20% Discount On Qantas & $20 From Staples When You Buy Gift Cards

One of the things I like the most about American Express in the US is the fact that, every now and again, my credit cards get targeted for some very useful offers. Compared to the offers available on the UK American Express cards (which are mostly pretty poor) the US offers are great and can go a long way to helping offset any annual fees.

An offer that came in useful recently was for a $50 rebate on a $250 spend on Virgin America. Four of my American Express credit cards were targeted for this and, while I didn’t get to use the saving all four times, it still saved me a good amount of money on tickets I was going to purchase anyway.

Right now, an offer that looks like it could be pretty useful for quite a few people is the “spend $2,000 and get $400 back” that Amex is running:Screen Shot 2016-03-12 at 21.57.03

Once again four of my cards were targeted for this offer so I’m going to guess that a lot of Amex Credit Card holders will have it on at least one of their cards too.

The Details:

Get a 1X $400 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to spend $2000+ on airfare only online at qantas.com by 4/14/16. Purchase must be made on Qantas’ US website in USD. Flight must originate in US. Not valid on vacation packages.

Spending $2,000 on domestic airlines may take some doing if you’re not a regular flyer but spending $2,000 on Qantas is par for the course if you’re going to fly them from the US. All you have to do is look at the “latest offers” on the Qantas homepage and you’ll’ see what I mean:

Screen Shot 2016-03-12 at 22.10.18As you can see it’s quite easy for a couple to spend $2,000 on a single trip.

Solo travelers need not despair as there appears to be good news in the fine print. The terms and conditions don’t say that the $2,000 has to be spent in one transaction…it looks like it just has to be spent before the expiry date of 14 April 2016. So, if you have a couple of trips you need to book then this may still be of use.

$20 Prepaid Card From Staples When You Buy Gift Cards

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It looks like this offer has been around since Sunday but you’ve still got a few days to get in on it.

Staples is offering a $20 Visa prepaid card when you buy $250 or more of Visa Gift Cards in store.

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The offer runs between 13 March and 19 March and the rebate paperwork will print out at the register when you pay for the gift cards.

This deal is best for those who have one of Chase’s Ink credit cards which give 5x points on all purchases from Office Supply stores. The $20 will wipe out the cost of purchasing the card and the Chase Ultimate Rewards Points would be, technically, free. And free is usually good 🙂