This time of year is full of phone discounts but American Express is sweetening the offerings by giving select cardholders $100 statement credit when they spend $500.
This deal is only good for purchases on Verizon Wireless and for American Express cardholders who have this offer available under their Amex offers. Some members report that they received a similar offer of earning 10,000 points when they spent $500 at Verizon Wireless.
Slickdealer fergy126 says, “Wasn’t available to me on the Amex app but was on the website. Try checking for the offer on a desktop.”
Card offers are limited to one per cardmember across all American Express offer channels, so even if you have multiple Amex cards or accounts, you will only be able to snag this deal once.
Another important thing to note is that all phones bought through Verizon Wireless are locked for the first 60 days. Not seeing this deal on your Amex card? Cobalt_Blue_FF suggests adding all offers on your card to increase what you are offered. They say, “I am not sure if it makes a difference or not, but someone a long time ago suggested on a thread that adding ALL offers that come to your card seems to help a person have more offers.”
Popular American Express Credit Cards
American Express credit cards are among the most popular cards with both Slickdealers and credit card enthusiasts alike. Not only do American Express credit cards offer sign-up bonuses, travel protections and valuable points and cash-back rewards, Amex Offers are a constant source of savings for cardholders. Below are some of our editorial team’s favorite Amex credit cards.
Blue Cash Preferred Card
If you’re looking for a cash-back credit card that leaves many of its competitors in the dust, consider American Express’ Blue Cash Preferred Card. It offers deep cash-back rewards at grocery stores, gas stations, online streaming subscriptions and transit services, like tolls, taxis and ride shares.
- Annual Fee: $95
- Value: 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets up to $6,000 annually
- Sign-Up Bonus: $250 bonus after spending $1,000 during the first three billing cycles
- Pro: 6% cash back on select online streaming subscriptions.
- Con: Only 1% cash back per eligible dollar spent on other purchases
American Express Gold Card
Most people tend to use the same credit card all of the time, but that strategy won’t earn you the most points. Instead, use cards that offer you the most point within a specific category. The American Express Gold Card provides maximum value for families and consumers who spend a lot at both grocery stores and on dining.
- Annual Fee: $250
- Value: 4X (MR) points for dining and groceries
- Sign-Up Bonus: 35,000 points after spending $4,000 during the first three billing cycles
- Pro: $100 Airline Fee Credit per calendar year to cover airfare incidentals like baggage fees and WiFi.
- Con: Expensive annual fee
American Express Platinum Card
The American Express Platinum makes traveling with the family a little less frazzled with annual Uber, airline and hotel credits, and access to over 1,200 Centurion Lounges for you and two guests. New cardmembers will earn 60,000 points when they spend $5,000 in their first three months. The Platinum Card comes with a hefty $550 annual fee, but it’s a favorite among many cardholders because of its generous 5x points for flights and hotels booked through American Express Travel, as well as an annual $200 airline credit to cover baggage fees and other qualified reimbursements.
- Annual Fee: $550
- Value: 5x points for flights and hotels booked through American Express Travel
- Sign-Up Bonus: 60,000 points after spending $5,000 in the first three billing cycles
- Pro: $200 annual airline credit
- Con: Only 1 point per eligible dollar spent on other purchases