Earn 2K Bonus Amex Points For $100 Of Spend With Staples (Targeted, Terms Apply)

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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 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.

Check for Amex Offers on these cards:

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?

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  1. I just love you, Lucky.:) I only had it on one card but that will be useful. Thank you for passing on the good stuff. Have a good day!

  2. Lucky, let’s keep this blog strictly about airlines and flying.

    I like to bring up politics once in a while but that offends people. I hope they don’t get offended because this blog post isn’t about first class travel. You are playing with fire buddy.

  3. Debit this blog isn’t just about first class and flying. A big part of it is also maximizing your points and taking advantage of every opportunity to acquire them even by promotions such as this one. As far as I or I’m sure a lot of the readers here are concerned, this is a perfectly valid post and a great way for US residents to earn Amex points. Thanks Ben!

  4. Not targeted.

    And 100% disagree with Debit – I really appreciate posts like this since I don’t have time to check my Amex Offers every day (and sometimes am not aware of other discounts like the Starbucks bonuses you sometimes post).

  5. Debit, you’re trolling again. I would say that 2000 easy MR’s is very worthy of this blog. MR’s are very valuable transferable travel currency.
    1/12 cards had the offer and already received a response saying I would receive $2000 back. Pretty sure AMEX meant 2000 Membership Rewards points, but will happily take $2000 instead:)

  6. No luck with the Staples offer 4/0. Also no luck with the Alaska Air. I had just kicked myself for not checking before booking 2 Alaska Air tickets. But was not targeted anyway.

  7. I took advantage of the staple 2k points offer. I got an extra point for purchase amount. From another saved offer for staples.com. Plus I went thru a portal and got 3% cash back too…

  8. I am trying to locate a screenshot of this offer and terms. AMEX is telling me that this offer was only 1 per MR account. So even though I enrolled primary and four authorized user cards, it only posted one credit.

    They are quoting the following to me: “•Their enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card. Their enrollment does not extend to any other Cards that may be linked to the same Membership Rewards program account (such as Additional Cards)”

    I’ve went back and forth with front line CS via chat and any supervisor I received was overseas. I really don’t want to be out the 2000MR x 4 cards.

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