2,500 Amex Points For Watching Bose Demonstration

by on July 25, 2012 · 20 comments

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The best things in life are free…especially when they’re free points. Shoppers who head into a Bose store and sit through a demo of the brand’s Videowave II television by August 31, 2012, will earn 2,500 free American Express Membership Rewards points. Not a bad haul for about 15 minutes of your time.

I called the store in Soho to verify the promotion and ask what was involved. When you come into a Bose store (find your closest “Showcase” location here), ask about the promotion and give them the following promo code: AMXTV. They’ll register you and your card online for the promotion, then have you watch a demonstration of the Videowave II, answer any questions you may have, etc. You will then either be given a certificate in the store or be emailed a certificate with your promo bonus code on it, which you can then redeem at, and the points should show up in your account.

Who knows, you might actually be interested in a new television set? If you end up purchasing the television while you’re in the store, you’ll earn an additional 25,000 Amex Membership Rewards points, bringing your potential earnings to 27,500.

I asked how much the televisions normally go for. The 46-inch retails for just about $5,500, while the 55-inch (you’ve got to have a lot of wall space) sells for $6,500. So you’d basically be buying Amex points for a bit more than 20 cents each. Not the best earning ratio, but if you’re in the market for a new super-high-end TV, then you might as well earn bonus points on it.

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  • Pete

    American Express points are worth so much less now. I have 300k+ membership rewards points as a gold card member and I just noticed that gift cards are no longer 10,000 points, but now 20,000 points + your unique discount. That’s much more expensive in the past. Redemptions via Amex travel are quite poor now as well and without any transfer bonus, not sure what to do with these points.

    Anyone else seeing this?

  • Jwsky

    I did the demo eight months ago with the promise of 1000 AA miles. Never got them. Not worth my time to chase them down. The Bose speakers were great and I ended up buying some from Costco.

  • Anon

    Similar experience here not to mention the AmEx rewards portal went down the day after receiving my new Mercedes Benz Plat card. Still hoping for another transfer 100k to Delta mega-bonus.

    Is American Express just giving up trying to fight Chase?

  • Jorge

    Same thing happened to me when it was for DL .. Never got a point credited ..

  • Mwwalk

    Do you think it would work for the AMEX blue card. It only has membership rewards express but if I ever get a MR card, I was told I can transfer.

  • Aleks

    Do you know if this can only be done at Showcase stores, or if Factory stores can provide the AMEX points cert?

  • Scott

    I would also like to know this I have a blue card that earns MR Express points. (I know they are a horrible value, but this is before I really played the miles game) My plan is to keep the points I have, then before I need to do a transfer with a transfer bonus for a big family award, I will signup for the Gold or platinum card which then converts all my MR Express points to true MR points doubling their value. Actually more than double if I use a transfer bonus. Would be good to know if this promo with still add 2500 MRE points to my balance.

  • Eric

    Certain factory stores do seem to offer demonstrations. If you have a particular store in mind, you should call ahead and ask 1. if they do demos and 2. if they have the Videowave II before you go in just to be sure.

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  • Tony s.

    A question about Amex Platinum vs Amex PRG. Is 100k MR for 3K spend in 3 mo. + 450 fee a better deal than 50k MR for 1K spend in 3 mo. and 175 fee waived 1st yr?

  • hc

    I like to transfer Amex points to jet blue because their redemption rates are pretty low. You can get quite a few flights for 300k points.

  • Warrior1678

    I called 2 stores in the Chicagoland area (Oakbrook and Schaumburg). Oakbrook store was aware of the promotion but they were trying to still figure out how to apply the points. Scahumburg store was not even aware of the promotion. They took my name and no and said they will call me back.

  • Ken Paynter

    I went today in Houston. According to guy working at the store, apparently this promo was supposed to only be in NY and CA, but “someone up top messed up.” He said they are honoring this. He didn’t get my credit card info…just my basic contact info + email. I’m now on standby for an email from AMEX. The BOSE demo was only 7 minutes, and it was AWESOME. It’s amazing the sound this thing puts off without external speakers.

  • Bt

    Just went to the Bose store today. Completed the demo and was quite impressed. My wife showed up after me and did not have to do the demo since somebody was already doing it. She was told it would credit the points to her anyway. They never did take mine or my wife’s credit card number. We will see what happens.

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  • Andrei

    Went in for the demo at the SF showroom today. Afterwards, the sales guy took my info and said that at the end of the promo period Bose will send the info to Amex and the points would be applied automatically. Hope that it’ll really be the case..

  • Ken Paynter

    Just got my email from AMEX (2 weeks later) with the link to my certificate

  • Karl Mitchell

    Pete: If you’re redeeming for gift cards or directly with Amex travel, you’re really on the wrong scheme. I’d recommend Chase Ultimate Rewards or Citi ThankYou points if you’re looking for something like that. Airline miles transfers for business/first class redemptions are where the real value is.

    I’m sure the Membership Rewards mall and transfer bonuses will be back soon enough. Until then, I agree that Amex MR points are a little lacking in value.

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