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SPG Amex Bonus Goes 35K, Share a link

Maybe there has been some falling off of SPG sign ups since no one really knows what the points will be worth once Marriott swallows Starwood. We also don’t know what is going to happen to the SPG Amex card. Will it stay? Will it go? SPG points have always been some of the highest valued in the world of miles and points because they transfer to an very large number of airlines.  They have also been famously difficult to aquire. Having the bonus of 35K for new American Express sign ups is the highest I have seen the offer. Most enthusiast wait until the offer is 30K to jump.

Is it worth blowing one of your American Express sign ups, I would say yes. This card may be gone next year, we just don’t know. You can always transfer the points out to the many airline partners if Marriott devalues the SPG points (which I find likely based on nothing more than my gut instinct).

Comment with your E-mail below for a link to the bonus, I have a limited number I can send out. If you have a link please send to one of the requests below.

How to get a $400 piece of Luggage for $53 cost?

Ebags DelseyYou could get this $400 bag for final cost of $53.

As I was standing by the luggage carousel this week I felt the Luggage Gods must be warning me, there was many bags coming in that were taped up with signs stating they came through damaged. Bulging bags covered in tape with broken zippers. Luckily, none of them were mine. But the past few trips I have noticed that my staple travel bag was feeling ‘weak’. You know that feeling when you pick it up and wonder if it is going to survive one more journey into the hands of checked baggage. Then the bag comes out intact and you think I worry to much. You may repeat this over several trips before you finally realize you are tempting fate and the mileage on your favorite bag is pretty high. Time to give in and start shopping for a replacement.

Now is a great time to replace you bag with something new, fresh and stronger. The stack-able e bags promotions are pretty good now. Begin with checking out the cashbackmonitor to find out which portal you prefer, today TopCashBack (sign up here if you haven’t already)  is 15% back on ebags. eBags has up to ebags 40% off some TUMI if that’s too pricey check out some of the other options. If you sign up for eBags email they will send you a coupon (and maybe even the Day Sale code for Dad’s & Grad’s insider deal.)

eBags June 2015

During checkout make sure you sign into your Shoprunner account for FREE 2-day shipping. (You can get a FREE Shoprunner Account with many of the American Express cards check your American Express Benefits).  You will earn 5% in ebags rewards off your next purchase. This takes away some worry if the bag is going to arrive before your next trip.

Finally, make sure you have checked all your American Express accounts for #AmexOffers and added the $15 back on $75 purchase with ebags, this expires on June 10.

So our target here is to have a final check out price of $75 (I always make that before taxes, shipping or any fee’s).

  • Lets say you find a $100 bag (just to make the math easier).
  • Use your ebags coupon of 20% off for signing up. (cost now $80, this is your check out cost)
  • Use your TopCashBack portal to earn 15% back. ($12 earned on topcashback cost now $68 after rebate)
  • Free 2 Day Shipping with Shoprunner, or Free reg shipping for order over $49
  • AmexOffers eBag $15 off $75 purchase, make sure you use the correct Amex card and you ‘added the offer’ on your american express account page. (final cost after this rebate applies $53)
  • Plus you earned 5% rewards on ebags and any rewards points on your American Express! win win

Happy Travels!

AmexOffers $10 back on $200 Amex Gift Card (5%)

Amex Gift Card

Check your American Express offers this morning for the $10 back on $200 Gift Card purchase. Don’t forget to check all your cards as I had this offer on 5/6 cards for my household. Read the terms carefully they are a bit confusing and basically are not good on Corporate cards, gift cheques or ‘prepaid’ cards. I had a nice chat Ronnie, the online CS, and confirmed that ‘prepaid’ only meant ‘those that work as a debit card.

I’ve never done it but this should be stackable with the TopCashBack portal of 1.5%. This will be my first experiment of this and I am sure others know for certain if it works. (yes that is my referral link for top cash back if you need to sign up, using my link would be great).

It is also nice this offer is good until end of July but these offers are usually limited in how many can sign up. Go to your AmexOffers at the bottom of your account page and ADD the offer to your cart before they are all gone.

Here are terms from the offer:

Get a one-time $10 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend a total of $200 or more online at americanexpress.com/gift by 7/31/2015. Excludes logo gift cards and gift cheques. See terms for additional exclusions.
Offer valid online only at americanexpress.com/gift. Not valid in store. Corporate Cards and all prepaid Card products are not eligible for this offer. If you order an item during the offer period but it is not sent until after 7/31/15, it may not count towards determining whether the purchase qualifies for the offer. Excludes logo gift cards and gift cheques. See merchant website for Shipping guidelines. Must add offer to Card and use same Card to redeem. Limit 1 statement credit per American Express Card across all American Express offer channels. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 7/31/15, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase from merchant until all items from your qualifying purchase have been provided/shipped by merchant. Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant. In addition, in most cases, you will not receive the statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through…..
The online customer service was very nice and helpful, thanking me for my 21 years of loyalty. Everyone should be so nice in the morning.