A nice Amex offer for SoCal groceries – save up to $45 [Targeted]

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Gelson’s is a grocery store chain that you’ll find in various locations across Southern California and if you have one of these stores in your neighborhood (or on your way to work), Amex may have an offer for you that will save you some cash.

Spend $50 At Gelsons & Get $15 Back (x3)

Headline Details

Get a $15 statement credit by using your enrolled eligible Card to make a single purchase of $50 or more in-store at Gelson’s Markets by 12/15/2023. Limit of 3 statement credits (total of $45).

Key Terms

  • Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem.
  • Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels.
  • Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card.
  • Offer valid in-store at Gelson’s Markets.
  • Valid at participating locations in the US.
  • Excludes all orders placed online for delivery and in-store pick up, online pharmacy orders, and Viktor Benes Bakery, Renaud’s Bakery and Little Cakes locations.
  • Limit of 3 statement credits (total of $45 back) per Card Member.
  • Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 90 days after 12/15/2023, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase.
  • Any benefit earned from this offer is in addition to the rewards (i.e. Membership Rewards or cash back) earned as part of your existing Card benefits, but your ability to earn spend-based rewards for the purchase will be based on the amount after any statement credit or other discount is applied.

See your targeted offer for full terms and conditions.

Making the most of this offer

If you’ve been targeted for this offer it’s likely that you’ll find it targeted to a number of your American Express cards, so it’s going to be important that you load the offer to the card that will earn you the most points (or cash back) for your spending.

If you’re looking to earn Membership Rewards points, the best cards to load this offer to will be the card_name (which earns 4 points/dollar on up to $25,000 of spending/year at US supermarkets and 1 point/dollar thereafter – terms apply) or the Amex EveryDay® Preferred card (which earns up to 4.5 points/dollar at US supermarkets – terms apply).

Note: All information about the Amex EveryDay® Preferred card has been collected independently by Traveling For Miles. The American Express® Green Card is not currently available through Traveling For Miles

If you’d prefer to earn cash back on your Gelson’s purchases, the best cards to load this offer to will be the card_name (which earns 6% back on up to $6,000 of spending/year at US supermarkets and 1% thereafter – terms apply) or the card_name (which earns 3% back on up to $6,000 of spending/year at US supermarkets and 1% thereafter – terms apply).

Also, there are three key things to know about Gelson’s and this offer:

  1. Gelson’s isn’t a cheap grocery store
  2. Gelson’s sells gift cards
  3. Gift cards should trigger these offers (they triggered them last time I was targeted for this offer).

Unless you already do your grocery shopping at Gelson’s, I suggest that you don’t allow this offer to tempt you into buying groceries at your local store as a lot of items that Gelson’s sells can be bought for less at other neighborhood grocery stores. If you’d like to pick up some gift cards, that’s another matter.

Bottom Line

This is the best Gelsons Amex offer I remember seeing (usually it’s a “spend $50 get $10 back up to 2x”) but don’t go crazy buying items you wouldn’t have bought had you not been targeted for this offer – that’s a great way to waste money.

Think things through and make sure you load the offer to the Amex Card from which you’ll derive the greatest earnings/benefit before you walk into your nearest Gelsons Market.

Overall, if you live in SoCal and are a Gelsons customer, this is an offer you should be looking out for as it provides an incredibly easy way to save up to $45 on shopping that you probably would be doing anyway.



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