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Join The Gift Chain!

register here [amexnetwork.com]

Now that you are a part of The Gift Chain, you can receive a surprise gift when you spend $25 or more at participating online stores with your registered American Express ® Card (up to 10 gifts, while supplies last). That's it. It's that easy.

Gifts range from statement credits, to Shoprunner memberships, to gift cards from some popular retailers, some of which you can share with Facebook friends.

Spread the joy this holiday season. Simply register your eligible American Express® Card and you can receive a surprise gift each time you spend $25 or more at participating online stores (up to 10 gifts), while supplies of gifts last. Gifts range from statements credits, to Shoprunner memberships, to gift cards to some of your favorite retailers, some of which you can share with Facebook friends.

To get started, shop at these participating online retailers:

American Eagle Outfitters [ae.com]
Bed Bath & Beyond [bedbathandbeyond.com]
Blue Nile [bluenile.com]
Dell [dell.com]
GameStop [gamestop.com]
J.Crew [jcrew.com]
Lenovo [lenovo.com]
Neiman Marcus [neimanmarcus.com]
Nike Store [nike.com]
Pottery Barn [potterybarn.com]
REI [rei.com]
Rue La La [ruelala.com]
Toys"R"Us [toysrus.com]
vente-privee [venteprivee.com]
WalMart [walmart.com]
YoYo.com [yoyo.com]
Zappos [zappos.com]

Don't miss your chance. There are hundreds of thousands of gifts. What could you get?

Must be a Cardmember prior to 11/27/11 to participate. See below to find out how to receive gifts without purchase. 1-yr Shoprunner membership is good for free 2-day shipping on purchases made at select online retailers (terms apply). Gifts vary based on selected retailer and are available while supplies of gifts last. Limit 10 gifts per Cardmember while supplies last.


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Last Edited by dbl118 December 27, 2011 at 10:36 AM
Please keep this updated to help others still looking for available buys (wanting to avoid those already in rollover)

American Eagle Outfitters - OPEN
Bed Bath & Beyond - ROLLOVER
Blue Nile - ROLLOVER
Dell - OPEN high quantity SR
GameStop - OPEN some reports of not getting gifts
J.Crew - OPEN high quantity SR
Lenovo - ROLLOVER (12/27)
Neiman Marcus - OPEN high quantity SR
Nike - ROLLOVER (12/27)
Pottery Barn - OPEN
REI - ROLLOVER
Rue La La - OPEN
Toys"R"Us - OPEN, but all reported gifts have been under $5 recently
vente-privee - OPEN, but gifts limited to $5 credit or Keihl-sp? $25 egc
WALMART - ROLLOVER
YoYo.com - OPEN
Zappos - OPEN

SR = Shoprunner memberships

Note: Stores are not definitely into the rollover gifts pool until they start giving $2.00 statement credits, or they start giving Shoprunner memberships even though these were not part of their initial gift pool. Stores giving $5 or $2.25 or $4.50 statement credits are not in rollover and may still have higher value gifts in their gift pool.

Shoprunner membership gives you free 2 day shipping to 90+ retailers including Newegg, American Eagle, Toys R US etc). If you have extra unused shoprunner membership links[/SIZe], let's help our non-AMEX carrying slickdealers by adding any unused membership links to the WIKI in this THREAD:

Maximum of 10 gifts for 10 different purchases. Every entry will NOT get a gift. Also, any canceled order will not result in the gift being fulfilled per T&C and Amex reps. Also, you will not get an additional chance to get new gift (only 10 gifts and that's it)

"Each Qualifying Merchant has its own pool of Gifts (as detailed below) from which Gifts will be awarded as Cardmembers participate via that Qualifying Merchant (including Rollover Gifts) ("Gifts" and each a "Qualifying Merchant Gift Pool"), regardless of whether Cardmember participates via the Purchase Participation or Free Participation method, while supplies of Gifts last. Gifts in each Qualifying Merchant Gift Pool are randomly time seeded throughout the Promotion Period and distributed to the first person who completes a Qualifying Purchase and/or a Free Participation (as applicable) for the applicable Qualifying Merchant on or after the time the Gift is randomly seeded. Once the randomly seeded Gifts are exhausted in a particular Qualifying Merchant Gift Pool, "Rollover Gifts" will be distributed. The Rollover Gifts will only be available to be distributed in a particular Qualifying Merchant Gift Pool when, and if, a particular Qualifying Merchant Gift Pool has been exhausted. Total approximate value of all Gifts available across all Qualifying Merchant Gift Pools: $19,782,179.00. At the outset of the Promotion, the Gifts available in each Qualifying Merchant Gift Pool, while supplies of Gifts last, are:"

Shareables to distribute on Facebook:
1. You can select ANY one of your friends. What is hidden is the fact that that screen actually has a scrollbar for the window where you select your friends. It only shows up if you try scrolling or dragging downwards (or mouse/arrowkey down) inside that window. You can also use the ctrl+f or apple+f button while in your browser to search for your friends.
2. Pick them fast, you have about a minute before it times out.
3. Reports are that you should clear cache, or use different IPs after each claim you make (eg if you claim one for yourself, then try to claim from your own 2nd, 3rd, 4th facebook accounts).
4. if the links are not received by the chosen recipients on their Facebook wall, due to technical problems or Facebook privacy settings or whatever, the gifts are forfeited, as the links cannot be resent. BEWARE - friends must allow wall posts!!
5. For me claiming gifts, I found Int. Explorer led to "not for you" messages, but no problem with firefox.


GMAIL USERS: Gmail's Spam Filter seems to be marking some of AMEX's email as spam (due to the 'wall of text format'), make sure you check your Spam folder!


REPORT YOUR GIFTS BELOW [Retailer/Purchase Price/Amex Offer/Time taken for offer to arrive, e.g. Walmart/$25 Visa card/1-yr ShopRunner/~1hr]

Successful Reports:

Retailer / Purchase Price / Amex Offer / Date & Time of purchase / Time taken for offer to arrive


BB&B/ $25 GC / 1-yr shop runner / 10 PST/ 10 min
BB&B / $25 GC/ 10 $10 ($100 in total) / 10:15 PST/ 10min
BB&B / $25 GC / 1-yr ShopRunner / 3:10 PST / 5 mins
BB&B / $26 / 1-yr ShopRunner / 9:34pm HST / 9 mins

Gamestop / $35.29/ 4:46 CST / $5 Statement Credit/ 9mins - Costco AMEX
Gamestop / $30.00 GC / $25 Amex GC + 3 for Facebook friends / 3:40pm MT / 2 hrs
Gamestop.com / $25gc / SR / 11/15 1:00PM EST / 1 hour
Gamestop.com / $25gc / $250 shareable AMEXgc / 11/15 4:00PM EST / 2 hourl

JCrew / $25gc / nothingl

Lenovo / $42 / $15 statement credit / 11-28 1pm CST / 3 days

Neiman Marcus / $42 / 1-yr ShopRunner
Nieman Marcus / $400 / 1-yr ShopRunner / 9:00 EST / 7 min
Neiman Marcus / $320 / 10,000rewards
Neiman Marcus / $250 / 1-yr ShopRunner
Neiman Marcus / $250 / 1-yr ShopRunner

Nike.com /$26 / $10 Amex Gift card /
Nike.com /$34 / $10 Statement Credit
Nike.com /$25GC / $5 Statement Credit
Nike.com /$25GC / $25 Amex shareable gift card
Nike.com /$25GC / $15 Nike Statement credit
Nike.com /$25GC / $20 Amex Gift card
Nike.com /$25GC / $5 Godiva Gift Card/ 3:40 AM EST Dec 7/ 2 min
Nike.com /$30GC / $5 Statement credit/ 8:25 PM EST Dec 12/ 3 min

Pottery Barn / $70 / $20 AmEx statement credit
Pottery Barn / mail-in request / $20 American Express Gift Card
Pottery Barn / mail-in request* / $5 statement credit
Pottery Barn / mail-in request* / $5 statement credit
Pottery Barn / mail-in request* / $2.25 statement credit
Pottery Barn / mail-in request* / $15 off $15 pottery barn purchase
Pottery Barn / mail-in request* / $20 statement credit "on purchase" assuming this is referring to the idea that I already "spent" at least $25 there.
Pottery Barn / mail-in request* / $20 statement credit "on purchase"
Pottery Barn / mail-in request* / 4x $2 Dunkin' Donuts GC (1+ 3 to share)
Pottery Barn / mail-in request* / 4x $2 Dunkin' Donuts GC
Pottery Barn / mail-in request* / 4x $5 Starbuck GC (all for me)
Pottery Barn / mail-in request* / $200 AMEX e-gift card (haven't received further details since the initial email)
*registered with Citi AMEX card.
REI / $30 lego clearance / 8:03P PST 11/29 / $5 statement credit / 3 minutes - CITI Amex
REI / $36 / 500 rewards / 4:49 pm HST / 3 mins
REI / $25 / $5 statement credit / 9pm EST on 11/28 / 36 hours
REI / $35.91/$4.50 statement credit/Nov 30/7:33 a.m./minutes
REI / $132.68/$5 statement credit/Nov 30/3:00 p.m./minutes
REI / $29 /4x$5 starbucks gc / Nov 29 / 4 days

Toys R Us / $25 / 1-yr ShopRunner/ 1:48pm EST / 5 mins
Toys R Us / $25 / 1-yr ShopRunner/
Toys R Us / $25/ 1-yr ShopRunner/7:22M PST / 20 mins
Toys R Us / $25 in items/ $5 statement credit / 8pm / 20 min
Toys R Us / $52 (leapfrog buy2 get 1 free)/ $20 statement credit/Dec. 1st 12.20 PM/ 5 mins
TRU/$25 eGiftCard/1 year ShopRunner membership/Nov 30/10:38 a.m./minutes
TRU/$25 eGiftCard/$20 American Express Gift Card/Nov 30/11:23 a.m../minutes
TRU/$25 eGiftCard/$50 American Express Gift cards, 1 for you and 3 to share with friends on facebook/Nov 30/3:18 p.m../minutes
TRU/$25 eGiftCard/$5 Godiva Gift card/Nov 30/3:35 p.m../40 minutes
TRU/$25 eGiftCard/$20 back on your purchase via statement credit on your account/Nov 30/8:33 p.m./minutes
TRU/$25 eGiftCard/$5 Godiva Gift card/Nov 30/11:33 p.m../30minutes
TRU/$25 eGiftCard/$25 American Express Gift Cards, 1 for you and 3 to share with friends on Facebook/Dec 1/7:06 a.m./minutes
TRU/$25 eGiftCard/$2 Dunkin Donuts Gift Cards, 1 for you and 3 to share with friends on Facebook/Dec 1/7:59 a.m./minutes
TRU/$25 in items/ $450 statement credit/Dec 1, 10:23 p.m./took 3 min. to receive
TRU/37 dollars in items/$5 statement credit/Dec17, 1pm/ only took 1 min
Walmart gift pool has been exhausted , they are at Rollover gifts ($2 statement credit or shoprunner) right now
Walmart / $25 / $25 Visa card / 12:17 EST / 15 mins
Walmart / $25 / $25 Visa card / 4:57 EST
Walmart / $25./ Shoprunner /3:21/ half hour
Walmart / $25./ $25.00+3friends/ 3:27/ instant
Walmart / $25./ $10/ 4:13 / 3min
Walmart / $25./ 4 $5 Starbucks / 3min
Walmart / $25./ $10credit/ 4:58 / 8min
Walmart / $25./ 10,000rewards/ 5pm / instant
Walmart / $25 Starbucks GC / $25 statement credit / 4:20 PST / 1 min
Walmart / $25/ Shoprunner/8:01 EST/3 minutes
Walmart / $25/ $4.50 credit/8:18 EST/3 minutes
Walmart / $25/ $100 Amex Gift Card/8:18 PM EST/2 minutes
Walmart / $25/ Shoprunner/5:30PM PST/1 minutes
Walmart / $25./ $20/ 7:40/ instant
Walmart / $25GC/ Shoprunner/few min
Walmart / $25GC/ 50 Amex GC share 3 FB/few min
Walmart / 25GC/ 25 Statement/ few min
Walmart / $25GC/ Shoprunner/few min
Walmart / $25gc / $15 State. Credit /11/30 1:28AM EST / 1 mins / facebook sync
Walmart / $25gc / 1-yr ShopRunner/11/30 4:37AM EST/ 1 mins / no facebook sync
Walmart / $25gc / 5$ stat. credit after 2 billing cycles /11/30 4:48AM EST/ 2 mins / no facebook sync
Walmart / $25gc / $4.50 State. Credit /11/30 12:58AM EST / 30 mins / facebook sync
Walmart / $25gc / $5 State. Credit /11/30 1:17AM EST / 20 mins / facebook sync
Walmart / $25GC / 1 year ShopRunner / 11/30 8:30 am PST / 5 min / no facebook
Walmart / $25 GC / 1 year shoprunner / 11/30 12:00pm EST / 5 min / no facebook
Walmart / $25 GC / $10 statement credit / 11/30 12:12pm EST / 5 min / no facebook
Walmart / $25 GC (x8) / $5(x6) $4.5(x1) state.credit, shoprunner / 10am PST / each in 15mins / no facebook
Walmart / $25/ 1 year shoprunner / 7pm / 10 min
Walmart /$25/1 year shoprunner/11.30T23:14 / 16 mins / no facebook
Walmart / $30./ 1-yr Shoprunner /7:54 AM EST / 5 min
Walmart / $30gc / 1-yr ShopRunner /11/29 6:35PM EST / 5 mins / no facebook sync
Walmart / $30gc / 1-yr ShopRunner /11/30 12:40AM EST / 2 mins / facebook sync
Walmart / $42 / 1-yr ShopRunner / 12:01 EST / 15 mins
Walmart / $45 / 1-yr ShopRunner / 6:50am EST / 5 mins
Walmart /$46/ 1 year shoprunner/ 11:39 pm EST/ 2 mins/ Facebook
walmart / $25 / $2 credit / 2 min

Zappos / $25 / $4.50 Statement Credit / 5:15pm EST/ 2 mins
Zappos / $25 / $2 Dunkin Donuts gift card for me and 3 others / 6:30pm EST / 5 mins
Zappos / $25 / $4.50 Statement Credit /
Zappos / $78 / $2 Dunkin Donuts shareable gift card / 8:52pm EST/ 3 mins
Zappos/ $119/ $45 statement credit/ 10:51pm EST/ Instant! (also at 10:51pm)- Dec 11th
Zappos.com / $25gc / $10 shareable AMEXgc / 11/13 3:45PM EST / 1 day
Zappos.com / $25gc / $5 statement credit / 11/14 4:00PM EST / 11 hours
Zappos.com / $25gc / $20 back on purchase / 11/15 10:00AM EST / minutes
Zappos.com / $25gc / $5 statement credit / 11/15 11:00AM EST / minutes
Not yet arrived:

Retailer / Purchase Price / Time of purchase



BBB / 25GC / 7:19 PST

Gamestop / $25 GC / 12:24PM EST <-- Paid with AMEX Blue, received no AMEX gift.
Gamestop / $25 GC / 09:01PM EST <-- Paid with AMEX Blue, received no AMEX gift.
Gamestop / $25 GC / 11:44PM EST <-- Paid with AMEX Blue, received no AMEX gift.

TRU / $45 / 12-3 9:29PM EST

Walmart / $25 / 12:26 EST
Walmart / $25 / 11:34cst
Walmart / $25 / 12:53cst
Walmart / $25 / 4:59cst
walmart/ $25 / 7:40cst
Walmart / $25 / Visa GC / 8:09 EST
Walmart / $25 / Walmart GC / 8:11 EST
Walmart / $50 / Mastercard GC 12:11pm EST
Walmart / $25 / Walmart GC / 11:30am EST <-- Paid with Citi AMEX, received no AMEX gift ! UGH!
Walmart / $25 / Walmart GC / 7:46pm EST <-- Paid with AMEX Blue Cash, received no AMEX gift again! MAD!

Potty Barn / $25/ 5:00 pm 11/28 and no GC

REI / $27 lego clearance / 8:07P PST 11/29 / nothing after 15 minutes (note I received credit on other order after only 3 minutes) - CITI Amex

Walmart / $25 WM GC/ 11/28 5:30PM PST charge pending on cc

YoYo / $32.00 toy purchase / 11/29 12:30PM PST charge pending on cc
YoYo / $54.93 toy purchase (used $25 GC so only paid $29.93) / 11/30 3:08pm EST / $10 AmEx shareable GC to be mailed; received within 5 minutes---Costco AmEx

Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Corporate and Prepaid Cards including American Express Gift Cards and SERVE Cards are not eligible.
Macy's AMEX Cards IS eligible. I tested it!!!!

Please note that if ordering gift cards from Pottery Barn, the eGiftCard is actually sold from Cashstar, not Pottery Barn, so you won't get a gift if ordering an eGiftCard. This also includes DelleGiftCards as well.

FYI Shoprunner free membership requires NO CC info! If you signed up for the free trial, you know they made you give CC info and agree to auto-renewal if you wanted to cancel. The free 1 year membership is straight up free! No strings attached!

Blank store credit emails ("Congratulations! The next time you shop at you will receive a $XX Off Next Purchase") appear to be confirmations that you have satisfied the requirements of an earlier gift. For example, if you get a $25 off your next purchase at Toys R Us email, and then make a $25 purchase at Toys R Us, you will immediately receive one of these blank store credit emails.

Free Participation (mail-in) entries are resulting in gift e-mails! Instructions for mail-in entry are in the rules below.

The Gift Chain Official Rules - https://giftchain.amexnetwork.com/rules

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American Express rocks!!
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of course this comes after i already bought from 4 of the retailers...
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This should be fun. It sounds like store-specific gift cards aren't necessarily ineligible, so I might try a Walmart one and see what kind of gift I can get.
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makes me wish I had an AmexFrown
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That's exactly what they want. nod

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list of possible rewardslink [amexnetwork.com]
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gosh, spend 260 on some jackets and got $3 off $100 code?
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anyone else get this message trying to register?

"Sorry, you must have been a Cardmember prior to 11/27/11 to participate"

I've been a cardholder for a few months
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It is online only.
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list of possible rewardslink [amexnetwork.com]
Most likely rewards are 1 year of shoprunner followed by $5 statement credit.
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i sepnd alot of moeny at those stoers.
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mostly it's going to be shop runner..i think they are desperate shake head
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