Posted by Chuck on July 19, 2017
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Published on July 19th, 2017 | by Chuck


Double Membership Rewards Points at Many Retailers until Year’s End (Whole Foods, Rite Aid, Best Buy, Home Depot, Macy’s, Gap & More)

[Originally posted 4/3/17. Updated and reposted on 7/19/17 since Amex added many new 2x merchants. Full list below.]

The Offer

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Amex Membership Rewards-earning cards can get double Membership Rewards (2x instead of 1x) at many retailers. Some of these are for online purchases only.

Here is the list:

  • Rite Aid (in-store only)
  • Whole Foods Market (in-store only)
  • Best Buy (online only)
  • (online only)
  • Home Depot (online only)
  • Neiman Marcus (online only)
  • Macy’s (online only)
  • Gap brands: Gap, Old Navy, Athleta, Banana (online only)
  • Pottery Barn brands (online only)
  • (online only)
  • Intermix online (online only)
  • (online only)
  • (online only)
  • (online only)
  • Williams-Sonoma (online only)
  • Yard House
  • Olive Garden
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Seasons 52
  • Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
  • The Capital Grille
  • Bahama Breeze
  • double mr offer

The Fine Print

  • Valid through 12/31/17
  • Limit 1 enrolled Card per American Express Card online account
  • When we calculate the additional points benefit for Amex EveryDay® Card products, points awarded under this offer will not be included

Our Verdict

A lot of these merchants aren’t terribly useful [you probably aren’t using an MR card at Staples (5x INK) or maybe even at restaurants (3x CSR)], but some of these can be useful for sure. If you have the Everyday Preferred card which can get 1.5 points always, you’ll be getting 2.5 with these offers. All other cards which earn 1x always will get 2x with these offers.

It’s also nice to stack this offer with an Amex Offer deal, like if you’re taking advantage of the $30 off $300 deal at Best Buy, use a registered MR card to get the double points from this offer as an added bonus.

20 Responses to Double Membership Rewards Points at Many Retailers until Year’s End (Whole Foods, Rite Aid, Best Buy, Home Depot, Macy’s, Gap & More)

  1. T says:

    The bestbuy one is good since it’ll stack with another bestbuy amex offer, which they tend to do one a year at least

  2. Krys says:

    I got the blue for biz amex card during their sign up offer of 2x MR points on the first $50k.

    So with this promotion would I be earning 4x MR points?

    • Chuck says:

      No, I think you’ll just earn 3x.

      • Phong Chau says:

        What do you think is worth more at the end of the day? Using Chase Ink to buy from PPDG to earn 5x UR for best buy or using my blue for biz for 3x MR. I would assume the UR points since you can get an easy value of 7.5 cents if you transfer them to partners etc.

        • Chuck says:

          I think most people would prefer 5x UR

        • Jeremy says:

          Points-wise obviously the Ink with 5x is better. However, if you’re buying electronics at BB, which most people do, a case could be made for using your CC to get return protection & extended warranty.

    • DSP says:

      Technically it will be 3.3x.

      2x year 1 bonus, 1x for this “double rewards” offer, and then you get 30% bonus points on base spend at end of year.

      Also PRG is a pretty good one for spending on the restaurants it will be 3x

  3. P says:

    Not at all exciting. You still get more savings buying discounted gift merchant gift cards and then using them online or in store.

    I’ve never shopped homedepot online. Can anyone tell me what they sell online that would qualify for this?

  4. Billy bob says:

    I had $25 off J crew $125 spend on one of my cards. Good between April 3-May 16

  5. TD says:

    I had bestbuy and homedepot autoadded to my account, unless I was drunk and didn’t realize I added them. Also got an amazon: Spend $50+, get 2,000 Membership Rewards® Points

  6. Lantean says:

    mostly rubbish… Amex should give us Nordstrom Rack and Hautelook… then they would see some spending.

  7. aferrell21 says:

    The whole foods is awesome if you have the PR Gold. 3x and they sell Visa gift cards that can be liquidated into money orders.

    • NinjaX says:

      well for all your who raped WF in SCAL, damn you. stop. ruining it for everyone else… its been all pulled. no more selling.

    • AL says:

      You get the amex email saying thanks for using your amex offer? I didn’t. I did a couple of runs at whole foods for vgc and then gave up until I see the bonus points post on my statement.

    • Sam says:

      Darn it.. I just added the Whole Foods offer to AMEX Platinum, as I completely forgot about 2x points you get for using PRG. For 3x, it’s definitely worth the effort for VGC -> MO’s

  8. P says:

    Living In rural hawaii is hard when it comes to these offers. Can’t make use of any of them

  9. Chris says:

    All these offers for MR cards lately but nothing for my Blue Cash Everyday, huh. Only thing I got recently was the 5 off 20 for Five Guys. Oh well.

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