It has been a little while since we have had an interesting Amex Offer (by little while, I mean a couple of weeks). This is a nice offer that will actually make me use an American Express card at Staples instead of my Chase Ink Bold/Plus.
$15 Off $100 Staples Purchase
From now through September 30, if you use your Amex card (that you have saved this offer to) at Staples.com, you will receive a $15 statement credit. That’s right, the offer is not for in-store purchases – only at Staples.com. Also, the offer is not available for gift cards that are delivered to you electronically (which is a shame as they have some great e-gift cards from various retailers). But, this is still a free $15.
One of the things you can do is purchase a $100 Visa gift card, but you will pay $6.95 for that. Instead, you can get other gift cards that will only charge an additional $1.99 in addition to the face value of the card.
Just remember to go through a shopping portal like Ultimate Rewards (for 4x points). But, gift cards have not been earning bonus points, so only count on the bonus points if you purchase something else.
Getting the Amex Offer
Log in to your American Express account and scroll down to the bottom. You will see Amex Offers For You. Select it and add the offers you want to your card. Make sure you make note of which card you save it to!