By now, if you are an American Express cardholder, you should be very familiar with the American Express Sync rewards program that came out about two years ago. If you are not, the basic premise is that you can sync your American Express card with social media in order to add special promotions to your card. These promotions often come in the form of free money on your statement credit.
In 2012, I was easily able to leverage these sync rewards to get back over $100 in statement credits for each of my American Express cards–making their annual fees well worth the trouble. I like to feature certain sync rewards that I think are worthwhile.
There are two right now that have my attention. One is $5 statement credit on your next purchase of $30 or more at any BP Gas Station. While this may not apply for me since I live on the west coast and there are no BP stations here, some of you readers might be able to reap the reward for this one. Or if you’re planning on traveling and renting a car, this might be a possibility too.
The other is a $25 statement credit on your next purchase of $250 or more at any Best Buy store or Bestbuy.com. This deal is particularly useful because Black Friday is coming up. If you have any plans on buying gaming consoles, TVs, monitors, computers, or any high-ticket item—this is definitely something you want to add to your card.
The best part is that you can still use your favorite miles or points earning American Express card to get points and money back at the same time!
First, start with syncing your American Express card to your social media accounts if you have not yet already done so. (And if you have, keep in mind only one card may be synced per social media account. You can always unsync and sync a new card if you want.)
- To sync your American Express card with your Facebook account, click here. (To unsync, scroll to the bottom for the unsync card link.)
- To sync your American Express card with your Twitter account, click here. (To unsync, scroll to the bottom for the unsync card link.)
To get the $5 statement credit for your purchase of $25 or more at any BP Gas Station:
- From your synced Twitter account, tweet #AmexBP to add the offer to your synced Amex Card. (I assume you have already synced your AMEX card.)
- Be sure that you receive an “@ reply” message from @AmexSync stating that this offer has been added to your synced Card. If you do not receive this confirmation message, you should tweet @AmericanExpress or send a secure message through your Americanexpress.com portal inquiring about this.
- After everything has been synced, just make a single purchase of $25 or more each time with your synced card at any BP Gas Station [Store Locator] by December 31, 2013 and receive a $5 Statement Credit automatically. Don’t forget to use your favorite rewards/miles earning American Express card while you’re at it. (I would personally use the American Express Premier Gold card since that gets me 2x Membership Reward points at Gas Stations.)
- A statement credit should be issued within 90 days after 12/31/13 with your qualifying purchase. Sweet!
To get the $25 statement credit for your purchase of $250 or more at BestBuy.com, Best Buy retail stores, or Best Buy Mobile:
- Click here to load this offer to your card via Facebook. (Assumes you have already synced.)
- Or from your Twitter account, tweet #AmexBestBuy to add the offer to your synced Amex Card.
- After everything has been synced, just make a single purchase of $250 or more each time by 12/31/13 with your synced card at any Best Buy retail store, Bestbuy.com, or Best Buy mobile.
- A statement credit of $25 should be issued within 90 days after 12/31/13 with your qualifying purchase.
Other personalized offers might be available for you! Check Facebook App:
- Also, you might want to check what other offers are available on the AMEX Facebook app here. I also found a few other ones that I would enjoy personally, including a $5 statement credit on your next purchase of $25 or more at Forever 21, and $5 back on my next purchase of $15 or more at FedEx. YMMV. (Your miles may vary.)