$100 Giveaway: How We Score Big with Amex

by Erika Torres
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cabo pinEric and I only have two credit cards that we use on a regular basis, and one of those is the American Express Blue Sky rewards card.
Thanks to our Amex, we were able to use $500 worth of points for my 30th birthday trip to Cabo, bringing our trip total from $2,000 to $1,500—not bad for an all-inclusive hotel and airfare combined.

It took us one year to accumulate these points so we’re pretty happy since we only use our credit card rewards to help offset our love of travel.

As an American Express cardholder, I also have access to a card member benefit called Amex Offers. These offers are tailored to each individual card holder based on where they’ve shopped in the past. Offers that I currently have access to include:

  • $5 back iTunes when you spend $5 (so yes, free songs!)
  • $10 back on Crate & Barrel
  • $10 back on Lowe’s
  • $10 back on Teavana

All I have to do is save which offers I’d like to take advantage of—think of it as the virtual “clipping a coupon” stage but without the hassle of searching for your scissors that never seem to be in the place where you last left them. With Amex Offers, just hit the “Save Offer” button and you’re golden.

There are over 15 offers that I currently have access to and Amex has more than $15 million in savings available to card members.

You can save offers directly from your online Amex account or from your social media accounts, like Facebook, Twitter, etc. The offers show up as statement credits.

So yes, as I write this post, I totally just went on iTunes and bought Beyonce’s latest “Drunk in Love” single because that was my Cabo theme song. With a $5 statement credit as part of Amex Offers, I was able to buy four songs for 16 cents.

You can take advantage of Amex offers too.

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152 comments

Rebecca Graham August 29, 2014 - 11:47 pm Reply
Natalie Yarbrough August 20, 2014 - 6:36 pm

I love that it customizes offers for you based on where you shopped in the past! I also love you can connect your card to social networks!

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d schmidt August 14, 2014 - 2:08 pm Reply
D Schmidt August 14, 2014 - 2:08 pm

I love that AmEx Offers are tailored towards each individual card holder based on where they have shopped in the past!

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Madeline B August 10, 2014 - 10:39 am

Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/498523940117962755
Ooops, please delete one of my previous responses. Somehow I responded twice!

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Madeline B August 10, 2014 - 10:37 am

I like that there are many offers that I’m actually interested in, like JCPenney and iTunes.

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Madeline B August 10, 2014 - 10:36 am

I like that there are many offers that I’m actually interested in, like JCPenney and Whole Foods.

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Maureen August 6, 2014 - 1:39 pm

I like that you can just put the coupon code on the card you do not need to bring a physical coupon with you.

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Lauren August 6, 2014 - 7:10 am

How easy they are to use!

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Kristen June 11, 2014 - 8:16 pm Reply
Kristen June 11, 2014 - 8:12 pm

I like that they have deals on things I actually *need*, not just want!

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Natalie June 3, 2014 - 2:29 pm Reply
Heidi May 31, 2014 - 8:15 pm

I love that they send me reminder emails when an offer is about to expire!

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Erica Best May 31, 2014 - 5:49 pm

i love the discounts or coupons

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Betty Curran May 31, 2014 - 4:35 pm Reply
Betty Curran May 31, 2014 - 4:32 pm

I like that it is so easy to use. Just a few clicks and I can find offers I can really use.

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sandra May 31, 2014 - 1:44 pm

I like that you no longer have to clip and carry coupons

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Thomas Murphy May 31, 2014 - 12:40 pm

I like that you can save offers directly from your online Amex account or from your social media accounts.

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njharmonyg@aol.com May 31, 2014 - 2:13 am Reply
Harmony B May 31, 2014 - 2:08 am

I like that you can use the iphone app to get offers

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Amanda Sakovitz May 28, 2014 - 9:49 am Reply
Amanda Sakovitz May 28, 2014 - 9:49 am

I like that you get personalized offers sent right to you!

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Neiddy May 28, 2014 - 5:13 am Reply
Neiddy May 28, 2014 - 5:10 am

I like that the offers are loaded directly to my card and I don’t need to print any coupons or remember any coupon codes to get the savings

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tbarrettno1@gmail.com May 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm Reply
Tabathia B May 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm

You can earn statement credit from shopping at preselected stores using offers loaded to your card

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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Jaclyn Reynolds May 27, 2014 - 3:16 pm

I like the cash back on purchases!

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Norma May 26, 2014 - 7:02 pm

I love there are no coupons needed!

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Adriane May 26, 2014 - 7:00 pm

I love it’s customized to the places I already shop and the things I already buy!

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maria cantu May 25, 2014 - 1:11 pm

I like there are so many offers available.

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christine jessamine May 24, 2014 - 10:19 pm

I love what I am learning about this rewards program. It looks like I could save alot of money by applying for a card

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Janice Cooper May 24, 2014 - 7:36 pm

I love not having to worry about clipping coupons

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aleq13@gmail.com May 24, 2014 - 7:14 pm Reply
Natalie J Vandenberghe May 24, 2014 - 7:13 pm

Cash back on things I actually use is a fabulous benefit of AmexOffers.

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Kerry Bishop May 23, 2014 - 4:30 pm Reply
Kerry May 23, 2014 - 4:16 pm

I like that you don’t have to clip coupons!

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Wanda McHenry May 23, 2014 - 7:36 am Reply
Wanda McHenry May 23, 2014 - 7:34 am

I like that you can view all of your current offers when you login to your American Express account.

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shaunie w May 23, 2014 - 5:34 am

I like that you can connect the offers with your card from social networks. That makes it more convient

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Ashley H May 21, 2014 - 5:45 pm

I love the cash back offers.

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Tina M May 20, 2014 - 7:05 pm

i like that i can earn miles when I use amex, also i can get cash back on gas and hotel.

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dalicy c May 20, 2014 - 8:33 am

It’s hard enough for me to justify spending on me when we’re on a one income budget, but offers that I can really use take away some of the guilt.

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D Schmidt May 18, 2014 - 1:59 pm

I love that the offers are are tailored towards each individual card holder based on where they have shopped in the past! I have had offers on my current card and never taken advantage because they were places I would never shop so this really appeals to me.

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Ashley Tucker May 17, 2014 - 5:56 pm

I like that it gives rewards based on your past shopping!

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latanya May 17, 2014 - 4:38 pm

I like the personalized offers

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kjasus May 16, 2014 - 6:07 pm

i like the amex offers made available on FB and twitter

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Denise L May 16, 2014 - 1:22 pm

I love that there is nothing to clip or print!

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samantha.oreskovich@gmail.com May 16, 2014 - 6:12 am

I like that they provide me with the opportunity to splurge on items that I may not get to buy otherwise!

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Nikki May 15, 2014 - 10:23 pm

I love that the rewards are based on where I’ve shopped in the past. Talk about personalization!

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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie May 15, 2014 - 6:36 pm

I like that there’s no coupons to clip!

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Jenna d May 15, 2014 - 11:25 am

The Amex offers sound fantastic, being rewarded for spending is something I like 😉

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rachel May 15, 2014 - 6:54 am

I love saving money!

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Rebecca Graham May 14, 2014 - 11:32 pm Reply
Rebecca Graham May 14, 2014 - 11:30 pm

I like that I can connect the card to Facebook or Twitter for offers.

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Colleen Boudreau May 14, 2014 - 10:23 pm

I love that you can earn rewards!

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Leslie May 14, 2014 - 2:25 pm Reply
Leslie May 14, 2014 - 2:22 pm

I love that I can go online and add the offers to my card, no fuss! The less I have to try to remember the better, ha!

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Debbie B May 13, 2014 - 7:05 pm Reply
Debbie B May 13, 2014 - 6:44 pm

I like that offers are curated for me by American Express based on where I’ve shopped in the past and my current location.

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Gina M May 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/466276702340255747

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Gina M May 13, 2014 - 10:59 am

I love that there are no coupons to clip, or to remember while I am shopping!
Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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amy pugmire May 12, 2014 - 6:07 pm

I love the app and that you can access everything from your phone i like the thou can Now use Membership Rewards points for some of your recent charges, right after you swipe.

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One Frugal Girl May 12, 2014 - 2:51 pm

I love the offers to save extra money off every day purchases.

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courtney b May 12, 2014 - 11:16 am Reply
courtney b May 12, 2014 - 11:14 am

i love that you get money back for spending money you were going to spend anyways! now that is awesome!

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ellen casper May 12, 2014 - 6:32 am

I like that their offers are tailored to each individual card holder based on where they’ve shopped in the past.

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Jessie C. May 11, 2014 - 8:07 pm

-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/465689021696708609

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Jessie C. May 11, 2014 - 8:06 pm

Customized offers and coupons to my card is the best, time saving and it makes shopping much easier.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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Jacob May 11, 2014 - 2:31 pm Reply
Jacob May 11, 2014 - 2:30 pm

The rewards they have are actually for things that I like – like iTunes!

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fawn May 11, 2014 - 12:38 pm

It’s like a reward for shopping which is already fun in itself. Thank you for the chance at this nice giveaway. I love my Amex!

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Megan J May 11, 2014 - 6:15 am

These offers look amazing! I would definitely like to have any of them.

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Susan Smith May 10, 2014 - 2:40 pm

I love that I once I log onto my account I can simply click on the offers

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Erika May 10, 2014 - 11:59 am

The Teavana offer is nice.

chambanachik(at)gmail(dot)com

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Natalie May 9, 2014 - 5:02 pm

I love that I once I log onto my account I can simply click on the offers! No more losing paper coupons! I also love that I can connect through facebook.

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Rachel Cartucci May 9, 2014 - 11:45 am

I’m excited about the rewards and savings! Oh yeah!

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Deirdre May 9, 2014 - 5:51 am

Love the virtual coupons, and how easy it is to rack up points!

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Carolyn G May 7, 2014 - 5:13 pm

I like the savings I can get

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sara haaf May 7, 2014 - 12:01 pm

I like how simple it is and how it offers so many stores you can use.

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Emily aka The Three Bite Rule May 6, 2014 - 6:14 pm

auto-cash back sounds ideal, though I do love a good coupon clipping 😉 I’d appreciate it nonetheless.

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Rosie May 6, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Wow – I’m looking at the offers you’ve been enjoying, and I have to say they have offers that people really want !!! Not just discounts to places or things nobody cares about! I’m amazed!

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LBC Teacher May 6, 2014 - 12:11 pm

I think getting cash back at places I normally shop is the best part, especially since I don’t have to remember to carry around a coupon!

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Angela May 6, 2014 - 10:25 am

Virtual coupons are the best!

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petra May 6, 2014 - 9:49 am

I like that you can choose the Amex Offers that work best for you.

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Melissa M May 6, 2014 - 8:16 am

I like that you can Access Amex Offers through social channels:

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Akirah May 6, 2014 - 8:02 am

Those offers sound amazing! Free money for your trip sounds awesome and so smart! Definitely something to look into.

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mysweetiepiepie May 6, 2014 - 6:43 am

I like the flexibility.

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Megan May 6, 2014 - 6:40 am

I use a corporate AMX card almost daily. I like the AMX website interface and how easy it is to submit my expenses for reimbursement.

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Katie May 6, 2014 - 6:31 am

I like when they offer 2x to 5x= the points on online purchases. I helps you accumulate points much more quickly. Also when they offer extra points for groceries or gas. The necessities!

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Nichole May 6, 2014 - 5:49 am

Here is my tweet about the giveaway:
https://twitter.com/MrsB_P/status/463661774361722880

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Nichole May 6, 2014 - 5:47 am

I don’t have an Amex – but I certainly am interested now! I’ve always been wary of credit cards with “points” but it sounds like Amex does a good job. Thanks for sharing your experience!

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Amandalynn Sawyer May 6, 2014 - 4:34 am

We have an amex but I dont think its the same rewards program… I wouldd love to earn miles for travel. We put all of our bills on our cards and pay the full amount right away… can you imagine how many trips we would earn? 🙂

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heather May 5, 2014 - 8:50 pm

My favorite feature is the flexability that American Express offers.

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jeccica simpson May 5, 2014 - 7:38 pm Reply
jeccica simpson May 5, 2014 - 7:37 pm

I love AMEX and love saving $$$

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chrissy May 5, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Free $ – what’s not to like?

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Kate May 5, 2014 - 7:20 pm

I like that the offers are for places that I’d shop at normally.

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Katy May 5, 2014 - 5:58 pm

$10 offCrate & Barrel!!

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nicole dz May 5, 2014 - 5:52 pm Reply
nicole dz May 5, 2014 - 5:53 pm

tweet-https://twitter.com/lil_lady_dz/status/463481295620698113

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nicole dz May 5, 2014 - 5:51 pm

I like that you can connect your card to social networks and add the Offers to your Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, or TripAdvisor accounts. Very cool!

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Mami2jcn May 5, 2014 - 5:16 pm

tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/463472263074172928

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Mami2jcn May 5, 2014 - 5:15 pm

I like that you can connect to offers through Facebook and other social media sites.

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Kelly D May 5, 2014 - 3:28 pm

I like that the offers are tailored based on where you have shopped in the past.

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Debt and the Girl May 5, 2014 - 3:18 pm

I’m a huge fan of reward points, but most of them don’t pay-out very well, very quickly, or for things that you want or need. I tend to go for cash-back options whenever I can, but I like how this card tailors the rewards to you individually! I think that’s very smart of Amex to offer this.

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Ris May 5, 2014 - 1:30 pm

I love the rewards! I use the Starbucks one all the time 🙂

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Raquel@Practical Cents May 5, 2014 - 1:11 pm

I Love these offers because you can save on the things you already buy. I just used my $5 itunes offer and I have the Lowes offer saved on my card.

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Elena May 5, 2014 - 1:07 pm

I like the rewards and that I don’t have to clip coupons

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Susan Humes May 5, 2014 - 12:58 pm

I don’t have an American Express card, but those coupons do seem pretty cool. We are at Lowe’s weekly as we are remodeling our home, so that might be something to look into!

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Julie May 5, 2014 - 12:45 pm

I don’t have an AmEx card, but that seems like a great deal if the offers and tailored to places you already shop. I have a card through a different company, and they have offers, but they’re usually not to places I frequent so they’re of no use to me.

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Ceci Bean May 5, 2014 - 11:54 am

Great perks! I always thought AMEX was just for rich people!

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Marina May 5, 2014 - 11:18 am

I can’t believe Amex offers this! I’m so stoked! I spend too much money on my dog so I love that I got $5 off of $25 for Petco and that this exists!

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Tonya@Budget and the Beach May 5, 2014 - 11:11 am

BTW I do not know where your twitter share button went? 🙁

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Tonya@Budget and the Beach May 5, 2014 - 11:11 am

What I like most when I’ve used them in the past is it forces you to make sure you pay if off each month.

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Rachel May 5, 2014 - 11:10 am

We like AMEX for the excellent service in general, they immediately caught when my husband’s card was skimmed and alerted us which was great.

The cashback through ours is also a major perk!

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Julie Wood May 5, 2014 - 11:05 am

Delete the first tweet. it is wrong.
Here is the correct tweet
https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/463378638218350592

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Julie Wood May 5, 2014 - 10:59 am

I like the Money I can get back when I use the AMEX card. I like getting a credit when I shop at merchants that are supported by AMEX!

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Kim Henrichs May 5, 2014 - 10:56 am Reply
Kim Henrichs May 5, 2014 - 10:54 am

I think they definitely offer the best in rewards compared to other cards. Love the free tunes!

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Holly S May 5, 2014 - 10:45 am

Free items are always good, so the free iTunes and cash back on retailers that people usually use are great.

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steven weber May 5, 2014 - 10:36 am

I like that you get rewarded the more you use the card.

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Kellie May 5, 2014 - 10:34 am

Awesome! I have an Amex card & didn’t even realize this was an option. Gonna look into this. Thanks!

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Emily May 5, 2014 - 10:17 am

The iTunes thing is awesome!!

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Shannon May 5, 2014 - 10:14 am

Oh, that Lowe’s cash back option would be so worth it for us!

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Robin May 5, 2014 - 10:12 am

I like that Amex offers are for things you actually already buy – not obsure brands. It’s also easy to just get the money back on your credit card statement.

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Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian May 5, 2014 - 10:07 am

I like the ability to earn money toward travel, like you did. I’m always planning trips and bargain hunting so we can save as much as possible.

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courtney b May 5, 2014 - 9:50 am

i love that your basically getting money for free !:) who doesnt like that

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LaReesa May 5, 2014 - 9:34 am

I love my AmEx rewards. My favorite was the Amazon one they had around Christmas — definitely helped with my Christmas shopping. I have the SPG rewards card and I’m looking forward to using my points for some hotels this summer.

https://twitter.com/lalalareesa/status/463354998173093889

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Kala May 5, 2014 - 9:33 am

I love how you can earn rewards back on things you would already spend money on!

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Lisa Brown May 5, 2014 - 9:31 am Reply
LaReesa May 5, 2014 - 9:30 am

I love my AmEx! I have the SPG rewards one — awesome hotel rewards (points can be applied towards The W — my weakness in luxury hotels). They had an Amazon reward around Christmas that was freaking KILLER. Definitely helped me with my Christmas shopping.

https://twitter.com/lalalareesa/status/463354998173093889

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Lisa Brown May 5, 2014 - 9:30 am

I appreciate the offers because they save you money if it is product you use, like and/or need and can take advantage of it. They have so many offers, you are bound to find something you like.

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Kelly May 5, 2014 - 9:20 am

Oooh… That Teavana reward is extremely enticing 🙂

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