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

Mar 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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(Photo by Isabelle Raphael / The Points Guy)
(Photo by Isabelle Raphael / The Points Guy)

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

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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

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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. 

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Featured photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images.

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