Living in Boston, I often have the opportunity to play surrogate mom to friends’ kids who move here to attend college. I enjoy helping them settle in, having them to dinner, and bringing them chicken soup when they’re sick. I’ve always loved Back to School season, so even though my own children are done with school, I look forward to opportunities to vicariously shop for supplies, furnish dorm rooms and stock the mini fridge with comfort foods. This week I’ve taken Bessie under my wing, happily driving her around and running Back to School errands together.
Although Bessie’s mom had given her an American Express card for living expenses, she wasn’t aware of Amex Offers, a card member benefit that can save her a lot of money as she stocks up for the school year. I showed Bessie how to link her card to Amex Offers on Facebook and Twitter. We also downloaded the Amex app to her phone. Immediately, Bessie found a full roster of Offers based on past spending patterns and her new Boston location. By tapping once on each relevant Offer, she quickly saved on purchases from Bed Bath & Beyond and Whole Foods. That’s it – no coupons or codes. When she makes a purchase at either of those stores with her Amex card, the savings will automatically be applied to her monthly statement.
It didn’t take long for us to rack up some nice savings. At Bed Bath and Beyond Bessie chose an adorable Nautica striped comforter in a Nantucket red stripe. We then popped into Whole Foods, where she stocked up on healthy snacks and coconut water for study sessions in the dorm. When we finished our errands, I took Bessie out for lunch at The Cheesecake Factory, where I used an Amex Offer I had on my own phone. Between the two of us, we saved $25 on $175 – a 14% kickback on purchases we would have made anyway. Not bad!
You should know that this is a sponsored post, the first one I’ve ever done! I am frequently asked to write promotional posts, but this is the first time where I have been able to do so as an enthusiastic believer in the product. I have been an Amex Card Member since 1981. I highly recommend the Green card product, as it must be paid in full each month. It’s an excellent way to build a good credit rating without going into debt. The member benefits are excellent, including automatic extension of warranties and 90 days coverage for accidental damage or theft. Amex Offers is an exciting addition to an already attractive package. It’s a no brainer – a smart financial decision. Deals are curated to your preferences and location. You can check for Offers anytime on your phone and add one with the tap of a finger. No other action is required! The savings will show up automatically on your statement. Tons of Offers are available – Card Members have saved over $90 million so far.
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