Disclaimer: Please be aware that offers for credit cards referenced in this post may have changed since the time of publication.
Amex Offers are really popular in the US. From their website:
Amex Offers is a program that saves you money or earns you points on shopping, dining and more. You can choose offers from brands you love and get discounts in the form of statement credits on your account or as extra points added to your Membership Rewards® account.
For some reason, Amex Offers aren’t available in Canada. That’s crazy, since they’re present to some limited extent in the UK and even Australia. I would guess that they’re not in Canada due to some privacy or marketing law, although I have no idea to the official reason.
Keep in mind that Canadians can easily get US American Express cards through Global Transfer, so at least we’re not completely shut out. I’ve been meaning to get one for ages, although given my recent financial review with American Express, that’s on hold.
As a result, I nearly fell out of my chair this morning when I saw this email from AMEX. It states that only those who received the email are eligible – another reason why to always opt-in to emails from American Express – but if you haven’t gotten it, you can try your luck here at the enrollment site.
Amex Offers (Canada) – Spent $25 Get $25 at Amazon
This Amex offer was sent to eligible cards this morning. The promotion is quite straightforward: ‘
Register for the Amex Offer
You can do this by clicking on the personalized link in the email if you’ve received it. The email states that only the first 25,000 Basic Consumer and Small Business to register will get this offer, so I’d hurry up!
These should be the cards that are eligible for the promotion. If you haven’t got any of these, they are currently offering the following Membership Reward bonuses after meeting the requirements:
- American Express Platinum Card: Earn up to 60,000 bonus points
- American Express Business Platinum Card: Earn up to 75,000 bonus points
- AMEX Business Gold Rewards Card: Earn up to 40,000 bonus points
- AMEX Gold Rewards Card: Earn up to 25,000 bonus points
Spend at Amazon
Spend $25 on more, after taxes and shipping, at Amazon.ca, and you will get a $25 statement credit!
The purchase(s) must be made in full with the registered AMEX, and during the period of November 14 and December 31. There doesn’t seem to be anything in the terms and conditions that limits Amazon Gift Card purchases from qualifying, so that would be the easiest way to grab the statement credit if you don’t have anything to buy from Amazon at the moment.
The statement credit should post within five days of the qualifying spend but may take up to 90 days after the offer period ends (that would mean around March 2017). There are several other terms and conditions that you should be aware of. I’ve included the T&C from the email down below.
Only one (1) statement credit of $25 (CAD) is available per registered American Express Card during the offer period. Transactions made with Supplementary Cards are not qualifying purchases. American Express Corporate Cards and American Express Gift Cards are excluded from this offer.
• Your account must be in good standing.
• You must register your eligible Card in the American Express Registered Card program between November 14, 2016 and December 31, 2016 by clicking ‘Register Now’ in the email or by registering online, and use that Card for the qualifying purchases.
• Registration Period starts at 12:00:01 am EST on November 14, 2016 and ends on December 31, 2016 at 11:59:59 pm EST or once 25,000 registrations have been reached.
• You must use your registered Card to make the qualifying purchases during the offer period between November 14, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
• Offer Period starts at 12:00:01 am EST on November 14, 2016 and ends on December 31, 2016 at 11:59:59 pm EST.
• Purchases made during the offer period prior to registration of your eligible Card in this program are not qualifying purchases.
Qualifying purchases for this offer: To be eligible for one (1) $25 (CAD) statement credit, one (1) single purchase or cumulative purchases that total $25 or more, after taxes and applicable shipping, must be:
(i) charged to your registered Card at Amazon.ca during the offer period and subsequently posted to the account by January 14, 2017.
(ii) made directly at Amazon.ca – purchases made through other third party websites using any Amazon payment service including, but not limited to PayPal, do not qualify for this offer; and
(iii) Purchases made at Amazon.com, Amazon Warehouse and Amazon Payments do not qualify for this offer
Items ordered during the offer period, but shipped after January 14, 2017 may not count towards your qualifying purchases if not posted to the account by January 14, 2017. Delivery of online purchases is only available within Canada. Limit one offer per Cardmember. If you are not sure whether your purchased item(s) will be shipped by this date, you can visit Your Account at amazon.ca/your-account to see the latest information about your order.
Credit should appear on your billing statement within 5 days of the qualifying spend, but may take up to 90 days from the end of the offer date of December 31, 2016. If the statement credit is being applied to a credit card account, please note that this does not satisfy the requirements to pay the minimum due. A statement credit does not constitute a payment. You must continue to make separate payments of at least the minimum due in accordance with the Cardmember agreement and account statement. We reserve the right to substitute an American Express Gift Card or cheque in lieu of the statement credit. American Express is responsible for fulfillment of this offer. A rewarded statement credit may be reversed if the qualifying transaction is refunded or cancelled.
I love Amex Offers. Did you get targeted for this promotion?