AMEX Network "Gift Chain"

Old Nov 28, 11, 12:45 pm
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AMEX Network "Gift Chain"

Got this email overnight. It appears to be follow-on to other recent facebook-linked promotions

https://giftchain.amexnetwork.com

A reasonable mix of stores. REI is on there , I don't have a good sense that a REI purchase will result in me being awarded a 'gift' - I get 5% back from the REI credit card, so tough call

*NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR RECEIVE A GIFT. Promotion registration starts: 11/27/11. Eligible transaction start date: 11/28/11. Promotion ends 12/21/11, OR WHILE SUPPLIES OF GIFTS LAST, WHICHEVER IS SOONER. Open to legal residents of the 50 US & DC, 18 and older, who were eligible American Express Consumer or Business Cardmembers prior to 11/27/11. Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Corporate and Prepaid Cards including American Express Gift Cards and SERVE Cards are not eligible. Open to the first 250,000 registrations received. Registration is required, regardless of method of entry. Void where prohibited. Gift values range from $2.00 - $500 and vary depending on retailer selected (whether entering via purchase or non-purchase method). 1-yr ShopRunner membership is good for free 2-day shipping on purchases made at participating online retailers (terms apply). Individuals entering via non-purchase method will be required to select a participating retailer. Limit 10 gifts per person/registered Card for the entire Promotion. For instructions on how to enter without purchase, gift details for each participating retailer and odds of receiving specific gifts, see the Official Rules at giftchain.amexnetwork.com. Sponsor: American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.

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Old Nov 28, 11, 12:52 pm
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https://giftchain.amexnetwork.com/rules

Official rules has a breakdown of how many prizes are available from each type of retail transaction

Here's a sample:

QUALIFYING MERCHANT: WALMART.COM
Quantity Available* Gift Description Gift Value
2 4 - $500 American Express Gift Card (1 Gift Card for Recipient and 3 "Shareable Gifts” to be shared with friends on Facebook) $500 each
2 4 - $250 American Express Gift Card (1 Gift Card for Recipient and 3 "Shareable Gifts” to be shared with friends on Facebook) $250 each
1 50,000 Membership Rewards Points (only available to be distributed to members of the Membership Rewards Program from American Express); Non-members will receive a $450 statement credit in lieu of Membership Rewards Points $450.00
1 $500 American Express Gift Card $500.00
1 4 - $100 American Express Gift Card (1 Gift Card for Recipient and 3 "Shareable Gifts” to be shared with friends on Facebook) $100.00 each
2 $250 American Express Gift Card $250.00
10 $200 American Express eGift Card $200.00
160 4 - $50 American Express Gift Card (1 Gift Card for Recipient and 3 "Shareable Gifts” to be shared with friends on Facebook) $50.00 each
4 $50 statement credit when you shop at Walmart.com by 2/29/12 $50.00
3 $100 statement credit $100.00
15 $100 American Express Gift Card $100.00
620 4 - $25 American Express Gift Card (1 Gift Card for Recipient and 3 "Shareable Gifts” to be shared with friends on Facebook) $25.00 each
17 10000 Membership Rewards Points (only available to be distributed to members of the Membership Rewards Program from American Express); Non-members will receive a $90 statement credit in lieu of Membership Rewards Points $90.00
181 $10 statement credit when you shop at Walmart.com by 2/29/12 $10.00
85 $50 American Express Gift Card $50.00
161 5000 Membership Rewards Points (only available to be distributed to members of the Membership Rewards Program from American Express); Non-members will receive a $45 statement credit in lieu of Membership Rewards Points $45.00
1000 4 - $10 American Express Gift Card (1 Gift Card for Recipient and 3 "Shareable Gifts” to be shared with friends on Facebook) $10.00 each
24000 1-yr ShopRunner Membership good for free 2-day shipping on purchases made at select online retailers $79.00
161 $25 statement credit $25.00
987 $25 statement credit when you shop at Walmart.com by 2/29/12 $25.00
800 $20 American Express Gift Card $20.00
1400 $20 statement credit $20.00
400 4 - $5 Starbucks Gift Cards $20.00
320 $15 statement credit $15.00
1350 $15 statement credit when you shop at Walmart.com by 2/29/12 $15.00
3000 $10 Walmart Gift Card $10.00
970 $10 statement credit $10.00
800 $10 American Express Gift Card $10.00
1250 4 - $2 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card (1 Gift Card for Recipient and 3 "Shareable Gifts” to be shared with friends on Facebook) $2.00 each
1410 $5 statement credit when you shop at Walmart.com by 2/29/12 $5.00
7700 $5 statement credit $5.00
1477 500 Membership Rewards Points (only available to be distributed to members of the Membership Rewards Program from American Express); Non-members will receive a $4.50 statement credit in lieu of Membership Rewards Points $4.50
1477 250 Membership Rewards Points (only available to be distributed to members of the Membership Rewards Program from American Express); Non-members will receive a $2.25 statement credit in lieu of Membership Rewards Points $2.25
Total ARV of all Gifts: $2,275,654.75
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Old Nov 28, 11, 4:58 pm
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It works: I purchased a $25 gift card from REI.com and, an hour later, got an email awarding me $20 extra in Amex gift card. YMMV.
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Old Nov 28, 11, 6:37 pm
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Bought two $25 gift cards from Pottery Barn (one with my AMEX, one with Mrs. Aces'). Within a couple of minutes we had emails with our gifts - a $5 statement credit and a $5 Godiva gift card. Not a bad deal if you were planning on buying from one of these retailers anyway.
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Old Nov 28, 11, 7:37 pm
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the real question..is which "pool"(aka vendor) do you want to buy from..seems like they have different prizes...

am i correct to say that everyone who registers will win something as long as they spend 25$?
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Old Nov 28, 11, 7:38 pm
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I was able to register one of my cards, but not my second one. It wouldn't take my husband's either.

Edited: Just got confirmation emails for all three cards.

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Old Nov 28, 11, 8:01 pm
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According to T&C its only for US AmEx.
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Old Nov 28, 11, 8:08 pm
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so looking at the general prizes..i have to think that everyone gets a prize..and some "pools" are giving out more prizes then others.....

looking at prizes valued at more then $25....

AE.COM=2748
BEDBATHANDBEYOND.COM=13237
BLUENILE.COM=5351
DELL.COM=1004
GAMESTOP.COM=2848
JCREW.COM=8147
LENOVO.COM=1203
NEIMANMARCUS.COM=10967
NIKE.COM=461
POTTERYBARN.COM=1125
REI.COM=596
RUELALA.COM=6030
TOYSRUS.COM=22909
WALMART.COM=26265
ZAPPOS.COM=1875.
YOYO.COM=430
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Old Nov 28, 11, 8:41 pm
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This is ridiculous. I've ordered from both Toys R Us and Walmart twice each (total of 4 orders), and I've now gotten 4 1-year subscriptions to ShopRunner. Has anyone else gotten anything decent (other than $5 Godiva card)? These "prizes" aren't worth anything that I've gotten.
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Old Nov 28, 11, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by DavidAL View Post
This is ridiculous. I've ordered from both Toys R Us and Walmart twice each (total of 4 orders), and I've now gotten 4 1-year subscriptions to ShopRunner. Has anyone else gotten anything decent (other than $5 Godiva card)? These "prizes" aren't worth anything that I've gotten.
i'll take one of your shoprunner certs if your giving them out!
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Old Nov 28, 11, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by DavidAL View Post
This is ridiculous. I've ordered from both Toys R Us and Walmart twice each (total of 4 orders), and I've now gotten 4 1-year subscriptions to ShopRunner. Has anyone else gotten anything decent (other than $5 Godiva card)? These "prizes" aren't worth anything that I've gotten.
REI's prize pool doesn't include ShopRunner, so there's no chance of getting that subscription. Same with Nike.com and PotteryBarn.com, which don't offer ShopRunner, so if you stick to those you'll end up with something good like a statement credit or Amex gift card. At least REI sells snacks. Buy an REI e-gift card, see what else you get?
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Old Nov 28, 11, 8:55 pm
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yeah..maybe I should recalculate my >25 list excluding shop runner..it really skews it
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Old Nov 28, 11, 9:08 pm
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SD has a pretty big discussion..

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3622675
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Old Nov 28, 11, 10:01 pm
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PM me if anyone wants one of those 1 year ShopRunner memberships. I can email some extras to you.
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Old Nov 28, 11, 10:38 pm
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Awesome!

Thanks

So far not much but I got shoprunner, 2*$25 statement credits, and 1 facebook $10 share. Still waiting on the remaining.

In the T/C it says one per person/card, doesn't this mean we can do multiple cards?
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