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. One trend I love lately with Amex Offers is the number of deals we’re seeing that offer a significant number of bonus Membership Rewards points for purchases.
At the moment we’re seeing such a deal with wine. With the holidays around the corner this is especially useful, regardless of whether you’re looking to stock up for wine for yourself, or maybe even send it as a gift.
I’ll share details of the deal, and I’m hoping some of our resident wine experts can share their opinions on these wines, and whether they’re worth it at more than half off.
At the moment we’re seeing three different deals for earning bonus Membership Rewards points on wine purchases. I value Membership Rewards points at ~1.7 cents each, for what it’s worth.
So, what deals are available?
You can earn 9,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you use your enrolled card to spend a minimum of $300 in one or more transactions at beringer.com by February 20, 2018. I value 9,000 Membership Rewards points at $153, so that’s like getting over half of the cost back in points.
Or you can earn 6,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you use your enrolled card to spend a minimum of $200 in one or more transactions at sterlingvineyards.com by February 20, 2018. I value 6,000 Membership Rewards points at $102, so that’s like getting over half of the cost back in points.
While both of the above only seem to sell their own wine, you can earn 2,500 bonus Membership Rewards points when you use your enrolled card to spend a minimum of $75 in one or more transactions at marthastewartwines.com by March 1, 2018. I value 2,500 Membership Rewards points at $42.50, so that’s like getting over half of the cost back in points.
Like most Amex Offers, all three of these are targeted, though they seem to be pretty widely targeted, as I see them on almost all of my cards earning Membership Rewards points.
So in all of the above cases it’s like getting over half off wine, which I’d consider to be a solid deal. However, while I’m familiar with some of the Martha Stewart wines, I’m not familiar with the Beringer or Sterling wines. Does anyone have any experience with either of them? Are any of their wines worth picking up as a gift for someone?
(Tip of the hat to Frequent Miler)