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Used My Amex Card

November 25th, 2013 at 01:30 pm

I used my American Express card this weekend. Twice. I feel good about both purchases.

One purchase was $75 at Staples. I bought three $25 gift cards. Two for Subway and one for Kohl's. Amex is offering $25 credit for a $75 purchase at Staples, which you have to claim before making the purchase. When I arrived home, I had an email thanking me for using my card at Staples. I used the Kohl's gift card to purchase a roasting pan for our turkey. Total was $25.67. I will get a $10 rebate on it that purchase as well. We stopped at Subway for dinner right after the gift card purchase. We only used $17 of our gift card there. We will use the other gift card for Subway on our travels for Christmas.

The other American Express card purchase was bigger. And not exactly planned. If it were planned, I would have waited for one of our new credit cards to arrive. We are having four guests for Thanksgiving, so with the four of us, we need 8 seats. We bought a dining set, which is actually our main kitchen table as we do not have a traditional dining room. Our other table would seat 8, but two people would have to sit on each ends. Very tight. I had thought we could add one of our craft tables, but after trying that in our kitchen we realized that people can't actually sit on the ends of our craft tables because the legs are in the way! Ugh.

The truth is we have been looking at kitchen tables for over a year. Just not motivated to spend the money until now. We wanted it before Thanksgiving, so our choices were limited, but one of the options was a table that caught our eye another time we were out looking. The set is solid oak, has two leaves, and eight chairs. It is counter height. It looks great in our home.

We did get a deal on it because it was the floor model. There are zero flaws, so no one would ever know. It was $1,121 with the sales tax. We basically got three of the chairs free and saved on delivery by hauling it ourselves. I plan to pay this purchase off in full after it posts to the account.

I will be spending more money today, purchasing food for the meals I am serving our guests. Luckily, my guests are helping out by bringing some of the food. Smile

Did you get your holiday shopping done yet? Did you have an unplanned purchase this weekend, big or small?

8 Responses to “Used My Amex Card”

  1. laura Says:

    Pictures? I am such a nosy-ola and would love to see what it looks like? Sounds like a wonderful deal at that price. Did it match any hutch or china closet that you already have?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Laura, I added a picture, which shows it without the leaves and other chairs. Since this is in our kitchen we do not have a hutch or china closet. The matching one was sold, but it would not have fit anyway. We actually use our wedding china for everyday. Most of it is still in very good shape...some pieces not so much. I'm good with using them, rather than putting them in storage for long periods of time.

  3. laura Says:

    Love, love, love it!!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks, Laura!

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  6. beawealthywarrior Says:

    Nice table! I also used my AMEX card today and purchased $50 JcPenny gift card so I will get $10 back Smile

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    Anyone know if we can actually redeem more than one offer? I have saved several but have only done the Staples one. While I was adding other offers, I saw this disclosure...Limit 1 statement credit per American Express Card across all American Express offer channels. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 8 weeks after American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. I assume this means only one Staples offer, only one JCPenneys offer, ect.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Beautiful table!

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