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$50 credit at Saks 5th Ave every 6 months with Plat card

$50 credit at Saks 5th Ave every 6 months with Plat card

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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Old Jul 9, 19, 6:59 am
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I find this benefit one of the easiest to use.
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Old Jul 9, 19, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by FrugalShopper View Post
Bought $50 gift card in store 7/1, posted 7/2, no reimbursement yet.
Did you end up getting reimbursed for the gc? Looking to use my credit for gc soon.

Anyone else have any recent successful gc reimbursements?

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Old Jul 9, 19, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by flyguy6 View Post
Anyone else have any recent successful gc reimbursements?
Yep. Purchased $50 GC 7/2, reimbursed 7/6.
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Old Jul 9, 19, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by flyguy6 View Post
Did you end up getting reimbursed for the gc? Looking to use my credit for gc soon.

Anyone else have any recent successful gc reimbursements?
Yes, reimbursement showed up on 7/6, posted as 7/5.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by Zorak View Post
purchase submitted evening of 6/27, shipped 6/29, transaction showed pending until 7/1 when it posted with a transaction date of 6/29. $50 credit posted today with a date of 7/1.

Similar to a report above, I confirmed with a chat agent that the transaction posting date is what matters and I have $50 remaining for the second half of the year.
Gift card purchased in person 7/6, credit posted overnight 7/9-7/10.
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Old Jul 11, 19, 9:58 pm
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Purchased $50 gift card in store 7/6 and credit posted 7/10
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Old Jul 14, 19, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by flyguy6 View Post
Did you end up getting reimbursed for the gc? Looking to use my credit for gc soon.

Anyone else have any recent successful gc reimbursements?
Thanks for all replies.

I get credit for Saks GC a few days ago. 3 days after the charge posted I got the credit.
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Old Jul 14, 19, 7:22 pm
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I get a nice tie every 6 months. thanks AMEX
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Old Jul 16, 19, 6:04 am
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Bought gift card 7/11, credited 7/14.

I got it at the Chicago store. Saleslady claimed I had to give my e-mail address for "security reasons" due to a new policy and it wouldn't be used for any other purpose. Of course I started getting Saks spam by the following day. Anyone else encounter this, or just a one-off?
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Old Jul 16, 19, 6:16 am
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Originally Posted by gengar View Post
Bought gift card 7/11, credited 7/14.

I got it at the Chicago store. Saleslady claimed I had to give my e-mail address for "security reasons" due to a new policy and it wouldn't be used for any other purpose. Of course I started getting Saks spam by the following day. Anyone else encounter this, or just a one-off?
I received spam after I enrolled. I did an online chat and told them to remove me from all their physical mailing lists, email and third party communications. And every time I order online I have to unsubscribe from their emails.

Buying a gift card in person is probably the best way to redeem the Amex offer because at least they won't have your mailing address.

Next time tell them you don't have an email address. There's lots of people (usually older), that don't have email or even access to a computer. Wish I could purchase a gift card in person. I hate spam.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by Global Adventurer View Post
Next time tell them you don't have an email address.
I'll do that next time. The whole thing is just so obnoxious. I bought my last 2 GCs from the NYC store and they didn't ask for any information.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by gengar View Post
Bought gift card 7/11, credited 7/14.

I got it at the Chicago store. Saleslady claimed I had to give my e-mail address for "security reasons" due to a new policy and it wouldn't be used for any other purpose. Of course I started getting Saks spam by the following day. Anyone else encounter this, or just a one-off?
I got this as well when I bought a GC last month; I have a junk email address specifically for stuff like that. But then she also asked for my home address (not mailing, specifically "home address") and at that point I refused. She insisted it was for my own benefit in case anything happened to the GC they could track it or whatever. I just wanted to get out of there at that point so gave her an address in my office building that I know doesn't actually exist.

Super annoying.
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Old Jul 16, 19, 3:40 pm
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Purchased July 6th, credited July 9th

50 gift card, saks beverly hills
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Old Jul 16, 19, 7:08 pm
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Hey All,

Just opened the PLT Card first week of July. Used the Saks credit. Was easy peazy! Which the AA reimbursement was too. I have the Aspire and the PLT so gotta burn through 450 worth of those credits!

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Old Jul 16, 19, 7:33 pm
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Originally Posted by gengar View Post
Bought gift card 7/11, credited 7/14.

I got it at the Chicago store. Saleslady claimed I had to give my e-mail address for "security reasons" due to a new policy and it wouldn't be used for any other purpose. Of course I started getting Saks spam by the following day. Anyone else encounter this, or just a one-off?
I bought my GC in NYC and she asked for my email "in case I lost it, it could be replaced" I declined. Then when I left she passive aggressively said be careful to not lose it.
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