Posted by Chuck on July 9, 2015
AmEx Offers

Published on July 9th, 2015 | by Chuck

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Free Money with the New Amex Express Checkout!

American Express is starting a new Paypal competition called Amex Express Checkout. The key difference is that you use your standard Amex login to checkout and don’t have a separate account for this. You can only pay with Amex cards which are in your login, not with any other credit card.

To promote the new service, they released a great offer.

The Offer

Direct Link

  • Make a purchase at a number of merchants (see below) using Amex Express Checkout and receive a $10 statement credit.

List of retailers:
Ticketmaster
Barkbox
Ledbury
Warby Parker
Burberry
Newegg
Sabon
The Wall Street Journal
WSJ Wine

virginwines.com

laithwaiteswine.com

What’s great about this offer is that you can get the free $10 at each of the above merchants, per Amex login that you have.

Also note that Newegg sells lots of gift cards  which should work to trigger the $10 credit. You can buy a $10 Home Depot e-gift card, a $10 Burger King e-gift card or a $10 Domino’s e-gift card, for example.

The Fine Print

  • Valid until 9/7/15
  • “Limit one (1) $10 statement credit per American Express online account per merchant” (Simply, this means that each online login can only get one $10 credit per merchant. Some speculate that you may be able to do the offer on each card if you have multiple cards in the same login.)
  • Offer only valid on orders shipped within the United States and its territories
  • Consumer and Business Credit and Charge Cards are eligible for this offer

Tips

There’s a whole bunch of things that we still need to figure out here. I’ll mention here what I gather so far:

  • You can get up to 2% back on your Newegg purchase by going through a portal. It’s looking good for this to work even on gift cards, although that may be excluded from the terms.
  • The Newegg system apparently won’t let you purchase more than one e-gift card to the same merchant within 24 48 hours. You can purchase e-gift cards to separate merchants (e.g. one to Home Depot and one to Domino’s) within the same 24 48-hour time period.
  • Each separate Amex login is eligible for this deal. You can split up all your Amex cards in separate logins to maximize the deal, but I personally won’t be doing that so as to maintain my sanity. I do have separate logins for my own cards and my authorized-user cards so I’ll be able to get the offer with each separate login.
  • When you checkout (at least for the first time) the system will send you a code to verify via email. This is standard, nothing to get nervous about.
  • Many people are having trouble checking out even with the code. There are two workarounds: One is to use the Newegg mobile app. The other is to begin the checkout on the Newegg system and only switch over to the Amex Checkout later in the checkout. More details on Slickdeals.
  • Interestingly, the wording of the offer does not sound like you need to actually make a $10 purchase in order to trigger the $10 offer credit. It would sound like you can make a $.01 purchase and get a $10 credit. We’ll have to experiment with this one…

Our Verdict

This is really a great deal. It’s working a little differently than typical Amex Offers since there’s no registration for the offer and it’s not ‘saved’. It’s possible that Amex will pull the offer after a certain number of uses, although they don’t mention ‘limited quantity available’. We’d recommend making sure that the offer page is still showing before using the offer.

It’s also worth noting that for all the focus on Newegg, there’s definitely some opportunity here with the other merchants as well. Sure, we’ll have to find the right item to buy, but we may be able to pick up some nice stuff junk for free. This is especially true if making a $.01 purchase can trigger the credit – those other merchant may turn out better than the Newegg option…

HT: Slickdeals and thanks goes to MilesToMemories for some of the info in this post.



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Paul
Paul

Unless they allow one offer per card, this is a lot more limited than you seem to think. The list of merchants is pretty weak other than Newegg. Nobody is going to sign up to save $10 at Burberry – people who shop at those sorts of places don’t care about money.

Don L

Would gift cards for those merchants qualify (sabon, ledbury, …) for the $10?

Then just resell the gift codes online?

Dan
Dan

Nice, thanks for the share

At Amex checkout I’m getting this error: “Bad Request
Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.
Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.”

Could be on my end but their server may be getting slammed because of this deal also

star
star

Got the same error on Chrome. Switched to Firefox and did 2 transactions no issues! Chrome is still borked.

Jack
Jack

My transaction with Chrome is fine. I am just wondering whether Serve would count as an Amex login. Has anyone tried it yet?

Don L

Did not work for me, my serve user id is an email address

Anonymous
Anonymous

anyone received the confirmation of the offer triggering?

Jesse
Jesse

FYI I got an email saying it was 48hr period for HD GC going to same physical address.
“This email notification has been sent to inform you that one or more items placed on the below specified order has exceeded its quantity limit allowance within its 48-hour quantity restriction period.”

Presley
Presley

Does newegg allow gift cards to be purchased using newegg goftcards?

I’m asking because Amazon doesn’t let you. You can only use Amazon gift cards to purchase products sold on the website

Presley
Presley

Sorry. Unrelated question but just wondering.

FamilyOnABudget

We have an overnight stay at Hyatt coming up so I picked up a $50 ecard from newegg to cover the points/cash balance for our stay. Happy to save the extra $10.

Marco
Marco

How would you split between multiple Amex cards using Amex check out? Every time I log in with Amex it switch over to the new login

Danny boy
Danny boy

I just called amex and the rep said the promotion runs until 9/7. He said that it might take up to 90 days after the promotion ends to get your $10 credited back to your amex card

janol
janol

never seen anything take that long from AE, in fact, if it takes that long nobody will use the checkout during the holidays

Eric
Eric

I once had my McDonald’s Amex Sync credits (on 2 different cards) take a few months to post.

nabakov
nabakov

Bought a .01 cent download from newegg. will update if I earn the $10 statement credit.

Manuel
Manuel

Anybody else having problems to buy on newegg? After amex redirect me to newegg, the website does not load.

KP
KP

Having issues with the newegg order not going through on various browsers – ie, chrome, firefox – anyone else facing this?

Presley
Presley

Just tried to order and got this error Not sure what email delivery gift card has to do with shipping to a physical address though:

We’re sorry. We were not able to authorize payment for your order.
The shipping address information we received from your AMEX Express Checkout account is linked to a P.O. Box. Unfortunately, Newegg does not ship to P.O. boxes at this time. If you would like to use AMEX Express Checkout for this purchase, you will need to update your AMEX Express Checkout shipping information to an alternate address that is not a P.O. box.
We encourage you to try again if you feel this message was prompted in error.
To opt for another payment method and proceed with checkout, Click here.

Matthew
Matthew

Tried to order yesterday and today from computer and it was unable to process

Used my iphone and used their mobile site and was able to process order for $10 chilis gift card.

Went through topcashback.com as well to hopefully get extra 2% on the deal.

zjts
zjts

I can use your referral link for topcashback.com
I think newegg gcs do not earn cashback here, tho….am I correct?

any other cashback sites that offer more than 1% at newegg?

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