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Great DSW Deal Through American Express

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$50 off $200 in DSW gift cards + 1,000 American Airline miles (or 1200 UR points)? Yes!

I was doing my usual review of my online credit card transactions and wound up doing a little late night shoe shopping last night!

I was logged into my American Express Account and idly clicked on the “Offers for You” tab. Usually there’s nothing there, but sometimes I see something useful.

AMEX Offers for You

And last night there was!

DSW AMEX Offers for YOU

Get $50 statement credit on $199 in online purchases at DSW. Now I’m a huge fan of DSW, but I usually prefer to shop in-store where the clearance selection, though variable, often leads to better deals, like $200 boots for $40 and my awesome Steve Madden wedges (that I was wearing on Cathay) for $10.

boots are made for walking

But, it occurred to me I could probably just buy gift cards, get the statement credit and then shop in-store at my leisure. This way I could also use coupons more easily and I’d be saving $50 off the bat.

The next step was to see if I could get cash back, miles, or points by going through another site (tip: you should do this anytime you shop online). I love evreward.com because it helps me compare all my options.

Evreward cashback options

I was most interested in American Airlines, Ultimate Rewards points, and cashback and my options were great. I could net 1,000 American Airline miles, 1,200 Ultimate Rewards, or $10 through Mr. Rebates (I’ll take the miles).

A lot of times gift card purchases aren’t eligible, but in this case there was nothing in the terms & conditions indicating they didn’t qualify. I was even more excited when I realized I might also be able to score double DSW Rewards points using coupon code DoubleUp, but discovered gift card purchases don’t apply. Boo.

Still, not a bad deal. And even if you aren’t a DSW fan, you can always buy the gift cards as gifts for others or trade them to other people on a gift card exchange site and basically make $50+.

I checked all my other American Express cards to see if I could jump on this with more than one credit card, but unfortunately as soon as I added it to my main card it disappeared as an option from the others.

If you are a DSW fan and are actually going to buy shoes with this offer, two helpful coupon codes to keep in mind:

Use code DoubleUp to get 2x the rewards points (sign up for free if you’re not already a member).

Get free shipping with any purchase over $35 with code SHIPR.

Also check your mail, I received a postcard last week with a unique code for $10 off $10 purchase starting September 19.

Disclaimer: I was not paid or in anyway incentivized by DSW, evreward, or American Express to write this post. Unless you consider offering really great deals that made me $50 in savings being compensated. In which case I’m happily guilty and hope you’ll get “paid” too! 🙂

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3 Comments

  1. Vamsi

    September 22, 2013 at 1:39 am

    Hi,
    Did it work on e-card?

  2. Bob

    September 26, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    The offer on the AMEX site seems to suggest that you have to buy through DSW’s luxe810 site to get the $50 statement credit, so doesn’t that mean we can’t go through shopping portals since they send you to the main DSW page? Or do some of these portals send you to luxe810?

    • Keri Anderson

      September 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm

      Its too early for my credit to have posted, but folks in some of the forums like slickdeals are saying their normal purchase (not through /luxe810) qualified.

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