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While this is probably common sense for most – to take advantage of the Amex Offers you must have an American Express credit card! These Amex Offers give you a statement credit when making a purchase at a participating merchants. While the statement credit amount varies per merchant, they typically equal out to be about a 20% credit on your purchase. I personally like to think of these statement credits as free money as many times they are on purchases I would have made already. These cards are also eligible to enroll in Small Business Saturday (which takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving).
The beauty of the Amex Offers is that for many of the offers you can take advantage as many times as American Express credit cards you have. For the ones that are targeted, you are limited to the number of cards that were targeted for the particular offer. Since many American Express credit cards have no annual fee, you literally can make money just by being a cardmember. Even for the low annual fee cards, many times you can “make more” in the statement credits than the cost of the card. Keep in mind as well that many cards allow free authorized users (although not all, so see below) and those authorized users can take advantage of the Amex Offers separately from the primary card member.
The two primary ways to register for the Amex Offers is through Twitter and your AmericanExpress.com account. While ALL cards can be registered for the promotion with Twitter, not all of them are available on your AmericanExpress.com account. The cards not available on your AmericanExpress.com account are the ones licensed by a third-party financial institution but still have the American Express logo. I have listed all the eligible cards below and have separated them into different groups:
No annual fee American Express cards that are available through Twitter and AmericanExpress.com:
- Amex EveryDaySM Credit Card
- Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express
- TrueEarnings® Card from Costco and American Express (no annual fee with paid Costco membership)
- Blue Sky from American Express®
- Hilton HHonorsTM Card from American Express
- Blue from American Express®
- Blue for Business® Credit Card
- TrueEarnings® Business Card from Costco and American Express (no annual fee with paid Costco membership)
- Lowe’s Business Rewards Card from American Express
No annual fee American Express cards that are only available through Twitter:
- Macy’s American Express® Card
- Bloomingdale’s American Express® Card
- Bloomingdale’s Reserve American Express® Card
- Dillard’s American Express ® Card
- Travelocity® Rewards American Express® Card
- Fidelity® Investment Rewards® American Express® Card
- U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Select+ American Express® Card
- Bluebird by American Express
Annual fee American Express cards that are available through Twitter and AmericanExpress.com:
- The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
- Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card
- American Express® Premier Rewards Gold Card (you can add up to 5 additional card holders for no fee)
- Amex EveryDaySM Preferred Credit Card
- Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express
- Platinum Card® from American Express (to add an authorized user to your card is $175, up to 3 cards)
- JetBlue Card from American Express
- American Express® Gold Card (to add an authorized user to your card is $35, up to 5 cards)
- American Express® Green Card (you can add up to 5 additional card holders for no fee)
- Platinum Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card
- Delta Reserve Credit Card from American Express (to add an authorized user to your card is $175 per card)
- Hilton HHonorsTM Surpass® Card from American Express
- The Mercedes-Benz Credit Card from American Express (to add an authorized user to your card is $30, up to 5 cards)
- Business Platinum Card®
- SimplyCash® Business Credit Card
- Business Gold Rewards Card
- Starwood Preferred Guest®Business Credit Card
- The Plum Card®
- Gold Delta SkyMiles®Business Credit Card
- Business Green Rewards Card
- Platinum Delta SkyMiles®Business Credit Card
- Delta Reserve for Business Credit Card
- Lowe’s Business Rewards Card from American Express
Annual fee American Express cards that are only available through Twitter:
- Asiana Airlines American Express® Card from Bank of America
- Citi® / AAdvantage® American Express® Card
- U.S. Bank FlexPerks® Travel Rewards American Express® Card
Cards that are not eligible for registration include: American Express prepaid cards, American Express Gift Cards, Corporate cards, authorized user cards on cards with the American Express logo but issued by a third-party financial institution (i.e., the ones you will not see on your AmericanExpress.com account), and Target REDCard.
Caution with authorized users: While adding authorized users to your cards is legal and will trigger the statement credit (for those eligible cards), adding many authorized credits could raise a red flag for a financial review. I’ve personally never been through a financial review, but from what I have read it is an annoying process. If you have nothing to hide then it is just paper work and you are good to go.
There are probably a few co-branded Amex cards that have been left out, so feel free to let me know and I’ll add them to the list. If your experience differs from what I have listed above, please let me know as well as I clearly do not have all of these Amex cards to try them out myself!
You can find many of the credit cards listed above and their respective sign up bonus here. Let me know if you have any questions!