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This time of year, Amex Offers can help you maximize your holiday shopping by enabling you to save money or earn bonus points on eligible purchases made with your American Express cards. However, my personal favorite Amex Offer of the year ends tomorrow and is actually (way) better than earning bonus points by shopping at a department store or similar. This Amex Offer can save you hundreds of dollars (or earn you thousands of valuable Membership Rewards points) while paying boring bills you had to pay anyway — if you use AT&T wireless services. We’ve mentioned these particular AT&T Amex offers already (so hopefully you added them), but since they are better than advertised, I want to offer a final reminder before the chance to save hundreds of dollars ends tomorrow.
Save Hundreds Using AT&T Wireless Amex Offer
There are two versions of these AT&T Amex Offers that have been available on select Amex accounts — the first awards a $200 statement credit or 20,000 bonus Membership Rewards points with a single payment of $200+ towards your AT&T Wireless for Business bill made directly with AT&T by Dec. 7. The other version awards $50 or 5,000 bonus Membership Rewards points for a $150+ single payment towards an AT&T Wireless for Business bill directly with AT&T. That particular version can be used up to three times by Dec. 7.
On the surface, those offers may not appear especially exciting, as I’d wager most of us don’t have AT&T Wireless for Business accounts. However, just as in years past when similar offers have appeared, the statement credits and bonus points are triggered by regular old AT&T wireless payments meaning there’s no special business account required.
In my own family I can personally vouch for maxing out the offer to earn 15,000 bonus Membership Rewards points with three $150 AT&T wireless payments on my regular personal AT&T cell phone account with that version of the offer. My mom also made a one-time $200 payment to my personal AT&T wireless account using her no annual fee Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express (she’s on our family plan). That one-time payment triggered a $200 statement credit on her eligible Amex.
Combined, using these offers amounted to hundreds of dollars in savings and bonus points earned on a routine bill we had to pay anyway. If you value Amex Membership Rewards points as TPG does at 2 cents each, that is a total of $300 in points earned (my offer used three times) plus $200 in cash savings (my mom’s offer).
I do want to add the caveat that naturally the coding on these payments could change at any point to become more restrictive to just wireless business accounts, but if you had to pay your personal AT&T bill anyway, there isn’t much to lose by trying. In other words, if you have added these offers to your Amex cards now is the time to make that payment and trigger the bonus savings.
Outside of some special one-time payment offers such as these, here are TPG‘s recommendations for the best credit cards to pay your cell phone bill in order to earn bonus points and/or have some built-in insurance coverage in case something happens to your phone.
Make sure to check your Amex account to see if your card has the offer attached — if so click “Add to Card” and you should be good to go. Eligible Amex cards may include:
- The Platinum Card® from American Express
- The Business Platinum® Card from American Express
- American Express® Gold Card
- Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
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The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), up to a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.
- Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
- Enjoy Uber VIP status and free rides in the U.S. up to $15 each month, plus a bonus $20 in December. That can be up to $200 in annual Uber savings.
- 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
- 5X Membership Rewards points on prepaid hotels booked on amextravel.com.
- Enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
- Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
- $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
- Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. Enrollment required.
- $550 annual fee.
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