I am glad I was raised with American Express because I will stick by them through and through and this is how they repay me.
Stealing from Mommy Points
Here’s how it works:
- Register your American Express card. Unless you are making over 10 purchases at the eligible retailers, I don’t really see a huge need to register every single Amex you can find in your sock drawer, but do keep in mind you can only get 10 “gifts” per card.
- Then, use that card to spend $25 or more at a participating online store between November 28 and December 21, 2011, and you could get a surprise gift. Eligible retailers include: J. Crew, Pottery Barn, Toys R Us, Walmart, YoYo, Dell, REI, American Eagle Outfitters, Zappos, Blue Nile, Bed Bath and Beyond, the Nike Store, Game Stop, and more… Yes, you can still go through a shopping portal, and yes you can buy gift certificates to meet the $25 spending requirement. You get the idea……
- After you make your purchase of at least $25 with an eligible retailer, you may receive a gift from Amex! I am a little bit confused on whether every purchase gets a gift until the gifts are gone, or whether it is a bit random. I did two Walmart purchases yesterday and both received gifts. The first received a year of ShopRunner free, and that email came within minutes of the purchase. The second purchase received a $5 Amex statement credit if I make another minimum $5 purchase at Walmart between now and February 29, 2012. That email came about 18 hours after the purchase was made. I plan to make a few more purchases at eligible retailers, so we will see what I get!
It’s that simple. Register, spend $25 on something you needed anyway at one of the eligible retailers, and get a prize. Some examples of available gifts are: $10 Walmart gift card, $500 American Express gift cards for you and three of your Facebook friends (psst, I’ll be your friend!), $300 Dell gift card, $25 Toys R Us gift card, statement credits, and Membership Reward points.
Are you already a part of the gift chain? I learned through Twitter that chiefmbh bought $225 in Walmart gift cards and received statement credits and more gift cards. Way to go! (If you want to have fun with me on Twitter you can follow me @Mommy_Points) What did you get from the gift chain?
Judging by the comments on her blog, most people seem to be getting Shoprunner memberships.