If you are on the west coast and just getting up or have not checked twitter today you have been missing out on some amazing AMEX “Offers To You” today that you can, via SYNC, get as many cards as you hold enrolled. For me, who loves Carrabbas as a “date night” with my dear wife this choice was simple. But it took a number of steps.
First, clearly, you need to setup your AMEX and Twitter to work with the SYNC offers then you can simply retweet this one that has the NewEgg and a number of other offers. Now all of this assumes you are using Twitter and if you are not shame on you if for nothing else to be able to Tweet to @Delta when you need them!
I then, after my Tweet, got an answer back that my card was now registered for the NewEgg promo. Being the careful type of points enthusiast I also verified each of my cards were correctly sync’ed for the promo as you can have many twitter accounts and use one for each card you hold.
Then next I went to TopCashBack because they offer 2% back on NewEgg return visitors. Now before you say anything I know the T&C says gift cards are not eligible for the cash back but just wait before you comment that below.
Then I got for myself a $200 Carrabba’s e-Gift card that is handily available for $200. No shipping fees and almost instant e-Delivery to my in-box.
As soon as my invoice was generated I got an acknowledgment email from AMEX that I had fulfilled the terms of the offer and that my $25 credit would be on the way. Normally, if you are new to this, it takes 1-3 days after the charge hits your account.
After about another 10 minutes or so I got notice from TopCashBack that they too had recorded the order. Will I get the 2% on this order? If history is any judge then yes. If not, it did not cost me anything to start at their portal anyway. What final step do I have?
As I mentioned, Carrabba’s, and their partner restaurants, have a new rewards program that is very simple and will allow me to get another $20 or $40 off my next visit depending on what restaurant in the family I choose.
This to me is perfect point stacking. Not only did I earn, in my case 200 SPG points for the purchase, but I will in the end have some real savings on a location I like to visit on a regular basis. As for the rest of my cards, I have some time to decide what I will pick up next.
Did you find a better combination that works for you? If so, please comment on the blog below – René
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