There are a number of excellent new Amex Offers available to those lucky enough to be targeted. Probably the best of the new offers are:
- Hyatt: Spend $200 or more, get $60 back. Expires 12/31/16
- Staples: Spend $100 or more, get $25 back. Expires 11/11/16
Most good Amex Offers are equivalent to 20% cash back when you exactly meet the spend requirement, but both of these offers are better than that. The Hyatt offer amounts to 30% back on $200, and the Staples offer amounts to 25% back on $100. The Staples offer is particularly easy to take advantage of since Staples offers a large selection of 3rd party gift cards both online and in-store. With Hyatt, it might be possible to buy a gift card at a Hyatt front-desk to earn the credit, but that doesn’t strictly meet the terms of the offer. Plus, Hyatt gift cards have been known to be hacked, repeatedly so that wouldn’t necessarily be a safe investment.
Unfortunately, both of these offers are very highly targeted. Out of 20 Amex cards in my family, I found the Hyatt offer on 3 of them, and the Staples offer on none (thanks to Doctor of Credit for details about the Staples offer, by the way).
Hyatt Offer Details
Some have asked for the Hyatt offer terms & conditions. Here you go: