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9 things you can buy with the Amex Platinum $50 Saks Fifth Avenue credit

March 10, 2022
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Offering lounge access and a plethora of travel perks, The Platinum Card® from American Express is an ideal card for frequent travelers.

However, it has plenty of other lifestyle and everyday benefits worth using, too. For example, Platinum cardholders get up to $100 in Saks Fifth Avenue credits every calendar year: $50 from January to June and another $50 in the second half of the year (enrollment required).

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As we get further into 2022, this is a friendly reminder to use your $50 Saks credit for the first half of the year before June 30.

While you can put your credit toward more expensive items (such as footwear, clothing or luggage), it’s definitely possible to find items that are $50 or less. In this guide, we’ve pulled together 9 fun and useful Saks items available for under $50, either online or in stores.

For more information, check out our handy guide on everything you need to know about using the Saks Fifth Avenue Amex credit.

As a bonus, you can even get free shipping with your Amex Platinum ShopRunner benefit.

To make the deal even sweeter, don’t forget to shop on Saks via an online shopping portal to double dip and earn points on your online purchase. If you’re hunting for the portal with the best offer, check out Saks on Cashback Monitor to find out where you’ll get the most bonus points.

Related: How to use Rakuten to earn bonus cash back or Amex points on your purchases

Just note that some of these items are on final sale or have limited inventory.

Jack Black Skin Saviors 4-piece Set

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

This is a men’s full skincare regimen in TSA-approved sizes to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize and protect your face. The set includes a face buff energizing scrub, a double-duty face moisturizer with SPF 20 and an intense therapy lip balm.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $35.00

Espro Travel Press Coffee Maker

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

If you’re constantly on the go, you’ll find this travel press coffee and tea maker incredibly useful. Brew your favorite cup wherever your travels take you.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $44.95

Boy Smells Candle

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

Boy Smells is one of my favorite candle brands, and the Cedar Stack scent is pure bliss. Expect notes of cedar, dried tobacco and juniper berry.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $32

Honey-Can-Do Portion Control Cereal Dispenser

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

Keep food fresh with an airtight seal while making a statement with this cute piece of hardware on your kitchen table.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $29.99

Feed Your Soul Decorate Your Own Cookie Kit

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

This is a fun activity and a delicious treat all in one. The cookie tin includes 16 individually-wrapped cookies ready to be decorated with four topping options.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $42.95

PiccoliNY kids’ T-shirt

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

The kid in your life might enjoy this T-shirt that celebrates the Big Apple. The shirt is made from 100% organic cotton and comes in two different colors.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $35

Allen Brothers Artisanal Smoked Kielbasa Sausage Set

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

Have a sausage craving? Well, you and your crew can satisfy it with this gift box that includes 12 artisanal smoked kielbasa. These savory pork sausages are seasoned with garlic and marjoram and smoked over hickory wood.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $49.95

Saks Face Mask Set

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

Traveling and need more masks? Stock up with this handy four-pack of reusable cloth masks with unique designs, three-layer cotton and a pouch for an optional filter.

This item is currently sold out online, but you can add your email address to be notified when it returns.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $19.95

Harlem Candle Co. Josephine Luxury Reed Diffuser

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

First, there were candles. Now, Harlem Candle Co. is making diffusers. This luxury reed diffuser was inspired by Harlem Renaissance icon Josephine Baker and includes eight reeds.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $49.50

Bottom line

If you haven’t used your Amex Platinum Saks Fifth Avenue credit for the first half of 2022, now might be the time to do so.

Even if you don’t necessarily need anything right now, there are plenty of items under $50 that can you snag with this credit. When shopping at Saks, don’t forget to double-dip by using a shopping portal that will give you bonus points for every dollar spent.

Additional reporting by Stella Shon and Benét J. Wilson.

For rates and fees of the Amex Platinum card, click here.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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    Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership.

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    Credit ranges are a variation of FICO© Score 8, one of many types of credit scores lenders may use when considering your credit card application.

    670-850
    Excellent/Good

Why We Chose It

Sometimes it's worth a large investment to reap the benefits of a great credit card. That's exactly the case with the Amex Platinum card. In exchange for the annual fee, you'll unlock access to the Amex Membership Rewards program that let you access airline and hotel transfer partners, along with new lifestyle and travel credits. This card is also incredibly rewarding for travel purchases, helping you rack up a ton of Membership Rewards points for your next award trip.

Pros

  • The current welcome offer on this card is quite lucrative. TPG values it at $2,000.
  • This card comes with a long list of benefits, including access to Centurion Lounges, complimentary elite status with Hilton and Marriott, at least $500 in assorted annual statement credits and so much more. (Enrollment required for select benefits.)
  • The Amex Platinum comes with access to a premium concierge service that can help you with everything from booking hard-to-get reservations to finding destination guides to help you plan out your next getaway.

Cons

  • The high annual fee is only worth it if you’re taking full advantage of the card’s benefits. Seldom travelers may not get enough value to warrant the cost.
  • Outside of the current welcome bonus, you’re only earning higher rewards on specific airfare and hotel purchases, so it’s not a great card for other spending categories.
  • The annual airline fee statement credit can be complicated to take advantage of compared to the broader travel credits offered by competing premium cards.
  • Earn 100,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on purchases on your new Card in your first 6 months of Card Membership. Apply and select your preferred metal Card design: classic Platinum Card®, Platinum x Kehinde Wiley, or Platinum x Julie Mehretu.
  • Earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points for flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year and earn 5X Membership Rewards® Points on prepaid hotels booked with American Express Travel.
  • Get $200 back in statement credits each year on prepaid Fine Hotels + Resorts® or The Hotel Collection bookings, which requires a minimum two-night stay, through American Express Travel when you pay with your Platinum Card®. And if you fly, you can receive up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year after you select a qualifying airline and incidental fees are charged by the airline to your Platinum Card®.
  • $240 Digital Entertainment Credit: Get up to $20 back each month on eligible purchases made with your Platinum Card® on one or more of the following: Audible, Disney+, The Disney Bundle, ESPN+, Hulu, Peacock, SiriusXM, and The New York Times. Enrollment required.
  • $155 Walmart+ Credit: Cover the cost of a $12.95 monthly Walmart+ membership with a statement credit after you pay for Walmart+ each month with your Platinum Card. Cost includes $12.95 plus applicable local sales tax. Plus Ups are excluded.
  • American Express has expanded The Centurion® Network to include 40+ Centurion Lounge and Studio locations worldwide. There are even more places your Platinum Card® can get you complimentary entry and exclusive perks.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit: Get up to $200 in statement credits per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one select qualifying airline.
  • $200 Uber Cash: Enjoy Uber VIP status and up to $200 in Uber savings on rides or eats orders in the US annually. Uber Cash and Uber VIP status is available to Basic Card Member only.
  • $300 Equinox Credit: Get up to $25 back each month on the Equinox+ digital fitness app, or eligible Equinox club memberships when you pay with your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
  • $189 CLEAR® Credit: Use your Card and get up to $189 back per year on your CLEAR® membership. CLEAR® is available at select airports and stadiums.
  • $695 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
  • See Rates & Fees