As usual, not every card will be eligible for these bonuses:
Check out the links above to see if your charge card is eligible. If so, virtually every dollar spent between July 1, 2006 – August 31, 2006 will earn you double points. See the terms and conditions at AMEX’s website for full details.
This might be useful to a few people. B$ points out this offer where you’ll earn a $30 Savings Certificate redeemable at Pathmark® stores when you sign up for an American Express Blue Cash card. This offer can also currently be seen by visiting Pathmark’s web site at http://www.pathmark.com and visiting the American Express $30 Free Groceries link on the home page.
If you own an American Express IN:NYC card, you may be eligible to receive double INSIDE reward points for the next two months:
Enroll now and you can earn Double INSIDE Rewards points on virtually every purchase you make with your IN:NYC® Credit Card from June 1 through July 31, 2006. This offer is available to solicited Cardmembers only.
The number of bonus points awarded is limited to 5,000. To sign up, see this link. Credit for this find goes to FW.
While browsing Delta’s site looking at the other Delta SkyMiles deals, I stumbled upon the “SkyMiles 25th Anniversary” Sweepstakes which has apparently been going on for a while now. Between now and the end of the year, every time you earn 1000 SkyMiles, you’ll earn an entry into a sweepstakes to win one of 25 Saturn SKY Roadsters (MSRP-$23,690 each prize). Winners can also opt to receive $15,000 in cash instead of the car.
To enroll to participate, visit www.delta.com/skymiles25 and provide your SkyMiles number.
The folks in charge of marketing the SkyMiles cards have sure been busy lately. Other recent offers include a 5,000 mile rewenal bonus and a 25,000 bonus miles signup promotion. The latest offer, as spotted by FW, is double miles on all eligible purchases between June and August for Delta Business SkyMiles cardmembers:
Visit http://americanexpress.com/deltabonus or call 1-800-653-6051
Note that the link somehow is connected to the old 20% bonus offer, either you could wait until they update the link or you could call them to enroll.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Enrollment required by 08/31/06. If you prefer to enroll by phone, please call 1-800-653-6051. The double miles will be applied to the total dollars of spend posted to your account from 06/01/06 to 08/31/06. Please allow 6-8 weeks after the promotion for the bonus miles to be posted to your Delta SkyMiles account. This offer is available to Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Cardmembers only. Cardmembers who earn Always Double Miles?will continue to earn Double Miles for eligible purchases. To be eligible to receive bonus miles, Cardmember’s account must be active and not in default at time of bonus fulfillment. Balance transfers, Express Cash, and U.S. Savings Bonds transactions do not apply. Bonus miles for this offer are limited to 20,000 miles. Promo Code H250:0001. All SkyMiles program rules apply. To review the rules, visit http://www.delta.com/skymiles.
The URL for this promotion is not active yet, as enrollment begins June 1, 2006.
This offer highlighted by FW gives you the chance to earn up to 25,000 bonus miles with a new Delta Skymiles application, compared to the normal 10-15,000 bonus miles:
- 10,000 bonus miles with your first purchase
- 10,000 miles for spending $5,000 within your first 6 months of Cardmembership
- 5,000 bonus miles by adding two Additional Cards to your account. Fee-Free
- No annual fee for the first year
- Always Double Miles® on eligible everyday purchases and one mile for every other eligible dollar spent
Applicable for Business card as well. New applicants only.
The annual fee of $85 is also waived for the first year with this offer. To find out more or to apply online, visit http://www.americanexpress.com/delta45.
This thread at FT points out an offer targeted at existing Delta Amex cardholders. Simply sign up for the promo by June 30, 2006 and receive a 5000 mile bonus:
www.americanexpress.com/renewmydelta53 for 5K. Also try 51-57..
51, 54 for 1.5K
52, 55 for 3K
53, 57 for 5K
54 for 50% off annual fee
I recommend only signing up for the 53 or 57 offer (identical), or you may not get anything. Note that the T&C do state that it is a targeted promotion, although I remember reading that the last time this promotion was offered, anyone was able to sign up and it did not actually require you to renew your Amex and did NOT charge an annual fee immediately.
Designed as a customer appreciation promotion, My WishList from American Express offers limited quantities of popular products at significant discounts to Amex cardholders.
As an example, in the last WishList promotion held in November-December, some of the prizes available were 37″ Panasonic Plasma TVs for $750, Microsoft Xbox 360s for $150, Range Rovers for $5000 and a luxury Hawaiian vacation (retail value: $35,000) for $2,000. Needless to say, since the quantities of these items are extremely limited, competition is fierce. At this time, the list of products to be sold in this iteration of the promotion is unavailable.
You can read more about this promotion at http://mywishlist.mylifemycard.com.
Editor’s Note: While the information presented was accurate at the time of publication, it is now outdated. For the latest details on these cards, see the following links:
Posted May 17, 2006 — Is the price of gas hurting your pocketbook? If you don’t already have one, maybe it’s time to consider adding a credit card that gives you a rebate on your gas purchases. Below is a compilation of these cards:
- Citi Dividend Platinum Select – 5% rebate at gas stations, grocery stores and drug stores
- Chase Cash Plus Rewards – 5% rebate at gas stations, grocery stores and drug stores
- American Express Blue Cash – 5% rebate at gas stations, grocery stores and drug stores/1.5% everywhere else once your year-to-date spending reaches $6,500; 1% at gas stations, grocery stores and drug stores/0.5% for the first $6,500 of spending in a year
- Discover Platinum Gas Card – 5% rebate on gas
- Hess Platinum Visa – 10% rebate at Hess during the first 90 days; 5% afterwards
- Chase PerfectCard – 6% rebate on gas during the first 90 days; 3% afterwards
- Marathon Platinum Mastercard – 10% rebate at Marathon during the first 60 days; 5% afterwards
- BP Visa – 10% rebate at BP and Amoco during the first 60 days; afterwards, 5% rebate at BP and Amoco, 2% on eligible travel and dining; 0% at non-BP gas stations
- Speedway SuperAmerica Platinum MasterCard – 8% rebate at Speedway, SuperAmerica, and Rich Oil during the first 60 days; 4% afterwards
Note: Unless otherwise noted, each card also earns a 1% rebate on other purchases. For each card’s full terms and conditions, please visit the card issuer’s web site.
If you carry a balance, then ignore what I’m about to say, as reward cards aren’t for you. Instead, you should focus upon getting the card with the lowest interest rate.
Otherwise, for those looking for a gas rebate card, most will be best off with either the Citi Dividend, Chase Cash Plus or American Express Blue Cash, as they offer the most cash back at gas stations after the promotional period without tying you to a particular brand. Among those three, I would recommend either the Citi Dividend or the Blue Cash, since the Chase Cash Plus card is no longer being actively marketed and appears to have an uncertain future.
For big spenders, the Blue Cash may make the most sense as you’ll be able to fully take advantage of the higher tier of rewards. For everyone else, the Citi Dividend will offer the most value, as you earn 5%/1% from your first dollar. Do keep in mind that there are limits to your rebates. The Citi Dividend limits you to $300 cash back in a year, while the Blue Cash limits your rebates to the first $50,000 of spending in a year.
Most AMEX Business Cardholders should be automatically enrolled in this targeted promotion. As described on FW:
We’ll credit your Business Card Account $40 when you pay your cable, satellite, DSL or Internet bill twice with your Card between May 1 and July 31, 2006.
More information about AMEX automatic bill pay can be found at: http://open.americanexpress.com/apb88.