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

Jul 1, 2020

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Do you have The Platinum Card® from American Express in your wallet? Offering lounge access, Uber credits and bonus points on travel, the card comes with a $550 annual fee (see rates and fees). Although the card is ideal for travelers, you can also use it to shop online if you’re stuck at home and not traveling right now.

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

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). And if you haven’t spent your biannual Saks credit yet, you still have some time. Although you can put your credit toward more expensive items such as footwear, clothing or luggage, it is possible to find items that are $50 or less. We’ve pulled together 10 of our favorite Saks items available right now for under $50, all of which are available online (note that many of Saks Fifth Avenue’s physical stores are temporarily closed).

Don’t forget to head over to Saks via a shopping portal to double dip and earn points on your online purchase. Presently, American Airlines is offering 2 points per dollar spent at Saks, but these offers 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 EVRewards to find out where you’ll get the most bonus points.

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For more information, check out our handy guide on everything you need to know about using the Saks Fifth Avenue Amex credit. Below are some items you can buy with your Saks Amex Platinum $50 credit. And bonus? You can get free shipping with your Amex Platinum ShopRunner benefit!

Solid & Striped sunscreen travel set

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

Summer is here, and you must protect your skin from the sun. Inside this translucent logo envelope travel set is Over Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, 3 oz. and Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, 1.75 oz. Best of all? It’s a TSA-approved carry-on.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $46.40

Charbonnel et Walker Truffles

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

Indulge your sweet tooth by using your Saks credit to but 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, $21.00

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

Mac eyeshadow and make-up brush

Now is a great time to experiment and step up on your make-up game, so use your credit to buy this duo. MAC’s Veluxe Pearl Eye Shadow pumps up the volume on your eyes with an intense, saturated color that gives you an intense metallic-frost finish. You can apply it wet or dry, depending on the intensity you want. Apply your new eyeshadow with the MAC 252S Large Shader Brush.

Buy eyeshadow: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $13.60
Buy make-up brush: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $27.20

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. Take your pick of colors, including Diva, Mangrove, Double Fudge, Pink Pigeon and more.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $15.20

Tumi Alpha SLG Slim Card Case

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

Maybe you don’t have the cash to splurge on a Tumi suitcase, but you can get this card case at a much more affordable price than a roller bag. This ballistic nylon card case has an ID window and 2 card pockets, making it handy when you don’t want to carry a large wallet when you travel.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $35

Calendar PVC Shopper

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

Whether you’re at home running errands or relaxing on a beach vacation, it’s always nice to have a tote bag that can be filled with necessities. Consider carrying this vinyl open top tote with a front calendar design that pays homage to Saks Fifth Avenue’s historic flagship store opening.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $30.00

In Bloom Persuasion Short Wrap

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

This satin wrap is perfect to use during the warmer months. The touch of lace on the kimono-styled sleeve adds a touch of class to this robe.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $43.50

Cole Haan GrandPro Snakeskin-Embossed Leather Sneakers

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

Go for both style and comfort with this sneaker. It features a leather upper, a rubber sole and snakeskin embossing.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $48.75

Kate Spade New York Monkey Stone Heart Stud Earrings

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

Glam things up with this pair of goldtone framed heart stud earrings in a monkey design with a spade backing.Reconstituted stone.

Buy: SaksFifthAvenue.com, $33.60

Bottom line

If you haven’t used your Amex Platinum Saks Fifth Avenue credit, now is the time. When shopping at Saks, make sure to double-dip by using a shopping portal that will give you bonus points for every dollar spent. Check Evreward before making any purchases to find the shopping portal with the highest Saks bonuses available now.

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

Prices accurate as of publication date. 

Featured photo by Ken Wolter/Shutterstock

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