It’s already mid-June! That means summer, warm weather, and Father’s Day are here! But disappearing soon are a bunch of quarterly and semiannual statement credit and bonus point offers, as well as some other promotions.
Let’s recap some of those great perks before we forget to use them!
Marriott: Spend $250, Earn $50 Statement Credit
Do you have Marriott travel plans in your future? (Or need an excuse to do so?) Make sure to check out the Amex Offer for Marriott.
Cardholders who manually enroll in the offer may earn a one-time $50 statement in credit after spending at least $250 in eligible room reservation and room charge purchases made at particpating properties in the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio.
Keep in mind these terms:
- Reservations must be made:
- online at Marriott.com or
- via the Marriott Bonvoy App or
- by calling 1-888-236-2427
- The Amex Offer excludes:
- The Ritz-Carlton
- St. Regis
- The Luxury Collection
- W Hotels
- JW Marriott
- Marriott Vacation Club
- Design Hotels
- Protea Hotels by Marriott
- Marriott Executive Apartments
- Homes & Villas by Marriott International
So, um, I guess stick to a straight up Marriott and you shoud be fine.
Amazon and Select Streaming Services: 5% Cashback/5X Ultimate Rewards
The Chase Freedom Flex℠ and legacy Chase Freedom Card offer 5% cashback/5X Ultimate Rewards points on eligible purchases made through Amazon.com and select streaming services as part of the cards’ Q2 bonus categories. Registration is closed. But if you enrolled, you have until June 30 to make eligible purchases.
If you give Amazon gift cards to people for the holidays, birthdays, prizes, etc (or maybe to flight attendants), this is a great way to save 5% in the long run. (Amazon gift cards are explicitly stated as eligible purchases.)
The Chase Freedom Flex℠‘s quarterly bonus category earnings are limited to $1,500 in combined purchases each quarter. The maximum you can earn is 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points (equivalent to $75 when cashing out through the Flex).
Staples: Spend $100, Earn $25 Statement Credit
An Amex Offer allows cardholders to earn a one-time $25 statement credit when spending at least $100 in one or more eligible purchases at a Staples store or online at Staples.com. Enrollment is required and terms apply. This offer expires on June 30.
My wife and I are doing everything possible to get our grubby little paws on our daughter’s kindergarten school supply list ASAP so we can take advantage of this offer.
The quickest travel-related play is here to purchase a gift card for a favorite travel brand such as Delta, Southwest, etc.
Remember, too, that Staples sells goods such as cleaning products, non-alcoholic beverages, paperware, and plasticware. (Hello, Fourth of July party!)
If you choose the online route, remember to start your shopping session through a cashback portal like Rakuten or TopCashback. Remember to also enroll your card in DO$H. You might be able to stack your cashback earnings.
Things To Do by Tripadvisor: 20% Back (Up to $23 in Statement Credit)
There’s a Chase Offer out there for Things To Do by Tripadvisor, a company through which you can book tours, excusrions, and things like that. For example, the New York City Harbor Lights Cruise by Circle Line my wife and I enjoyed is something you can book through Things To Do by Tripadvisor.
Targeted cardholders must manually activate the offer, which expires on June 30. You can earn 20% back on your Things To Do by Tripadvisor purchases up to $23 in statement credit. In other words, the promotion is valid on up to $115 of eligible spending.
Dell: $200 Statement Credit
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express gives members up to $400 in statement credits each year for purchases made directly through Dell: $200 from January 1 through June 30 and $200 from July 1 to December 31. These credits do not rollover and expire if they’re not used. Enrollment is required and terms apply.
I loaded up on camera and computer supplies I desperately needed — and blew through my $200 very quickly. I already have plans for an external monitor that I’ll buy next month.
A couple of possible stacking options:
- Check your Amex Offers before making your purchase. There may be Dell Amex Offers available that’ll earn you some bonus points and/or extra statement credits.
- Start your Dell purchase through a cashback portal such as Rakuten or TopCashback.
Kindle: Earn 20% Back
Fellow book lovers: make sure to add the Kindle offer from Chase.
You may earn 20% back on your Kindle eBook purchase, up to a maximum of $4. (So, up to $20 in purchasing.) This expires on June 30.
Saks Fifth Avenue: $50 Statement Credit
The Platinum Card® from American Express members receive up to $50 of statement credits each year for purchases made directly through Saks Fifth Avenue: $50 from January 1 through June 30 and and $50 from July 1 to December 31.
Like the Business Platinum’s Dell offer, these credits do not rollover. A one-time enrollment is required for the Saks benefit. (You can access it through your American Express account page.) Terms apply.
Saks isn’t exactly known for selling inexpensive clothing. But there are plenty of ways to still buy something without going over the $50 limit — or simply save $50 on something you’d buy anyway. I used my benefit to save a ton of money on a cologne purchase I planned to make anway — with or without Saks. (I talk about that in this post.)
Office Depot: 10% Back
Here’s another office supply store promotion. Chase has an Office Depot offer: earn 10% back on purchases — up to $8 in statement credit. ($80 in eligible spending = $8 back.)
Again, travel gift cards, home and school supplies, etc., are good plays here. The promotion expires on June 30.
Carnival Cruises: Spend $100, Earn $40
Last (and certainly least), we have a Carnival Cruises offer from Chase. Cardholders who add the promotion to their card may earn a $40 statement credit when spending at least $100 their Carnival Cruise purhcase. Note that purchases must be made directly with Carnival Cruises — not with their sister cruise lines. This expires on June 30. (Or you could just take NCL Cruises like René and Lisa do.)
Statement credits and bonus points help bring down annual fees — but that’s only if you use those perks! So make sure to take advantage of them before it’s too late.
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