I’ve written about American Express Sync Offers quite a few times in the last year and half like here, here, here, here, and here and a few other times like Best Buy. This year, I haven’t tracked it as often, as there is quite a bit of coverage and I did not want to waste your time for you to reread the same thing.
What I do want to point out are the few opportunities currently available that look like will generate some cheap points or gift card churn profitably:
- Toys R Us
- The Body Shop
For Walmart, Sony, Toys R Us, and Bloomingdale’s they worked as expected and I’ve already sold the gift cards.
Zappos and The Body Shop have their own issues which I outline below.
The Body Shop
This one is easy, you can’t do the Sync Offers with The Body Shop as it’s charged separately than their normal business
See how it says The Body Shop EGiftCard? So your AMEX Sync offer of $10 won’t be valid. Neither is receiving any portal cash or points back.
Zappos worked flawlessly, I was able to receive the Sync credit.
The problem with buying their digital gift certificate, they register the recipient email address as the only user to the digital gift certificate. It likely won’t be an issue if you buy the physical gift card.