It’s already June! That means summer, warm weather, Father’s Day — and a bunch of quarterly and semiannual statement credit and bonus point offers expire at the end of the month.
So before we forget to use them, let’s recap some of those great perks!
Gas Stations and Home Improvement Stores
The Chase Freedom Flex and legacy Chase Freedom Card are offering 5% cashback/5X Ultimate Rewards points on eligible purchases made at participating gas stations and home improvement stores. These are their Q2 bonus categories. Registration is required.
The Chase Freedom Flex‘s quarterly bonus category earnings are limited to $1,500 in combined purchases each quarter. This comes to 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points.
$30 in PayPal Statement Credit
The Platinum Card® from American Express gave its members up to $30 in statement credits each month when they used PayPal to pay for something — and charged the purchase to their Platinum Cards.
One of my favorite ways to use this benefit (which I’ll sorely miss!) was purchasing gift cards through PayPal Digital Gifts.
Dell: $100 Statement Credit
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express gives its members up to $200 in statement credits each year for purchases made directly through Dell: $100 from January through June and $100 from July to December. The credits do not rollover.
A couple of possible stacking options:
- Check your Amex Offers before making your purchase. There may be Dell Amex Offers available that’ll earn you some bonus points and/or extra statement credits.
- Start your Dell purchase through a cashback portal such as Rakuten or TopCashback.
Remember that I was pretty much paid last year to buy a new television using my Dell statement credits.
5X Membership Rewards Points Categories
June is the final month to earn 5X Membership Rewards points for select purchases made with The Business Platinum Card® from American Express:
- Advertising (Online, radio, TV)
- Cell Phone/Wireless
- Gas Stations
- Office Supplies
Each category is eligible for up to 80,000 points in earnings. These were published as Amex Offers — so make sure to add them if you’re late to the party.
Saks Fifth Avenue: $50 Statement Credit
Platinum Card® from American Express members receive up to $50 of statement credits each year for purchases made directly through Saks Fifth Avenue: $50 from January through June and $50 from July to December. Like the Business Platinum’s Dell offer, these credits do not rollover. A one-time enrollment is required for the Saks benefit. (You can access it through your American Express account page.)
Saks isn’t exactly known for selling inexpensive clothing. But there are plenty of ways to still buy something without going over the $50 limit — or simply save $50 on something you’d buy anyway.
Statement credits and bonus points help bring down annual fees — but that’s only if you use those perks! So make sure to take advantage of them before it’s too late.
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