Monday, August 6, 2012

Best Buy and American Express - $20 off a $200 Purchase

Best Buy, American Express and Twitter - $20 off a $200 Purchase

Update - Alive again but with tweet #AmexBestBuyOffer.  I have done this a few times and every time I add the money to my serve account.  I haven't spent much money outside of prepaid cards in a little while.  
Twitter allows pseduonyms so feel free to start multiple twitter accounts and sync one Amex card per account to get $14 for ever Amex card you have! 

In addition, this will work with your synced American Express on Facebook.  I don't know what happens when the same card is synced for both deals, but I assume you won't get the credit twice.
Edit: Dead - maximum number of people have signed up

Spend $200 at Best Buy with an American Express card and get a $20 credit!  This can mean more free money!  If you want more free money ;) make sure you get your $25 serve promotion.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Sync your American Express card with your twitter account (no need to do it twice).
  2. Tweet #AmexBestBuy20
  3. Wait for your confirmation tweet from American Express that you will be getting the credit
  4. Spend $200 at Best Buy (In store or online) and you will immediately get an email from American Express confirming the credit

-   Gift cards count for this!  I bought two $200 Best Buy Visa gift cards (I have two twitter accounts).  Each has a $6 activation fee and I got my confirmation email.  I ended up spending $186 for $200 for each of the visa gift cards for a return of 7% on each card or $14 for free on each card.  Did I mention that I love free money ;)

-   Alternatively, you can buy Amazon gift cards at cost if you use Amazon a lot for a return of 10% on each card.

Join Best Buy Rewards and get a $5 gift card for every $250 you spend at Best Buy (2% back). This purchase will qualify and get you $200 closer to your next rewards card!

Expires 9/16

If you actually want something from the store and you are buying online, start your purchase from Ebates and get up to 3.6% cashback as well.  You will still get your normal cashback from your credit card as well.   Ebates says it won't work on gift cards, but try it, sometimes it works anyway.  If someone tries it, please leave a comment on whether it worked.

Don't have ebates?  Sign up here for free.  You also get a $10 gift card to Target, Barnes and Noble, Home Depot or after your first $25 purchase