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Amex Promotions on Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare

by on March 12, 2012 · 19 comments

in American Express, Social Media

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Whether you think social media is amazing or stupid, the bottom line is that you can save a lot of money if you take advantage of the right promotions. Companies these days are clamoring to drive business by engaging consumers through these channels and I think American Express is the leading credit card company when it comes to social media.

Most recently they launched a Twitter promotion where you sync your Amex card to your various accounts, and when you either enter Tweets with particular hashtags in them or you check in at various locations, you get discounts at participating merchants.

It's simple to sync your credit card to your Twitter account on this page.

Though it doesn’t seem to explicitly state it in the Terms and Conditions, it sounds like you can only link one card per social media account. On Twitter, when you use the corresponding hashtag for an offer, you should get an @ reply from Amex telling you that you’ve been enrolled and are eligible for the offer, and then when you send your hashtagged Tweet and make your eligible purchases, you will be issued a statement credit.

Some of the merchants participating in the Amex Twitter promotion.

As you can see in this screenshot of the Amex Twitter Favorites, some of the offers include:

-$10 back your next online purchase of $75 or more at Zappo’s by 4/30
-$10 back on your next online purchase of $50 or more at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM until 4/30
-$5 back on your next in-store purchase of $5 or more at McDonald’s until 3/31
-$10 back on an in-store purchase of $50 or more at H&M until 4/30
-A $20 credit with a single in-store purchase of $75 or more at Whole Foods until 4/30
-10% back on the purchase of a Main Cabin ticket on Virgin America until 3/31
-$5 back on $20 or more on in-store purchase at FedEx until 5/31

And several more. So if you’re a diligent Tweeter and keep track of those hashtags, the savings and discounts could really add up. I’m signing up the TPG Twitter account today, so while you’re syncing your Amex card to your Twitter, be sure to follow me too!

And for you Foursquarers and Facebookers, Amex makes it sound like there are plenty of opportunities to save as well, though I’d be interested to hear your experiences getting texts, messages and notifications about the specials you can expect through those portals, so leave a comment below!

T&C

It’s pretty simple, and the Amex Terms & Conditions page does a good job at summarizing how it works for each program:

  • Foursquare. Once you have completed the registration/syncing process, when you use your Foursquare account to “check in” to a location for which an Offer exists, an electronic message will be sent to your mobile device through your Foursquare account notifying you of an available Offer (such as, by way of example, a statement credit or point of sale discount) and you must activate certain Offers by pressing the “Load to Card” or similar button. To redeem an Offer, you must follow the instructions in the Offer Terms and use your Registered Card for the entire purchase described in the Offer at the location described in the Offer, unless otherwise indicated in the Offer Terms.
  • Facebook. Once you have completed the registration/syncing process, when you are logged into your Facebook account and you access the “Link, Like, Love” tab of the American Express page, you will be notified of available Offers (such as, by way of example, a statement credit or point of sale discount) and you must activate certain Offers by clicking the “Add to Card” or similar button. If you are logged into Facebook Places and an Offer is available near your current location, you will be presented with such available Offer through Facebook Places and must “check in” at that specified location and follow any additional instructions to claim/add the Offer. To redeem an Offer, you must follow the instructions in the Offer Terms that appear in the communication containing the Offer and use your Registered Card for the entire purchase described in the Offer at the location described in the Offer, unless otherwise indicated in the Offer Terms.
  • Twitter.Once you have completed the registration/syncing process, you may view available offers on the American Express “Favorites” tab on Twitter. Participating merchants may also Tweet available Offers to their followers through Twitter. You must activate certain Offers by posting a Tweet that includes the #hashtag provided for that Offer. American Express will send you an @reply message to confirm your enrollment in an Offer, or to notify you that an Offer is no longer available. To redeem an Offer, you must follow the instructions in the Offer Terms that appear in the communication containing the Offer and use your Registered Card for the entire purchase described in the Offer at the location described in the Offer, unless otherwise indicated in the Offer Terms.

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  • Jmansour

    foursquare has a $10 off $50 at whole foods, i combined it with the twitter deal of $20 off $75 to see what would happen and I spent $80 yesterday in 1 transaction amd I got 2 separate emails saying I should see a credit. I will keep everyone posted.

  • Jmw2323

    combine the 10% back with the recent 20% off promo code for VX

  • Angelinaaucello

    I bought a $5 mc Donalds gift card with both of my synced Amex cards. Essentially that means $10 free in mcdonalds

  • RakSiam

    Discounts are nice. But what are you giving up? It’s not like they are doing this out of the goodness of their hearts.

  • Sam

    and thousands in hospital bills down the road…

  • Brian M

    I’m kind of a twitter idiot, I sent a tweet from my page with the #code for two merchants, but never got anything back from AMEX – am I doing something wrong?

  • SammySpade

    try to use the search box. Input the #code and your username and the AMEX response should come up

  • Brian M

    nope, still no response from AMEX on twitter….this isn’t supposed to be hard

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SF5B3YJDFARDSW6PHEBHYVM24Y DrStils

    I joined foursquare for the Amex deals. At first there were a couple of great ones but it doesn’t really seem like there are any anymore. I wish they would list it somewhere. I don’t mind joining twitter if the deals continue to happen but I don’t want to join that and have these deals for one month and then nothing.

  • Ddavid1101

    There was also a $10 off $10 on stuff from Austin. not sure if that would have worked in you are out side of Austin but since Wholefoods is based in Austin CC statement my pull up as Austin TX.

  • http://twitter.com/angelinaaucello Angelina Aucello

    LOL I only drink their fresh-brewed unsweetened iced teas =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scotti-Mac/100002677567421 Scotti Mac

    This is way too advanced for me, lol, and I’m not even 30 yet! I don’t think I’m meant for all this social media stuff.

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  • Fdd10

    i used the best buy tweet and received a response from AMEX, but how long does it take to show the credit online and where does it show on the online page?

  • http://twitter.com/z_rainbowriffic Paul Chen

    how long does it take to receive response back from amex?

  • imjustagirl

    where is the link to sync Amax on face book? I want to sync mare than one Amax.

  • Ericmargel

    It seems like the same promotions are showing up on Twitter and Facebook, does anyone know if you can use the same promotion twice if you’ve added it to your card through these different sites?

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