I’m Earning Over $120 Back In AMEX Offers This Month

by joeheg

While I’m a huge fan of the AMEX Offers program, I’m admittedly not the best at constantly checking our offers. The only reason I went to the AMEX App was because we booked a restaurant through RESY and I wanted to see if there were any available offers. While there there weren’t any RESY offers, I found several offers on my AMEX Platinum card.

The first one was for $50 back after spending $100 or more at a Hilton Hotel.

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We used an offer like this when we stayed at the Hilton Grand Vacations on Paradise

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We don’t have any Hilton stays planned before the end of the year, but it’s good to keep in mind that AMEX is offering $50 back on almost any stay unless you find a room for less than $100.

The next offer is one we’d definitely be able to take advantage of. 10% back on our wireless bill up to $40.

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I usually pay for our cell phone bill with our Capital One Venture X card because of the cell phone coverage and 2X points. I’ll be glad to move our T-Mobile bill to the AMEX Platinum for a few months to get 10% back. That’s because the AMEX Platinum also provides cell phone coverage when paying your bill with the card.

I had a chuckle when I mentioned the next credit to Sharon. I asked if she could spend over $55 at BJ’s Wholesale Club before November. She replied, “Is this a challenge?”

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We previously had a Costco membership but the nearest location was converted into a business store. BJ’s is less than 10 minutes from our house so we joined with them, mostly for the discounted gas prices. But we’ll make a stop inside the club a few times a year. This gives us an excuse to stock up on essentials. It’s not hard to spend $55 on a 48-pack of paper towels and laundry detergent.

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I usually pay for our cable bill with the Ink Cash card to earn 5X Ultimate Rewards points. However, I can’t pass up getting 10% back on $50 each payment.

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Since our cable provider lets me split payments, this one should be easy to earn the max $20 back.

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The next two offers are a bit of luck that we’re going to be able to use them. Only yesterday I planned a dinner for the two of us with my father and his wife to go to Fleming’s to take advantage of Orlando’s Magical Dining promotion.

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I’ll gladly earn 5 Membership Rewards per dollar for whatever I spend on dinner.

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Finally, we’re planning a trip to New York City before the end of the year to check out some Broadway shows.

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We’ll no doubt spend more than $150 for a show booked through Telecharge, so this is an easy $30 back.

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Final Thought

Using some back-of-a-napkin math, I’m going to earn at least $120 back on these AMEX Offers from my Platinum Card. That takes a big bite out of the annual fee and makes it an easier decision to keep the card for another year.

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Phil September 19, 2023 - 2:14 pm

Unfortunately, T-Mobile no longer takes discounted automatic payments by credit card. Before, I used my Delta SkyMiles card and got a 15% discount for autopay (plus the airmiles). So I’m back to paying by autopay through the bank to get the 15% discount. That’s a “better” rate for me.

John September 20, 2023 - 2:48 pm

I thought the bjs offer was on membership only?

Matthew Weinberg September 22, 2023 - 9:34 am

Ok so you saved that money but how much did you spend for that savings??


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