Earn 2.5K Bonus Amex Points For Spending $100 At Staples (Targeted)

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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 we’re seeing a new promotion that could be more useful than some might assume on the surface.

There’s a targeted Amex Offer for 2,500 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $100+ at Staples by June 30, 2019. You can earn the bonus points based on one or multiple transactions, and the purchase can be made either in-store or at staples.com.

Personally I value Membership Rewards points at ~1.7 cents each, so to me the 2,500 points are worth $42.50, which means $100 worth of stuff is really only “costing” you $57.50.

There’s also a version out there offering a $25 statement credit when spending $100, 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.

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What makes this deal so awesome is that Staples sells all kinds of gift cards, both in-store and online. 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 (other than purchases “in bulk,” which this wouldn’t qualify as). These are the listed exclusions:

ELIGIBLE PURCHASES: Offer valid in-store, via the Staples mobile app and online at Staples.com. Valid at participating locations in US. Not valid on purchases shipped outside of the US. 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. Not valid for gift cards in bulk purchases.

Were you targeted for this offer, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?

(Tip of the hat to Miles To Memories)

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Comments

  1. I would not do the math that way. The $100 worth of stuff is costing you $100. But you also get $42.50 worth of free stuff (the points).

    One isn’t getting a 42.5 percent discount on a $100 purchase, but rather a 29.8 percent discount on items worth $142.50.

    Either way, it will worth it for a lot of people, I would assume, even after passing up the 5x on relevant Chase cards.

  2. crap..I didn’t get it on any of my 6 cards.

    However, in the past it had appeared a few hours later, so I will check again

  3. I got it on mine but none of my additional card members did. And I got the $25 version; would rather have gotten the 2,500 mile version.

  4. What is the definition of bulk purchases? I assume this doesn’t mean 1 or 2 smaller gift cards such a $100 and a $25.

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