Score A Great Deal On Wine With Amex Offers

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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. 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.

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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)

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Comments

  1. Sorry for the double post, but I was also targeted for 25 back on 125 spend at KendallJackson.com and 30 back at 150 spend at a Sherry Lehmann liquor store in NYC. Maybe I drink more than I think I do and Amex knows me too well?

  2. I love wine – I love these deals!!

    HOWEVER, be warned – the winery direct pricing is MUCH higher than what you could find through a local wine shop or online retailer (by as much as 30% compared to Wine.com or Total Wine).

    I was able to use the Kendall Jackson deal in conjunction with a Cyber Monday (20% + free shipping) promo that made it a very worthwhile deal. Unfortunately, if you look at the current Beringer offerings (sans discount code) plus the high cost of shipping for wine (~$30 for six bottles), you are paying much more than you would elsewhere, even with the Amex statement credit. As of yesterday, I was unable to find any active promos for Beringer or Sterling (and the Martha Stewart offerings are not very good…).

    So in summary, I generally find these to be good deals if you are a wine club member, have a promo code, and/or can get free shipping on your order. Otherwise (sadly), you will be paying too much.

    And I do highly recommend some of the Beringer offerings, particularly the Private Reserve Chardonnay – it is delicious and consistently very highly rated by mainstream wine rating sources like Robert Parker, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Spectator.

  3. I don’t drink that much wine (maybe like a bottle every two months) but Sterling Vineyards produces some nice wines.

  4. You guys that drink these dont know a real good wine. Also, lets stop these overhype of dom and krugs. They are nothing but overpriced average champagnes.

  5. Sexy
    I use my points to get to Nice, France LOTs of good wines for $4 and I the french drink $10 a bot stuff on avg . Napa is a rip off any vines still left but my french fiends tell me every area has some good wines .

    CHEERs

  6. Both Beringer and Sterling are major players in Napa. Their wines are really good. Wines are personal though. Also, this is a really good way, barring a trip there, to help these wineries after the fire.

  7. I’ve had these on multiple Amex cards for a few months now. I buy a lot of wine but from smaller vineyards so am not using these.

  8. I agree with Sam above….From my many years of experience, almost ALL of any wine “promotion” from any company is a bad deal. Check wine-searcher.com to compare prices Nationwide and buying from major retailers like Total Wine, or even supermarkets on sale is a much cheaper way to buy wine, and still get points. Using your Amex Blue at supermarkets gets 6% off!!!

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