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A few weeks ago I wrote about an AWESOME Amex statement credit offer where you could get a $20 statement credit with a $20 purchase at Sam’s Club online. That means, $20 in FREE money for every single American Express credit card you have!
So here is where I am at with getting the statement credit…. On May 4th I purchased a $20 Sam’s Club gift card. My temporary account address is in California, although I had the gift card sent to my address in New York. This allowed me to save the 10% fee that Sam’s Club charges if you are not a member. The $20 purchase sat as a “pending charges” until May 9th. At that date I checked my order online and it stated that the gift card should have already arrived – of course it did not!
On May 10th, I then noticed that the $20 transaction was no where to be found in my American Express account. It was not in my “pending charges” or “posted transactions. I called Sam’s Club to inquire and they said that they sent a message to the vendor to see when the item will be available. Then yesterday, in May 12th, I received an email that the gift card was shipped and according to FedEx I should receive it this Friday. However, still no $20 charge to be found on my American Express account.
It seems as though Sam’s Club filled more $20 gift card orders than they had available and it took some time for them to keep up with the demand. Now on Sam’s Club online the only gift card option is for $50. For those that haven’t yet used their Amex Offer yet, you can use two credit cards for the transaction ultimately getting a $40 statement credit ($20 per card) on the $50 purchase. They also sell gift cards to other merchants or American Express gift cards. Or, you can always purchase items that you actually need! To split payment, enter both American Express credit card numbers and check the box for both. Another popup box will appear asking you how much you want to put on each card.
I’ve heard reports that activating Sam’s Club gift cards is challenging, so I will be sure to update once my gift card arrives – if it ever does! I’ll also be sure to put a post together on how to fully maximize this offer once my purchase gets sorted out – you can check out my current suggestions here. The good thing is that you have until September 30, 2015 to make the purchase so gift cards will most likely come available by then. Just make sure to register for the offer now as enrollment is limited!
- Sync every American Express credit card you have with Twitter. If you have not already done this, follow the directions outlined in this previous blog post.
- Tweet #AmexSamsClub from EVERY twitter account. I personally use TweetDeck to simplify my life as I am able to just send off one tweet and it registers all my accounts! This will register you for the Amex Sam’s Club promotion. Just make sure you receive the confirmation tweet back from @AmexOffers.
- Make your $20+ purchase by September 30, 2015.
Feel free to comment below with your experience!