Monday, August 4, 2014

How to Save on Your Credit Card Bill with Amex Offers

Anybody that reads here regularly knows I am a huge fan of saving money.  Noah and I are constantly looking for ways we can save on things we do every day.

Our American Express credit card is a huge way we save on everyday expenditures each month.  I feel like credit cards have gotten a bad rap lately.  If used correctly, they can actually be great for providing discounts and deals.  Noah and I are careful to not overspend on our credit card bill each month - we try to keep it to a level we can completely pay off monthly.  In exchange, we use a credit card that give us incentives to shop at certain locations for cash back and discounts.

For example, American Express has recently introduced their Amex Offers card member benefit.  It works like this - you use your American Express online account ID to log in and grab Offers right from the account dashboard.  Click "Save Offer" to put it on your card.  Or, you can link your social media accounts (like Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, and Trip Adviser) to your Amex card to save Offers right from the places you visit. You won't see a discount on your actual shopping trip - instead, it is reflected in your monthly card statement.  How easy is that?  No need to clip coupons or remember codes - the Offers are loaded right onto your credit card!

Back-to-school time is quickly approaching - there can be some big expenses associated with this time of the year.  Why not use a credit card that not only helps you save on some of those expenses, but also save up to pay for other back-to-school purchases?  Big back-to-school retailers like Dollar Tree, Crazy 8, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and Sports Authority are included in Amex Offers.  In addition, there are great hotels and restaurants included.  There really are so many ways to save with this!  To date, card members have saved over $90 million with Amex Offers.

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