I love American Express for a number of reasons, but they’ve really stepped up their game over the past year and change with their ever-growing stable of Amex Offers.
I’ve saved lots of money on all types of stuff thanks to Amex Offers, including $50 off a recent airline purchase, $15 off at Walmart, and hundreds of dollars at Smart & Final.
On just one card, the original Blue Cash, my savings are $275 and counting. And I’ve got multiple cards and authorized users, so the savings are exponential.
The beauty of many of their offers is that you often don’t need to spend extra to save, because we all know you can go broke saving money.
Get $20 Off Your Cable or Satellite Bill
Their latest offer is very enticing and super easy to redeem. And as mentioned, you don’t need to spend anything extra to take advantage.
If your card is eligible (sign in to see if this offer is available to you), you get $10 back when you spend $50 on your cable or satellite bill.
This offer can be used up to two times, meaning $20 off your TV bill for the next two months.
All you have to do is add the offer and change your recurring payment to your associated Amex card (assuming it isn’t already the card you use). Oh, and spend at least $50, which shouldn’t be hard to do considering how expensive cable is these days.
The offer is good until January 31, 2016, so you should be able to squeeze in two payments by that time for $20 in total savings.
For the record, this offer is only available to those with service in California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York.
Also Receive $20 Off Your Cell Phone Bill
If you have wireless service (no-brainer) you can get another $20 back via another Amex Offer currently available.
Once you add the offer you need to spend $75 (again, not hard considering how expensive wireless service is) and you’ll get $10 back.
This offer can also be used twice between now and January 31, 2016, though it is limited to certain major carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon. However, it’s open to customers in all 50 states from what I can see.
Again, all you have to do is change the autopay settings to your enrolled Amex card and let the automated system take care of the rest.
In all, you’ll get $40 in statement credits just for making two simple changes to your payment preferences.
Once the offer is over, you can revert back to your original settings if you have a credit card that earns a better return.
For example, I have Chase Ink Plus, which earns 5X Ultimate Rewards points on both cable and wireless services, so I’ll be switching back after I earn my credits from Amex.
Tip: These offers may be targeted, though many people seem to have them. You can double your savings if you also add them to a spouse’s account and change the autopay to their card after two payments.
My wife has them too, so once I get two credits with my card I’ll switch to her card and try to squeeze another two for $80 in total savings.
If your bill is large enough you may also be able to split payment with two enrolled Amex cards to get two statement credits per payment cycle.