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Use Social Media to Get More from Your Credit Card

[June 15th, 2014]

You think you know everything about credit card rewards. You use your card to pay for groceries, gas, utility bills and other everyday expenses in order to get the most cash back and collect reward points for every dollar you spend. You have the calendar of rotating category rewards memorized and know which credit card will give you 5% cash back when you go to the garden supply store or shop online. The frequent flyer miles in your account could fly you around the globe, and you always have a coupon for a free hotel stay somewhere.

But there is one place where you could still be missing out.

If you use social media, you have the opportunity to get discounts, cash back and other rewards you may not be aware of. American Express has been the leader when it comes to integrating credit card rewards with social media. If you are an active user of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, do yourself a favor and apply for an American Express card today. Their Amex Offers program gives cardholders the chance to save on their favorite brands through several different social media channels.

Here’s a primer on using social media to make the most of your credit card.

Facebook: To sync your American Express credit card with your Facebook profile, go to www.amexoffers.com, scroll down and click on “Amex offers on Facebook” to get started.Connect your American Express card with your Facebook profile and begin taking advantage of offers, which will appear on your timeline and be curated to appeal to your particular interests. Recent Amex Facebook offers have included:

  • $25 back on Amazon purchases of $75 or more
  • $20 back on Walmart spending of $79 or more
  • $5 back on $25 spent at BP gas stations
  • $5 back on $100 in purchases at Sony
  • $15 back on Costco purchase of $115 or more

Twitter: Go to www.amexoffers.com and click on “Amex Offers on Twitter” to connect your Twitter account with your American Express card. Then follow @AmericanExpress and keep an eye on their feed to find offers that interest you. To redeem discounts, you will tweet hashtags (this is a #hashtag) and make qualifying purchases. For example, here is one recent tweet from American Express:

  • Tweet #AmexBP, get $5 back 1x on single qualifying $30+ pump purch at BP w/cnctd Amex Card!

You would simply tweet something like, “On my way to fill up my tank and get cash back, thanks #AmexBP” and then spend $30 or more at a BP station using your connected American Express card. The $5 credit would appear on your American Express statement within 90 days of the qualifying purchase.

Other recent Twitter offers have included:

  • $50 back on a purchase of $150 or more at Kenneth Cole when you tweet #AmexKCole
  • $20 back on $100 in Bowlmor Lanes purchases when you tweet #AmexBowlmor
  • $200 back on $2,000 in spending at Cathay Pacific Airlines when you tweet #AmexCathay

Foursquare and TripAdvisor also partner with American Express to offer discounts to users—go to www.amexoffers.com to find out more and connect your American Express card.

Note that corporate Amex card and prepaid Amex cards, with the exception of Amex Serve prepaid accounts, are not eligible for social media discount deals.

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