NYC Restaurant Week + $5 Amex Statement Credit

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New York City’s restaurant week is returning July 22nd through August 16th. While I am actually not a huge restaurant week person, it is a great opportunity to eat at a high-end NYC restaurant for cheap (relatively speaking for these NYC restaurants). You can get a 3-course meal for $25.00 during lunch or $38.00 during dinner. Saturdays are excluded and not all restaurants participate on Sundays. You can check out all the participating restaurants here.

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To make your bill slightly cheaper, American Express is offering a way to get a $5 statement credit with a $25+ purchase at participating NYC restaurants (those that participate in Restaurant Week). The good thing is that you’ll get $5 off every time you eat at one of these restaurants during these dates – it is not a one time thing like many other Amex statement credit offers. You must, however, register your American Express card prior to eating out – the terms also state that registration is limited, so make sure to register soon even if you aren’t 100% sure if you’ll need it.

If this is anything like last summer (which I am sure it is), you do not need to order off the Restaurant Week menu – having a $25+ transaction will simply generate the statement credit. This should also work for purchasing gift cards at the restaurant, so you can purchase a certificate now for eating out another time.

The terms also state you can only register one Amex card for this card, but if you are dinning out with a significant other or friend who has an Amex card, make sure to do multiple transactions so you maximize the $5 credit. For now though, you might as well attempt to register multiple cards and then do $25 transactions at the restaurant to see if you can get the $5 credit on each registered card. Since dinner is $38, chances are with a drink, tip, and tax you’ll hit the $50 mark per so make sure to put $25 on each of your registered cards (assuming you have at least 2 amex cards).


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