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AMEX OFFER - Spend $75 in office supplies and receive $30 back

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[OP]
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[American Express] AMEX OFFER - Spend $75 in office supplies and receive $30 back

Received the offer for AMEX Platinum Business.

Here is the fine print:

Offer valid for in-store and online purchases at Canadian office supply stores. “Office supply stores” are in the business of selling a range of office supplies including items like paper, notebooks, office equipment (e.g. fax machines and printers) and office furniture (e.g. desks, desk chairs, and filing cabinets). Excludes supplies purchased at other retail stores. Pharmacies, supermarkets, warehouse clubs and superstores are not considered office supply stores.

Seems like all electronic stores are valid for this promotion based on the exclusions? If so, very hot!
Last edited by TomRFD on Nov 2nd, 2020 9:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: retailer field was empty
:)
Thread Summary
Seems to be only for business cards

DP:

Staples

$75 Esso Gift Card instore on Nov 2, 2020. Got $30 credit on Nov 4, 2020. $30 statement credit is only showing up on the Amex offer statement credit tab.

Bought one item for $225+ and got 1x$90 credit on my AMEX

went to staples, bought 200$ mastercard GC + 25$ LCBO on Thursday night, got credit sunday morning for 90$

Bought $75 lululemon GC online at staples on Thursday night, got the $30 credit the next tuesday morning
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Newbie
Jan 1, 2007
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Staples, Grand & Toy, Best Buy, Walmart (?) ... need help!
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Jan 16, 2006
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If I buy one item for $225 after taxes at an Office retailer, would I be eligible for $90 back? Thanks Ops, enrolled my card too!
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Apr 18, 2017
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Ottawa
Got this exact offer for my biz plat!

Thanks OP
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Got spend $50, earn $20, up to 3 times on my Biz Bonvoy.

Staples sells PS5 games!
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Nothing on Personal Platinum..... Sure could use it vs some discount on a covid hotel stay
The Golden Rule: those who have the gold, make the rules
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Nothing on my PP card as well.
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Jon Lai wrote: Nothing for my PP and Simply Cash. Guess it's for Biz cards only.
Same, nothing for NF SimplyCash.
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Mar 13, 2006
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Nothing on my Personal Platinum...
Would have been a nice offer!
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pererac wrote: Nothing on Personal Platinum..... Sure could use it vs some discount on a covid hotel stay
Personal Plat already had the $200 free groceries and points for cash boost earlier this year to be fair.

Got $20/$50 x3 on the Biz Gold.
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Dec 26, 2010
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Toronto
From American Express, received on my Business Platinum:

DETAILS
Spend at least $75 in qualifying purchases using your registered Card at participating Canadian office supply location(s) or online by 31/01/2021 and earn a $30 statement credit. Limit of 3 credits.<br>Terms apply.

OFFER TERMS
The registered Card account must be in good standing. Must first register your Card to the offer and use the same Card to make qualifying purchase(s) by 31/01/2021. Date format is DD/MM/YYYY. A purchase made during the offer period prior to registration of your eligible Card in this program is not a qualifying purchase. Your registration of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to qualifying purchases on that Card.
To be eligible for a $30 (CAD) statement credit, one single qualifying purchase or cumulative qualifying purchase(s) that total at least $75 (CAD) after taxes, must be charged to your registered Card at Canadian office supply stores during the offer period and subsequently posted to your account. You can earn a maximum of $90 (CAD) in statement credit/s per registered Card during the offer period. In the case of an online purchase made during the offer period, it may not qualify if the registered Card is charged on the shipping date and that date occurs after the offer ends. Delivery of purchase(s) is only available within Canada.
Offer valid for in-store and online purchases at Canadian office supply stores. “Office supply stores” are in the business of selling a range of office supplies including items like paper, notebooks, office equipment (e.g. fax machines and printers) and office furniture (e.g. desks, desk chairs, and filing cabinets). Excludes supplies purchased at other retail stores. Pharmacies, supermarkets, warehouse clubs and superstores are not considered office supply stores. Offer is non-transferable.
Statement credit will be applied to your registered card account within 90 days after 31/01/2021, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase(s). Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase(s) is returned/cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. Unless expressly stated otherwise in the offer, the following transactions are not qualifying purchases for this offer: purchasing a merchant’s goods through a third party, such as through concession stores in department stores, payment account or service of a third party, a card reader attached to a mobile phone, online aggregators that sell goods of other merchants or if the merchant category is otherwise not identified. A statement credit does not constitute a payment and does not satisfy the requirement to pay the minimum due on a credit card. The Basic/Primary Cardmember must continue to make separate payments of at least the minimum due in accordance with the Cardmember agreement and account statement applicable to their registered Card account.
In the event that you replace your registered Card through Amex Bank of Canada or other participating American Express card issuer (as applicable) during the offer period, your participation in this offer will end and you will need to re-register for this offer.
For full terms that apply to registering your Card in the program, see Program Terms.

From my chat with Amex:
"Eligible purchases at American Express retail Merchants at or for: Office supply retailers whose primary business is the sale of office supplies in Canada, Electronic goods retailers whose primary business is the sale of electronics in Canada

Purchases at Merchants where these categories are not their primary business, such as general merchandise retailers, do not qualify."
[OP]
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jasonarroyo wrote: From American Express, received on my Business Platinum:

DETAILS
Spend at least $75 in qualifying purchases using your registered Card at participating Canadian office supply location(s) or online by 31/01/2021 and earn a $30 statement credit. Limit of 3 credits.<br>Terms apply.

OFFER TERMS
The registered Card account must be in good standing. Must first register your Card to the offer and use the same Card to make qualifying purchase(s) by 31/01/2021. Date format is DD/MM/YYYY. A purchase made during the offer period prior to registration of your eligible Card in this program is not a qualifying purchase. Your registration of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to qualifying purchases on that Card.
To be eligible for a $30 (CAD) statement credit, one single qualifying purchase or cumulative qualifying purchase(s) that total at least $75 (CAD) after taxes, must be charged to your registered Card at Canadian office supply stores during the offer period and subsequently posted to your account. You can earn a maximum of $90 (CAD) in statement credit/s per registered Card during the offer period. In the case of an online purchase made during the offer period, it may not qualify if the registered Card is charged on the shipping date and that date occurs after the offer ends. Delivery of purchase(s) is only available within Canada.
Offer valid for in-store and online purchases at Canadian office supply stores. “Office supply stores” are in the business of selling a range of office supplies including items like paper, notebooks, office equipment (e.g. fax machines and printers) and office furniture (e.g. desks, desk chairs, and filing cabinets). Excludes supplies purchased at other retail stores. Pharmacies, supermarkets, warehouse clubs and superstores are not considered office supply stores. Offer is non-transferable.
Statement credit will be applied to your registered card account within 90 days after 31/01/2021, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase(s). Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase(s) is returned/cancelled. If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the statement credit. Unless expressly stated otherwise in the offer, the following transactions are not qualifying purchases for this offer: purchasing a merchant’s goods through a third party, such as through concession stores in department stores, payment account or service of a third party, a card reader attached to a mobile phone, online aggregators that sell goods of other merchants or if the merchant category is otherwise not identified. A statement credit does not constitute a payment and does not satisfy the requirement to pay the minimum due on a credit card. The Basic/Primary Cardmember must continue to make separate payments of at least the minimum due in accordance with the Cardmember agreement and account statement applicable to their registered Card account.
In the event that you replace your registered Card through Amex Bank of Canada or other participating American Express card issuer (as applicable) during the offer period, your participation in this offer will end and you will need to re-register for this offer.
For full terms that apply to registering your Card in the program, see Program Terms.

From my chat with Amex:
"Eligible purchases at American Express retail Merchants at or for: Office supply retailers whose primary business is the sale of office supplies in Canada, Electronic goods retailers whose primary business is the sale of electronics in Canada

Purchases at Merchants where these categories are not their primary business, such as general merchandise retailers, do not qualify."
Were you able to ask which merchant are seen as "office supply" as primary business? Thanks!
:)
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darrenmak wrote: Were you able to ask which merchant are seen as "office supply" as primary business? Thanks!
I did ask - they were a bit vague, and weren't very helpful. They stated that it is based on how the retailer is coded. They believe Staples would qualify, but also said Best Buy did not seem to qualify (contradictory to their point about "Electronic goods retailers whose primary business is the sale of electronics in Canada").

Please update this thread with any DPs, RFD!
[OP]
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Feb 15, 2012
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jasonarroyo wrote: I did ask - they were a bit vague, and weren't very helpful. They stated that it is based on how the retailer is coded. They believe Staples would qualify, but also said Best Buy did not seem to qualify (contradictory to their point about "Electronic goods retailers whose primary business is the sale of electronics in Canada").

Please update this thread with any DPs, RFD!
Even if Staples qualifies, hot deal since Staples sells gift cards!
:)
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Image of gift cards available at University Ave Staples, Toronto. Usually pretty standard amongst chain stores, the Mastercard gift cards have a $5.95 activation fee.

I didn't buy them to test out but I've purchased gift cards with these offers multiple times and always got the credit.
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Jan 9, 2011
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Montreal
Got spend $50 get $20 back on my Bonvoy Biz card.

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