$5.00 Statement Credit from American Express & TripAdvisor

This has to be the easiest $5.00 I have ever made (other than the time I shook down a 6th grader for his lunch money back in middle school). If you have ANY American Express card ( i.e. Costco card, Premier Rewards, Business OPEN Cards, SkyMiles, Platinum, etc), simply go to TripAdvisor and sync your card. Write a review about a hotel, a place you visited, a restaurant, whatever, and get a $5.00 statement credit on your card. Yes, it’s that simple, and it took me about 5 min. to do!  Most of you have an existing TripAdvisor account, so you can skip the part about creating one. If you don’t have one, go ahead and create one, because TripAdvisor is a handy site for looking up hotels, places, and just about anything travel related.

Here is the link to the promotion : American Express Sync Promotion




I posted a review about one of my favorite food carts here in Portland – The Frying Scotsman, and it was published.  A few hours later, I received this email below indicating the $5.00 statement credit.



American Express / Twitter Gift Cards Arrived Today!!

UPDATE: I came home today and voila! Waiting at my door step were three UPS envelopes, each containing a $25.00 Prepaid American Express gift card.  It’s always cool to see a package waiting for you at your door.

However, when I opened them, there was a letter inside indicating that I wont be charged for them at all!.  Now bear in the mind, the deal was tweet to American Express via Twitter, and you would get a $25.00 prepaid gift card, for $15.00, thus making $10.00 on the deal.  Their systems were slammed hard, and there were issues with some folks cards not being processed correctly—including mine.  All three of them that I used. Well, the nice folks at AMEX were kind enuff to send out the gift cards, WITHOUT charging my American Express synced cards.

Truly a GIFT card

$75.00 in FREE money….ya gotta love it!

Did anybody else participate? If you have American Express cards, make sure you Sync them with your Twitter and/or Facebook to hop on these deals. They have them often and are VERY lucrative.  Here is the link : https://sync.americanexpress.com/




$25 American Express Gift Card for $15 (Twitter Sync Deal) HONORED!!

On February 11th, the blogs were being alerted to a deal from American Express and Twitter.  The deal was sync your American Express card to your twitter account, and tweet #BuyAmexGiftCard25, and you would receive a $25 gift card, for only $15, thus making $10.  Well, I did just that, and kept on getting an error from American Express saying there was an error in processing my information.  I immediately tweeted AMEX, and received a response that they will look into it….that was on February 13th.

Well today I received a tweet & email saying they will send out a card immediately for me and my card will not be charged! Once again, the lesson of the day kids: be proactive when it comes to points and miles.  If you are persistent, you will be rewarded.

Hi! We’re following up with #BuyAmexGiftCard25, We processed order courtesy of Amex & will ship out. You will not be charged.