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$50 credit at Saks 5th Ave every 6 months with Plat card (2018 - 2021)

Old Jul 3, 19, 8:56 am
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$50 statement credit for purchases made at Saks. Enrollment required prior to purchase.
  • This benefit is available twice a year, once from Jan-Jun and once again from Jul-Dec.
  • Use it or lose it, does not rollover or accumulate. There is no "meter" to track how much you've spent. Check your statement for credits.
  • Per AMEX CS chat the transaction date is what determines whether a purchase is reimbursed from the Jan-Jun benefit or the Jul-Dec benefit.
  • Actual experience from 2019: first-half purchase submitted only 6/27, shipped 6/29, went from pending to posted on 7/1 (but dated as 6/29), credit posted on 7/1, was able to use second $50 credit a week or two later
  • Purchases by Additional Card Members (both the $175 Plat-colored and free Gold-colored) will be reimbursed also, but only up to an aggregate $50 per Account.
CAUTION: A note about Saks online shipping (particularly if ordering very close to the end of June or end of December):
Online orders do not charge until shipped. Many items are carried in-stock by Saks and eligible for ShopRunner shipping - data points suggest that these will charge and ship quickly.
However, many other items on Saks(dot)com drop ship from the manufacturer. For these, expected delivery dates may not be reliable, are not guaranteed, and orders cannot be cancelled easily.
If you place an online order close to the end of an Amex credit period, there is a risk that your item may not ship (and Amex will not be charged) until after the end of the credit period.

Note on shipping & billing times: If a product shows that ShopRunner shipping is available, it is shipped by Saks and is likely to ship and bill quickly. If there's no ShopRunner option, it is likely drop-shipped from the manufacturer meaning the shipping date and actual charge date will be further out.

Things known to count for the credit:
  • Merchandise purchased in Saks stores or online
  • Physical gift cards purchased in-store
  • Physical gift cards purchased online (min $150)
Things that do not get reimbursed:
  • e-gift cards (these are fulfilled by a different vendor)
  • anything bought at "Saks Off 5th" (however, you can use a Saks gift card at Off 5th...)
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$50 credit at Saks 5th Ave every 6 months with Plat card (2018 - 2021)

Old Jul 16, 20, 9:10 am
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I'm finding it hard to buy my usual Sak's items. I've used the credit to buy stuff from Aesop and Hum. Anyone else finding inventory extremely limited?
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Old Jul 16, 20, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by worldwidedreamer
I'm finding it hard to buy my usual Sak's items. I've used the credit to buy stuff from Aesop and Hum. Anyone else finding inventory extremely limited?
Darn, noticed the Jack Black shower gel I like is exactly $50 and was going to use it for that and it's out of stock as well as a shaving cream I like.
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Old Jul 16, 20, 12:50 pm
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If you can find clothes you like at saks off fifth, buy a 150 gift card at saks, then use it at off fifth, takes 30% off the already reduced stuff, some pretty good deals, or if you are near a real sacks, buy a 50 gift card and save them
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Old Jul 16, 20, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh
Darn, noticed the Jack Black shower gel I like is exactly $50 and was going to use it for that and it's out of stock as well as a shaving cream I like.
Yeah, half of my order that didn't ship was Jack Black stuff (over-priced at Saks but who cares if its ~$50)....I guess I now have another $50 off and I got a 15% coupon code since I complained that my order didn't ship in a reasonable amount of time
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Old Jul 19, 20, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by lax01
Yeah, half of my order that didn't ship was Jack Black stuff (over-priced at Saks but who cares if its ~$50)....I guess I now have another $50 off and I got a 15% coupon code since I complained that my order didn't ship in a reasonable amount of time
I'm impressed, and a little jealous, that you were compensated for this. I have found Saks customer service to be useless and incompetent. I received an item that was clearly opened (manufacturer's seal broken) and looked like it had been a previously returned item. They would do nothing, said they would escalate, but never got back to me as promised. (Due to it being in the early shut down stages of COVID, I didn't pursue it further.) I expected an offer of a small credit and/or a coupon to use on a future purchase, but nada.

I never received a valid 10% discount code for opting in to marketing emails - again, customer service (via chat) promised to get back to me a week ago, but nothing. I followed up by email and, again, silence.

Most of the items I want are not eligible for ShopRunner shipping and say there may be a delay. They appear to be items that will be shipped by the original vendor, not Saks. And they fall under exclusions for recent sale codes.

I'm really trying to use my $250 per quarter credits, but they aren't making it easy.
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Old Jul 20, 20, 4:14 am
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Originally Posted by worldwidedreamer
I'm finding it hard to buy my usual Sak's items. I've used the credit to buy stuff from Aesop and Hum. Anyone else finding inventory extremely limited?
I'm in the same boat. Regarding Aesop, it looks like the brand is not being sold at Nordstrom's: https://www.nordstrom.com/brands/aesop--13490

I have sent an email to Saks.
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Old Jul 21, 20, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by gdoubleu
I'm in the same boat. Regarding Aesop, it looks like the brand is not being sold at Nordstrom's: https://www.nordstrom.com/brands/aesop--13490

I have sent an email to Saks.
Looks like Saks isn't carrying Aesop at all any longer. Hopefully they get the jackblack stuff back in soon.
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Old Jul 23, 20, 4:39 am
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh
Looks like Saks isn't carrying Aesop at all any longer. Hopefully they get the jackblack stuff back in soon.
The Aesop stuff is all up for preorder. Its a big relief, Ive grown accustomed to fancy soap.
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Old Jul 23, 20, 5:14 pm
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Originally Posted by murphy
The Aesop stuff is all up for preorder. Its a big relief, Ive grown accustomed to fancy soap.
Crap... I figured they stopped stocking it so I ordered Le Labo this time instead.
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Old Jul 23, 20, 8:32 pm
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Originally Posted by murphy
The Aesop stuff is all up for preorder. Its a big relief, Ive grown accustomed to fancy soap.
Thanks for the heads up! I see they have the AESOP shower gel I love available and the hand balm. I got hooked on AESOP thanks to Flyertalk, a FT secret santa sent me a gift set of AESOP products and the hand balm was the best hand cream I've ever had. I jsut received an Amazon gift card so I'll use that for my blackjack stuff
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Old Jul 26, 20, 9:03 am
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh
Thanks for the heads up! I see they have the AESOP shower gel I love available and the hand balm. I got hooked on AESOP thanks to Flyertalk, a FT secret santa sent me a gift set of AESOP products and the hand balm was the best hand cream I've ever had.
Which variety of the shower gel & hand balm?
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Old Jul 26, 20, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by sbft77
Which variety of the shower gel & hand balm?
I love their aromatique handwash with the pumice. I love their Geranium leaf shower gel.

I love the Resurrection Aromatique hand balm. I have very dry hands in the winter and the only other handcream I found that works is JackBlack. This isn't greasy and doesn't have a floral scent which i hate in hand creams being a male
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Old Jul 26, 20, 8:47 pm
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh
I love their aromatique handwash with the pumice. I love their Geranium leaf shower gel.

I love the Resurrection Aromatique hand balm. I have very dry hands in the winter and the only other handcream I found that works is JackBlack. This isn't greasy and doesn't have a floral scent which i hate in hand creams being a male
I'll do +1 for the Resurrection Aromatique hand balm.
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Old Jul 26, 20, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by worldwidedreamer
I'll do +1 for the Resurrection Aromatique hand balm.
I see Saks has the handbalm in a large handsoap size container with a pump. Not sure how'd I like using it like that since I just need a small dab of it when I use it.
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Old Jul 26, 20, 9:15 pm
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Originally Posted by jamesteroh
I see Saks has the handbalm in a large handsoap size container with a pump. Not sure how'd I like using it like that since I just need a small dab of it when I use it.
TBH I prefer the hand soap, but it is not currently available on the website. The hand balm works so well with the soap, and don't we get two credits per year? :-D
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