Back to School Savings and WIN $100 Amex Gift Card!

Back to school means big savings!

Back to school


I became an American Express advocate at a fairly young age. My father provided me with a credit card, for emergencies only of course, when I was a senior in high school. This was every teenagers dream! I’m not going to lie, a time or two I used this for “dinner emergencies,” “shopping emergencies,” and “travel emergencies.” Nonetheless, it was comforting to know I had the funds available in case of an extreme emergency. And who’s to say the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is not an emergency?

In all seriousness, I’m very thankful for my father’s gesture to keep his daughters safe when he couldn’t possibly be there to do so himself. This one time I remember so clearly during my freshman year of college: I was on my way back to college from San Diego up to Northern California. It had been a whirlwind of a trip. My flight was delayed three or four times in San Francisco and once I finally arrived in the wee hours of the morning in my little college town of Chico, CA, with only a few hours to kill before I had to sit in on my first lecture of the day, I discovered the airline had lost my luggage somewhere in the process. Exhausted and overwhelmed, I didn’t know what I would do with all my necessary school materials, clothes, and toiletries. As you may know, when you’re a freshman in college living in the dorms, you don’t have a lot of space for a diverse wardrobe. And, since I was a first year student, I didn’t have a car, nor the money to replenish any of what was lost. The airline told me it would be up to a week until they recovered my bag and sent it to Chico. A week!? I thought. I knew I barely had two days worth of clothes and necessities to get me through the next 5 days of classes, sorority functions, on campus events, etc. This called for an emergency. This called for American Express. Thankfully, because of the amazing card member benefits that American Express offers, I was able to purchase the clothes, toiletries, food and other supplies I needed to get through the week until the luggage arrived.

Now six years later, I am still a proud American Express Card Member. (And yes, I have grown up and moved on from using my father’s emergency credit card.) As an adult, I use my Amex for everything; shopping, groceries, travel, you name it! And, I’m especially excited to share the amazing benefits of the new Amex Offers. If you haven’t heard about this, you’re going to freak!

Amex Offers are curated for me by American Express based on where I’ve shopped in the past and my current location. It’s great that no matter where I am, Amex gives me highly relevant and interesting offers from brands I love that are actually useful and that I will use immediately to save money. Plus, makes it super easy to get savings every time I shop! I can either use my American Express online account ID to log in and get offers right in my account dashboard – all I have to do is click on ‘Save Offer’ to save the offer to my Card. Or, I can easily and securely connect my Amex Card to social networks like Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter and TripAdvisor to save offers to my Card right in those places. Then, I just have to spend with my Card like I normally would at the merchant and I see the savings add up as statement credits on my bill. With Amex Offers, I love not having to clip coupons or remember codes – it’s so easy! Card Members have saved over $90 million with Amex Offers… go get your piece of the pie! With back to school right around the corner, you’re not going to want to miss out on some of American Express’ great offers. A few notable ones include:

  • JCPenney, Spend $50, get $10 back (7/21-9/2/2014)
  • Bed Bath & Beyond, Spend $25, get $5 back (7/28-9/2/2014)
  • Whole Foods, Spend $75, get $10 back (7/21-9/30/2014)
  • Dollar Tree, Spend $101, get $20 back (7/21-9/2/2014)
  • EBags, Spend $50, get $10 back (7/28-8/31/2014)
  • SportsAuthority, Spend $50, get $10 back (7/28-8/31/2014)

And the list goes on! Now, here’s one last amazing piece, by answering this question: What do you like most about AMEX Offers? You will automatically be entered to win a $100 Amex gift card!

Sweepstakes Rules:
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 8/4-9/1.

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169 thoughts on “Back to School Savings and WIN $100 Amex Gift Card!

  1. This is true fact that students can save lots of pocket money during school days but after that in vacation nothing to save. Save pocket money is very good habit so far & this habit can fulfill all the wishes of every average student and person also.

  2. I like that you don't have to carry around coupons or remember a code you just open the Amex app on your phone, and tap a button to see retail offers that are available in your area nearby.

  3. My favorite thing about Amex offers is that it automatically credits my account after redeeming the deal. It also sends an e-mail alert, which keeps me informed that it went through!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  4. I like that the offers are tailored to shops and places like restaurants where I have already shopped.
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  5. I like that the cash back offers are for stores I already shop at frequently. I also like that the cash back offers apply to online purchases as will as in store purchases.

  6. I LOVE being able to load offers from several places to your card! It's like a frequent shopper card for everything you love, no matter where you shop! So easy to save everywhere you go and on everything! I'm excited to see more of what they have to offer 🙂

  7. I like how the Amex offers easily pay for my annual fee on my credit card. I renew my Amex each year because it doesn't cost me much of anything after getting the money back on these offers & the rewards!!

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