Big Shopping With Small Money Using These Cards at Amazon, Costco & 30% Off Nordstrom, JCPenney, Bloomingdale’s!

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Big Shopping With Small Money Using These Cards at Amazon, Costco & 30% Off Nordstrom, JCPenney, Bloomingdale’s!

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Update: One or more card offers in this post are no longer available. Check our Hot Deals for the latest offers.

Update: Discover Deals is no longer available as of November 1, 2018.

There are lots of ways to save money on items you’re planning to buy anyway with AMEX offers and the Discover It® Cash Back card.  Right now, you can get up to 30% cash back at Nordstrom, JCPenney, and Bloomingdale’s!

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Save Money When You Shop at Amazon, Costco, Nordstrom, and More!

I’ll show you creative ways to save when you shop!

Use AMEX Offers to Save Money Anywhere!

How Do Some Folks Save BIG Money?

If you’re new to AMEX Offers, here’s my step-by-step guide on finding your AMEX Offers and how to sign-up through Twitter.

Some of the best AMEX deals are targeted, so check your AMEX account to see if you qualify!

Folks who have more than 1 AMEX card may be able to get these deals more than once!  So the savings can be multiplied across all your AMEX cards!  And you’ll gain more chances to be targeted for AMEX offers.

Remember, authorized user cards are eligible for AMEX offers!

You can also save money on everyday purchases with your AMEX Serve or Bluebird card.

You can check your account online or with the mobile app.

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You Can Also Get AMEX Offers Through the Bluebird Mobile App

Once you select “AMEX Offers” from the menu, you’ll see a list of available discounts.

This is an easy way to get AMEX offers on more than 1 card!

Save $15 on $79+ at Walmart.com

Link:   $100 AMEX Gift Card at Walmart.com

I wrote about how to save money with AMEX offers at Walmart.com.

Through August 31, 2015, you’ll get a $15 statement credit when you spend $79+ at Walmart.com.

If you have this offer in your AMEX account, you can take it a step further and save money anywhere!

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Use the Walmart.com AMEX Offer to Save ~$9 Anywhere, Including Amazon and Costco!

Walmart.com sells $100 AMEX gift cards that cost ~$106 after purchase fees.

Because you’ll get $15 back, that’s like getting ~$9 for free!  You can use the gift card anywhere AMEX is accepted, like Amazon or Costco!

This is especially useful at Costco because they only accept cash or AMEX cards in-store.  So it’s a great way to save money on your next stopping trip there!

You might be able to earn bonus points by clicking through a shopping portal.  You’re NOT supposed to earn bonus points on gift cards, but some shopping portals will post the points anyway!

Right now, there are shopping portal bonuses to earn American Airlines miles, Southwest points, and United Airlines miles.  It never hurts to try!

Get $25 Back When You Spend $250+ at Best Buy

Link:   Best Buy AMEX Sync Offer 

Link:   Gift Cards on BestBuy.com

Through September 30, 2015, earn a $25 statement credit when you make a single purchase of $250 or more in-store or online at Best Buy.

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Best Buy Sells Gift Cards for iTunes, Netflix, Restaurants, and Much More!

Remember that Best Buy sells many types of gift cards to places like iTunes, Netflix, PlayStation, and more!  You can mix and match cards to reach $250, and then get 10% off!

This is handy if you want to pre-pay for services you know you’ll use.  Or to give as gifts to friends!

Get up to 15X AMEX Membership Rewards Points at Saks Fifth Avenue

Link:   Saks Fifth Avenue

Via Running With Miles, some folks are targeted to get 6,000 bonus AMEX Membership Rewards points on $400+ purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue through September 24, 2015.

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Get 6,000 AMEX Membership Rewards Points for $400+ Purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue Through September 24, 2015

Enrollment is limited, so add this offer soon to take advantage of it.

Some folks are reporting trouble adding it to their cards on the AMEX website.  So if you see this offer in your account, you may have to call to get it added.

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Shop Sales at Saks Fifth Avenue to Save Even More! You Can Add Promotion Code “SAKSAFF10″ to Take 10% Off

You can combine the AMEX offer with sales and promotion codes.  Get an extra 10% off at Saks with promotion code “SAKSAFF10.”

You can also click through a shopping portal to earn even more bonus points!

This is a great deal for folks to earn a lot of bonus points for shopping!

Get Up to 30% Cash Back With Discover It

Link:   Discover It

I’ve written about how to get 30% cash back with the Discover It card.

You’ll earn 5% cash back in rotating quarterly categories.  And for new card members, cash back is doubled after the 1st 12 billing cycles.  So you’ll earn 10% cash back!

Until September 30, 2015, you’ll earn 5% cash back at department stores, home improvement stores, and Amazon.com.

Ramp Up the Cash Back to 30%

When you shop through the Discover Deals shopping portal, you’ll have the opportunity to earn 30% cash back in the quarterly bonus categories.

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New Card Members Can Earn 30% Cash Back at Ace Hardware, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and More!

That’s because you’ll earn an additional 10% cash back at certain stores.  And new card members will get double cash after the 1st 12 billing cycles.

It adds up to 30% cash back (5% from the Discover It card + 10% from Discover Deals, then doubled for new card members after their 1st 12 billing cycles)!

Right now, new card members can earn a total of 30% cash back at:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • JCPenney
  • Nordstrom
  • Sears

Remember you can earn unlimited cash back through Discover Deals.  But the Discover It card only offers 5% cash back on $1,500 of spending per quarter.

But if you spend $1,500 and get 30% cash back, you’ll get $450 cash back in total.  This is a terrific deal!

Take Advantage Twice

It’s very likely the quarterly 5% categories will repeat themselves next year.  And because new card members will get their cash back doubled after the 1st 12 billing cycles, it might be possible to take advantage of this offer twice!

There’s no way of knowing whether Discover Deals will continue to offer 10% cash back.  But if it does, and you spend the maximum amount of $1,500 each quarter twice, you’d end up with $900 cash back!

For a card with NO annual fee and NO foreign transaction fees, that’s a great perk!

Bottom Line

There are great deals right now with AMEX Offers and the Discover It card.  You currently earn $50 cash back after your 1st purchase when you’re approved for the Discover It card.  And here are my favorite AMEX cards.

Check your AMEX account to see if you’re targeted for any offers!

It’s possible for new card members to get up to 30% cash back with the Discover It card in quarterly bonus categories, which is a great deal any way you look at it!

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