This May Be the Weirdest Credit Card Benefit We’ve Seen Yet

Jun 29, 2019

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Amex Offers are a somewhat lesser-known credit card trick that can save you real money and earn you lots of bonus points. American Express cards have access to a little portal of targeted discounts and bonus-point earning offers. A lot of the time, these offers are from some really popular — with the key word here being “popular” — brands. Think: Sephora, Starbucks, Hilton, Cathay Pacific, etc. Most of the time, they’re not massive (with some exceptions), but they do add up over time, so use them when you can.

Related: Ultimate Guide to Amex Offers

So it came as a funny little surprise to all of us when we stumbled upon an offer for none other than … Chuck E. Cheese’s. Yes, that Chuck E. Cheese you might remember from your childhood. Via this Amex Offer you may be able to save 10% on purchases, up to a whole $2 the next time you’re at none other than Charles Entertainment Cheese.

I have a lot of thoughts here, so bear with me. First off, $2? A whole $2? That’s like, what, half a small bottle of soda there? Granted, I haven’t been to one since the Spice Girls were on the radio, but something tells me that a maximum of a $2 savings doesn’t go far there. Second, in a mix of offers that regularly includes upscale brands such as the Four Seasons, it’s wild to see something so … well, so different than Four Seasons. Yes, these things do add up, so add it to your cards if you can use it, but to quote my good friends Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler … really?!

I’ll owe you a pizza slice at Chuck E. Cheese if you’ve seen a stranger offer than this.

Featured image courtesy of Twitter/@IndyFood.

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