I just got an email from Eve, a reader with a great question:
I’ve been loving all of these recent sync promos from Amex, but I agree with another one of your readers – I feel like I’m always late to the party. Where are people finding all these great Amex offers?
I love this question, because when I was new to the “game” of points/miles/deals collecting, I wondered the same thing. I also love the answer, because it is so easy.
There are 4 ways to find Amex offers and sync them to your cards: directly from your Amex account, and through Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare. If you aren’t sure what “syncing your card” means, you can read this post I wrote a few weeks ago, which explains the process in detail.
1. How to find and sync offers through your Amex account
When you log in to your American Express account, there is a tab titled “Offers for You”
You can select as many offers as you want. Once you select them, they are linked to your card, and will show up under the “My Offers” button.
2. How to find and sync offers with Twitter
You can sync your card with Twitter here. (Plus, they’ve got a cute video you can watch!)
Somehow, I always tend to miss tweets from Amex, so I periodically check here for updates.
If you are not on Twitter yet, it takes 5 minutes to set up an account, and it really is a great way to keep tabs on all of the “blink and you might miss them” deals online. (Anne – it might be a great way for you to foil the poltergeist in your computer! ;)) My Twitter handle is @pixie_points if you want to follow me while you’re at it.
3. How to find and sync offers with Facebook
You can sync your card to Facebook here. (Of course you have a Facebook account for your alter-ego, right?)
Once you’ve synced your card, you can click on the “Amex Sync” app to find deals.
Simply click on the offers that interest you, and they will be automatically loaded onto your card.
4. How to find and sync offers with Foursquare
You can sync your card with Foursquare here.
What happens next?
Once your card is linked, Amex will offer you deals that show up on your social media account (or in your regular Amex account). The deals are always free. Once you accept a deal, you don’t need to pre-purchase anything, print out a coupon, or show anything at the point of sale. All you need to do is use your synced Amex card when you buy the item. Then you’ll get a statement credit from Amex.
Ready to find and sync?
I hope this makes it a little easier for you guys to find all of the great deals that will be flying around this holiday season!
Do you have any success stories or tips to add? Let us know in the comments section!