There are a bunch of new Amex Offers out today good for discounts on wine, tickets, hotels, and organic meals among others you may find in your accounts. Here are a few that caught my eye today:
Martha Stewart Wine Co – Spend $50, get $40 (!!) back
Quick Thoughts: I had this offer on all of my Amex cards. I have no idea if this wine is any good. In fact, I assume it’s pretty mediocre at best. While this looks like one of those monthly wine subscriptions, you can also purchase wine by the bottle. The shipping fee is $9.99 if you buy fewer than 12 bottles. Once you figure out your state tax, you should be able to get two bottles that come to a total of right around $50 to trigger the offer. I did Google a few bottles and came across higher prices elsewhere, though it’s tough to compare wine prices online. I’ll probably grab a couple to give as gifts at this price.
Note that TopCashBack is currently offering 12% cash back at Martha Stewart Wine Co.
Ticket Galaxy – Spend $100, get 2,500 Membership Rewards points
Quick Thoughts: Ticket Galaxy has pretty terrible reviews online. That said, if I were in the market for tickets, I’d probably still consider them with this offer as the discount is good and I’d count on filing a charge back if they don’t deliver.
Best Western: Spend $100, get 2,000 Membership Rewards points (or $20)
Quick Thoughts: I received this offer on cards that earn Membership Rewards points, so my offer is for 2,000 points. Others have reported an offer for $20 back on $100. Personally, I prefer the points offer as I value Membership Rewards at more than a penny each. Either way, a nice discount if your travels take you to a Best Western. Don’t forget they have an easy status match going on!
Sun Basket Organic Meal Delivery: Spend $70, get 3,000 Membership Rewards points
Quick Thoughts: This deal sounds interesting. Essentially, it’s a service that delivers you three recipes per week (presumably with all of the ingredients) for either 2 people or 4 people. The price with shipping comes to $74 and some change – great for the Amex Offer — but unfortunately they waive shipping charges, so your first order comes to $68 and change (if you order for 2 — meals for 4 is double the cost). I’ll have to look closer to see if it’s possible to eliminate free shipping. If it is, I’ll probably give this one a shot. If the meals are any good, $74 to earn more than 3,000 points and get three meals will work for a few weeks as I run this through different Amex cards.
Amex Offers are one of the most valuable things about being an Amex card holder and these offers are the reason I continue to pay the annual fee on a number of cards. Over the course of the year, I more than make up for the cost of keeping my cards with offers that make sense for me. Keep your eye out for new Amex Offers this week. As we head into a new month, a number of new offers often come out. The above offers are not the only new offers possible — if you receive others, let us know what caught your eye in the comments.