My $100 exclusive gift from Amex

The above flyer arrived in the mail today.  Amex had sent an “exclusive gift” in appreciation of my Card Membership.  This was probably thanks to my having a Platinum Card.  I’ve heard of others getting gifts like this, but this was a first for me.

If you see an envelope like the one above in your mail, don’t toss it out!  It looks like junk mail, but it’s not.

The flyer included a code for $100 off anything at Master & Dynamic.  They sell several varieties of really sweet looking headphones.  I was tempted to use the code to get $100 off a $200 pair of wireless earbuds, but I already have a pair that works fine.  Instead, I found wired earbuds that I could get for free…

I clicked through from a portal (just in case) and used my code to get the above headphones for free.

Nice!

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JB SanDiego
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JB SanDiego

Greggy, I didn’t get one of those?

Teresa Henning
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Teresa Henning

Sweet

dotti
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dotti

we have been plat members since 1974 have not seen one of these yet

dotti
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dotti

we are members since 1974 never got one

Antonio
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Antonio

I haven’t gotten one of those yet, but i’m definitely checking my mail!

Bill
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Bill

Just received my $100 in the mail. Have 5 Amex accounts, but only one is business which I have had for only 2 years. No clue from the envelope which account got the gift.

K L
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K L

I doubt that “$100” gift is worth anything near $100.

Read It
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Read It

Read The article, he was able to get $89 headphones for free using the code.

K L
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K L

They can price it as whatever they want to make you feel like you’re getting a good value, it doesn’t mean thats what it’s worth. Does anyone buy these on the open market for $89?
Understand it.

Marc
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Marc

OMG good value? a) $0 b) read the reviews c) show me how you get these on the “open market” for less than $0

Mike Skilton
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Mike Skilton

Got the same thing today and bought exactly the same item. Super easy.

Deb
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Deb

I got one the other day also, $100 for some overpriced housewares/furniture store in upstate NY called Mackenzie-Childs. I’m not sure for which amex card since I only hold two (both no-fee): blue business and an amex eveyday card…but I’m sure I can find a couple of overpriced teacups for under $100..

Jacob
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Jacob

What a crazy coincidence that a blogger gets one of these.

George
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George

Received $100 gift card to MacKenzie-Childs. What a joke! After spending 15 minutes scouring their website, I found *nothing* that appealed to me. What a waste!

Alex
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Alex

I got $100 towards Anatomie, a luxury women’s travel clothing brand. I am a gay man but not that gay.

A Y
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A Y

Best comment I’ve seen I a while. Laughed out loud.

Russ
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Russ

Re-gift! Sister, mom, friend… make someone’s day.

Bikeguy
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Bikeguy

Not that exclusive. I got one too!

MalMel
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MalMel

For those of you that think it’s such a crummy deal, why don’t you offer it to someone else? A friend? Or maybe there’s a reader out here that would like it. And no, I’m not asking for it.

George
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George

The card does say that it is non-transferable.

WIsco
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WIsco

received this without a platinum card. I have the Bonvoy (old SPG) Bonvoy business (old spg business) and green card.

Bogan
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Bogan

I would love to know how they target these types of promotions. Is it really a token of appreciation for people who use the card a lot or do they have some sort of algorithm that makes them think you are likely to cancel the card in the near future and are using the gift as a preemptive retention bonus? Or maybe your demographics or spending patterns makes you a target market for the Master and Dynamic brand and this is a way to introduce you to it.

M D
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M D

I received for vincero watches.
I am jealous of your offer – I only use my apple watch so this offer is not of much use to me (some wireless earbuds would have been helpful though).

Hunter Hurst
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Hunter Hurst

I received the $100.00 for MacKenzie – Childs as well, from my personal amex platinum card
Side note- on the bottom right corner of the envelope it has AmexAppreciates_06/2019 I only recently received the card so I’m guessing they have been running the Amex Appreciates program since at least June of 2019