My Favorite Feature of American Express Credit Cards

If you’re an American Express card member, one of best features that you may not know about is Amex Offers. These offers present you with opportunities to save around 20% (sometimes more) at major retail chains and other online shops. One of the best offers that I took advantage of was a $30 credit after spending $100 at either Target or Walmart. This offer could be redeemed up to five times so of course I maxed it out. Depending on how much activity you have on the card, you may see just a few offers, or you may see a lot. At the moment, I have 61 available offers and four offers added to my card. I haven’t even heard of most of the vendors so when I see one that I can use, I almost always use it. Since December 2013, I’ve saved $300!

Adding Offers to Your Card

To add Amex Offers to your American Express card, you can either access your account from the American Express website or through the mobile app. The next time you access your account from the website, scroll towards the bottom of the home page until you see this section below your activity summary. Once you see an offer for a merchant that entices you, just click on the Add to Card button.

From the home page of the mobile app, click on the Offers icon in the lower right hand corner. The next screen will show your savings to date along with the available offers. Click on the offer and then click on the Add to Card button.
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You can also add offers from Twitter and Facebook. To get started, visit amexoffers.com and then click on the Get Started button for your desired social media channel. You’ll be required to login and verify your Amex card before you can get started. It’s also worth noting that some of the social media offers are separate from the offers you’ll see when you access your account.

Although the registration process is pretty straight forward, Million Mile Secrets has a great step-by-step tutorial.

Using Your Offers

To activate and use your offers, all you have to do is spend the required amount with your card. You’ll receive a confirmation email almost instantly. As always, be sure to check your statement to ensure you received all of your credits. I’ve never had any issues receiving the confirmation email or the credit. It’s a very stable program.

If you haven’t been using these offers, get started now so you don’t leave any money on the table!

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