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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 membershiprewards.com/BonusPointsCert, 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. With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.
With some great bonus categories and an annual fee that’s waived for the first year, the American Express Premier Rewards Gold Card has a lot going for it. If you don’t have PRG, now’s as good a time as any to add it to your wallet, as Amex added some great new benefits several months back.