There’s a new Amex Offer that lets you earn an easy $20 statement credit for money that you’ll be spending anyway on your American Express cards, simply by paying with the contactless feature.
Tap to Pay: Spend $10 10 Times, Get $20
The new Tap to Pay Amex Offer requires manual registration before it applies on your card.
You’ll earn a $20 statement credit upon making 10 separate transactions of at least $10 on your eligible American Express credit card through a contactless payment method, which includes tapping the physical card, Amex Pay, Google Pay, Apple Pay, or Samsung Pay.
The offer ends on June 23, 2022, so you’ll need to make your 10 transactions of $10+ each by then.
This offer has a registration cap of 50,000 cardholders, so make sure to hit the Register button as soon as possible to secure your eligibility.
This Amex Offer has been witnessed across a wide range of American Express cards, including the Platinum Card, Gold Rewards Card, Aeroplan Card, and more. However, it’s worth noting that it hasn’t been targeted on quite as widespread a basis as many other recent Amex Offers, with some cardholders reporting that they haven’t seen the offer show up on any of their products.
If you’re playing the game in two-player mode or more, be sure to check all of your household members’ Amex accounts to see if the offer has popped up across all your players’ cards.
An Easy $20 Back Per Card
In my view, the easiest way to maximize this $20 statement credit is quite simple: put the card that’s received the Amex Offer at the top of your wallet or add it to your mobile wallet and use it for your daily transactions.
Eventually, you’ll rack up 10 transactions of $10+ or more and trigger the $20 credit. Then, you can move on to the next card that’s received the Amex Offer, or go back to your usual optimized spending strategy (whether that’s a 5x multiplier for food and drinks or a new card where you’re looking to meet a minimum spending requirement).
Alternatively, if you were to make 10 separate transactions of exactly $10, you’d effectively earn a 20% discount on whatever you were buying.
The easiest way to make this happen is probably to take a leaf out of the Shop Small promotion‘s book: visiting your favourite restaurant or cafe and buying or reloading $10 gift cards in 10 separate transactions.
Both avenues have their advantages: spending exactly $10 10 times allows you to get the Amex Offer out of your way without having to worry about it any more, but can represent a hassle to get it done; on the other hand, using the card organically for daily purchases is probably more convenient, but takes a longer time to complete.
Scotiabank American Express Cardholders Can Register Too
As we’ve seen on previous Amex Offers, the Tap to Pay Amex Offer offer is also available on the Scotiabank-issued Amex credit cards: the Scotiabank Gold American Express, Scotiabank American Express, and Scotiabank Platinum American Express.
Manual registration is required via a separate portal, accessible via this link.
This gives you yet another option to increasing your earnings under this promotion by registering and using the Amex Offer on both your Amex- and Scotiabank-issued Amex products.
In particular, the fact that Scotiabank cards can register for the offer without having to have been targeted for it in the first place means that you can rake in the $20 credits on as many primary or supplementary Scotia Amex cards as you hold.
American Express has put forth a new Amex Offer geared towards contactless purchases, allowing eligible cardholders to earn a $20 statement credit upon spending $10+ in 10 separate transactions through tapping their card or using a mobile wallet.
Check to see whether you’ve been targeted for this offer on any of your American Express cards, and make sure to manually register any Scotiabank American Express products you have too.
Lock in your eligibility before the registration cap is reached, and then start tapping away those transactions before June 23, 2022.