Carrabba’s Amex Offer
American Express released a new Amex Offer this morning giving a very nice discount at Carrabba’s. Let’s take a look at how to maximize and even make a small profit.
Get a one-time $10 statement credit by using your connected Card to make a single purchase of $25 or more in-restaurant at Carrabba’s by 5/31/2016.
How to Load
Update: This offer has reached its max number on enrollments. You can still redeem the offer until 5/31 if you have it loaded to a card.
This offer can be loaded to your cards via the American Express website or by tweeting #AmexCarrabbas from a linked account.
- Offer valid 3/7/16 – 5/31/16
- Valid in-restaurant only.
- Not valid on online purchases.
- Excludes airport locations, locations located at 3115 Kirby Lane, Houston TX and 1399 South Voss, Houston TX.
- Excludes deliveries done through third parties.
You can find the full terms on the offer page.
Perhaps the simplest way to do this deal is to purchase gift cards in a restaurant for 40% off. You could then use those gift cards at Carrabba’s or sister brands Outback or Bonefish Grill. You could also sell them for up to 76% of face value.
For example, if you have this offer on 10 cards, you could purchase $250 worth of gift cards for $150. You could then sell those cards for $190. Is this worth the hassle? That would be up to you, but the profit to time ratio isn’t the most favorable.
I am an AARP member, (since it got me the deal of the century on business class tickets) which means I can get a 15% discount by flashing my card at Carrabba’s, Outback or Bonefish Grill. By combining this Amex Offer with the 15% discount, I can achieve a savings of almost 50%. That isn’t bad and while these are chains, I have found the food at Bonefish is somewhat decent.
This definitely isn’t the best Amex Offer ever, but it does present some opportunity for profit and a decent discount on food. We saw a similar offer last year, so let us pray that we see other good offers return in 2016. Cough cough Smart & Final cough.