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Good Deal: $20 Back On $100 At City Sports Plus Discounts

Amex Offer
Written by Charlie

There is another offer from American Express and it is a good one. It is with the store City Sports (with retail locations in many cities around America) and works online as well as in store. By carefully planning your approach, you can actually maximize this offer to get 20% off on anything you are going to buy from them – even for items up to hundreds of dollars!

$20 Back On $100 Purchase At City Sports

I love these American Express offers for many reasons, but one of my main one is that the money you get back comes back in the form of an (almost) instant rebate! This is very important if you are using coupons or discounts as the money you are getting back does not interfere with any minimum amount the discount may require. For example, if you use this offer to buy something at exactly $100, you would still be able to use a discount code that might require a minimum $100 purchase, but you will still receive the $20 back on your American Express card.

Amex Offer

Get $20 back on $100 purchase at City Sports

Getting the 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. To maximize it, add the offer to separate cards, simply login to your American Express account and then choose to duplicate the tab (if using Google Chrome) as many times as you have cards. Once they are all open, select a different Amex card in each tab and select to save the offer to the card.

If you save the offer to multiple cards, you will be able to purchase multiple gift cards at $100 each (and receive the $20 credit back on each card you use).

Maximizing the Offer

There are discounts you can use at this store, including one for clearance that will take 15% off – TAKE15. Another code that many have reported as working is for 20% off – THAYER20.

Amex Offers

Take an additional 15% off clearance

So, if you purchase (for example) $400 in gift cards – that is using 4 separate Amex cards at $100 each with the offer saved to each one – you will have paid a net total of $320 for those gift cards. If you purchase items from the clearance section, that will take another 15% off your $400 order. That will bring your total out-of-pocket cost to just $260 – for $400 worth of merchandise! You can use as many gift cards as you want, so the sky is the limit on how much you could save!

If you want to take the maximizing even further, you can enroll for their Insiders program to receive a 5% rebate quarterly. You will also receive a $15 gift card for completing sign-up options.

To give some ideas on what you could buy with multiple gift cards, they have GoPro cameras (including the new 4) as well as a variety of GPS watches. Or, you can stock up on your favorite running shoes (even better if they are clearance). There are a lot of options here so play around with it and enjoy!

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.