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Rounding up the AMEX credit card Christmas offers

Your guide to the offers for AMEX-issued American Express cards.

If you’re an AMEX cardholder, you might have received quite the influx of eDMs over the past two weeks. Here’s my attempt to summarize the ongoing offers for AMEX cardholders (I hope you like shopping at ION…)

Pop-up booth at  ION Orchard for Platinum and Centurion cardholders

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If you were in ION Orchard over the weekend, you might have noticed a pop-up AMEX Christmas booth on Level 3 (#03-14A, if you want the exact location). This pop-up is exclusively for AMEX Centurion and Platinum Charge cardholders. If you’re curious about the other benefits and perks of the Centurion or Platinum Charge cards, do have a read of these other articles:

Photo credit: Derrick Teo
Photo credit: Derrick Teo

This pop up booth serves as a gift wrapping, gift redemption and lucky draw centre for the following promotions:

24 Days of Christmas Spend and Redeem Promotion

Period: 1-24 December 2018
Eligibility: Platinum Charge & Centurion

AMEX’s Spend and Redeem promotion for Platinum Charge and Centurion cardholders is spit into three periods, with three different gifts.

To summarize:

Promotion PeriodGift ItemCumulative Spend at ION Orchard Required (Restricted to 4 receipts)Redemption Limit
1 Dec – 9 Dec 2018Mont Blanc Rollerball PenS$5,00070 redemptions
10 Dec – 16 Dec 2018Chateau Peyrabon 2015S$4,000100 redemptions
17 Dec – 24 Dec 2018French Earl Grey Tea from TWG TeaS$2,000300 redemptions

Each Platinum account is limited to a maximum of one redemption per gift item during the promotion period, and supplementary card submissions count towards the limit.

Claw machine game

Photo credit: Derick Teo

Period: 1-24 December 2018
Eligibility: Platinum Charge & Centurion

Spending a minimum of $100 in a single receipt at ION gives you two chances (three for Centurion members) at the claw machine game that’s been set up at the Platinum Christmas pop-up. A maximum of 5 redemptions, or 10/15 chances, are available per day.

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Prizes such as Moet & Chandon vintage champagne and Membership Rewards points are up for grabs- some Milelion readers have nabbed quite the impressive haul.

Photo credit: Alex

Complimentary gift wrapping services

Period: 1-24 December 2018
Eligibility: Platinum Charge & Centurion (gift wrapping), Platinum & Platinum Reserve (gift wrapper)

Platinum Charge and Centurion cardholders get complimentary gift wrapping service for gifts purchased with their cards. There’s no actual requirement for the gifts to be purchased in ION Orchard- so this is a nice perk to have for those who have done their shopping elsewhere.

Presenting your card will entitle you to free wrapping for:

  • 50 gifts per Platinum member, per day for weekdays, 20 per day for weekends
  • Unlimited gifts for Centurion members for weekdays, 30 per day for weekends

Regular AMEX Platinum Reserve and Platinum Credit Card members can collect a free wrapping set when they spend $50/$100 or more at ION. This is limited to the first 200 card members per day, and up to 10 sets per card.

Bonus 10,000 miles at The Hour Glass

Period: 1-31 December 2018
Eligibility: All KrisFlyer cobrand cards

KrisFlyer cobrand cardholders who spend a minimum of $10,000 in a single transaction at The Hour Glass Boutiques will get an additional 10,000 miles, on top of whatever base miles they’d normally earn.

Bonus 5,000 miles/ 10,000 MR points at ION

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Period: 1-31 December 2018
Eligibility: All KrisFlyer cobrand cards, Platinum Reserve/Credit Card

KrisFlyer cobrand cardholders who spend $8,000 or more in a single transaction at ION Orchard will get a bonus 5,000 miles. This same offer is available to Platinum Reserve and Platinum Credit Card members, with 10,000 MR points (5,556 miles) instead.

Transactions made at SISTIC, money changes, the SIA service centre, The Oaks Cellar, Davidoff of Geneva, SingPost as well as bill payments will not qualify.

Targeted: $60 Cold Storage vouchers

Period: 3-28 December 2018
Eligibility: AMEX cardholders who received an eDM for ths campaign

I have no idea if this is meant to be a Christmas promotion, but I imagine with all the spending you’re putting on your card this might be relevant nonetheless.

Selected AMEX cardholders will be able to redeem $20/60 of Cold Storage vouchers when they spend $300/$600 on their AMEX cards by 28 December.

There’s no need to register for the promotion- if you’re eligible, you’ll automatically get the vouchers when you hit the threshold.

Conclusion

I’m currently putting together a guide to the various bank promotions this Christmas (which in some cases may be a moot point because they’re already fully redeemed), so be on the lookout for that. 


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