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Well, this one was unexpected. In past years, wholesale clubs had been a Q4 category on some cards with rotating 5% quarterly categories. It’s not on the Freedom, Discover, Dividend, etc. for Q4 this year, but there’s a new Sam’s Club Amex Offer today that’s even better as it’s offering 4 additional Membership Rewards points per dollar.
- Earn 4 additional Membership Rewards for each dollar spent at Sam’s Club.
- Expires December 31, 2019.
- Offer valid at US locations, online at US website or via US mobile app.
- Valid at any participating location in the US.
- Not valid on purchases shipped outside of the US.
- Excludes customer service phone orders.
- Excludes in-Club optical centers and eye doctors. Excludes prescription and photo transactions made via mobile app. Excludes Sam’s Club fuel, first time memberships purchased online and third party services offered to Sam’s Club Members (Auto Buying Program, Payroll, Stationary, Checks, Healthcare, Legal Zoom, Photo Center, Business Payment Solutions, Samsclubcontacts.com, Accounting Services, Business Lending Center, Identity Protection Service, Business Printing, Instacart Groceries, home improvement services, travel and entertainment, pest control, smart home security, and mortgage).
With 4 bonus Membership Rewards on offer, this will make one of your cards a 5x card at Sam’s Club until the end of the year, or 6x if you have the Blue Business Plus.
Even better, there’s no limit on how many bonus MR you can earn through December 31. While I’d be wary about hitting this too hard for VGC/MGC purchases due to Amex’s Rewards Abuse Team likely being on the prowl, there isn’t a specific exclusion for gift card purchases.
There’s also an Amex Offer which, when stacked with other offers, provides the opportunity to make a profit when taking out a Sam’s Club membership.
If you’ll be buying online, be sure to click through from a shopping portal to earn even more cashback/rewards. For example, you can earn 8x Avios through the BA shopping portal for the next couple of days.