Check Your AMEX Account For A Targeted Costco $25 Free Spend Offer; Don’t Click Too Fast!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Offer page:

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Once you click to save it you’ll find it saved under “My Offers”

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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.

HT: Emkay, via DDF

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164 Comments on "Check Your AMEX Account For A Targeted Costco $25 Free Spend Offer; Don’t Click Too Fast!"

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questioner?

is it possible to add this to AU’s?

Dan

@questioner?:
Read the post.

Mir

Got on mine! Awesome!!

Dan

@Mir:
Congrats!

Mark

Im not a costco member and don’t really know much about their membership offers and levels
can I use the 25 to buy a membership
And can you please post if they have any deals on membership?
Thank you

Oren

Don’t have it 🙁
But mine is a Costco Amex… has anyone had this targeted at a Costco Amex, or is it only for other Amexes?

redbull3

thx dan added it to 2 cards.

can i go in store and buy gift cards?
a) will costco let me buy gift cards without a membership
b) will amex reimburse me for shopping at a costco if i bought a gc? this one i assume yes terms didnt exclude it

yossi

if anyone tries this at the costco website , please let us know if it works

shmu

@redbull3:

You can ask someone who has membership to buy you a costco gift card (can be done online) and you can shop in the store with that card and pay the difference with any amex card.

Downside of doing this is you can’t return anything.

Thanks DAN I’m off to costco with $150!

moshe

Scored on both cards..Amex blue cash card non Costco amex..thanks Dan

Googwallet

@redbull3:
a) You need to haver membership to buy gift cards, although you can redeem them without membership.
b) Yes, actually last time I think Dan recommended that people do that.

Deb

If one of my cards have the offer but another card doesn’t will they match it?

Same

@Mark:
From the terms and conditions: $25 can include Costco membership purchase

Dan

@Mark:
Sure.
I’m not aware of any new membership offers.

@redbull3:
This will work to buy GCs but only members can buy GCs.
But once you have a GC you can shop in the store and buy gas without a membership.

@shmu:
Enjoy!

@Deb:
Doubtful.

Moshe

Thanks Dan, got it on 7 cards.

Question

I have the offer. Will this work on costco.com?

Dan

@Moshe:
Wow!

@Question:
Terms say stores only.

Dan's the Man

@Mark: Yes you can use the $25 to offset some of the membership cost. @Dan: Thanks Dan! I got it on one of my cards and one of my wife’s cards so I now have $50 to spend at Costco. This is a great offer as you can just spend $25 and get the full $25 back (it isn’t like $25 off of $75.) Dan, did you already go to 7-11 to buy $1500 in gift cards for all your Freedom and Discover card? 🙂

eddy

how do i add a login for secondary account?

Nikki

Argh. We go to Costco all the time – this would have really been helpful to get.

eddy

@dan
thnx!!

Oscar

Thanks Dan really appreciate that, got it only on 1 of my five Amex!

jack

No twitter possibility??

Dan

@jack:
Not as far as I can tell.

Big Boy

Same browser different tabs to register multiple cards?

LA2NYC

@Dan,

If you make a login for an AU, any way to combine them back under the original card?

Deals

I tried it on 7 au no luck

Dan

@Big Boy:
Yes.

@LA2NYC:
You’ll still see the spend on the primary account.

Mark

i already saved it on my card is it possible get the offer on my other cards. Thanks

shmo

@dan when you wrote “If you also have multiple cards with the offer” do mean additional cards or totally diffrent cards?

Jose A

Got offer on my 4 cards. Asked my wife to check if she was offered it on her card. Thanks Dan.

MichaelP

Offer disappear from one card after accepting it on another card.

Dan

@Mark:
Nope.

@shmo:
Different cards.

@Jose A:
Nice!

@MichaelP:
Hence the multiple tab method.

newcomer

Didn’t get it on any of my cards or my husbands cards!! 🙁

Allen

I just spoke with cust. service @ AMEX. They said its being rolled out in phases to card holders over the next 1-2 months so keep checking back if you dont have it. My Delta Skymiles had it, SPG didn’t, neither of my wife’s cards had it.

Yossi

@Dan , haven’t the terms on other offers said in-store only yet they worked on the website ?

Nate

The BOSS!!!

mechayamom

Thanks..got it on 2 cards 🙂

Pointie

I have it on two cards. Will Costco split the membership
Fees between two cards?

Tzippy

Dan, I just saved it on 2 cards. As I am not a member of costco, does this mean that when I get a $ 50 membership it will now only cost me $ 25?
And since I now have a second card with a $ 25 credit, I can use either card at the costco checkout?

Big Boy

Thanks Dan,
Got it on all 12 cards!!

lisa

@Big Boy:

how do u have enough browsers to do it all at one time

Josh

Hi Dan,

Perhaps this is obvious, but if you can explain I would appreciate. I have additional users on my cards and I have the offer on one card.

I do not see a way of checking the offer for each additional user. Is the only way to do that by creating a log in and password for each additional user? Or can I see all the offers for each user on my online account?

Also, if I have the offer, will all the other users have it and if I don’t have the offer will all the additional users not have the offer, or will each additional user be different?

Thanks Dan for this and everything else you do!

lisa

@Big Boy:

I have it available on 9 cards, but I’m not sure how to do it. Do I seriously need 9 different browsers

Anonymous

@Big Boy: most probably not true.

Anonymous

@Big Boy: you wish!

Costco

Costco always asks for ID on credit cards. How would I use the AU cards in the store?

EP

Dan. I found it on 3 of my cards. I opened the 3 browsers. When I clicked save offer for each one I got a message sorry it doesn’t happen very often but offer details are currently unavailable. Please try later. What in the world?

Dan

@lisa:
It’s tabs, now browsers.

@Pointie:
Sure.

@Josh:
AUs need to create their own login to check.

@lisa:
9 TABS!

@Costco:
Doubt they’ll check after the first one. Just ask for a split tender.

@EP:
Tabs, not browsers!
3 tabs in the same browser.

boruch999

I got it on one card but live in Israel with no Costco membership. Anything to do with it?

BB

Hello Dan,

As always, thanks for your help.

On my cards I didn’t get a single Costco offer. On my wife’s 6 cards, I followed your advice, opened 6 different tabs, & this is the result (I checked for the Amex offer as well). On the Bus. Platinum I got the Costco offer. On the Blue Cash I got both (Amex & Costco). On 2 others I got only Amex. On the 2 remaining I got none of the 2 offers.

Yaks

@dan
It’s a YMMV if they check Id for each card but I’ve had them check every single card in the past…. So it’s deffinetly a possiblty

Costco

@Yaks:

What did you do? Did they let you swipe all of them?

lisa

Am I the only one that has a problem doing it with just different tabs. Every time I open a new tab and sign in to another account, it signs out the other tab

EP

Dan. My typo. I did 3 tabs withing chrome and got that message. What am I doing wrong?

Nadine

I don’t have a costco membership, but have some costco cash cards. Do they let you pay the remainder with a credit card if you aren’t a member?

lisa

@EP:

I got the same message. I couldn’t do it with different tabs. I did it for all 9 cards but using different browsers

Josh

I have the deal. Is there a risk of loosing out on it if I don’t act soon. My additional users cards are at home, cant get to it until tonight.

D.

In for 9(!)

Dan, you rock. Thank you.

moshe

I and wife don’t have any membership and we were not targeted!

Mila

@Allen:
Interesting, my SkyMiles AMEX doesn’t have it 🙁

thingy

I wanna creat IDs for secondary cardholders, but I don’t have their cards with me. Are the first 10 numbers always the same? (just the last 5 are diiferent?)

Dan

@D.:
Nice!

@moshe:
Bummer.

@thingy:
Typically the first 10 are the same and the last 5 can be found in your account.

C

I assume you are referring to the costco amex which I don’t have. Since I have am the primary costco member and only use my spg personal crd there and that’s the only card that had the $25 offer.

Costco

How would Amex have access to the database of who has primary membership? Doesn’t make sense unless Costco shares this info with Amex which is a huge security breach.

Dan

@Costco:
From the dozens of cards I’ve gone through I have no other explanation.

Why can’t they share that info if they want to?

esther12

how do i get to the amex offers for you page? i clicked on statement & activity on top ….

moshe

2 things for the tab issue..If you are at an office. .use multiple computers. .If you are home…use Internet Explorer for one then chrome for the other..

Jennifer Frishman

Can someone explain this? We have two cards, each of us, SPG and Costco Amex. Each card is under it’s own credit card, when you say secondary card, do you mean for the Costco Membership a secondary card, or a secondary extra card for the Amex on SPG and Costco. TIA.

redbull3

Costco – its called being partner to a credit card company. trust me on this one – partners share their member files and data. Dan you are definitely right here.

Oren

I’m secondary on the Costco account but primary on the Costco amex; did not get the offer.

Dan

@Oren:
I don’t think any Costco AMEX cards are targeted.
Either way, my point is that all of the primary Costco members I’ve dealt with are not targeted.

moshe

I am primary on Costco and my wife is secondary. .I am primary on amex. ..she is my spare card..we both got the offer

Dan

@moshe:
Heh, go figure.

Tested the theory out on 18 people myself. The 6 primaries had nada but the 12 non-members or secondary members got the gold.

redbull3

let me clarify. i don’t know what they are doing here, but i am 100% sure they have this ability if they wanted to.

Dan

@redbull3:
They’re definitely trying to target non-members.
I guess they’re not 100% successful, but they seem to be pretty close. Though they don’t have secondary membership info.

costco_warning

rumor has it that costco will be flagging membership of those who abuse this progra by using multiple browsers- thats what the rep in brooklyn costco told me when i explained why i wanted to split my bill- so i suggest not splitting bill, rather entering store on separate occasions, so the costco membership number isnt flagged with the split bills. remember, costco takes a loss everytime this offer is activated and used, so beware wbout AU cards

Anonymous

I am secondary and got it. The wife is primary and didn’t.

Dan

@costco_warning:
Lol, this is exactly why you don’t believe what reps tell you.

@Anonymous:
That seems to be the case for most folks.

thingy

@Dan: I dont have actual cards in front of me. I thought 1st 10 are same and lost 5 are online in my account; only problem the 4 digit security code is differen on every card. 🙁

Will I lose the offer on seconday cardholders if I save to primary cardholder? or is that only an issue from one account to another?

Dan

@thingy:
Did you try the 4 digit code from the primary card?

mh

did the registration for EACH card (first removed it from account) since I had enrolled in one before i read the whole post)

It looks like only Hilton Honors & Platinum/gold/green have it.

Nothing for Delta or SPG

Costco

@costco_warning:

What exactly happened? did she not let you use multiple cards? did she ask for ID for each card?

curiousgeorge

Dont you need the credit card to match the costco membership name?

thingy

@Dan: Yeah. Didnt work. I guess I’ll have to get security codes from the actual cards.

thanksdan

did anyone get on the business account

deals

i think that it does not work for business cards either i tried 11 of them and non of the users have coscto membership

zow

I got the offer on my wife’s card (AU on my account), but when I tried to save the offer, I got this:
Sorry about that!

It doesn’t happen often, but offer details are currently unavailable.

Please try again later.

–>>Any advice now? 🙁

Chraina

I got 6 of these! 4hilton cards plus Platinum and Gold cards. Only missed one, the auth user on the Gold. Got that message saying sorry. None of the SPG or Costco cards got the offer but I’m happy with $150 credit.

Dan

@mh:
Got on several SPGs.

@thanksdan:
Yes.

zow

@zow:
Well, I spent time online chatting with Amex guy, and he ultimately said he couldn’t help and said I should call some 800 #. But I then logged out and logged back into the account, and the offer was there, and I was able to save it. Happy day!

EP

DAN_ guess what. I brought up the tab vs browser issue earlier. I just did my 3 cards ONE AT A TIME- with only one browser and one tab open and they each worked individually!
Thanks for the $75!!!

barry

I have a business card, I have a whole bunch of additional users which I made accounts for. They mostly had the special, but on all of them, other than the main one, it said

Sorry about that!
It doesn’t happen often, but offer details are currently unavailable.
Please try again later.

So I got the main one, and lost all the rest.

so sad.

barry

thanks zow. i logged out and in and worked

Zangel

So Dan, how does one go about paying for $1,000 bill in Costco using 40 cards (x$25 each)? Anyone tried this before??

Do you just say the magic words ‘split tender’?

What’s the max cards people use in a transaction without raising serious flags?

CHuck

Dan,
Can we use to buy Costco GC ?
Did anyone have a problem using 2 different names on credit card and ask for ID?

esther12

if i have 10 cards targeted and i registered them, do you suggest that i make a purchase for $250 and ask the cashier to split it and charge it to 10 different cards?

rl

only on 1 of my 2 cards. thanks

esther12

how do you shop there if you don’t have a membership?

LA2NYC

Mentioned above –

Can we use this to buy Costco GCs online?

Dan

@LA2NYC:
Tried it, will keep ya posted.

harry

this offer was only on cards which was never used at costco. Thats the way they tracked it.

Anonymous

I am a primary costco member and I have a costco business amex.I had the offer on my amex blue cash preferred card which i have used before in costco.

mena

Looks dead

Yaks

@costco
No they only let me use the ones in my name.

c

@harry: Not true. I have 6 Amex cards and the only one that HAD the offer was the card that I ALWAYS use at Costco…

Eli

Does anyone know if Costco checks if the name on the Costco card match the Amex card?
Can you use a friends or relatives card?

Eli

Does the Costco card have to match the name on the Amex card?

se

if I have multiple cards on one online account, will I get multiple refunds? The terms say “. Limit 1 statement credit per American Express online account” so it would seem that you would need a separate online account for each card.

Future

If i make seperates logins would i pay to see and make payment on my main login account on thise cards with seperate login.

Dan

@se:
You do not need multiple accounts. You’re misreading the terms.

@Future:
Secondary accounts will still show up on the primary login.

Gas?

Will it work for Costco Gas? You can use AU there…

yaks

anyone get this one time access code business? it keeps not working to make seperate logins for the AU’s and i keep having to call?!

TF

Thanks Dan! Just got my credit!

Joe

Thanks so much!! In for 3

little bob

I have a amex business costco card and i got the offer on my amex blue preferred card that i have used at costco

Shmangle

@Dan:

Dan, any update? Did you get the credit for the online purchase?

junkie

How crazy can I go with this? I have over 100 cards…..

Anonymous

@Shmangle:

+1. Any luck?

Terry

I was fortunate to get 10 cards registered — spread among myself, wife, and 3 adult children. None of us are COSTCO members. I was planing to purchase membership for my wife and me. Then use 3 of the registered Amex cards to purchase gift cards for my 3 children. The children could then use the gift cards along with their registered Amex cards to make purchases. Will this work? If I wasn’t concerned about COSTCO asking for ID, I would just use their Amex cards myself.

David

@Dan:
Dan, any update? Did you get the credit for the online purchase?

Amex

Looks like Dan is avoiding updating us on the online purchase!
He probably is waiting till he gets all his gift cards before he spreads the wealth.

Dan

The charge hasn’t processed yet.
Either way it’s a long shot.

mh

$20 Amazon now showing up on 2 of my cards!!!

chuck

I just swiped a few of my cards. Does Amex send an email to confirm you have used the deal?

Anonymous

@dans maybe u can post the Amazon targeted offers spent 20 get 20 back! Thanks

Malki

From the terms on AMEX Costco offer “Limit 1 statement credit per American Express online account.” .
That seems to mean even for personal cards you needs separate user IDs?

shulem

Does this offer apply to amex Canada as well?

D.

Hey @Dan:, any update on the Costco.com purchase? TIA!

Dan

@D.:
Still not shipped or charged.

Shmangle

Was in Costco today. They checked the name on every single card. Was therefore only about to use the 10 in my name and not the other 40 of them… 🙁

Nate

Will this work for Costco gas?

Malki

@Nate: @Nate: Terms Say No. Buy A GC and use it to fill up.

cindy

I set up additional user ID for AU. On one single credit card account I have 21 additional users. 10 of these card have the amazon offer. How do I reserve all these offers without losing some? This is only one of my amex cards, I still need to check AU on my other amex accounts. If each AU have a different User ID log in does that mean I can save each offer individually without risking the offer disappearing from my other AU?

Dan

@cindy:
Bingo!

cindy

dan, how do i save each separate AU offer? can you pls confirm if i can just log into ea individual account and save one by one.

Anonymous

@Dan:

dan, how do i save each separate AU offer? can you pls confirm if i can just log into ea individual account and save one by one.

gast

@Dan: when i try to set up acces for secondary it says “Get a one-time access code to verify your identity” when i press continue it asks to put in the code , but how do get the code?

lb

Any tricks to avoid getting asked for id? I have 2 in my name and 2 in my wife but of course I am would rather do it on all 10 cards.

jk

please!!, I must know what to do here! got so many of the additional users and need to know if can use with only 1 ID at Costco. or online. please update asap.

done

@gast: create a personal pin

costco deal

What people can do, if they have many authorized users, is buy a costco membership for each AU (one membership covers 2 people), and then the costco card will match the name on the credit card. Obviously you lose some of the profit, but all your AUs will be very excited to get free membership for a year 🙂

If you want to do it one trip, go to costco with all your AUs and let them each buy gift cards with their credit cards and their costco card in their name.

This is obviously only worth it if each AU has several cards in their name, so even after the purchase of the membership, there is still several cards left to earn the profit.

Although it can likely work, even if you don’t buy membership for them, and just use their cards, that’s a YMMV. This will for sure work.

Anonymous

Anyone have any idea how the costco membership works? Is the second card of a membership a household card that anyone under the same address (ie spouse, adult kids…)can use or do you have to choose a specific member (spouse/kid) and only that one additional person can use the costco card.

I have Costco offers for myself, husband and 6 kids (ages 16+). I would like to make the most of my offers.

anon

was in Costco today. bought a $200 gift card. was swiping 8 cards, in middle manager came over to see what was going on. i told her each swipe gets a credit. i kept putting the card into my wallet and taking another one out, cashier didn’t realize it was 8 different cards, the manager realized something and asked me why i keep putting the card back and taking it out, just make a few separate swipes ?? i played dumb. when i was done she asked cashier for the transaction number…i left with my $200 card and receipt. anyway she can void the transaction or do something else ????

gast

“”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.”” i registered one card so i lost the offer on the other card but i was able to remove the card from this online account & registered with its own & guess what … i got the offer back

ebs

“Offer valid in store only at all US Costco Warehouse locations including Puerto Rico. Offer excludes gas, travel and online purchases” i just read this under the terms and conditions of the 25 dollars after i bought it online. sucks

Dan

Doesn’t work online.

But I just used a dozen cards in store for $300 in Costco cash cards 😀

Avi

I am confused and could use some spoonfed ding. I have two amex cards (out of five) with the Costco $25 offer and saved them under MyOffers. I am not a Costco member but have friends who are. I have no other AU for any of my cards. How should I best use?

Eli

@Dan: Y didn’t u pay for ur cherries, salmon and cheese w a registered Amex card???

Anonymous

dan, sorry to tell you but in the brooklyn costco, they actually take the credit card from you, and then want to match it to the membership card, i tried it twice and both times they made me only give them the card that matched the photo id!!!!! how on earth did u pull off all those purchases?

Out of town!!

@Anonymous: maybe Dan should add this to his “pros” list of living in CLE! LOL

Mo

Brooklyn Costco. Tried using multiple cards with different names at 2 different registers, and they refused to let me use the cards with different names.
I asked them for 3 $25 gift cards and to charge them separately. Next time, I will ask for $75 gift card and split the charges.

eli

Thanks dan. just checked my statement and got $125 in credits for 5 cards that i used. I bought the membership for $110 and split it among 3 cards then split my purchases on 2 cards. much appreciated!

Sue

I guess I missed the post on AUs, but how does everyone have so many AUs for their cards?

Dan's the Man

@Sue: You call them up and just add whoever you want to add.

hi

@Dan’s the Man: on a gold card r only 5 free

papa

@EP: Try it in a different browser.

papa

Dan, you gotta figure out a way for us to use AU cards in costco without matching ID. You sure it won’t work online…?

devya

I had the offer on 2 of my amex cards 2 days ago.now it’s not there anymore how come? anybody?

chana

I went to costco last night and made a regular register purchase with one of my AMEX cards – but now when i check online, it shows up as a Costco gas purchase (which it wasn’t). Will I still get the $25 credit?

Mo

Went back to Brooklyn Costco today and the machine came up error when I tried purchasing with a my brothers Amex.

g

did anyone try seeing if youd get a credit ordering from costco on google shopping express?

dreaming

Costco at hackensack nj did not ask for ID. Thanks

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