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Promoted 07-14-2014 by Discombobulated at 12:53 AM View Original Post
American Express.com is offering a One Time $25 Statement Credit When You Make Single Purchase of $250 or More at Best Buy.com or Best Buy Stores [Store Locator]. Offer valid through September 2, 2014. Thanks andyk

Note, a Twitter/Facebook and Amex Card are required. Additionally, users have reported that the offer may also be located under "Offers for You" when you log into your American Express Credit Card Account. Please refer to forum thread for additional information
  1. Click here and sync your Amex card to your Twitter account or Facebook Account
  2. From your Twitter account, tweet #AmexBestBuy to add the offer to your synced Amex Card
    • Note, be sure that you receive an "@ reply" message from @AmexSync stating that this offer has been added to your synced Card
  3. Make a single purchase of $250 or more one time with your synced card at any Best Buy Stores [Store Locator] or Online by September 2, 2014 and receive a $25 Statement Credit.
  4. A statement credit should be issued within 90 days after 9/2/14 after your qualifying purchase

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Written by Discombobulated

Excludes e-gift cards, corporate gift cards, and PayPal purchases. Must also spend $250 or more on qualifying purchases. Offer valid through 9/2/14 - Discombobulated

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Edited August 11, 2014 at 04:43 PM by andyk
The offer
Similar deals last year (do a search and your question may have already been answered back then)
  • 7/2013: https://slickdeals.net/f/6171864
    • Wiki said "Offer excludes Best Buy Express, Gift Cards, e-gift cards & standalone Pacific Sales stores." But GCs still worked back then.
    • A lot of people bought $200 Visa GC + $50 Kindle or BestBuy GC. Use the Visa GC like cash, and think of the deal as a huge discount on the Kindle or BestBuy GC.
  • 11/2013: https://slickdeals.net/f/6377642

GCs (at least as of last year -- I haven't been there for a while)
  • They had $20-$200 variable Visa GC, Kindle GC, phone cards, not many other third party GCs, and their own BestBuy GC.
  • The $20-$200 variable Visa GC had a $5.95 activation fee.
  • I bought 5 Visa GCs ($200 * 4 + $170.25), and including fees I split (request "split payment") $1000 on 4 Amex.

My Best Buy: https://my.bestbuy.com/benefits
  • I also received reward points for buying the GCs, which counted toward Elite status.
  • If you are not Elite/Elite Plus, you get 1 point for $1 spent.
  • If you are Elite/Elite Plus, it seems bonus points are NOT awarded for GC purchases now (https://my.bestbuy.com/about/faq/earningpoints, "CALCULATION AND TIMING OF POINTS", "Do Elite and Elite Plus members get points differently?")
  • 250 reward points = $5 reward certificate, which can be used to buy Kindle GC.
    • The portion of your purchase paid for with your reward certificate is not taxed. But if you don't have something to buy, Kindle GC works.
    • The price of the item(s) must exceed the value of a reward certificate. If you have multiple reward certificates, they can be redeemed at the same time.
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Last Edited by mrhand23 July 13, 2014 at 11:39 PM
There is no need to create separate twitter or FB accounts. Connect one card, tweet, immediately disconnect that card. Then connect another card and tweet again.

You can disconnect your card from the bottom of this page: https://sync.americanexpress.com/twitter



↑ sounds like more work than creating a new acct and linking a separate card.

For those with multiple Amex cards and a separate Twitter account for each card: Use the Tweetcaster app for your phone. You just enter your user/pass in for each account once into the app, and then it keeps all of your accounts signed into the app simultaneously. When you get an Amex offer, you can select all of your accounts at once, send one tweet, and you're done. Really simplifies the process instead of signing in and out of multiple twitter accounts and sending a separate tweet for each. Tweetcaster allows you to send one tweet from multiple accounts at the same time. Saves lots of time on Amex Twitter deals.

In the long run it's FAR more convenient than the suggestion above to connect/disconnect all your cards every time, especially for those with 10+ cards.




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#4
Thanks.. got it added to my card.
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None for my A/E blue Frown

Checked again this morning and there it is... Smilie
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Last edited by allen_7 July 14, 2014 at 04:50 PM.
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Finally an offer that works with Amex Serve. Found it on Facebook. Thanks.

edit: Spending $250 would net you enough BB rewards points for a $5 certificate as well.
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Last edited by mike777avenger July 13, 2014 at 10:34 PM.
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Thanks op.3 fb accounts and 1 twitter.added to all 4 cards.last time spent 1000 on visa gift card.Does anybody know if shop kick giving points on Bb giftcard.i was able to get last time.
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tweeted, but didn't get any notification.

Edit: nevermind, got the notification a few seconds later. Thanks OP.
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Last edited by yeshu1984 July 13, 2014 at 10:48 PM.
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tweeted, but didn't get any notification.
Available in facebook though
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Thx OP, TU and repped! Smilie Was on my FB account!)
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no notification on twitter but see the offer loaded on amex website after tweet. so it works.
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Thanks op.3 fb accounts and 1 twitter.added to all 4 cards.last time spent 1000 on visa gift card.Does anybody know if shop kick giving points on Bb giftcard.i was able to get last time.
I used to use shopkick on visa GCs but last time I did it (like a month ago) I didn't get the points. Actually they gave me 6 points for the activation fee but that's nothing compared to the 1000+ points you should get.
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thanks, add to all my 7 cards
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should tweet it right now or wait till July 14?
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should tweet it right now or wait till July 14?
just go ahead and tweet - I actually got notification on two of my cards.
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