For those of you that like taking advantage of the free money with Amex Offers, I have a great new offer for you! This Google Express offer popped up (although targeted) where you can receive a $20 statement credit with a $75 or more purchase. I was targeted on only one of my cards and fully plan on taking advantage of this free money. I personally use Google Express on a weekly basis, typically for Costco purchases, and it is awesome! Just make sure to use the multiple browser trick to register for the same offer on multiple cards. This offer expires April 29, 2018. If you have no idea what Google Express is, read below.
What is Google Express?
Google Express is an awesome service, run by Google obviously, where they will hand deliver or ship purchased items from participating stores. Some stores include Costco, Target, Kohl’s, Staples, Walgreens, Barnes & Nobles, Walmart, Whole Foods, etc. The exact stores depend on your location. I’ve personally been using Google Express for 3+ years and am obsessed with it! I started using it while living in NYC and am so happy that they expanded it where they now ship items from a central hub to allow those in the burbs to take advantage. While living in NYC, I was able to place an order and typically receive the purchased items within a few hours. It came in very handy for my Costco and Target shopping purchases! Now, being in the suburbs of Boston, purchases typically take a few days to arrive at my doorstep, but at least I do not have to leave my house!
With this service, you purchase your items directly through the Google Express site and you typically pay the exact price if you were to shop directly through that merchant. Although, over the past few months I have seen some pricing differences depending on the store, item, and location. It used to be that you were never overpaying for an item, but now it seems as though you still aren’t overpaying compared to the base price but maybe not getting the same sale price. Overall though, pricing is comparable and the convenience is great. Google Express also has amazing customer service where they’ve refunded several purchases that were not described properly or had an upcoming expiration date (and they let me keep the items).
Maximizing this Offer
New members can also receive $10 off their first purchase and this CAN be combined with the Amex Offer- you just need to sign up through a referral link (this is my referral, thank you in advance for using it, but feel free to leave yours in the comments section as well). So if you make a $85 purchase, for example, you’ll really only be paying $55. You just need to make sure the final purchase price is $75 so it will trigger the statement credit which you’ll probably receive within a few days of your purchase. Remember, Google Express no longer charges a monthly fee, but their minimum delivery amount has increased with most stores requiring a $25 or $35 purchase for free delivery. The Amex Offer also doesn’t require you to spend $75+ in one transaction, you can spread it out over multiple transactions.
Learn More About Amex Offers…
If you have multiple Amex cards, you will need to sync them to different accounts. To learn more about these American Express offers, read this Amex Offers series:
- Overview and FAQs for Amex Offers
- Registering for Amex Offers with your AmericanExpress.com Account
- Amex Offers by Purchasing Gift Cards
- Eligible Credit Cards to Take Advantage of Amex Offers
Make sure to check out all of the current Amex Offers available on this permanent page on the blog.