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.
While I’m usually most focused on Amex Offers from travel brands, there are sometimes deals with retail brands that I think are worth highlighting as well, and this is one of those cases.
At the moment there’s a new targeted Amex Offer for 5,000 bonus Membership Rewards points when you spend $250+ in one or more transactions with Neiman Marcus. The offer is valid for purchases through August 26, 2019.
There’s also a version out there for a $50 statement credit rather than a 5,000 Membership Rewards points bonus, though I’d definitely prefer the points bonus. That’s because I value Membership Rewards points at 1.7 cents each, so that’s the equivalent of a an $85 return, by my valuation.
Do be aware of the following terms:
- This is valid both in-store at US locations and online at neimanmarcus.com
- Excludes gift cards purchased in-store or online, restaurants and cafés located in-store, and Gift Now transactions
- Not valid for Neiman Marcus Last Call, Cusp by Neiman Marcus, The Heart of Neiman Marcus, or purchases shipped outside of the US
While I’m not usually a Neiman Marcus customer, the reason I think this is worth highlighting is because most high end department stores have standardized pricing for big brand items.
For example, whether you’re looking for perfume or skincare products or candles or many clothing items, you’ll pay the same for a specific brand no matter where you buy it.
If you make a purchase online, be sure you also use an online shopping portal to earn even further rewards.
If you’d otherwise consider making a purchase with another high end department store, this is definitely a reason to shop with Neiman Marcus instead. I value the 5,000 Membership Rewards points at a roughly 35% return, plus whatever you’d earn through a shopping portal and your credit card spending.
Was your account targeted for this Neiman Marcus Amex Offer, and if so do you plan on taking advantage of it?