Yet another good Amex offer has come out today – a $10 back on $50 purchase at eBags. The last time this came around, it was for $20 back on $100 purchase, so same percentage but a smaller quantity. Since you can use your synced American Express card for gift cards, it doesn’t matter that much but it is nice that the smaller amount is in play if you only want something small (but note – you cannot combine gift cards on purchases).
Amex Offer: $10 Back on $50 eBags Purchase
A great thing about this deal is that it will be around until the middle of January and eBags is famous for having high portal payouts (23X United miles just last month and 35X AA miles last year). Not only that, but they also publish great discount codes to take even more off of your purchase. With all of that combined, you can get some gear from eBags with what could be an effective 50-60% off the original price (not even taking into account product sales)!
Accessing the Amex Offer
Log in to your American Express account and click on any of the cards you have in the account. Scroll down to the Offers portion and you should see the following offer waiting for you!
Here are the details:
- Must be used by January 14, 2015
- Must be used online
- Enrollment limited (in other words, save this offer to your card now)
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. This shows up as available on every one of my cards – charge cards, business cards, and personal cards.
Maximizing The Offer
Since you have until January 14 to use this offer, do not rush to do something with this right away. eBags runs sales and promos quite often and the portal payouts should get better the closer we get to Christmas. To maximize this deal to get the most for your money, make sure you do these steps:
Sign-up for e-mails
When you visit eBags.com, you will get a pop-up to sign up for their e-mails. Do that and you will receive a 20% off code. While that code cannot be used on all luggage (like higher end name brands), it can be helpful for other purchases.
Sign-up for their rewards program
You will receive a 5% bonus in the rewards program on everything you buy. This bonus can be used on future purchases.
Check the portals
Check out cashbackmonitor for updates on what eBags is offering through portals. If it is any amount over 15 points/miles per dollar, that is going to be a really decent deal.
Buy a gift card
Even though you cannot combine gift cards, you can purchase one gift card on an Amex card and then pay for the balance of an order using another Amex card (both of them with the eBags offer saved to them).
Putting it all together
Let’s say that you want to buy something like a Travelpro carryon for $125. By combining all of this cost saving items, we get a final, out of pocket price of $80. Plus, if we wait for an offer of at least 15 miles, we will have an additional 1,500 miles/points in a program (worth around $25 depending on the program) and $5 in rewards towards future purchases. All of this makes that $120 bag actually come to $50 (after figuring in point value, Amex rebates, discount codes, future savings). Not bad!