Black Friday Weekend Promo: American Express is offering both no purchase fees and free standard shipping (no promo code required) on all American Express Gift cards from 11/22 to 11/26. Usually, you can only get one or the other even if you have the proper promo code. This is very handy for bulk gifts and meeting credit card spending hurdles and you can buy them with any major credit card (details below).
New codes added. American Express Gift Cards are a flexible gift idea, as they have no inactivity fees, expiration dates, or other fees to the recipient. If they are ever lost or stolen, the remaining balance can be refunded or replaced.
In addition, they are useful for time-shifting your purchases forward, in case you’re still working on satisfying spending requirements for juicy credit card offers like the $500 travel bonus from the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or any of the other $500+ credit card bonuses out there right now. You can buy these gift cards with any AmEx, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover card. Satisfy the hurdle, earn your rewards/cashback/points, and then spend them at your own pace without changing your buying habits.
Here are updated promotion codes that will waive the $3.95 purchase fee for American Express gift cards:
EMDECWE, valid through 3/31/2013
EMDECWER, valid through 3/31/2013
EMHEARTWE, valid through 4/1/2013
EMTHANK2, valid through 4/30/2013
You can only use one code per purchase, so you may actually save more money with these codes for free standard shipping ($5.95 savings):
AFLQ12013, valid through 3/31/2013
But wait! If you sign up for their “Premium Shipping Plan”, you should see a free next-day air shipping trial for 90 days. Canceling is easy and can be done online; Thanks to reader Albrecht for these detailed instructions:
-Log in to Amex
-Gift Cards at the bottom of the page
-Manage your orders
-Shipping Addresses section
-Your Premium Shipping Plan free trial will end in xx days.
With a purchase-fee waiver code and the free shipping trial, you can buy a card with no fees at all. If there is no purchase-fee waiver currently available, the free shipping code can be used so that your only subject to the $3.95 initial purchase fee.
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Expired Codes: (try if desperate)
EMDADWL, valid through 9/30/11
EMOCTWL, valid through 12/31/11
EMSVCA, valid through 1/31/12
EMADMWL3, valid through 5/31/12
REMADMWL3, valid through 5/31/12
GRADUATE, valid through 6/30/12
FATHERS617, valid through 6/30/12
EMMOTWEL, valid through 6/30/12
REMMOTWEL, valid through 6/30/12
EMDADWEL, valid through 8/15/12
REMDADWEL, valid through 8/15/12
EMGRADWEL, valid through 9/1/12
REMGRADWEL, valid through 9/1/12
EMWEDWEL, valid through 10/15/12
REMWEDWEL, valid through 10/15/12
EMWISHWEL, valid through 11/30/2012
WRAP12P, valid through 12/5/2012
EMGIFTWEL, valid through 12/31/2012
REMGIFTWEL, valid through 12/31/2012
EMOCTWEL, valid through 1/31/2013
HOLIDAYWE, valid through 2/28/2013