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Old Aug 8, 12, 3:56 pm   #1
 
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Do Amex giftcards purchases count toward American Express bonus thresholds?

I just got targeted by mail via RSVP code and got approved for the AMEX Business Gold Card's 75K membership points after $5k spend (not $10K spend).

I want to purchase AMEX Gift Cards for $5000.

Will I still accrue 75K points if I buy $5000 worth of AMEX Gift cards or not?

Thank you.

Gamecock.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 5:37 pm   #2
 
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If you buy them at a grocery store most likely, I doubt if you purchase them from amex directly then they will count. May even count as a cash advance, but YMMV.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 6:58 pm   #3
 
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Every time I've bought Amex gift cards from the Amex website the purchases have always posted as a purchase (earning points as well) so I'd assume they'd count towards spend requirements.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 7:30 pm   #4
 
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Thank you !
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Old Aug 8, 12, 7:54 pm   #5
 
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Have always counted towards spend requirements for me.
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Old Sep 12, 12, 7:12 pm   #6
 
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Fee Free/Free Shipping Pre-Paid Amex Gift Card

Saw this on SlickDeals:
http://slickdeals.net/f/5183258-AMEX...-FREE-SHIPPING

If you need to meet minimum CC spends, here is a way to get fee free, free shipping AMEX pre-paid gift cards.

Hope this is helpful to some of you.
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Old Sep 18, 12, 10:25 pm   #7
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I just got targeted by mail via RSVP code and got approved for the AMEX Business Gold Card's 75K membership points after $5k spend (not $10K spend).

I want to purchase AMEX Gift Cards for $5000.

Will I still accrue 75K points if I buy $5000 worth of AMEX Gift cards or not?

Thank you.

Gamecock.
There are a couple of posts here http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/miles...ut-mint-3.html that say you risk a FR (financial review) by AMEX for doing this & having yours accts. closed. Proceed with caution. I had the same thought but don't think I'll do it now.
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