Introducing AmEx Offers Reminders


The American Express Offers & Benefits program is a great way to save money or earn bonus points when using an eligible AmEx card at selected merchants. Registering for the promotions is relatively easy; just click the link on the AmEx website. Unfortunately, forgetting about the offers is equally easy. This week I’m introducing a Chrome browser extension to help ease that pain.

The new AmEx Offers Reminders browser extension helps make sure you never miss out on another expiring offer
The new AmEx Offers Reminders browser extension helps make sure you never miss out on another expiring offer

The concept is a relatively simple one: Every offer now will show two additional icons underneath the expiration date.

These two icons are your key to getting the reminders into your calendar system of choice
These two icons are your key to getting the reminders into your calendar system of choice

Click the blue icon and the site will open a new Google Calendar appointment with the offer and expiration date populated. Simply click the Save button and the reminder will be in your calendar.

Google Calendar users can import the event directly into their calendar; just click the blue icon then the save button!
Google Calendar users can import the event directly into their calendar; just click the blue icon then the save button!

For Outlook (or other calendaring program) users click the grey icon and an ICS file will download to your computer. That can be imported to your schedule tracking app of choice.

Outlook or other calendar system users can import the ICS file, including a 3-day advance reminder
Outlook or other calendar system users can import the ICS file, including a 3-day advance reminder

As the date of the promotion expiration approaches you’ll now receive a reminder to go check it out, helping make sure you don’t miss out on future savings. Of note, the ICS version of the reminder comes with a 3-day advance warning of the impending expiry. The GCal version uses your system default (typically 10 minutes) but is set to mid-day on the date of promo expiry so you still have some time to act.

Unlike many of the other tools I’ve built and shared this one is not free; I’m charging a one-time $5 fee for access to the extension. Why? Because it isn’t free to create and I think that’s a fair value for the potential savings it helps drive. It will also help ensure that I keep maintaining it going forward. It is the modern equivalent of buying me a beer as thanks for producing the product. Feel free to tell me I’m wrong about that, though.

Grab your copy of the new AmEx Offers Reminders browser extension now and never forget about one of these AmEx deals again.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .

3 Comments

  1. Between my 2 AmEx cards, their website says the offers have saved me $741 to date. One of the cards I have had for a while, so I am not sure exactly what “to date” means, but still $741 is not chicken feed. I agree. I like the offers program.

  2. $741 would totally be for chicken feed if you have a huge chicken coop in your back yard.

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