After posting the offer the other day that American Express has for (some) customers – the free money at Amazon – I have been checking my Amex Offers daily with hopes that it will pop up for me. 🙂
Well, it hasn’t popped up yet, but this one did today on several of my cards and I thought it was a pretty good one to pass along.
$15 Off $100 or More At Staples (Online)
This offer can be saved to any eligible card and can only be used online and must be used before July 31st. It is not valid on e-gift cards that are delivered to your e-mail but everything else is on the table!
To check this, log in to your American Express account and go to the bottom of the page for Amex Offers For You. If the offer is there, save it to your card and use that card for the purchase online at Staples.com. To check other cards, click on each card at the top of the screen and repeat the process.
Some of the interesting purchases to consider are:
Visa gift cards
The Visa gift cards come with a $6.95 fee, but since you are getting $15 back, that is not a problem! So, you could buy $400 in gift cards for a total of $13.90 in fees and get some credit card spend for free! If this is on your SPG Amex card, this is a good move to make.
Staples often has coupons on tablets and since this is an offer on the Amex side, it doesn’t matter if you use coupons or discounts or not. So, you can use some of the coupons that pop up that offer things like $25 or $50 off tablets and go through the Ultimate Rewards mall to earn 4X points on the purchase as well!
In the above tablet example, it would cost you the $279 (plus tax), but you would receive a $15 statement credit from American Express plus 1,100 Ultimate Reward points. If you were waiting for a decent deal on an iPad, this could help you out with that.
Just remember to go through the Ultimate Rewards mall before you hit the Staples site for your order! You will earn the extra 4X Ultimate Rewards points in addition to your $15 back from American Express – nice combo by Chase and Amex, we thank you!