$100 Giveaway: How We Score Big with Amex

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.

One lucky Newlyweds on a Budget reader will win a $100.00 AmericanExpress® GiftCard. All you have to do is leave a comment by answering the question: What do you like most about Amex offers?


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152 thoughts on “$100 Giveaway: How We Score Big with Amex

  1. Natalie Yarbrough
    August 20, 2014 at 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!

  2. D Schmidt
    August 14, 2014 at 2:08 pm

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

  3. Madeline B
    August 10, 2014 at 10:37 am

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

  4. Madeline B
    August 10, 2014 at 10:36 am

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

  5. Maureen
    August 6, 2014 at 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.

  6. Lauren
    August 6, 2014 at 7:10 am

    How easy they are to use!

  7. Kristen
    June 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm

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

  8. Heidi
    May 31, 2014 at 8:15 pm

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

  9. Erica Best
    May 31, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    i love the discounts or coupons

  10. Betty Curran
    May 31, 2014 at 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.

  11. sandra
    May 31, 2014 at 1:44 pm

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

  12. Thomas Murphy
    May 31, 2014 at 12:40 pm

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

  13. Harmony B
    May 31, 2014 at 2:08 am

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

  14. Amanda Sakovitz
    May 28, 2014 at 9:49 am

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

  15. Neiddy
    May 28, 2014 at 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

  16. Tabathia B
    May 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  17. Jaclyn Reynolds
    May 27, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    I like the cash back on purchases!

  18. Norma
    May 26, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    I love there are no coupons needed!

  19. Adriane
    May 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm

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

  20. maria cantu
    May 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I like there are so many offers available.

  21. christine jessamine
    May 24, 2014 at 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

  22. Janice Cooper
    May 24, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    I love not having to worry about clipping coupons

  23. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    May 24, 2014 at 7:13 pm

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

  24. Kerry
    May 23, 2014 at 4:16 pm

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

  25. Wanda McHenry
    May 23, 2014 at 7:34 am

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

  26. shaunie w
    May 23, 2014 at 5:34 am

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

  27. May 21, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I love the cash back offers.

  28. Tina M
    May 20, 2014 at 7:05 pm

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

  29. dalicy c
    May 20, 2014 at 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.

  30. D Schmidt
    May 18, 2014 at 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.

  31. Ashley Tucker
    May 17, 2014 at 5:56 pm

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

  32. May 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    I like the personalized offers

  33. kjasus
    May 16, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    i like the amex offers made available on FB and twitter

  34. Denise L
    May 16, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I love that there is nothing to clip or print!

  35. May 16, 2014 at 6:12 am

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

  36. Nikki
    May 15, 2014 at 10:23 pm

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

  37. Jenna d
    May 15, 2014 at 11:25 am

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

  38. rachel
    May 15, 2014 at 6:54 am

    I love saving money!

  39. Rebecca Graham
    May 14, 2014 at 11:30 pm

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

  40. Leslie
    May 14, 2014 at 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!

  41. Debbie B
    May 13, 2014 at 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.

  42. Gina M
    May 13, 2014 at 11:00 am


  43. Gina M
    May 13, 2014 at 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

  44. amy pugmire
    May 12, 2014 at 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.

  45. May 12, 2014 at 2:51 pm

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

  46. courtney b
    May 12, 2014 at 11:14 am

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

  47. ellen casper
    May 12, 2014 at 6:32 am

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

  48. Jessie C.
    May 11, 2014 at 8:07 pm


  49. Jessie C.
    May 11, 2014 at 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

  50. Jacob
    May 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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

  51. fawn
    May 11, 2014 at 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!

  52. Megan J
    May 11, 2014 at 6:15 am

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

  53. Susan Smith
    May 10, 2014 at 2:40 pm

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

  54. May 10, 2014 at 11:59 am

    The Teavana offer is nice.


  55. Natalie
    May 9, 2014 at 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.

  56. Rachel Cartucci
    May 9, 2014 at 11:45 am

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

  57. Deirdre
    May 9, 2014 at 5:51 am

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

  58. Carolyn G
    May 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I like the savings I can get

  59. sara haaf
    May 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm

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

  60. Rosie
    May 6, 2014 at 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!

  61. LBC Teacher
    May 6, 2014 at 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!

  62. Angela
    May 6, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Virtual coupons are the best!

  63. petra
    May 6, 2014 at 9:49 am

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

  64. Melissa M
    May 6, 2014 at 8:16 am

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

  65. May 6, 2014 at 8:02 am

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

  66. Megan
    May 6, 2014 at 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.

  67. Katie
    May 6, 2014 at 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!

  68. Nichole
    May 6, 2014 at 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!

  69. May 6, 2014 at 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? 🙂

  70. heather
    May 5, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    My favorite feature is the flexability that American Express offers.

  71. jeccica simpson
    May 5, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I love AMEX and love saving $$$

  72. chrissy
    May 5, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Free $ – what’s not to like?

  73. Kate
    May 5, 2014 at 7:20 pm

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

  74. Katy
    May 5, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    $10 offCrate & Barrel!!

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      May 5, 2014 at 5:53 pm


  75. nicole dz
    May 5, 2014 at 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!

  76. Mami2jcn
    May 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm


  77. Mami2jcn
    May 5, 2014 at 5:15 pm

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

  78. Kelly D
    May 5, 2014 at 3:28 pm

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

  79. May 5, 2014 at 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.

  80. May 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

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

  81. May 5, 2014 at 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.

  82. Elena
    May 5, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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

  83. Susan Humes
    May 5, 2014 at 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!

  84. Julie
    May 5, 2014 at 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.

  85. May 5, 2014 at 11:54 am

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

  86. Marina
    May 5, 2014 at 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!

  87. May 5, 2014 at 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!

  88. Julie Wood
    May 5, 2014 at 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!

  89. Kim Henrichs
    May 5, 2014 at 10:54 am

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

  90. Holly S
    May 5, 2014 at 10:45 am

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

  91. steven weber
    May 5, 2014 at 10:36 am

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

  92. Kellie
    May 5, 2014 at 10:34 am

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

  93. Emily
    May 5, 2014 at 10:17 am

    The iTunes thing is awesome!!

  94. May 5, 2014 at 10:14 am

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

  95. Robin
    May 5, 2014 at 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.

  96. May 5, 2014 at 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.

  97. courtney b
    May 5, 2014 at 9:50 am

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

  98. Kala
    May 5, 2014 at 9:33 am

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

  99. May 5, 2014 at 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.


  100. Lisa Brown
    May 5, 2014 at 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.

  101. May 5, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Oooh… That Teavana reward is extremely enticing 🙂

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