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I was perusing my Amex Offers this morning when I stumbled upon a few select restaurants that had targeted 5x earn rates. Then it hit me…these restaurants are all a part of Darden Food Group. Personally, I had offers for Olive Garden, Capital Grille, Cheddar’s, Yard House, and Seasons 52 on multiple cards. Best part…my Amex Gold was targeted meaning I could actually earn up to 9x since that cards earns unlimited 4x points on dining. Remember that Amex Green gets 3x so you could score an easy 8x on dining via that route as well.
Amex Offers and why I keep 6 Amex cards.
We have an entire post dedicated to Amex Offers, how they work, and why you can easily earn back your annual fee in statement credits or points. You can read it here.
Here are the 6 American Express Cards that I keep and links to their current offers, why we have them in our wallet, and recommend your consideration. Amex Offers are incredibly valuable for any member and how we earn back tons of points and credit every year, but also remember that you can earn referral bonuses on each and every card you carry ( go here ). It’s how we earn over 500k points a year without spending a dime.
- American Express Platinum
- American Express Gold
- American Express Business Platinum
- American Express Blue Business
- American Express Blue Business Plus
- American Express Green Card
Things to keep in mind:
- US Only
- Valid in store and via the app
- 3rd party apps are excluded as are gift cards and e-gift cards purchased via app or online
Each of the offers I’ve been targeted for are capped at 5000 points and expire 11/30/2020; however, physical gift cards are not excluded in the terms and conditions only those purchased online.
Note that Darden gift cards are redeemable at any of their restaurants so conceivably you could purchase $1k of gift cards at each of these restaurants and use them at any of the other restaurants. This may be helpful if you’re planning a large party in the future, or to sell them online and earn 9x points on $5k of spend.
My Darden offers
Full terms and conditions from the Olive Garden offer:
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