[EXPIRED] More Amex 2X Merchants

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American Express has added merchants to the list of places where you can earn 2X Membership Rewards from now through December 31, 2017. You need to register your card for each merchant in order to earn 2X.

The Deal

Full list of merchants (many online-only) now includes:

Neiman Marcus 
Best Buy
Macy’s
Home Depot
Pottery Barn
Gap
Bergdorf Goodman
West Elm
Williams-Sonoma
Rejuvenation
Mark and Graham
Intermix
Staples
Rite Aid
Olive Garden
Boxed.com
Whole Foods
Banana Republic
Pottery Barn Kids
Old Navy
Athleta
Longhorn Steakhouse
Capital Grille
Bahama Breeze
Seasons 52
Yard House
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Quick Thoughts

While you may have a card that earns more points at some of the new merchants (e.g. Staples, restaurants), I think it’s still worth adding the promotion for when there is an Amex Offer at any of these merchants. The extra 1X should stack on top of what you normally earn. For example, I just added many of these to my Blue Business Plus, so I expect to get a total of 3X between this promotion and 2X on the first $50,000 in purchases annually. If you have an Everyday Preferred, I would expect you to receive 1X on top of your normal earnings — meaning a total of 2.5X on non-bonused spend if you make at least 30 transactions per billing cycle. If you have multiple Membership Rewards-earning cards, I suggest opening multiple tabs to register more than one card. This is an easy promotion that can earn you some extra points — but don’t forget to register.

H/T: Doctor of Credit

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