A new (well, returning) Amex Offer popped up this morning for one of my all-time favorite chain restaurants. It will save you 40% and you will have the potential to stack for even greater savings!
New Amex Offer: Save 40% At Carabbas
Getting the Offer
Log in to your American Express account and scroll down to the bottom. You will see Amex Offers & Benefits. Select 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.
Make sure you save these offers as soon as you can – using the tip above to maximize – as they are limited enrollment and when they are gone, they are gone! Even if they disappear, as long as you have saved the offer, you are all set.
Carabba’s Italian Grill
- Spend $25, get $10 back
- Expires 5/31/2016
- Valid in-store only
- Not valid at airport locations
I know people’s preferences differ greatly when it comes to restaurants and especially when it comes to Italian restaurants, but Carabba’s is my favorite! It is the first restaurant I look for when I am in town for a new marathon. I know independent Italian restaurants can give a better taste, but when I am traveling, especially for a race, I like to choose someplace where I know what the food is going to taste like. Eating a dish with sauce that is too spicy or acidic the night before a marathon can have some nasty effects – I know this!
You cannot use this offer to buy gift cards online, but you can buy them in-store. My (former) local Carabba’s would let you walk in and purchase gift cards at any time, they did not even need to be “open” to let you buy them. So, just save this across all of your cards and buy gift cards in $25 amounts to maximize this and get a straight 40% back on all dining at Carabba’s!
How To Maximize It
They just finished up a 20% discount but these come around quite often. If you hold your gift cards until it comes around again, you will be able to get a significant savings on your dining! Forget the old Chase Sapphire Preferred 3X promo! 🙂
When you combine the 20% discount with the amount you have received the gift cards for, a $50 dinner will have cost you only $20 out of pocket! That is a real steal!
Best Time To Use?
Fortunately, this offer covers Mother’s Day. Restaurants like Carabba’s almost always offer special deals near Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. How they work is they will let you buy gift cards (normally like $50 in gift cards) to use and then will give you a promo gift card for $10 to use after the upcoming holiday. So, if you hold off until near Mother’s Day, you may be able to take this deal even further – and still be a great son/daughter! 🙂
Another fantastic Amex Offer and one which I will maximize across all of my cards. These will make great gifts at huge savings and I will keep a couple of cards in my race bag for upcoming marathons – the perfect pre-race pasta meal!