For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.
To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points.
Amex Offers for Rimowa purchase
At the moment we’re seeing an awesome offer for Rimowa, which is a luggage brand that a lot of people love, and that rarely has sales.
There’s a targeted Amex Offer for 15,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $500+ at Rimowa by July 15, 2019. You can earn the bonus points based on one or multiple transactions, and the purchase can be made either in-store (at US locations) or at rimowa.com.
Personally I value Membership Rewards points at ~1.7 cents each, so to me the 15,000 points are worth $255, which means you’re getting over half of what you spend back in terms of value of points (again, that’s by my valuation).
There’s also a version out there offering a $150 statement credit when spending $150, though given that I value Membership Rewards points at more than a penny each, I’d prefer the version offering bonus points.
Like most Amex Offers, this one is targeted, so not all accounts are going to be eligible for this offer. If you’re eligible you’ll want to register ASAP, and then you’ll have until the deadline to complete the offer.
While I haven’t tried this myself, I don’t see anything in the terms suggesting that gift card purchases aren’t eligible. For example, I see this offer on both my card and Ford’s card, so I could potentially buy $1,000 in gift cards (two $500 cards) and earn 30,000 bonus Membership Rewards points.
Rimowa luggage is quite expensive, so being able to reduce the real cost by half (based on my valuation of points) is an excellent opportunity.
Is it time to get Rimowa luggage?
I’m in the market for a new carry-on, and I’ve had a Tumi for years. Ford has been encouraging me to get a Rimowa, since he loves his bag. However, I’ve been hesitant. It’s not even the price as such (though they are crazy expensive) but rather that I am not a huge fan of “spinner” bags, and also don’t like hard-case bags where you can’t really stuff them full.
Is this Amex Offers deal a sign that I should be making the switch, though? Getting over half the cost back in the form of points is fairly compelling. If anyone has a Rimowa, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Were you targeted for this Rimowa offer, and if so, will this cause you to make the switch to Rimowa?