Back to School and Saving Money

Back to School and Saving Money

Are you an American Express Card Member? We definitely are! In fact, my American Express is the only credit card I use nowadays. I’ve tried other cards with big promises, but was always left feeling underwhelmed with the outcome (that’s never a good thing!). When I got my first American Express, I began to feel the benefits immediately and I’ve never looked back. American Express is my go-to card when I have important purchases and I want to save money. Since I love my American Express card and all of the card member benefits, I thought I’d share some of the love with you and offer a $100 American Express giveaway! One lucky person will win $100 from American Express to help save money on back to school shopping <—– we’ve all got to do it, so we might as well save money, right?!

Back to School American Express Giveaway

One of the coolest things about Amex Offers is that they curate offers for me based on where I’ve shopped and where I’m located. If you know me, then you know that shopping includes lots of trips to The Dollar Tree! But, they also have incredible Offers for back to school purchases from essential places like Bed Bath & Beyond, Whole Foods, Sports Authority, and Crazy 8. It’s great that no matter where I am, Amex gives me relevant and interesting offers from brands I love that are actually useful and that I will use immediately to save money (so smart!). makes it super easy to get savings every time I shop.

Never used Amex Offers? Here’s how it works:

  • I can use my American Express online account ID to log in and get offers right in my account dashboard – all I have to do is click on ‘Save Offer’ to save the offer to my Card. Then, I just have to spend with my Card like I normally would at the merchant and I see the savings add up as statement credits on my bill. What I love the most about Amex Offers: not having to clip coupons or remember codes – it’s so easy! Plus, I’ve tried clipping coupons to save money and that is simply not something I succeed at doing (you too?). I need a faster and smarter way to organize my spending and saving. That’s why I love my Amex!

When it comes to back to school shopping, you might want to check out the new Offers American Express has to share from JCPenney and Whole Foods (yum!). For example, if you spend $75 at Whole Foods, which is easy to do, then American Express will give you $10 back. Tons of other offers are available and Card Members, like me, have saved over $90 million with Amex Offers.

Go get your piece of the pie —->

Want to WIN some free money? The kind people from American Express are here to offer one person a $100 gift card to help with Back to School Shopping! Whisper voice: I love nice people like that!

In order to enter, simply leave a comment below answering this question:

What do you like most about AMEX Offers?


Sweepstakes Rules:
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. The notification email will come directly from BlogHer via the sweeps@blogher email address. You will have 72 hours to respond; otherwise a new winner will be selected.


This sweepstakes runs from 8/4-9/1.







  1. I love that they are automatic. No clipping a coupon or making sure to upload a receipt- just business as usual. Seems like such a no nonsense way to do it.

  2. Mami2jcn says:

    I like that the offers are relevant to where you’ve shopped in the past and your current location.

  3. Mami2jcn says:


  4. Nicole Dz says:

    I like that you can open the Amex app on your phone, and tap a button to see retail offers that are available in your area nearby. Very cool!

  5. Nicole Dz says:
  6. I like the cash back offers and that you don’t need to carry coupons.

  7. I like the variety of stores to choose from

  8. I like all of the choices and I am really excited about the AMEX Best Buy offer.

  9. Lisa Brown says:

    i like that there are many deals in many categories to choose from; you can find some deal you could take advantage of.

  10. Lisa Brown says:
  11. Melissa M says:

    I love that you save money.

  12. Melissa M says:
  13. I love the Amazon credits!

  14. i like all the different stores you can choose from, best buy is our favorite!!

  15. Stephanie says:

    i like the cash back offers

  16. Stephanie says:
  17. sara haaf says:

    I like the many ways you can save money and save so much time not having to search on each site, it does it for you.

  18. amy pugmire says:

    I love that i don’t have to clip coupons. that it saves me a ton of time and money at the places I already shop at.

  19. amy pugmire says:
  20. How easy they are to use!

  21. I like that you do not need to bring an actual coupon. They are already there on the card.

  22. I love that Amex Offers is doing the work for me and making my life easier! With so many things to remember, this is one way that I can save money without remembering coupons or looking for items. Great idea!

  23. anna pry says:

    i like how easy it makes it for me to save $$

  24. anna pry says:
  25. I definitely like the no clipping coupons or trying to find coupon codes!

  26. i love how i can earn cash back virtually anywhere

  27. Susan Smith says:

    I like that you can open the Amex app on your phone, and tap a button to see retail offers that are available in your area nearby, I don’t have to carry coupons or remember a code.

  28. Susan Smith says:
  29. Definitely like the cash back offers!

  30. I like that there are many offers that I’m actually interested in, like JCPenney and Whole Foods.

  31. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    I love that AMEX Offers are pertinent for my family (especially now with BTS shopping needs)

  32. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:
  33. I like that they’re good at some of my favorite retailers.

  34. I love the idea about getting money back from places like Whole Foods.

  35. I love saving money when I shop and to be able to do it this simply is a plus. So I like best the simplicity.

  36. Jessie C. says:

    I like it is easy to use, no hassle and whatsoever, a simple click to register and you’re good to go.

  37. Jessie C. says:


  38. With a busy family life, it is nice to know that we can get money back without having to spend hours and hours clipping coupons!

  39. George S. says:

    The points that I accumulate count towards frequent flyer miles with my Delta Airlines account.

  40. I like that they offer deals from popular stores I shop at!

  41. Deborah Gardner says:

    I love that you select the offers you want to add , use your card & see savings add up!
    I tweeted here:

  42. D Schmidt says:

    I love that AmEx Offers are tailored towards each individual card holder based on where they have shopped in the past!

  43. D Schmidt says:
  44. I like the offers are for stores I actually shop at!

  45. I really like there are no coupons or codes to have to keep track of!

  46. l like that the offers are personalized to your shopping profile

  47. My favorite thing about Amex offers is that it automatically credits my account after redeeming the deal. It also sends an e-mail alert, which keeps me informed that it went through!

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  49. shelly peterson says:

    I like that you don’t have to print coupons but still get a good deal.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  50. shelly peterson says:

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  51. There’s a great variety of stores!

  52. i like its easy to get the offers and getting money back.

  53. I love that the offers are actually for stores that I already shop at often like Amazon, Whole Foods and JC Penny.

  54. steve weber says:

    I love all the great restaurant deals

  55. i like that there are no coupons or codes to remember

  56. Natalie Yarbrough says:
  57. Natalie Yarbrough says:

    I love that it customizes offers for you based on where you shopped in the past! I also love you can connect your card to social networks!

  58. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like that their offers are for where I currently shop.

  59. I like the type of stores they have discounts for.

  60. jennifer horn says:

    I like that there are restaurant offers.

  61. jennifer horn says:
  62. I like that you don’t have to remember to bring coupons with you.

  63. I like that there are offers for things that you already buy.

  64. I like that I can shop online!

  65. Kimmy Ripley says:

    There are so many options for savings and you don’t have to worry about using coupons or rebates! Wonderful!!!

  66. Stephanie V. says:

    cheesecake factory – perfect for first day of school celebration!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  67. Crystal M says:

    I like that they give you offers based on where you’ve shopped.

  68. Janice F. says:

    I love that I am not forced to clip and carry coupons to obtain the savings.

  69. Margaret Smith says:
  70. I like the cash back.

  71. I like that it helps you know where the sales are so you can save money.

  72. I like that I can save the offers for later use

  73. I like the cash back offers.

  74. I love that it offers an abundant amount of perks, including cash back. 🙂

  75. Cynthia C says:

    I love that you can save money at places you normally shop. It looks easy and convenient.

  76. Cynthia C says:
  77. Barbara Montag says:

    I like how simple it is to add offers to my card – thank you.

  78. Barbara Montag says:
  79. I just recently discovered the AMEX offers – such a great perk of having the card! I was recently rewarded for shopping at Costco.

  80. Crystal F says:

    I like that you are saving money with very little effort. You don’t have to hunt around for coupons to use because you are already getting them.

  81. I like that the offers are curated based on where you’ve shopped in the past and your current location.

  82. Cathy Truman says:

    I like there are so many great stores and all the great savings
    you can get.

  83. maria cantu says:

    I like you don’t need coupons.

  84. I like how many different stores you can save money at with AMEX.

  85. I like the conveience of money saving

  86. mickeyfan says:

    Amazon spend $40, get back $20. Seriously??? Half price is AWESOME.

  87. I love the great deals. My favorite is the $20 back when you spend $40 at Amazon. That is an awesome deal.

  88. Sarah Hirsch says:

    what i like most about amex offers is being able to save money

  89. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I like that the coupons will save me money, and they are automatic.

  90. Anastasia says:

    I LOVE being able to load offers from several places to your card! It’s like a frequent shopper card for everything you love, no matter where you shop! So easy to save everywhere you go and on everything! I’m excited to see more of what they have to offer 🙂

  91. Anastasia says:
  92. I like that they have an Iphone app

  93. I can get them from various sites.

  94. Karen Drake says:

    What I like most about the Amex offers are that I can view them on my phone and carry them with me.

  95. I like that they have a variety of merchants, not just clothing stores or the such, but they seemed to really try to cover various needs and interests.

  96. I love the cashback offer for JCPenny…. and you can combine with coupons!

  97. Melani Vincelli says:

    I love that it is based on my shopping habits and where I like to shop!

  98. automatic coupons will save me money

  99. Cash back on amazon is nice.

  100. I like that you can save money and you don’t have to clip coupons.

  101. I like that I don’t have to cut/carry coupons.

  102. joe gersch says:

    i like that I can use my phone to access offers

  103. Rebecca U says:

    Not having to use coupons…..that’s a big plus!

  104. Rebecca U says:
  105. Christina Sparks says:

    I like the Amazon offer, I love to shop there.

  106. Sue Barney says:

    I like that the deals are for places we actually shop and they make it easy to save money on purchases we really need!

  107. I like the Small Business offers

  108. I like the JCPenney promotion!

  109. I love that the deals are available via social media.

  110. I like how easy it is to get money back towards my annual fee each year. My card pays for itself thanks to the offers!

  111. Birdiebee says:

    I love that one can get cash back rewards for shopping out your favorite stores. This is so awesome.

  112. Birdiebee says:
  113. I like that I can save so much by doing my normal shopping!

  114. The best thing about the AMEX offers is not have to print or clip coupons or use a code. So easy.

  115. Brenda Elsner says:

    I love all the different offers they have.

  116. Diana Dora says:

    I love how convenient Amex offers are and that I can save a lot of money!

  117. tina reynolds says:

    I like they offer so many great discounts to stores I am already shopping at

  118. Mara Alexander says:

    I like the Amazon offer!

  119. Mihaela Day says:

    I love that the AmEx Offers are tailored towards each individual card holder based on where they have shopped in the past 🙂

  120. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i love all the stores they offer deals on

  121. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  122. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like that you can Connect your Amex Card to social networks including Facebook and save offers to your card right there.

  123. Thomas Murphy says:
  124. Francine Anchondo says:

    That you can apply the savings to the card

  125. Seyma Shabbir says:

    I love how easy it is to save money! No coupons, no cutting, and just simple easy! I love the JC penney deal!

  126. RICHARD HICKS says:

    I think AMEX Offers is great. Finding the deals quickly and relevant to me is what it is all about.

  127. RICHARD HICKS says:
  128. The offers are from stores I frequent

  129. Tabathia B says:

    That I can get cash back from stores that I shop for my kids at

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  130. Tabathia B says:


    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  131. Megan Filzen says:


  132. kathy pease says:

    I love that it will save you money and can be used right on your phone

  133. kathy pease says: