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[UPDATED] Motley Fool Amex Offer: Free Subscription AND Cash Back?!

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An Amex Offer for the Motley Fool stock advice service dropped today — and it could be a real winner.

Motley Fool Amex Offer

The Motley Fool Amex Offer offers a one-time $99 statement credit after using your Amex card (on which you activate the offer) to make a single subscription-based purchase of at least $99. The offer expires on May 8.

Going to Fool.com/Amex sends you to a promotion for a $99 subscription to their Stock Advisor service.

So you basically get a free one-year subscription to Motley Fool. All of my consumer and business American Express cards received the offer, as did my wife’s.

I know people who’ve made thousands of dollars thanks to Motley Fool’s advice. The company seems to have a pretty good track record.

UPDATED: Cashback Stacking Dead?

Several shopping portals — both cashback and points/miles loyalty programs — are offering bonuses for Motley Fool subscriptions.

RebatesMe is offering $85 cashback for new, select, paid Motley Fool subscriptions activated through the portal. Subscriptions must be active for at least 45 days.

Like the stock market, there is some risk involved with this one.

RebatesMe Motley Fool

Stockadvisor {sic} purchases are apparently excluded. Plus, I didn’t see the $99 subscription price on Motley Fool after clicking to them through RebatesMe.

And later in the week, Motley Fool told Frequent Miler that stacking will not be allowed.

Just for grins, I added the RebatesMe extension to my Chrome browser. When I visited Fool.com/Amex, a pop-up gave me the option to activate RebatesMe. So I took a chance and went for it.

Use the RebatesMe Chrome extension

Worst case scenario: I don’t get the $85. And maybe lose out on some money through Glamour Rewards or points SkyMiles shopping or whatever. But I won’t be out-of-pocket any cash. And I get a free year of Motley Fool.

H/T: Derrick T.

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9 Comments

  1. I did the offer through rebates me as well I see the purchase on their site, but it says $0 and that cashout will be available around 4/28/2021. I also received the email from Amex that I did use the offer

  2. The Amex rebate and cash back offer (if it works) is a solid option, however when looking at the other portals on cashbackmonitor I see that the chase freedom offers 7,500 points for a new subscription. While the Amex rebate alone gives you $99 in value, the 7,500 UR points can be worth $112,50 if you also have a reserve card. That is based on the $.015 redemption rate on travel or with the Pay Yourself Back feature. With the RebatesMe extension as you described it may also be possible to get the cash back in addition to the chase points, meaning you net $98.50 ((112.5-99)+ 85). Any thoughts? I can try this and let you know if the cash back extension offer gets activated. Can always sign up again by the deadline with my Amex using my work email to get motley access for an extra 4 months.

    • @Arik – I am doing what you described (did early this AM). Let’s both share data points if it works as planned.

      • Went to sign up but it looks like the rebatesme offer is gone, however the chase bonus has increased to 15,000 points by signing up through the freedom ‘shop through chase’ feature which is worth over $200. Other solid increased offers are available as well if you check out cashbackmonitor

        • @Arik – Many thanks. My wife has the offer on one of her cards and can try that one. Question – did you get points yet for your Chase portal buy at the lower level of points?

          • I haven’t signed up since I first posted. Had some personal things to deal with but was going to sign up this morning and noticed the changes. Still would like to know if you end up getting the bonus with the extension

          • @Arik – Right. I got the notice from Amex I used the offer as well as the Chase notice that I had as well. Will advise on both as well as testing on the new offer! 🙂

          • Just purchased the $99 so hopefully will see the 15k points posted soon. Will keep you updated

  3. Barry Graham Reply

    Dining benefits and double miles for Delta purchases also showed up today:

    Earn 2 additional miles per dollar spent on Delta purchases
    Spend $20 (Reserve) or $15 (Platinum) or more at U.S. Restaurants, earn $20/$15 back once a month through 2021

    I read elsewhere that the dining is for personal card holders. Business card holders get wireless spending credits.

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