Posted by William Charles on April 17, 2017
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Published on April 17th, 2017 | by William Charles

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#AmexSaks: Saks Fifth Avenue, Spend $350+, Get $75 Back ($10+ Profit) [Reached Limit]

This offer has now reached capacity.

The Offer

Direct link to offer | Use the Twitter hashtag #AmExSaks to enroll

  • Get a one time $75 statement credit by using your enrolled card to spend a minimum of $350+ in one or more transactions in-store at Saks Fifth Avenue or online at saks.com by 5/15/2017. Use the Twitter hashtag #AmExSaks to enroll.

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The Fine Print

  • Not valid at outlet locations (in-store and online).
  • Excludes restaurants located within the store, Online Bill Pay for Saks Credit and corporate gift cards.
  • Not valid on saks.com purchases shipped outside of the US. Valid at any participating location in the US and US Territories.
  • Enrollment Limited.

Our Verdict

Best current resale rates are 82.5% according to Giftcardwiki. According to the FM lab going through a portal doesn’t work for gift card purchases and they are specifically excluded on Topcashback and other portals, it still doesn’t hurt to try.

If you sold $350 in gift cards for the 82.5% rate you’d make ~$13.75 profit per card, plus whatever you’d normally earn in credit cards rewards points. I expect resale rates to drop and drop quickly, so keep that in mind. Others will be able to make a lot more profit due to higher bulk resale rates.

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Ben
Ben

Good luck with this one. I managed to get 1 order submitted for a $300 and a $50 eGC. Every other order I’ve tried to place just doesn’t work. The website sends you through this weird loop that essentially won’t let you check out. I’ve tried in Chrome and Firefox. I’ve tried varying the combination of eGCs that I order (ex. $250 + $100 instead of $300 + $50 like my first order). For such a high end store, the website is absolute crap. If there is a workaround for this I’d love to hear it.

Side note, on the 1 order I did get to go through I haven’t received the eGC yet (I placed the order about 10am EST, today), though I did get the Amex offer confirmation email. It also is mandatory that you put in a phone number and it mentions that they may call you to verify the order. I haven’t received any phone calls yet though.

I wish this would work, but it’s seeming like a huge waste of time right now.

Nate
Nate

Add something to your cart (I added a dress) that allowed me to move forward in the checkout phase and I just removed the dress. Like you I ordered around 10 am and still waiting.

Tom
Tom

I ran into similar issues, and at least for me it seemed to be related to me using an affiliate link. I was trying to click through Chase before ordering, in case I could get bonus points, but every time I did so it wouldn’t let me checkout (it took me through a weird loop). Opening an incognito tab or clearing my cookies fixed it.

I tried several things including starting in incognito mode, but removing the affiliate link was the only thing that helped.

My 2 orders that I placed this morning haven’t come through yet either.

Jibi
Jibi

Be very careful when ordering. The Saks website has a MAJOR session bug. Be sure to verify your information – for eGC and physical GCs – when checking out. There have been MANY reports of orders showing customer AND billing information for other people. This bug has been around for at least 5 months.

Alex
Alex

“Excludes restaurants located within the store, Online Bill Pay for Saks Credit and corporate gift cards.”

Can someone confirm they were successfully able to receive the statement credit by purchasing a gift card?

Sean
Sean

Ordered a gift card around 10am EST. Still haven’t received anything. Contacted CS and they said it may take 24-48 for the ‘verification’ process to be completed. Terrible. Nike,on the other hand, sent my gift card in less than 5 minutes.

Bob
Bob

I’m in the exact same boat as you. Still waiting on the Saks GC’s. I got 3 of the Nike cards for my 3 AMEX. 2 of the GC’s were sent right away, the 3rd one didn’t arrive until 4 hours later.

Ender
Ender

My DP is that if you buy saks GC in store you would get CB. A 8% CB is a pretty good top up. Be prepare for the suspicion when you want to pay with 10 CCs though.

Billy bob
Billy bob

How?

Jake N
Jake N

Had some trouble on Chrome this morning around 11am. Decided to try again tonight at home, still had trouble on Chrome. Put through one order with a chat rep and then did 10 more on Safari.

Definitely experienced some weirdness getting things to appear in the cart, including what appears to have been someone else’s GCs.

Jake N
Jake N

Chatted in this morning to inquire about order status, they said it was processing through their security team, who would be calling me within 48 hours. They called (602 number) and just confirmed that it was me who placed the orders and then I received the order confirmation emails.

Jake N
Jake N

To close the loop on this, I was able to get the eGCs delivered to me about 24 hrs after I ordered, including a call from their security team and chatting in to ask them to push through the delivery.

I had no trouble on Raise, was able to sell 21/24 almost instantaneously upon listing (after their pending period ~12 hrs), and then the remaining 3 shortly after adjusting the price down a bit. Cashed out same day to a checking account.

Eric
Eric

What denominations did you list at?

Jake N
Jake N

$150 and $200, 12 of each. the first 21 sold at 3% (I honestly think I may have been lucky enough to be one of the first to liquidate there), the remaining 3 at 5.5%. This was all on 4/19, all within a couple hours.

Eric
Eric

So you made almost a 10% return. Not bad at all.

I’m surprised people want to buy such high value cards.

Zeeshan
Zeeshan

Just purchased gcs totaling $350 (200+150). Received order confirmation but no email from AmEx about redeeming offer. They’ve previously been instantaneous, have others experienced delays?

Jake N
Jake N

Some of mine took a couple hours to come through, particularly my AUs.

Zeeshan
Zeeshan

Thanks Jake, I saw the email this AM.

Jeff
Jeff

double check and triple check your cart after you added the order for Saks. I saw multiple times I somehow had someone else’s order. This website is a disaster. And do not use Chrome.

Sean

Has anyone received their giftcard(s) yet?

Nate
Nate

Gave up and cancelled my order today, this was a nightmare. Good luck to everyone else, they told me I needed to wait for a team to reach out to confirm my order which could take up to 48 hours.

Sean

Makes very little sense how they go about processing gift card orders. It shouldn’t take this long and I honestly wouldn’t bother if I weren’t trying to hit min spend on my SPG Biz.

By the time they process, the rates might fall.

Sheri
Sheri

I just got a call from Saks confirming my order. CSR said I would receive my egift card in an hour.

Sean
Sean

Received a call around the same time. Nothing in my inbox yet. Online order status now showing processed.

Jake N
Jake N

I chatted them again a few hours after the security call and gave all my order #s. The agent said she’d manually push them through, and I should receive them all within an hour (received 2/12 so far).

Beans
Beans

If they’re calling people I can’t do this then. Currently in an area where I won’t have phone service for a long while.

Beth
Beth

After reading comments here I decided to try an order of physical gift cards using free shipping via shoprunner (have shoprunner from one or another credit card, can’t recall which right now). There were zero problems with the browser (used IE since ya’ll said to avoid Chrome) and the orders processed quickly, got immediate confirmation email from AMEx about using the offers and shotly thereafter confirmation my order is “on its way”. Granted I’ll have be waiting a few days before I get the cards but this was painless compared to what you guys are experiencing.

Sean

I might do the same with the offers on my other cards. I chatted 2 hours ago. Said they would resend in the next hour. Nada.

CJ
CJ

I ordered e-gift cards on Monday April 17, 2017 for April 18, 2017 delivery. I did have issues ordering the e-gift cards while checking out. I used chrome. As a workaround, I added the gift cards in the cart while double/triple checking the information. Then I closed the tab. I reopened the new tab, visited the website, clicked on “Saks Bag” option (which showed the 2 items previously added) and clicked on “View my Bag & checkout”. This showed the payment option screen. Today (April 18, 2017) I received emails stating my order is being processed. I contacted the support (via chat) regarding the gift cards being not received. As Jake mentioned above, they manually pushed the order. I have received all my e-gift cards as of now (6 in total).

Sean

Update with chat rep:

Txxxx Wilxxx: Thank you for holding! I have connected with management and was informed there is a system issue with the E-gift cards being sent at this time. Out IT team is aware of this matter and is working to have this issue corrected as soon as possible. Once I have been updated I can contact you via email. I am so very sorry for the inconvenience.

Sean : Is there an estimated time when this will be resolved?

Txxxx Wilxxx: Unfortunately, we have not been provided with a resolution time at the moment.

Sean

This has turned into a major crap storm for me:

Saks Rep:: I do apologize to inform you that your order did not process successfully of the e-gift cards.
Saks Rep: They will not be delivered. Your order did not process through saks.com system successfully due to saks.com encountered a system error.

Sean : I received a call yesterday to confirm i had placed the order and was told everything was fine and the order was processed.
Sean : Why am I being told this now? And why did I have to contact you guys to hear this when I’ve been waiting this whole time.

Saks Rep: This is definitely an error on our end and we genuinely apologize about that
Saks Rep: As of right now we are diligently working to have this fixed so that customers will receive notification in the further if this problem occurs.

Please update this post Will that there are big issues with this offer and everyone should proceed with caution or maybe purchase the physical gift card instead. IDK

Tom
Tom

I was told the same thing via chat. The second agent I spoke to said it would be delivered tonight, so I don’t know what to believe.

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