Stacking Amex Offers + eBates Birthday Week 15%

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This morning I detailed how to maximize savings and rewards with eBates’ Birthday Week 15% cash back.  See: eBates 15% Cash Back Extreme Stacking game plan.

In that post, I mentioned the possibility of stacking portal rewards with Amex Offers.  So, today I combed through my Amex Offers to see which ones were also available on eBates this week for 15% cash back.

eBates Birthday Week

Amex Offers + 15% cash back via eBates

Here are the options I found that were available via my Amex Offers and via eBates for 15% cash back.  For each merchant, the Amex Offer is described:

  • 1800Flowers: Spend $50, Get $15
  • 7 For All Mankind: Spend $250, Get $75
  • Ashford: Spend $250, Get $50
  • Birthday In a Box: Spend $50, Get $10
  • eBags: Spend $75, Get $15
  • Eve’s Addiction: Spend $100, Get $20
  • Ghirardelli: Spend $50, Get $10
  • Orvis: Spend $50, Get $10
  • Puritan’s Pride: Spend $30, Get $10
  • Rag & Bone: Spend $350, Get $75
  • Samsonite: Spend $150, Get $30

11 opportunities is pretty good, right?  Not so fast…

Is 15% Cash Back a good deal?

Also in this morning’s post, I suggested checking Cash Back Monitor to see if 15% was actually a good deal.  Using CashBackMonitor, I looked at the best available portal rate for each store.  Here are the stores in which eBates is not the best current portal:

Next, I looked at historic best rates to see if 15% or better is common.  For these stores, 15% cash back is fine, but it is not remarkable:

That leaves us with only three stores which are available through Amex Offers and where 15% is a particularly good portal rate:

Unfortunately, the combo of Amex Offers plus eBates 15% doesn’t yield as many great double-dips as I had hoped.

Name / LinkOfferFrequent Miler Notes:
RakutenYou'll earn $10 after making a qualified purchase through the portal. We'll earn a bonus too (details vary depending upon promotions).This is one of our two favorite portals (the other being TopCashBack). We love the Rakuten portal because it gives you the option of earning valuable Amex Membership Rewards points instead of cash back!

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