexSamsclub, including your Bluebird/Serve cards and your third-party Amex cards.
It also means that it’s likely to sell out quickly. As of 5/1/15 at 11:35 AM EST this was still working on Twitter.
The Fine Print
I haven’t had time to check yet, too busy making sure I have the offer on all my cards 🙂 I’ll update this soon.
- Valid online at samsclub.com only.
- Valid 5/1/15 – 9/30/15.
Non-members pay a 10% surcharge for orders at samsclub.com. Gift card purchases can be ordered with the same 10% surcharge.
A better idea may be to buy Sams membership. There’s currently a deal on Groupon to buy membership for $45 and it includes a $20 Sams gift card in the deal. The gift card can be resold for around $18 if you don’t want to use it, which makes the total cost of membership at $27. [You can also use Sams gift card to buy gas at Sams and probably to buy third-party gift cards online.] There are some other goodies that come along with this Groupon deal as well.
This sounds like free money. We’ll have to see how this can and can’t be used. They do sell gift cards on Samsclub.com.
They sell Vanilla Visa gift cards and lots of other merchant gift cards. Also note that many gift cards at Sams are discounted to begin with which makes this an even better deal. There’s also a possibility that you’ll get portal cashback when buying third party gift cards online.
There are now many reports on Slickdeals that the pending charge is coming up as “Sams Club Photo” for all purchases and Photo is excluded in the Terms. Additionally, no one has yet to get the confirmation email, even those ordering non-gift card purchases.
Photo courtesy of cnlsfg on Fatwallet
Either the ‘photo’ coding will switch over when it finally posts or they’re having problems with how all their purchases are being coded. (Or…you can go the conspiracy theory route.)
In the Terms, there no limit on gift card purchases appears so it would seem that gift cards should work. With Amex Offers from Walmart, for example, gift card purchases have worked to trigger the Offer credit.
For now, I’d recommend syncing all your cards immediately and worrying later about the best way to maximize.
Hat tip goes to Shawn at FrequentMiler.
See these posts to learn more about Amex Offers:
- AmEx Offers: An Introduction & Profitable Examples
- How To Sign Up For Multiple American Express Sync Offers
- Amex Offer Credit Not Posting, What to Do?
- How Does American Express Decide Who Receives What AmEx Sync Offer?
- Credit Card Purchase Date and Post Date as it relates to Amex Offers