Published on December 2nd, 2014 | by Chuck18
Great Amex Offers: Zappos, Toys/Babies R Us, Saks, Bloomingdale’s and more, Money-makers
- Spend $200 and receive a $50 statement credit.
This offer is available via the online log-in and via Twitter by tweeting #AmexZappos from a connected card. The terms of the offer are clear that it will work on gift cards; only B2B gift cards are excluded.
I already pulled the trigger on 2 $200 gift card orders. I haven’t found any portals that pay out for zappos, so I just ordered directly on zappos.com. I got the instant “Congrats” email from Amex.
I’ll sell these gift cards for $160 or more, yielding me a $10 profit per Amex card. I usually aim for a minimum 10% profit when I churn gift cards, but this is an online offer and a $10 money-maker, so I did it despite the lower margin.
We only have a few weeks to take advantage of this offer.
This one is really old, but we never mentioned it, so I figured I’d throw it into this post.
- Spend $50 at Office Depot or Office Max and receive a $10 statement credit. Expires 12/31/2014.
This can be a great money-maker by purchasing Visa gift cards at Office Depot and splitting the charge between a few registered Amex cards. Grant did this successfully on $200 Visa gift card purchases. I don’t have any Office Depot’s in my area, but I hope to get in on this in a couple weeks when I’m away from home.
This one is targeted and not available via Twitter. Some of my cards had this offer, but many did not.
- Spend $150 at Bloomingdale’s in-store or online and receive a $30 statement credit. Expires 12/30/2014.
If you want to use this as a money-maker, you can try buying $150 Bloomingdale’s gift cards and reselling them for slightly more than that. This probably isn’t worth it, but according to FM Labratory some portals pay out for the purchases of gift cards from Bloomingdale’s. This could possibly yield an additional 9-10% profit.
Note, that I haven’t tried this, and I can’t confirm that gift card purchases will trigger the Amex credit or the portal cash-back.
Toys R Us
There are actually two Toys/Babies R Us offers out there. The online one has been here for a while, and the in-store one is new.
- Spend $25 in-store and receive a $5 credit. Expires 12/31/2014.
I happened to have been at a Babies R Us recently, and I noticed gas gift cards (Shell, I believe), and eBay gift card, among many others. I probably won’t bother with this as a money-maker, since it’s just $5 credit per card. Maybe I’d pick up a couple $25 eBay gift cards, but I’m stocked up from the recent eBay gift card sales that we had recently.
- Spend $75 online and receive a $15 credit. Expires 12/31/2014.
Toys/Babies R Us gift cards do work to trigger the credit. I saw one report on slickdeals of an e-gift card working as well.
See also this slickdeals thread for some more Toys R Us deals.
This is a targeted offer appearing in many Amex log-ins.
- Spend $350 at saks.com and receive a $75 statement credit.
Some other interesting offers are:
- An extra 2% at Whole Foods. This is especially interesting in light of the 10% bonus, which could make this a small money-maker.
- $10 off $50 at P.F. Chnag’s.
- $10 off $50 at JC Penny.
- 2X Membership rewards at small businesses [targeted].
Of course, we also have the Hyatt Place offer, and the Best Buy offer, and the J Crew offer and Marriott offer going on. Additionally, the $5 off $15 at Walmart was extended. It’s now valid until 12/31/2014.