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:
Get a one-time $60 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend $200 or more on room rate and room charges, when you pay for your stay with Hyatt hotels & resorts from 10/10/16 to 12/31/16 dates. See terms for brand exclusions. View Locations Nearby
Reservations must be made online at hyatt.com, via the Hyatt mobile app or by phone. Offer only valid at Hyatt properties in the US. Excludes Hyatt Residence Club, Hyatt Vacation Club, Hyatt Travel, Hyatt Vacations and Hyatt at Home. Offer only valid on room rate and room charges. Offer not valid for stays that are paid for before or after the promotion start and end dates. Excludes purchases of Gold Passport rewards points. Excludes physical gift and e-gift card purchases. Enrollment limited. Offer is non-transferable. Must add offer to Card and use same Card to redeem. Limit 1 statement credit(s) per American Express® online account. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 12/31/2016, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer. POID: CAZE:0001