American Express Cardmember Gift Card
Back in late 2016 American Express surprised a select few Platinum cardmembers with free Amazon Echo devices. They didn’t have to sign-up for anything and there were no strings attached. It was simply a gesture of thanks from Amex to those lucky customers. I was jealous.
In 2017 they stepped up this program by once again offering gifts to a seemingly random (although probably not) group of customers. Some people received $250 Blade gift cards while others got $250 Tiffany and Co. gift cards. Yes, as you might have guessed, my jealousy grew. Why no love Amex?
A couple of days ago I had heard that a new round of gifts was starting to go out. This time the amount was less, but some people I know reported getting a $100 Bally gift card. As you might have guessed the jealousy once again bubbled up. That is until I got the mail today.
Okay, they actually didn’t send me the gift card (despite my 16 years of being a loyal customer 😉 ), but instead sent it to my wife. The gift card came in the nice envelope shown at the top. I immediately knew it had to be something good so I ripped it open without waiting for my wife to return from the other room.
After flipping through the many folds and learning a bit about Bally (I admittedly didn’t know a lot about the company), I found the good stuff. Yes,
I my wife is the proud owner of a $100 gift card. Yes, it does have an expiration, but just as with the Blade and Tiffany gift cards before it, there is no minimum purchase.
My wife is an extremely loyal and high spending cardmember with American Express so it was nice to see that acknowledged with this gift. As for me, I can only assume they are saving the absolute best gift they will ever send out for me. I know it’s coming. Eventually. 😒