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

Old Jul 3, 2019, 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 Aug 8, 2018, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by flyershmlyer
There's also 10% from department stores, and it could be that credit applied. Saks credit might come later.
May, that must be where the 10% is coming from.

It seems from other people the Saks credit will take a few days to post.
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Old Aug 8, 2018, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by DaveInLA


May, that must be where the 10% is coming from.

It seems from other people the Saks credit will take a few days to post.
I assume this is targeted?
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Old Aug 8, 2018, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by Brian Chen
I assume this is targeted?
Yes, it's part of a series of Amex Offers featuring 10% off in various categories. I have also seen Office Supplies and Supermarkets.
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Old Aug 8, 2018, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by mia
Yes, it's part of a series of Amex Offers featuring 10% off in various categories. I have also seen Office Supplies and Supermarkets.
Great thanks, here's hoping they pop up. I hate that it's so random
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Old Aug 16, 2018, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by DaveInLA
My impression of the Saks credit is that we get credited for the Saks purchase up to $50, twice yearly. I just made a $48+ purchase at Saks over the weekend and the charge just finalized. I also just got a credit for exactly 10% of that charge (4.85).
It says— SAKS DIRECT HRDC 689ABERDEEN
This is the first Saks purchase I’ve made so I know I didn’t use up the credit. Am I misunderstanding the credit? And yes, I registered in early July.
Not sure what happened in your case, but I recently made a purchase on saks.com for $17, and received the full $17 credit on my account 3 days later.

Would have been nice to be targeted for the 10% offer tho...
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Old Aug 28, 2018, 8:00 am
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$50 credit at Saks 5th Ave every 6 months with Plat card

Just got notified of this new benefit. Seems there is no catch, basically $100 a year free pass to Saks. Is everyone getting this?
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Old Aug 28, 2018, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by travelinmanS
.... Is everyone getting this?
Yes. Scroll back, to review 100+ posts that I have moved from another thread.
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Old Aug 28, 2018, 8:18 am
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It's a benefit on all personal Plats as of July 2018. $50 Jan-Jun, $50 Jul-Dec.
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Old Aug 28, 2018, 12:54 pm
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Check your benefits tab and you have to enroll in it to get it
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Old Aug 28, 2018, 6:50 pm
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I misread and thought it was $50 x2 anytime within a year so purchased two separate t-shirts for ~$60 each and got one $50 credit. Time to return the other $60 t-shirt in store.
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Old Aug 29, 2018, 8:39 am
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Has anyone tried buying something from Saks and then returning to see if the AMEX credit sticks?
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Old Aug 29, 2018, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by kapooncha
Has anyone tried buying something from Saks and then returning to see if the AMEX credit sticks?
Seriously?
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Old Aug 29, 2018, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by krazykanuck
Seriously?
hey, winter is coming. I mean recession is coming. You gotta survive any way you can.
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Old Aug 29, 2018, 9:07 pm
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I thought AMEX platinum was for big spenders -- returners?
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Old Sep 4, 2018, 11:06 pm
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Not only did I receive the credit, but I also got an additional 10% back as part of an AmEx offer at department stores. ^

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