Current Amex Special Offers: Whole Foods, JC Penney, Best Buy

amexoffersUpdated 7/21/04. This post will be updated to include selected recent special offers from American Express that are widely available to their cardholders. 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 the current widely-available special offers:

  • Whole Food Market $10 off $75. Get a one-time $10 statement credit by using your connected Card to make a single qualifying purchase of $75 or more in-store at Whole Foods Market by 9/30/14. I would just buy a $75 gift card if you don’t usually spend that much at once.
  • JC Penney $10 off $50. Get a one-time $10 statement credit by using your connected card to spend a total of $50 or more on qualifying purchases in-store or online at JCPenney by 9/2/14.
  • Best Buy $25 off $250. Get a one-time $25 statement credit by using your connected Card to spend a total of $250 or more in-store and online at Best Buy by 9/2/14.
  • $5 off $25. Get a one-time $5 statement credit by using your connected card to make a single purchase of $25 or more online at by 8/3/14. First-time customers can also get $7 off first order of $20 or more (expires 7/31/14). Various cities.
  • American Express Gift Card $10 off $200. Get a one-time $10 statement credit by using your connected card to spend a total of $200 or more on American Express Gift Cards at by 7/30/14.

Targeted offers include $20 off $20 at Amazon and $20 off $20 at Check your account and you may be pleasantly surprised. (Or not. I wasn’t. :) ) Hat tip reader Tim.

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 – 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.


  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.

  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 That’s just a no brainer. Grab it if it’s available…

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