July 13th, 2014
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Update #2: While I didn’t get credited for a $25 online test purchase I was able to get credited for several hundred dollars of Costco Cash cards bought in store. I just paid for my regular Costco purchases (heavenly Rainier cherries ($3.49/pound), N&K cheese ($3.99/pound), salmon ($8.33/pound), etc) with my AMEX that didn’t have the offer and then asked to buy a dozen $25 Costco Cash cards with a separate receipt for each one. The cashier rang up each card as its own transaction and I just swiped a different registered AMEX card for each one.
Update #1: In middle of creating separate account logins for each of my additional user AMEX cards it dawned on me that people who have a primary Costco membership are never targeted for the $25 spend on secondary or primary AMEX cards.
However people that have a secondary free Costco membership or don’t have a Costco membership are typically (though not always) targeted for the $25 Costco offer on both secondary and primary AMEX cards!
Meanwhile though, it was well worth creating an account for my free additional user cards, I’m about to have one insane shopping trip to Costco (assuming they don’t check for photo ID on each card )
Plus I have the account info saved for the next time there’s an awesome AMEX promo
Register all of your additional user cards ASAP. Past promotions have filled up quickly and once it fills up they won’t take any new registrants unless you already saved the offer to your account.
Originally posted on 07/03:
AMEX has targeted some cardholders with a summertime present: A $25 statement credit for spending $25 in Costco stores.
To see if you’re targeted just login to your AMEX account, click on any of your cards to go the activity page, and then click on “AMEX Offers For You”.
None of my cards or my father’s cards have the Costco offer, but 2 of my wife’s cards and 2 of my mother’s cards have the offer.
If you also have multiple cards with the offer don’t rush to save the offer to your account! Open up the Offers page for each card in a separate tab in the same browser. Then go between the tabs to save the offer to each of your targeted cards. Otherwise once you save the offer to one card it disappears from your other cards.
You can also register your secondary cards for their own AMEX login and see if they are targeted for the offer as well.
Once you click to save it you’ll find it saved under “My Offers”
If you’re not targeted you can try chatting with AMEX to see if they’ll extend the promotion to your account, but that’s a long-shot these days.