2 * $100 AMEX Prepaid Gift Card – NO FEE + FREE SHIPPING


Amex seems to like Hinduism and wants to celebrate with its many Indian employees by offering their Gift Card without any fee and free shipping. This is a good deal because you can get 1.4% cash back by going through Big Crumbs shopping portal and you get points for credit card spending. This works nicely for minimum spending requirement as well if you need to do that. The only setback is that you can’t use Citi Credit Card since they will likely treat Amex gift card buying as cash advance transaction with a lot of fees.

Here are the steps:

1. Create a BigCrumbs account (This is my referral link, thank you).

2. Then search for American Express Gift Card in Big Crumbs – Choose either offers below and click “Shop Now”

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$10 Statement Credit with $50 Mall Gift Card Purchase

American Express is offering $10 Statement Credit with $50 Mall Gift Card Purchase via Facebook Link/Like/Love. There are four sets of codes and you can enroll for all of them.

  1. Simon malls
  2. Macerich Shopping Centers
  3. Premium Outlets
  4. Preit Malls

For a compiled list of all the shopping malls within each chain, check out this site, you can filter by state and by city.

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Foursquare $5 off $10 purchase and $50 off $250 at Travelocity

This is another example of how my American Express Credit Card has saved me money in the long run

Deal 1: Amex partners with Foursquare (a smart phone App) to offer $5 off $10 purchase at Small Business

If you never get this kind of deals, Click on here and sync your American Express Credit Card. you can sync with

    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Foursquare

For the Foursquare deal, Open the App – hit the “Explore” tab at the bottom – click on the button that defaults to “Top Picks”  – change to “Specials.” The special offers near you will pop up.

Go to the store – Load the deal to your card first – Purchase the product/service with your Amex card – You should get email confirmation right away.


Deal 2: Amex partners with Twitter to offer $50 statement credit when you spend $250 or more 1 time at Travelocity.com

If you never get this kind of deals, Click on here and sync your American Express Credit Card with Twitter

    • Then Tweet: #AmexTravelocity
    • You should get a confirmation email right away.
    • Time: 7/15/12-8/31/12

You should also go through Ultimate Rewards online shopping mall to earn 2 points/$ by booking on Travelocity.com and pay with your American Express Credit Card. In total, you should get 2.14 Ultimate points (7% bonus) on all of the travel expenses + $50 off $250. If you value Ultimate Reward points at 2 cent each, then it is a 4.28 cent cash back/$. For example, if you book a $250 flight ticket, Ultimate rewards shopping mall [chase.com] will give you 535 Ultimate Points and $50 off with your Amex.

Amex offers $5 off $25 at Shell & $10 off $20 purchase at Movietickets.com

American Express Credit Card has saved me at least $200 for using their social media offers. Today they have these great deals

  • Spend $25 or more, get $5 back at Shell
  • $10 off $20 purchase at Movietickets.com
  • Spend $75 or more, get $25 back at Ticket Master

All of these offers are valid through 7/31/2012. Limit one per card. Statement credits are generally issued within 3-5 business days after your qualifying purchase, but may take up to 2 billing periods to post to your account

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Why points & miles superior to cash back

Wonder why banks like to offer credit card. Credit card issuers charge interest on balance, annual fees and other miscellaneous fees. They also make money from merchants who accept credit card. In the United States, the fee averages approximately 2% of transaction value. Credit card issuers certainly can make at least 2% per transaction, therefore they want to give you back some money to encourage their credit card usage. Banks like Discover offer “Cash Back” from 1% to 5% and lure people to believe that cash carries the most value. However it is not true

Points and miles have the best value if you use it wisely.

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Amex giving away $10 credit for shopping at small business in Boston/Chicago/Philadelphia

American Express is giving away a $10 statement credit for their Shop Small promotion for small businesses in-store in Boston, Chicago, or Philadelphia. You have to spend +$10 on one transaction then Amex will credit you with $10.
Registration starts June 21st and the promotion runs from June 21st to July 4th.
Here are the links for all three cities: You can get the statement once even if you are registered for three different links.

75,000 Point for Business Gold Rewards American Express

American Express rolls out this great Business Gold Rewards Credit Card again for 75,000 bonus points

Click here for the link 

This is a limited time offer so Apply by June 26th. To get the 75,000 point bonus, $10,000 must be spent on the card within the first four months. You don’t have to be a business owner to apply for this business credit card. In the Federal Tax ID section, you can enter your SSN and Amex will take you as a self-proprietor.

A lot of us will have problems with spending $10k within 4 months however there are tricks to solve the spending requirement

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