A new Starbucks Amex Offer gives targeted cardholders the opportunity the earn 5% back on Starbucks card reloads. The maximum credit you can receive is $5. (Basically, spend up to $100 on reloading your Starbucks card and get up to $5 back.)
Update: Reader Gaurav reports he received a 15% offer, maxed at $5 in statement credits.
The offer is good through September 21, 2020.
While that’s nothing too exciting, consider that a bunch of American Express cards earn bonus points on restaurant/dining purchases. Depending on which of your cards receive the offer, you might be able to score some good bonus points on top of your Starbucks card reloads.
FWIW, none of my business cards were targeted. The Starbucks Amex Offer popped up only my personal Amex products. (I added it to my American Express Gold Card, which earns 4X on dining purchases worldwide.)
I like that this applies specifically to Starbucks card reloads. Many restaurant or dining Amex offers exclude locations in airports or supermarkets. There’s no such worry in this case.
Which Amex Cards are the Best for This Offer?
Based on their current dining bonuses, here are the cards I think are the best for the Starbucks Amex Offer (in alphabetical order):
- American Express Gold Card (4X)
- American Express Green Card (3X)
- Delta SkyMiles Blue American Express Card (2X)
- Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express (2X)
- Hilton Honors American Express Card (5X)
- Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card (7X)
- Hilton Honors American Express Surpass Card (6X)
- Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card (10X through October 31, 2020)
- Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card (10X through October 31, 2020)
- Platinum Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express (2X)
Amex says the offer “excludes in-store reloads, in-store and online purchases, delivery orders, gift card and e-gift card purchases.” So you must use an existing card already in your account. I reloaded my Starbucks card with their app and it immediately triggered the Amex Offer email.
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