Current Amex Special Offers: Smart & Final, LegalZoom, Amazon

amexoffersUpdated 4/16/15. American Express cardholders can participate in “AmEx Offers” which offer discounts to various merchants. These promotions often offer the opportunity for easy savings without changing your spending habits. Sometimes I just buy a gift card if I go the store regularly.

Here are some of the current widely-available offers:

  • Smart & Final $25 off $50. Get a $25 statement credit by using your connected Card to make a single purchase of $50 or more in-store at Smart & Final by 6/30/2015. Limit 3 statement credits. Tweet using #AmexSmartFinal to add this offer to your connected American Express Card. This store sells everything from produce to warehouse items at 250 stores in the Western US. Use it three times for $75 off $150 of stuff.
  • LegalZoom.com $20 off $100. Get a one-time $20 statement credit by using your connected Card to spend a total of $100 or more online at legalzoom.com by 5/31/15. Tweet using #AmexLegalZoom to add this offer to your connected American Express Card. I used Legalzoom to incorporate my business.
  • Sur La Table $10 off $50. Get a one-time $10 statement credit by using your connected Card to spend a total of $50 or more in-store at Sur La Table or online at surlatable.com by 5/31/15. Nespresso shops in Sur La Table are excluded. Tweet using #AmexSurLaTable to add this offer to your connected American Express Card.
  • Best Western $20 off $100. Get a one-time $20 statement credit by using your connected Card to spend a total of $100+ on all room charges, including room rate, at Best Western® branded properties in the US including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands between 3/16/15 and 5/18/15. Tweet using #AmexBW to add this offer to your connected American Express Card.

Targeted offers include $20 off $20 at Amazon, $5 off $10 at FedEx Office, $15 off $50 at 1800Flowers.com, and $10 off $50 at GNC.com. Check your account and you may be pleasantly surprised. Each separate card, including authorized users, may have different offers available to them. Although as commenter Oleg notes “If you have multiple cards and you activated for an offer on one of them, this offer may disappear from others. You can open several tabs, retrieve each card separately and apply for an offer.”

Here are the various ways to access these offers:

  • Log into your AmEx account online and scroll down until you see the “Amex Offers For You” tab.
  • Use the AmEx smartphone app.
  • Access via social media at AmExOffers.com – Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and TripAdvisor.
  • Not everyone can access every offer, but the ones on Twitter tend to be available to everyone. You can track these easily on their Favorites page.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the heads-up! My account also has $10 off $50 (3X) at grocery stores (says NJ NY CT only).

  2. Washerdreyer says:

    I had a bunch of these; curious if anyone else is seeing the one Steve mentions above, either via AmEx directly or twitter/FB.

  3. thanks for the tip. checked my account, saw lots of offers including the ones mentioned above…alas I rarely shop, but might be able to use the Ticketmaster offer (for US Open tennis tickets)

    • just wanted to update everyone. I used my Amex at Whole Foods wine store (where prices are actually reasonable, not Trader Joes like, but reasonable), and qualified for $10 off $50 supermarket purchase. Minutes after the transaction they sent an email confirmation, and credited the $10 within 2 business days to my account. Consider me impressed.

  4. Does anyone know, does the purchase have to be all at once to get the credit, or could I spend 40$ at Homedepot one week, and then another 40$ the next?

  5. Does anyone know what 3rd party gift cards (if any) that Home Depot sells?

  6. Today I went to the HD @ Charlotte, NC and when I tried to buy HD gift card, the manager says that they got a memo from Atlanta that for all gift cards, they would take only Check or Cash but no Credit Card.
    I was dumb founded and stepped out with no other choice.

    Did you have any such experience?

  7. Albrecht says:

    Nvtech, you can always buy their gift card online. Credit cards are accepted there, no need to argue with crazy store managers who come up with these self-invented policies.

  8. Just thought I’d post a little tip, something I learned from experience – if you have more than one user on your Amex card, be aware that each card has a different number, and has to be activated for an offer separately. I discovered this when my wife made a purchase but we didn’t get the credit for the offer, because SHE hadn’t activated it on HER card, even though they both are on the same account.

  9. If you have multiple cards and you activated for an offer on one of them, this offer may disappear from others. You can open several tabs, retrieve each card separately and apply for an offer.

    • Doh, I read your post too late. What if I activated an offer on one card and the offer has already disappeared from my other card? Any way to get it back? Would twitter and fb and the amex website have different offers or are they all the same (for the same person)?

  10. What cards are considered as corporate ones?

    • Corporate cards are usually issued by large companies of 50+ employees. All of the Corporate cards I have used have been clearly marked on the front. They are not the same as small business cards, which do indeed work with these special offers.

  11. Through the account page, under the “offer for you”, I also grabbed a $10 credit for a $10 or more purchase on Amazon.com. That’s just a no brainer. Grab it if it’s available…

  12. Nice – grabbed the $20 statement credit from Amazon :-)
    Also, Smart&Final sell several store gift cards (including Amazon, Macys, etc), and the fine print does not seem to exclude it. If you have nothing else to buy, you can just get three $50 Amazon cards in different transactions :)

  13. Amazon one is awesome. Saw that yesterday on the site. Good idea on the gift cards.

  14. Thanks for the Amazon $20 on $20 info, I would have missed it for sure.

  15. Just did the Smart & Final offer. We were gonna be buying a bunch of flights through Southwest for the summer… well Amex just gave us $225 in free airfare as they have $50 gift cards at Smart & Final. 😀

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