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There’s currently a Saks Amex Offer that’s offering either $50 back or 5,000 Membership Rewards when spending $250. To make this deal even sweeter, you can get an additional $50 back when paying with a personal Amex Platinum card and it even works on gift card purchases.
- Spend $250+ at Saks Fifth Avenue and get $50 back, or
- Spend $250+ at Saks Fifth Avenue and get 5,000 Membership Rewards.
- Expires September 18, 2018.
- Offer valid in-store or on US website at saks.com.
- Valid at participating locations in US.
- Excludes Off 5th (outlets) and restaurants located within Saks are excluded.
- Not valid on purchases shipped outside of the US.
- Valid only on purchases made in US dollars.
This offer has been around for a few weeks and I thought we’d written about it, but evidently we hadn’t. There’s only one week left of this Saks Amex Offer, but it could be worth taking advantage of, especially if you have a personal Amex Platinum.
That’s because a couple of months ago, a new benefit was added to personal Amex Platinum cards. That gives a twice-annual $50 statement credit when spending $50+ at Saks Fifth Avenue (once from January-June and once from July-December). Note that you have to enroll in this benefit in order to get the statement credit.
I’d tried buying a $250 gift card online a couple of weeks ago due to this Amex Offer. However, the Saks site is as bad as ever and wouldn’t let me checkout no matter which browser I used. (n.b. Their site has historically had many issues. One time it displayed other people’s orders – including email addresses and personal messages – when I tried buying a gift card.)
My wife and I have been in Litchfield IL for the last few days and I noticed that there was a Saks store in St Louis which is about an hour away. That’s as close as we’ll be to a Saks store before the Amex Offer ends on the 18th, so we took a trip down there a few days ago.
My wife has a personal Platinum card and I’m an authorized user, so we paid for the two $250 Saks gift cards using those cards. A couple of days later and not only have the Amex Offer credits been applied to the account, but also the $50 Saks benefit credit.
That’s notable because the terms of the Saks benefit on the Platinum card state that gift cards are excluded. It looks like – for now – level 3 data isn’t used to filter out gift card purchases.
One thing we didn’t try is linking those cards to my Ebates account. Ebates offers 2% cashback on Saks purchases in-store, so we potentially missed out on an additional $10 cashback. That said, they’ve been strict with in-store gift card purchases at Office Depot, so we might not have gotten the $10 cashback anyway.