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CodeAdam10 07-24-2011 11:22 PM

American Express Gift Cards and Travelers Checks 30% Off via Membership Rewards
 
All American Express Gift Cards and Travelers Checks are currently showing up for 30% less in the Membership Rewards store.

Some examples:

$25 AmEx Gift Card - Was 5,000MR Pts - NOW 3,500MR Pts

$50 AmEx Gift Card - Was 10,000MR Pts - NOW 7,000MR Pts

$100 AmEx Gift Card - Was 20,000MR Pts - NOW 14,000MR Pts

$500 AmEx Travelers Check - Was 100,000MR Pts - NOW 70,000MR Pts


I know a lot of us are not fans of AmEx gift cards from MR because of their high (double) value-to-point ratio, but at 30% less, combined with the Gold Premier offer, some may find this interesting if you are truly looking to CASH IN your points (especially the travelers checks).

mom2teens 07-25-2011 03:15 AM

It doesnt show discounted for me.

CodeAdam10 07-25-2011 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mom2teens (Post 41252824)
It doesnt show discounted for me.

What card(s) do you have enrolled in MR? I have the Green Card and Premier Rewards Gold Card.

mom2teens 07-25-2011 10:05 AM

Premeir gold rewards card.

rkurra 07-25-2011 10:07 AM

I don't see the discounts either with my Gold Rewards (not the new premier but the old card). Seems to be YMMV depending on your card.

thelark 07-25-2011 10:09 AM

I think it's targeted - I have it on my account. With that being said, even discounted this is a terrible redemption of points.

kaimat 07-25-2011 12:05 PM

No offense OP, but this is still a bad deal. If you want cash for your AMEX points buy Home Depot gift cards then sell those to a site like plasticjungle.com and you'll get 85% cash value back instead of the 71% you're currently getting with this deal.

I don't mean to shamelessly promote plasticjungle here; I just want people to be aware of better deals.

CodeAdam10 07-25-2011 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kaimat (Post 41260678)
No offense OP, but this is still a bad deal. If you want cash for your AMEX points buy Home Depot gift cards then sell those to a site like plasticjungle.com and you'll get 85% cash value back instead of the 71% you're currently getting with this deal.

I don't mean to shamelessly promote plasticjungle here; I just want people to be aware of better deals.

None taken. Like I said in my original post, it's obvious a lot of people don't like AmEx GCs from MR because of the awful value-to-point ratio, BUT just in case any one wanted to trade their MR points for straight-up cash - the offer is out there- certainly not the best - but it's there.

vtecb20coupe 07-25-2011 02:00 PM

i see the discount with my zync card.

FrankieY18 07-25-2011 04:10 PM

i don't see this with my gold premier

sabreindian 07-25-2011 04:16 PM

Horrible deal. 100000 points should be equal to 1000$, not 500$. So, this is a half-arse deal.

CodeAdam10 07-25-2011 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sabreindian (Post 41267424)
Horrible deal. 100000 points should be equal to 1000$, not 500$. So, this is a half-arse deal.

Not 100,000. The promo rate is 70,000MR Pts for $500 AmEx gift card or Travelers Check (cash).

uzzet 07-26-2011 10:40 PM

What is MR?

bballintom22 07-26-2011 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uzzet (Post 41302194)
What is MR?

Membership Rewards...American Express' reward program

yechi 07-27-2011 01:12 AM

i'll buy ur points off you at a penny a piece. pm me

InfamousDX 07-27-2011 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yechi (Post 41304546)
i'll buy ur points off you at a penny a piece. pm me

what a big spender :lol:

sabreindian 07-27-2011 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CodeAdam10 (Post 41268394)
Not 100,000. The promo rate is 70,000MR Pts for $500 AmEx gift card or Travelers Check (cash).

You dont get it. Still, 70000 MR points should be equal to 700$, not 500$. A penny per point is the decent rate.


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