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.
At the moment there’s a targeted Amex Offer for 2,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $100+ at staples.com by January 15, 2018. You can earn the bonus points based on one or multiple transactions, and the purchase must be made on Staples’ website (and not in-store) to qualify.
Personally I value Membership Rewards points at ~1.7 cents each, so to me the 2,000 points are worth $34, which means you’re getting about a third of the $100 back in terms of 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.
What makes this deal so awesome is that staples.com sells all kinds of gift cards, so you could purchase those and presumably qualify for this. For example, Staples sells gift cards for Uber, iTunes, Southwest Airlines, etc. In looking at the terms, there are no exclusions for gift card purchases. These are the listed exclusions:
ELIGIBLE PURCHASES: Valid online only. Valid only on US website. Not valid on purchases shipped outside of the US. See merchant website for shipping policy. Some merchants may not ship to all areas. Excludes Quill, Smilemaker, Staples Business Advantage, Staples 4 Government, Staples Toner Services, Staples Technology Solutions, Staples Promotional Products, Staples Print Solutions, Copy and Printing Services, Staples Contract and Commercial, Staples App Center, Staples Industrial, Staples Book Rental, Staples Simplexity, Staples Share Fund, Coastwide Labs, Catalog and Staples Fundraising.
Were you targeted for this offer, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?