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American Express loves to engage with its customers on social media, and Amex cardholders can save a lot of money by taking advantage of the company’s ongoing promotions like Sync on Twitter and Like Link Love on Facebook. To take part in these deals, simply connect your Amex card with your Twitter or Facebook account, then follow the American Express Twitter feed or like the Amex Facebook page to see offers. In order to receive discounts at participating merchants, write tweets on Twitter that include designated hashtags, or on Facebook, just click to add the offers to your card.
Sync on Twitter
This promotion’s web page has a button that directs you to sign in with Twitter and sync your card. According to the general terms and conditions of the card-sync promo, you can only link one eligible card to your Twitter account; American Express Corporate and prepaid cards (with the exception of American Express Serve Cards) are not eligible.
Merchants participating in this promotion range from clothing lines to grocery stores, hotels, fast food chains, florists and more. Here are some examples of Amex sync offers from Amex’s Twitter feed, including $50 back on a $200+ purchase at Cole Haan, $10 back on $75+ worth of groceries at Whole Foods, and $20 back on an-restaurant spend of $100 or more at Four Seasons Hotels:
Click on the corresponding link for each offer (for example, the offer from Courtyard Hotels pictured below) and you’ll be shown the offer’s specific terms and eligible dates, and a handy “Tweet” button will allow you to create an automatic tweet directly from the offer’s page:
When you use an offer’s corresponding hashtag on Twitter, you’ll get an @ reply from Amex telling you that you’ve been enrolled and are either eligible for the offer, or the offer is no longer available. Once you’ve made a qualifying purchase with your synced card, you’ll be issued a statement credit within 90 days.
Like, Link, Love on Facebook
Similar to Amex’s Twitter card-syncing offers, Amex’s “Like, Link, Love” Facebook promotion invites you to link one eligible Amex card to your Facebook account by clicking a button on the promo’s home page called “Get Started.”
Linking you card to your Facebook account gives you access to a special “Like, Link, Love” tab within Amex’s Facebook page, which lists discounted offers from many of the same Twitter-participating merchants, such as Whole Foods and Dollartree.com. You access these point-of-sale offers by clicking an “Add to Card” button on each specific offer and following any other provided instructions. For instance, some local offers will require you to “check in” via Facebook Places.
Sign Up for Some Pretty Decent Deals
These Amex Twitter-sync and Facebook-link offers represent savings of up to 25% on purchases you might be making anyway, especially if you’re loyal to a variety of major brands and services.
I’m signed up via my Platinum Amex and the TPG Twitter and TPG Facebook accounts so that I can keep track of these discounts, and would encourage you to sign up today to score some deals for yourself.
Have you taken part in either Amex deals on either Facebook or Twitter before? Which offers have you synced to your card?
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