10 gifts you can buy using your Amex Platinum $50 Saks Fifth Avenue credit

Jun 25, 2021

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Do you have The Platinum Card® from American Express in your wallet? Offering lounge access, annual U.S. Uber Cash, bonus points on travel and more, the card comes with a $695 annual fee (see rates and fees). Although the card is ideal for travelers, there are plenty of other benefits worth considering. Enrollment required for select benefits.

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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).

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

As we approach the final days of June, this also means your $50 Saks credit for the first half of the year will expire soon. 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 10 of our favorite Saks items available right now for under $50, available online or in stores. Of course, you can also use the credit toward more expensive items sold in stores or online.

Related: How our cruise writer got $4,456 in value from his Amex Platinum in a year — even during the pandemic

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. Presently, JetBlue Airways offers 3 points per dollar spent at Saks while American Airlines is offering 2 points per dollar spent at Saks. These offers can change quickly, so it’s worth checking out your favorite portal. If you’d rather use the portal with the best offer, check out Saks on Cashback Monitor to find out where you’ll get the most bonus points.

For more information, check out our handy guide on everything you need to know about using the Saks Fifth Avenue Amex credit. Below, you’ll find 10 items you can buy with your Saks Amex Platinum $50 credit. And as a bonus, you can even get free shipping with your Amex Platinum ShopRunner benefit! Enrollment required.

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Canali abstract 3D cube silk pocket square

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

This Italian-made silk pocket square has an abstract 3D cube motif that brings a touch of class to a men’s suit or blazer.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $28.49

Charbonnel et Walker truffles

(Photo courtesy of Saks)
(Photo courtesy of Saks)

Indulge your sweet tooth by using your Saks credit to purchase two boxes of truffles — one for you and one for a friend. Flavors include milk sea salt, pistachio, sea salt, banana caramel and pink champagne. Cheers!

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $28.00

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 SPF 20, an intense therapy lip balm SPF 25 and natural mint and shea butter.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $35.00

Jet lagged silk sleep mask

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

(Photo courtesy of Saks)Whether you’re out of the office because you’re on vacation or simply working from home, you can still get some excellent shut-eye using this silk sleep mask. The mask is made using high-grade, long-fiber mulberry silk, which is less absorbent, so your skin and hair care products stay on your face and off the mask while you snooze.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $50.00

PiccoliNY kid’s 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.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $35.00

MAC matte lipstick

(Photo courtesy of Saks)
(Photo courtesy of Saks)

I’m a big fan of Mac lipsticks, and because they’re on sale, now is the perfect time to stock up. So take your pick of colors!

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $11.40

Face mask set

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

If you’re ready to hit the skies again, you’ll still need to wear a face mask (even if you’re fully vaccinated). Stock up with this handy four-pack of reusable cloth masks with unique designs, three-layer cotton and a pouch for an optional filter.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $19.95

In Bloom robe

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

This satin wrap is perfect year-round. The touch of lace on the kimono-style sleeve adds a touch of class to this robe.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $50.00

Kate Spade NY stud earrings

(Photo courtesy of Saks)

Glam things up with this pair of goldplated stud earrings that shimmer with multicolored glass crystals finished with the signature spade back. Best of all, there are tons of Kate Spade earrings that you can find well under the $50 budget.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $48.00

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. So brew your favorite cup wherever your travels take you.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $39.95

Bottom line

If you haven’t used your Amex Platinum Saks Fifth Avenue credit, now’s the time. 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.

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

Prices accurate as of publication date. 

Featured photo by Robert Alexander for Getty Images.

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