Guide to the Amex Express Checkout $10 Credit Deal
Last week I brought you a pretty cool deal from American Express. In an effort to gain adoption of their new Paypal alternative Amex Express Checkout, the company is offering a $10 credit at a variety of merchants including Newegg.com and others.
Make a purchase at one of the following websites by 9/7/15 and pay with Amex Express Checkout to receive the $10 credit:
- Offer ends 9/7/15.
- Limit one (1) $10 statement credit per American Express online account (card) per merchant.
- Offer only valid on orders shipped within the United States and its territories.
- Offer subject to each participating merchant’s shipping policies and restrictions.
- American Express® Cards eligible for this offer are U.S. Consumer and Small Business Credit and Charge Cards. American Express Corporate Cards are not eligible for this offer.
Testing the System
Since the terms weren’t clear about the eligibility of every card, I made a few test purchases. Thankfully I was able to confirm that each American Express card can receive a $10 credit at each merchant. I have confirmed this across several accounts and merchants.
Do You Need a $10 Purchase Amount?
One of the interesting parts of this deal is the lack of a minimum purchase amount in the terms. When the deal launched several people theorized that any purchase would work to trigger the credit. This is in fact true. I was able to personally receive a credit on all of my cards for a $.40 purchase of downloadable content on Newegg. I have since received credits from Ticketmaster and Sabon for purchases of less than $10 as well.
What to Purchase at Each Merchant
Here are a few ways you can maximize this deal. If a merchant isn’t listed below, then I haven’t found a profitable opportunity to utilize this deal through them.
While Newegg used to have $.40 DLC, that isn’t the case anymore. Don’t worry though, you haven’t missed out completely. You can still buy DLC codes for $.99 which would net you a $9.01 profit per card. This is the best option and doesn’t require any shipping or other fees.
For the first few days of this promotion, Ticketmaster had $1 donations that would trigger this credit. Unfortunately that doesn’t work anymore. You can however, purchase this free ticket and then add a $5 donation in your cart. This will net you a profit of $5 per card. HT: Doctor of Credit
There is also a ticket that is currently available for $2.10 after fees. I am not sure how long it will last, but it is better than the one above. That should net a $7.90 profit per card. HT: Dan’s Deals
A new $.50 option has surfaced. It probably won’t last long, but should net a $9.50 profit. You can find the tickets here.
Sabon sells $10 eGift cards. You can purchase multiple $10 cards and then combine them to purchase merchandise at Sabon. You won’t make actual money, but you can get $10 worth of free merchandise for each Amex card that you have.
Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal offers a 12 week trial subscription for $12. After the $10 credit, you are only paying $2 and you should also be able to go through a portal to make this a profitable endeavor. Unfortunately it seems that the subscriptions are limited by address, so you may not be able to maximize this across all of your cards.
While some of the opportunities have dried up with this promotion, there is still time to make a few bucks simply for using Amex Express Checkout. I probably wouldn’t wait, because these opportunities are not guaranteed to stick around until the September 7 expiration date.