Check your email – did you get a $25 gift card from Amex?

I’m home sick today with the flu. I haven’t been this sick in years. At the moment, I’m feeling better than I have in hours, so I decided to get out of bed and catch up on a few emails.

When I’m checking my email in-box, I sometimes feel like the Sorceror’s Apprentice: I speed through an avalanche of emails, quickly deleting as many as I can before new ones arrive to take their place. Usually I tap the “delete” button after reading only the subject line, so when I saw this:

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I almost pressed “delete.”

However, for some reason, I had a change of heart and clicked through to the email. This is what I saw:

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Hmm. I decided to go for it. I clicked “claim your $25 gift card” and arrived at this screen:

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Then I filled out the info and saw this:

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I suppose that now a membership advisor is going to contact me, but I have to say, at this point, I’m really curious. The fact that I could get a “$2,900 discount” is crazy: how much is a regular membership?

At any rate, I’m excited about my $25 Amex gift card. 🙂

Did anyone else get this offer? Did you do it?

Comments

  1. Didn’t get the email, but I did give my info to Inspirato previously because I was interested in the program and you couldn’t see the membership prices without giving your info. Unfortunately it is very expensive (in my opinion) and the people from the company continually call and email me (pretty annoying).

    • Points Pixie says:

      SamG – Yes, it seemed like it was VERY expensive. I’m curious about the details but can’t imagine I will be interested.

  2. Not I…cant wait to hear the details:)

  3. Hope you gave them an email address and phone number that you never use 🙂

  4. Darth Chocolate says:

    Yes, I got this and signed up. Could not find costing information – only a phone number where I could get the pricing. BTW, they said I could get a $5,000 discount!

    Sorry, sounds like a scam, and since I am out of the country, I replied to the e-mail and told them not to call.

  5. Received an email a few days ago, didn’t realize it was free $25 until I read your post. Just registered – we shall see.

  6. Yeah, it’s prohibitively expensive.

    I looked into it a few months back, intending to leverage points, like a good little credit travel hacker.

    Don’t recall exact numbers, but there are several tiers, each with an annual membership from $5-10K, and a priveleged member discount of renting high end properties from $700-1,000 nightly (membership has its priveleges!). You’ll be asked a series of questions intended to qualify you for the best product fit. One of the questions is: “When you travel, how much do you normally spend on accommodations?”
    Me: “Well, I’m definitely value oriented; usually spend from $40-150 per night, depending on the deal I can wrangle.”
    Them: (Said in a slightly disparaged voice) “Aha..I see… “(awkward pause…) “well…our properties range from$700-1,000 nightly.”
    Me:(Said in a slightly disparaged voice) “Aha..I see… “(awkward pause…) “well…can I use points?”
    Ha…ha…ha…NO!

    If you don’t want to hear from them again, just answer as I did. That $25 credit might buy a bottled water or some Pringles from the mini-bar! 🙂

  7. Thanks, just looked through my trash and found this.

  8. bummer, all I have in my junk folder from Amex is my account snapshot. oh well, was worth checking!

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