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[American Express Membership Rewards] American Express Membership Rewards - 25% off on all Sony products

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Sep 26, 2007
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American Express Membership Rewards - 25% off on all Sony products

Deal Link:
Savings:
25%
Expiry:
June 9, 2019
Retailer:
American Express Membership Rewards
For those who collect Amex reward points, they currently have 25% discount on all Sony products.
I am thinking of getting the Sony Noise cancellation at 45,000 points (discounted from 60,000)

SAVE 25% when you redeem points on all
Sony products from May 27 – June 9, 2019!
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Feb 18, 2013
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Just because you got an email about it, doesn't make it a hot deal.

45,000 points is worth $450 as a statement credit, so the item should cost significantly more than that to be a good redemption.

Those noise cancelling headphones you're pointing out are older (from 2016/2017), and even back then went on sale for $349.99:

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Jul 10, 2007
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@Leverage really good explanation of why something isn’t a good deal. Too often there is just a downvote, but no learning. Kudos.
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With Amex Cobalt.. don't see an option to put it towards my statement at that rate anywhere. How is this done?

Redeem points for purchases with the AMEX Cobalt card. Use a minimum of 1,000 points for a $7 statement credit toward any purchase made with the card within the past 90 days
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Nov 13, 2003
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Vietlord wrote: With Amex Cobalt.. don't see an option to put it towards my statement at that rate anywhere. How is this done?
You should see a box on the right that says "Use points for purchases" and go from there.

BTW, I believe the NC headphones available for redemption is a WH-1000XM3 (3rd gen model from late last year) based on the accent mic next to the ear piece, not the 2nd gen (2017) model.
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Feb 19, 2017
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Generally if you are using a CC that collect points, the best deals are GC or if possible use on purchases. That's generally where you get the most values because items you can redeem for often go on sale. In the case of headphones, 25% off really isnt much for most headphones due to the inflated MSRP prices. Also 1000x are apparently the same as these (repackaged/re-released)

https://www.costco.ca/Sony-WH-H900NBDC- ... 16523.html

$250 regular price at costco and was on sale a few months ago at i think $200 (pretty sure it was $50 off but i could be wrong). I say apparently because that's what everyone was speculating when they were on sale (honestly i got no idea).
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Paigne wrote: Generally if you are using a CC that collect points, the best deals are GC or if possible use on purchases.
No, the best deals are travel, especially business/first class flights.
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rugerty100 wrote: No, the best deals are travel, especially business/first class flights.
Suppose you're right there but i rarely use points to travel... mostly since the CC i use are always cash back versions... (or PC pts).

In the past with TD travel visa (last card i had that was travel but discontinued i think), i just redeem'd on gas.
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Jul 14, 2014
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Anyone not using mr points and interested in selling them, please pm me
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zaibii786 wrote: Anyone not using mr points and interested in selling them, please pm me
How exactly does that work?
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I am not very impressed with AMEX rewards because more often than not it is more expensive to book flights or hotels for identical itinerary using points. I know some will say that it is free but it still sucks. I like those cards that let you book and pay for the flight or hotel as you choose, then you get a statement credit to offset the travel costs.
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Dec 16, 2012
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Poutinesauce wrote: Only idiots redeem for any physical merchandise with credit card points.
There is no need to be this harsh. Do you feel superior than those so called idiots? Educate over hate
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Feb 22, 2009
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Headbeancounter wrote: I am not very impressed with AMEX rewards because more often than not it is more expensive to book flights or hotels for identical itinerary using points. I know some will say that it is free but it still sucks. I like those cards that let you book and pay for the flight or hotel as you choose, then you get a statement credit to offset the travel costs.
You are describing precisely how Amex Membership points can work. You can apply them as a statement credit at any time.
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broncinbuck wrote: You are describing precisely how Amex Membership points can work. You can apply them as a statement credit at any time.
I thought I had to book thru AMEX travel and apply the points, no?
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Headbeancounter wrote: I thought I had to book thru AMEX travel and apply the points, no?
No, there is a pay with points option that allows you to credit purchases with your points 1000 point=$10. Doesn’t have to even be travel related purchases.
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broncinbuck wrote: No, there is a pay with points option that allows you to credit purchases with your points 1000 point=$10. Doesn’t have to even be travel related purchases.
Thanks for your post that is extremely helpful, I have had this card with over 60k points for sometime now, I always thought that I could only use the points by booking travel thru AMEX, it is worth noting though that for non travel related purchases 1000 points are worth $7 only. Thanks again and thanked.
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broncinbuck wrote: No, there is a pay with points option that allows you to credit purchases with your points 1000 point=$10. Doesn’t have to even be travel related purchases.
IIRC, the 1000 points = $10 for any purchase is limited to the biz plat.

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