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!

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  4. For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

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.

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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. Birdiebee says:

    I love that when you shop at various vendors that you get cash back. That can add up to big bucks in the pocket.

  2. kristen says:

    i llike that you can get the offers online i find doing things online makes it quicker and faster

  3. Mami2jcn says:

    I like that the offers are relevant to where you’ve shopped in the past and your current location.

  4. nicole dz says:

    I like that you can open the Amex app on your phone, and tap a button to see retail offers that are available in your area nearby. Very cool!

  5. Kelly D says:

    I like the cash back offers for stores I already shop at often and that I would not need to carry coupons.

  6. Elena says:

    I like the variety of stores to choose from

  7. heather says:

    I love all the choices that AMEX offers I am really excited about the Best Buy AMEX offer.

  8. Julie says:

    I love the variety of brands that are offered, and the savings usually show up on my statement so quickly!

  9. Lisa Brown says:

    i like that there are many deals in many categories to choose from; you can find some deal you could take advantage of.

  10. Melissa M says:

    I love that you save money.

  11. steve weber says:

    I like that the offers are relevant to where you’ve shopped in the past.

  12. @akronugurl says:

    i like the cash back offers

  13. Courtney b says:

    i like all the different stores you can choose from and how much money you're saving!! love this !

  14. amy pugmire says:

    I love that they give you great offers and saving based on the places you already shop at.

  15. Lauren says:

    How easy they are to use!

  16. anna pry says:

    i like how easy it makes it for me to save $$

  17. Lewis says:

    If you go to Costco you have to have an Amex card.

  18. Shannon says:

    I definitely like the no clipping coupons or trying to find coupon codes!

  19. 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.

  20. I like the cash back offers!

  21. raggammuffin says:

    i love that i can earn cash back from just about anywhere

  22. Lewis F says:

    I really enjoying get Amex credit with Amex Offers. Hope the Costco one worked.

  23. Susan Smith says:

    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.

  24. Madeline says:

    I like that there are many offers that I’m actually interested in, like JCPenney and Whole Foods.
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  25. cheryl says:

    I love saving money when I shop and simplicity — this offers both.

  26. tcarolinep says:

    I like it offers not only national wide brands but also local stores based on my current location and shopping habits.

  27. Natalie Vandenberghe says:

    Cash back from shops we frequent is fabulous!

  28. miainthewoods says:

    I like that they offer deals from stores I shop at!

  29. couponboss says:

    I like how easy it is to use and that they have so many offers from stores we already like.

  30. mummytotwoboys says:

    I love that AmEx Offers are tailored towards each individual card holder based on where they have shopped in the past!

  31. LAMusing says:

    I like the offers are for stores I actually shop at!

  32. Norma says:

    It's great I don't have to remember to use coupons or codes.

  33. latanya says:

    l like that the offers are personalized to your shopping profile

  34. Gina M says:

    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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  35. AnnaZed says:

    I like that the offers are tailored to shops and places like restaurants where I have already shopped.
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  36. AnnaZed says:

    Plus a tweet!
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  37. shelly peterson says:

    I like that you don't have to print a coupon but still get a good deal.
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  38. shelly peterson says:

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  39. Amy S says:

    There's so many great stores that offer this!

  40. tina m says:

    i like its easy to get the offers and getting money back.

  41. Elle says:

    I like that there are many different offers and so many for stores that I already shop at often.

  42. steve weber says:

    I love the restaurant deals they offer.

  43. natalie says:

    I love that it customizes offers for you based on where you shopped in the past! I also love you can connect your card to social networks!

  44. Ashley H says:

    I love that they only show you stores you are interested in.

  45. jennifer horn says:

    I like the restaurant offers available.

  46. I like that you don't have to remember to bring coupons with you when you go shopping.

  47. Rebecca says:

    I like their jc Penney offer because I love to shop there.

  48. Rebecca says:

    I like the jc Penney offer and dollar tree because I like to shop there.

  49. cezovski says:

    I like the wonderful cash back/rewards they offer!
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  50. rachel says:

    It includes grocery stores.

  51. Kimmy Ripley says:

    There are so many options for savings and you don't have to worry about using coupons or rebates!

  52. Stephanie V. says:

    cheesecake factory – perfect for first day of school celebration!
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  53. Rosanne says:

    I like that you can use them at a variety of stores Rosanne

  54. Denise S says:

    I don't have one of these cards, but it sounds like they help you save money.

  55. Margaret Smith says:

    I like that they give you offers that they know would help you save money for stores you like to shop

  56. Janice Cooper says:

    I like the convenience of being able to use this app on my phone to find retail offers in my area

  57. seasidemermaid says:

    I love that it offers an abundant amount of perks, including cash back.

  58. Debbie B says:

    i like that the offers are based on your shopping profile and that there aren't coupons to clip

  59. Christina G. says:

    What I like most about AMEX Offers is the great bargains you can find. Thanks for the giveaway!

  60. I like how easy it is to sign up for the offers. I recently saved $25 just by using my AMEX card at Costco!

  61. Sharon Johnson says:

    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.

  62. jalapenomamamn says:

    I'm loving how easy it is to add offers to my card – thank you

  63. Cynthia C says:

    I like that the deals are for stores that I shop at regularly anyway.

  64. maria cantu says:

    I like you don't need coupons.

  65. Cathy Truman says:

    I like that you do not have to carry coupons with you

  66. Kate F. says:

    I like that the offers are curated based on where you've shopped in the past and your current location.

  67. Suzanne K says:

    I like most that you don't have to clip coupons or remember codes

  68. Jimmy says:

    I like how many different stores you can save money at with AMEX.

  69. allie says:

    I like saving money offers

  70. mickeyfan says:

    Amazon spend $40, get back $20. Seriously??? Half price is AWESOME.

  71. mickeyfan says:

    It's easy…no coupons to clip!

  72. Ellie W says:

    I love the great deals. My favorite is the $20 back when you spend $40 at Amazon. That is an awesome deal.

  73. sarah hirsch says:

    what i like most about amex offers is being able to save more money

  74. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    I like that one can save money without clipping coupons.

  75. wendi watson says:

    i love that bed bath and beyond is on there! i could use the rewards there for sure

  76. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like the choice of stores to pick from.

  77. Anastasia says:

    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 :)

  78. Kerry says:

    I like that they have an Iphone app.

  79. Leela says:

    I can get them from various sites.

  80. joni says:

    I love not having to clip coupons.

  81. Karen Drake says:

    What I like most is I can view all of the offers right on my phone.

  82. emmy says:

    I like that they picked some stores that already have great deals/prices like JCPenny and Dollar Tree. It just makes the savings that much better!

  83. Ceinwyn R says:

    I like that Amex offers apply to many of the places I shop.

  84. jennifer says:

    I love the cashback offer for JCPenny…. and you can combine with coupons!

  85. Daniel M says:

    the Amex phone app lets you see offers that are available in your area

  86. Cindy says:

    I do not have to print coupons.

  87. I like the variety of stores and deals to choose from.

  88. Lisa V. says:

    I like that I don't have to cut/carry coupons.

  89. joe gersch says:

    i like that I can access them on my phone

  90. eaglesforjack says:

    I love it is easy to use saving my money at stores I already shop at.

  91. Christina Sparks says:

    I like the Amazon offer, I love to shop there.

  92. Sue Barney says:

    I Like that its an easy way to save money at stores I already shop at. :)

  93. Bruce says:

    I like the Small Business offers

  94. kathy says:

    They are offers that I would use as I frequent these stores

  95. Eddie says:

    I like the JCPenney promotion!

  96. Lisa says:

    I like that they have offers for stores that I will actually shop at.

  97. whitney says:

    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!!

  98. Kayla says:

    I like that I can save so much by doing my normal shopping!

  99. willitara says:

    I like the variety of merchants that connect to the offers. Most are available online and that is my preferred method of shopping.

  100. Brenda Elsner says:

    I love all the different offers. Love the Amazon offer the best!!!

  101. Diana Dora says:

    I love that they have an app for the iPhone. It's so convenient!

  102. Crystal F says:

    I like that it requires very little work to save yourself some money. I always hunt for coupons before going shopping so this would be awesome. thank you!

  103. Melani Vincelli says:

    I love that it is geared to my shopping habits!

  104. Amanda S says:

    I love all the different stores they offer deals on
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  105. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like that you can Connect your Amex Card to social networks including Facebook and save offers to your card right there.

  106. Francine Anchondo says:

    That you can apply the savings to the card

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  107. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love how easy it is to save money! No coupons, no cutting, just simple easy! I love that all the deals are for places I already shop!

  108. Richard Hicks says:

    I think AMEX Offers is great. Finding the deals quickly and relevant to me is what it is all about.

  109. miriama59 says:

    There are so many great coupons and cash back deals.

  110. Tabathia B says:

    I like that I can earn cash back from shopping at my usual stores (Crazy 8 and Penny's)

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  112. CharityS says:

    I love the coupons on twitter from Amex offers.

  113. Kathy Pease says:

    I love that it can save you lots of money in finding good deals with coupon codes

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