Guide to the Amex Express Checkout $10 Credit – What Works & What to Get at Each Merchant

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Amex Express Checkout Credit

Guide to the Amex Express Checkout $10 Credit Deal

Last week I brought you a pretty cool deal from American Express. In an effort to gain adoption of their new Paypal alternative Amex Express Checkout, the company is offering a $10 credit at a variety of merchants including Newegg.com and others.

Offer Details

Make a purchase at one of the following websites by 9/7/15 and pay with Amex Express Checkout to receive the $10 credit:

  • barkbox.com
  • us.burberry.com
  • laithwaiteswine.com
  • ledbury.com
  • newegg.com
  • sabon.com
  • ticketmaster.com
  • virginwines.com
  • warbyparker.com
  • wsj.com
  • wsjwine.com

Key Terms

  • Offer ends 9/7/15.
  • Limit one (1) $10 statement credit per American Express online account (card) per merchant.
  • Offer only valid on orders shipped within the United States and its territories.
  • Offer subject to each participating merchant’s shipping policies and restrictions.
  • American Express® Cards eligible for this offer are U.S. Consumer and Small Business Credit and Charge Cards. American Express Corporate Cards are not eligible for this offer.

Testing the System

Amex Express Checkout Credit

Since the terms weren’t clear about the eligibility of every card, I made a few test purchases. Thankfully I was able to confirm that each American Express card can receive a $10 credit at each merchant. I have confirmed this across several accounts and merchants.

Do You Need a $10 Purchase Amount?

One of the interesting parts of this deal is the lack of a minimum purchase amount in the terms. When the deal launched several people theorized that any purchase would work to trigger the credit. This is in fact true. I was able to personally receive a credit on all of my cards for a $.40 purchase of downloadable content on Newegg. I have since received credits from Ticketmaster and Sabon for purchases of less than $10 as well.

What to Purchase at Each Merchant

Here are a few ways you can maximize this deal. If a merchant isn’t listed below, then I haven’t found a profitable opportunity to utilize this deal through them.

Newegg

Amex Express Checkout Credit

While Newegg used to have $.40 DLC, that isn’t the case anymore. Don’t worry though, you haven’t missed out completely. You can still buy DLC codes for $.99 which would net you a $9.01 profit per card. This is the best option and doesn’t require any shipping or other fees.

Ticketmaster

Amex Express Checkout Credit

For the first few days of this promotion, Ticketmaster had $1 donations that would trigger this credit. Unfortunately that doesn’t work anymore. You can however, purchase this free ticket and then add a $5 donation in your cart. This will net you a profit of $5 per card. HT: Doctor of Credit

There is also a ticket that is currently available for $2.10 after fees. I am not sure how long it will last, but it is better than the one above. That should net a $7.90 profit per card. HT: Dan’s Deals

A new $.50 option has surfaced. It probably won’t last long, but should net a $9.50 profit. You can find the tickets here.

Sabon

Amex Express Checkout Credit

Sabon sells $10 eGift cards. You can purchase multiple $10 cards and then combine them to purchase merchandise at Sabon. You won’t make actual money, but you can get $10 worth of free merchandise for each Amex card that you have.

Wall Street Journal

Amex Express Checkout Credit

The Wall Street Journal offers a 12 week trial subscription for $12. After the $10 credit, you are only paying $2 and you should also be able to go through a portal to make this a profitable endeavor. Unfortunately it seems that the subscriptions are limited by address, so you may not be able to maximize this across all of your cards.

Conclusion

While some of the opportunities have dried up with this promotion, there is still time to make a few bucks simply for using Amex Express Checkout. I probably wouldn’t wait, because these opportunities are not guaranteed to stick around until the September 7 expiration date.


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49 COMMENTS

  1. Has anyone tried AU for the amex cards? I also took the gamble and just keep same login for my cards, all of the credits posted as well. I haven’t tried for AU though, anyone?

  2. Anyone know if a limit exists for ticketmaster gift certificates to be used in a single transaction? (ie. Can you use 5 $25 gift certificates to buy a $125 ticket)

  3. I had success on AMEX Green, Detla, and Blue Cash, but could not get it to work on two different Gold cards. Even customer service verified that it was not working on some Gold cards.

  4. did AMEX change the terms and conditions? in the email i got from AMEX today, it says at the bottom ‘ Limit one (1) $10 statement credit per American Express online account per merchant. ‘… the ‘per AMEX online account’ clause — is that new??? did they change the terms suddenly?

  5. Will this work if I purchase NewEgg e-gift cards or any other e-gift cards? I need to buy $24 worth of stuff from NE, so I would like to take advantage of 3 $10 back.

  6. Video game code has a 48-hour time limit. I used the search filters $0-$10 and free shipping, and found some $1.39 screen protectors with free shipping. I’ll still take a $60.27 profit from 7 cards. 🙂

  7. Anyone seeing these statement credits post since word spread on this? I have had a number of newegg purchases post to my cards today, still no credits showing. Wonder if Amex tweaked their algorithms.

  8. I just learned something tonight regarding $10 gift cards from Newegg. Apparently you cannot purchase a $10 gift card from the same vendor within 48 hours of each other. Last night I got a $10 gift card for Chili’s and then a $10 gift card for CVS. Tonight I wanted to get a $10 gift card from CVS and initially it went through but then I got an email saying it was canceled because it was within 48 hours apparently of the previous $10 CVS gift card. Just something to know! Therefore, I’ll wait until tomorrow to get my $10 gift card for CVS!

  9. Seeing statement credits post today but only for newegg when I did multiple merchants. Anyone else verify multiple merchant credit post? Thanks.

    • What I do know is that you just have to make a purchase (any amount will do) & I think there are some items at Newegg (which I won’t use) that are as low as $0.40……you just need to hunt for them VS just get a $10.00 gift card for something you’ll use like the CVS store, very easy, enjoy!

      • Yes, thanks. I meant more if you did newegg and ticketmaster and sabon… All cards. Only seeing one set of credit so far today for newegg which was first. Just wondering if anyone has actually been successful getting the $10 statement more than once per card via the multiple vendors language.

  10. DID NOT work with ticketmaster for $1 donation transaction of 3 different AMEX cards I have. At least, 8 days later I havent seen a credit…

      • I see in the fine print for AMEX express check out (confirmation email) under terms and conditions “A statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after September 7, 2015.” Well my statement credit appeared within two days!

    • You don’t have to spend $10. If you go to Newegg there are some useless things ( I think they are downloads to play some games) to buy for $.40. I purchased a $10 gift card for CVS on July 14 at 8:47 PM Eastern standard time and I see the $10 credit at the American Express credit card website posted July 16, 2015. Good luck ( sorry I only have one American Express credit card) But there’s only one way to find out and you would only be losing $.40. Now let me add something further…. Newegg may have a problem with you going back in and ordering the same item within 48 hours so on the second one select a different $.40 download so it won’t be rejected versus go back in in 48 hours and make the purchase. I hope this is clear.

  11. American Express checkout is not an option on ticketmaster if you get the free ticket for Selma and donate $5. I guess they are on to us!

  12. […] Unfortunately for my brain, many deals fall somewhere between too small and big enough.  Many Amex offers fall into this grey area.  A good example is the ongoing Amex Checkout offer (details here).  Each registered Amex card can get a one-time $10 rebate from a number of stores.  By buying items that cost a dollar or so, one can easily earn $9 profit.  If this deal was limited to just one card I wouldn’t even consider wasting my time.  But, between my wife and I, we have quite a few Amex cards.  Should I take the time to buy items online one at a time, and each time checkout with a different Amex card?  There’s no question its easy to do, but is it worth the mental weight?  In this case, I think it is, but only because the effort is minimal and the risk of not following up to ensure the $10 credits is tiny.  You can find full details about how to take advantage of this offer, in this Miles to Memories post. […]

  13. I made a purchase for a $25 Newegg GC yesterday. I am planning on making 3 more purchases to buy a $99 item…it will end up costing $65 => 99…that’s because NE charges $1.99 fees. If I go through a portal I will probably get back $2.

    1.- Does anybody know if I can use 4 GCs for the purchase?

    Thanks,

    JC

  14. $.50 Ticketmaster Tickets now sold out. I almost feel bad for the poor concert that is sold out, but that no one is actually going to show up to.

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