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Amex $25 off $250 at Best Buy

ed1chandler

Level 2 Member
#5
Purchased $250.95 in store today and it's been more than 8 hours without the usual "Thanks for using your enrolled card" e-mail.
Anyone else see delays like this? Normally I get the e-mail before I make it back to my car.
 

SuperK

Level 2 Member
#6
Purchased $250.95 in store today and it's been more than 8 hours without the usual "Thanks for using your enrolled card" e-mail.
Anyone else see delays like this? Normally I get the e-mail before I make it back to my car.
I don't always get emails for all of my accounts. You can always just check online under the My Offers tab to see if your offer was redeemed.
 

SuperK

Level 2 Member
#7
If you have more than one Amex Cc that you loaded this offer to the best way to use it for Visa gift cards is to ask to split the payment. Buy 3 $200 gift cards if you have two loaded offers or 4 $200 gift cards if you have 3 offers.
 

Haley

I am not a robot
#8
Purchased $250.95 in store today and it's been more than 8 hours without the usual "Thanks for using your enrolled card" e-mail.
Anyone else see delays like this? Normally I get the e-mail before I make it back to my car.
I've seen more delay since they updated the website last month and on the Dunken doughnut offer I used two cards on the same visit and one was instant, the other took several days. I need to retest the Serve sub accounts too, I had one offer never show up last month on the second subaccounts card. If they killed that I will be very sad.
 
#9
I've seen more delay since they updated the website last month and on the Dunken doughnut offer I used two cards on the same visit and one was instant, the other took several days. I need to retest the Serve sub accounts too, I had one offer never show up last month on the second subaccounts card. If they killed that I will be very sad.
Is there an easy way to view what offers are loaded to serve? I just switched over from BB to take advantage of the offers and then loaded Best Buy offer but can't seem to find any way to check them.
 
#10
Is there an easy way to view what offers are loaded to serve? I just switched over from BB to take advantage of the offers and then loaded Best Buy offer but can't seem to find any way to check them.
Click on "Settings", then "My Offers" in the lower right hand of the screen. It's definitely not as intuitive as the other Amex cards.
 

ed1chandler

Level 2 Member
#12
If you have more than one Amex Cc that you loaded this offer to the best way to use it for Visa gift cards is to ask to split the payment. Buy 3 $200 gift cards if you have two loaded offers or 4 $200 gift cards if you have 3 offers.
Yeah, ... I know ... but I never split payments. It's a personal thing, I guess, and maybe I'll start someday. I just really, really hate being behind "that guy" in line, so I try to avoid being "that guy." Furthermore, most of what I do depends on the good graces of the cashiers. Probably overly paranoid on my part, but I have the worst luck of anyone I know and I don't need more problems.

My workflow on this is a $200 VGC w/ $5.95 fee and a $45 Best Buy GC. Total = $250.95.
Then liquidate the VGC via BB @ WM and resell the GC at 90%.
 

Anh

Level 2 Member
#13
This was a good money maker for me last week. Went in with 9 Amex cards (6 from me, 3 from my wife as AU's) and asked for split tender with 25o each on each card. Total time spent in the store: 27 minutes. Total money earned: approximately 180.
Now I'm thinking of getting more AU's in case a similar deal comes along later. But I have heard too many AU's can trigger FR so I might have to sleep on that thought for a bit
 

Bryan

Level 2 Member
#14
Grabbed 5 Visa GCs last night and loaded $200 on each. Asked to split payment on 4 AX cards and cashier had no problem doing it. Ends up netting $19.05/card. Just need to this a few more times to get it on all the cards wife and I have synced for this deal.

To really take advantage in quantity of these sync deals multiple twitter accounts for each card and Tweetdeck is the way to go. One tweet for all 13 cards and no need to see it on each card by logging into the Amex site.
 
#15
this is a pretty nice offer. I did the same thing as Bryan. I'm maximizing it by using my serve sub accounts. I will end up utilizing this offer on ~15 cards.

I have become elite plus member thanks to this offer so that's 2.5% towards future best buy purchases. I'm also double dipping with shopkick. That's a very small amount of kicks now as they don't give points on GC load, only on the fees.

Some stores check for ID and some don't. Hopefully that way one person can go and finish the deal instead of dragging the whole family
 
#16
Now I'm thinking of getting more AU's in case a similar deal comes along later. But I have heard too many AU's can trigger FR so I might have to sleep on that thought for a bit
serve sub accounts may be the way to go. You can have 4 per account and they don't ask any identifying info like DOB or SSN.
 
#17
Crossing my fingers that WM kiosk still works next month, as I've reach my limits. With WM's MC's being more strict, BBY's VGC's are ridiculously colorful, they are harder to conceal than Meta's.
they are more leninent with bill pay transactions IME. I combine this will a bill pay using my paypal debit card. I keep enough funds to cover teh whole BP transaction but ask the cashier to pay 200 each with another card. Many a times I can liquidate 600 this way and remaining from paypal account.
 

Jivepicnic

Level 2 Member
#18
Yesterday (7/30) I noticed an offer in my Ibotta app for $10 off a purchase of $100. This stacks nicely with the Amex Sync offer of $25 off of $250. I can confirm that I got the Ibotta rebate for purchasing VGC at Best Buy on 7/29.
 
#19
Yesterday (7/30) I noticed an offer in my Ibotta app for $10 off a purchase of $100. This stacks nicely with the Amex Sync offer of $25 off of $250. I can confirm that I got the Ibotta rebate for purchasing VGC at Best Buy on 7/29.
This is awesome. Since BB promo doesn't require $250 spend in one transaction, this could be a good way to take this deal further.

Get a one-time $25 statement credit by using your connected Card to spend a total of $250 or more in-store and online at Best Buy by 9/2/14.
 

zceuxbhjutf

Panel 3 Member
#20
It's back but targeted (me 0/5). Somebody said if you strike out via the website then try the app, so I gotta try that later. A did a test tweet but it failed.

Oh BTW mostly all I buy there are VGCs. They had changed how the My Best Buy program worked -- you used to be able to get status with VGCs, then it changed so I lost status. Well there was an iteration of this Amex Offer over the summer which I did in September and somehow I'm back at Elite. If you did similar it's important to check cuz you might be able to turn "point banking" back on like me.
 

lochquel

Level 2 Member
#22
Seems like a bunch of ppl saw it first pop up on 'Old AMEX login' as well. AMEX sure has a weird website situation for these offers.
 
#24
It's back but targeted (me 0/5). Somebody said if you strike out via the website then try the app, so I gotta try that later. A did a test tweet but it failed.

Oh BTW mostly all I buy there are VGCs. They had changed how the My Best Buy program worked -- you used to be able to get status with VGCs, then it changed so I lost status. Well there was an iteration of this Amex Offer over the summer which I did in September and somehow I'm back at Elite. If you did similar it's important to check cuz you might be able to turn "point banking" back on like me.
I bought a bunch of reward certs, and I was able to call in and have them unwound into banked points, about $600 worth.

Don't forget Shopkick.