Posted by Chuck on November 9, 2018
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Published on November 9th, 2018 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Amex Offers: Best Buy 3,000 Points or $30 Back with $300 Purchase

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The Offer

Amex released another one of their twice-annual Best Buy offers. Here are the two versions of the offer:

  • Spend $300 at Best Buy or bestbuy.com and get $30 back as a statement credit
  • Spend $300 at Best Buy or bestbuy.com and get 3,000 Membership Rewards points

The Fine Print

  • Valid through 12/31/18.
  • You can meet the $300 threshold in a single transaction or combined across multiple transactions.
  • Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem.
  • Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels.
  • Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card. Your enrollment does not extend to any other Cards that may be linked to the same Membership Rewards program account (such as Additional Cards). Offer is non-transferable.
  • Valid at any participating location in the US and US Territories.
  • Not valid for e-gift card purchases.
  • Excludes corporate gift card purchases. Not valid at outlet locations. Excludes Best Buy Express, Geek Squad services made outside of Best Buy, Best Buy Parts Store, Best Buy Direct, Best Buy Education, Best Buy Ignite, Best Buy Secondary Markets, Best Buy Private Store & Auction or at standalone Pacific Sales stores.
  • Purchases may fall outside of the offer period in some cases due to a delay in merchants submitting transactions to us or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the transaction (for example, the purchase date for online orders may be the shipping date).

Our Verdict

Works out to be a 10% discount/rebate, as in prior offers. This offer usually comes up twice per year, once in the summer and once at year’s end. It’s from the more useful Amex Offers since Best Buy stores, and even bestbuy.com, sell numerous gift cards which make it easier to maximize the offer.

Check out this comprehensive post Everything you ever wanted to know about Buying Gift Cards at Best Buy to learn more about which gift cards to buy at Best Buy in-store or online. Options include $200 Visa gift cards for $205.95 (don’t think these are available anymore), eBay gift cards, gas gift cards, restaurant gift cards, and more. The options are slimmer online, but they do now have eBay and dining gift cards (Starbucks, etc.) online.

There aren’t any easy gift card resell ideas here, but still useful for regular use at 10% off + points. And of course it could be useful for buying electronics too. Best Buy will usually match competitors prices so you can get a really good deal by adding this 10% off.

You can split up a charge with up to 10 different credit cards in Best Buy stores. Online you can only use one card.

Of course, when offers like this come around, the new limit-one-per-person Amex Offer rule hits home harder. Be sure to choose which card you want to use. Remember, you can save one cash offer for $30 back and another points offer for 3,000 points back since that’s considered separate. I only found the offer on one of my cards, so it seems it a bit more targeted than it’s been in the past, regardless.



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Klad
Klad

Saw this in the morning on 10/10 but all of them for statement credit, I never get these with MR points..

Nicky L.
Nicky L.

Same. 16/16 all cash back no MR.

Jags
Jags

I received the 3000MR version on my Everyday card and the $30 version on Gold, BBP, and BCE. Only able to add the $30 version once.

Jx
Jx

You can only add 1, include pts or cash.

Carlos
Carlos

I was able to add one MR offer and one cash offer, not sure if Amex will claw back one if I use both.

CL
CL

No, I added both.

Elias
Elias

Check again, the cash one dissapeared on mine. Was only able to add the points one.

tro
tro

I added the MR one first and then the cash one, a couple hours ago and logged out. I logged back in just now to check and both are still showing as added.

Joe
Joe

on one card? Nice is so, thats 3k MR + $30 for $300…

Austin

Are there a lot of datapoints on MR and cashback offers being treated as separate? Don’t want to poke the bear…

carl wilson
carl wilson

Good question. My guess is that since they are technically different offers that they would be treated separate. But proceed with caution..

ice_corner
ice_corner

Have done Bloomingdale’s offer with MR and cashback. Both posted with no issue… so I think it should be okay

William Charles

In the past there has been no issues, but you never know with amex

Jacinto
Jacinto

I have several of the third-party Amex Cards.

If they can be enrolled in Amex Offer Deals with ‘American Express Connect’, is the 1 per SSN limit also enforced?

Immunoman
Immunoman

Does this stack with the 150$ GC purchase/15$ gift card credit offer?

Austin

Doubt it as that runs through cashstar

The Value Traveler

No….I just tried it.

Bill M
Bill M

I noticed that when I added this offer to one of my cards, the offer did not disappear from an AU card. Here is the scenario: this offer was on both my cards, call them A and B, as well as on the AU card for A. I added the offer on card B and the offer disappeared from card A. However, the offer did not disappear from the AU card on A. Does that mean the AU card can also get this offer?

Mimi
Mimi

Based on DPs, if A’s AU has different social than B, they can avail of the offer w/o fear of clawback.

JJ
JJ

To further maximize, Best Buy is currently running a promo online (maybe in stores too?) where you get a free $10 Best Buy gift card when purchasing $100 in Uber gift cards.

EastsideBK
EastsideBK

Chuck,

I got this on my Hilton AmEx that I also got the 10,000 pts/$1,000 spending offer. If I buy $300 in 3rd party gift cards at Best Buy with this card, would that also count for the $1,000 spending offer? Or does the latter restrict gift card purchases as counting for the minimum spend?

Thank you in advance for your insight.

William Charles

Yes spend will count

George C
George C

Got the $30 offer on both the Amex Gold and Blue Cash. This will help as I was planning to order a new cellphone from Best Buy this weekend.

JamaicanTraveller
JamaicanTraveller

got both the 3K MR and the $30

Katie Hernandez
Katie Hernandez

I got the $30 wyb $300 offer; thanks!!

As far as the “limit one per person”, does that mean that if I did the deal this summer that I will NEVER be able to do the offer again forever, or just that I can only complete the summer offer once, and this offer once, so not across different cards during the same timeframe? Thanks!!

Joe
Joe

you’re fine it’s a new offer

elegua
elegua

I was able to add $300/$30 to a card and a $300/3k MR to another, i received this offer in 8 cards and after added them offer disappeared from the rest of the cards, also added the $300/$30 to two AU cards different SSN.

NinjaX
NinjaX

ya. this is how its supposed to work.

Willy Brandt
Willy Brandt

Disappeared off all my cards today, it was there yesterday but now is gone. Too bad, I need a new 10 TB drive for my Linux ISOs 🙂

NinjaX
NinjaX

what do you mean? after you added? if u didnt add then yes, it would be gone. its limited supply.

az
az

I wish I could release one to you. I added 4.

J
J

Thinking about buying a computer part which is currently $349 at Bestbuy.

Anybody know what would happen if…

– I purchase it in-store using the Amex offer,

– get the $30 credit when my statement closes next week,

– and then return the item for a refund at the end of the month (since I’m strongly hoping to find it cheaper around BlackFriday somewhere)?

William Charles , any idea if thy claw back the $30 bonus or do sth. even worse (e.g. RAT)?

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