Amex Express Checkout Update for WSJ

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This from Doctor of Credit yesterday on the below Amex offer. Another of the statement credit options was for the Wall Street Journal. Keep in mind this is only for those who haven’t had a subscription in the last 180 days so basically “new” subscribers. Currently, WSJ.com is offering a 12 week trial for a new subscription that begins at $12. So essentially you’d be paying for an intro subscription for a measly $2. Sound good? Meh. Me either. I could care less really about the WSJ arriving on my doorstep every day. Come to think of it, that could be one of the reasons I’m not basking in the glow of my millions, but back to it. The subscription itself is not the real prize. It’s the fact that you can sign up for the offer through one of the many portals that offer much more in terms of reward. There are many portal finders out there but lately I’ve been using cashbackholic to search my options. When you enter in your merchant such as WSJ, you’ll be able to compare the many options to choose which one suits you best. Below is a snapshot of the findings for WSJ subscriptions.

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As you can see there are many options, but the Barclays seems to be the best. And as Doctor of Credit points out, by using the reward boost option you can actually get 2200 points which can shave $22 off any travel you book through your Barclays card. Not bad! Please note that this is a 12 week subscription that you must initiate the cancellation or they will begin to bill you at a current rate of $32. Ouch!

To summarize, there are a few options to take advantage of this special Amex Express Checkout offer but you need to act fast and pick wisely as some of the options are not as lucrative as others.

“Live With Your Means, Travel Beyond Them”

This in from Miles to Memories about an easy offer you can take advantage of using your American Express Card. Your Amex card is already valuable due to all of the special offers they routinely place in your account. And where most offer discounts on the total price of your shopping cart, such as $20 of a $100 purchase, this new offer allows for a $10 statement credit to be put into your account by shopping from one of the below online retailers as they rollout their new payment system, Amex Express Checkout.

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Notice there is an expiration date of September 7, 2015 on these purchases, but this should be more than enough time to take advantage of a few other retailers. Noted from several is Newegg.com, which allows for gift card purchases as well as very small purchases along the neighborhood of as low as $1. That’s right, there’s no minimum balance on these purchases. Being that my wife is an avid Kohl’s shopper, I was pleased to see an offer for a $10 Kohl’s gift card that would be delivered by email with no additional fees. Essentially, I just got a $10 gift card for free and yes, you can use this on all of your Amex cards and you are not limited to just one retailer. For my needs, the Newegg.com offer was the only one worth it. Granted, I’m a wine drinker, or more to the point a whino, but even on their low-grade $8.99 bottles found on all of the wine sites listed, you could expect a $20 shipping charge. Remember, I’m a whino, not a connoisseur, so $30 could buy me a steady supply!

Prior to making the purchase of the gift card, I contacted Amex to verify, as this offer will not be found in your “Offers” section on your online account. After a few moments of checking, the representative stated this is available to all Amex users under one stipulation, you must use American Express Checkout.

Anyways, as expected the email from newegg.com with my gift card attached.

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The offer states it could take up to 90 days to receive the credit but reports are showing it to take much less time. I’ll update once I receive the credit, but nothing leads me to believe it won’t occur after reading comments from others. It’s been a minute since I’ve had an American Express Card, but it’s off to a good start!

“Live Within Your Means, Travel Beyond Them”

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