We got a lovely little piece of mail the other day that’s going to put money in my pocket, and money in yours if you took my advice and signed up for the TrueEarnings card from Costco and American Express.
Enroll in the program and spend $1,000 on non-Costco purchases and you will get an additional 1% cash back on every eligible purchase (up to $200 extra!) between September 1 and October 31st!
That means I’ll be getting 4% cash back on gas, 3% on travel and 2% for every other non-Costco purchase.
And you know what else? I don’t have to wait for my rebate check to receive the extra cash back. It comes as a statement credit to my account 6-8 weeks after the promotion ends.
You have to be invited to participate. If you’re worried that you may have mistakenly tossed your invitation go to http://www.americanexpress.com/costco1000 and you can enter your login and password to see if you’re invited.
There’s lots of fine print, so check that out, of course.
It’s a great deal for me. I hope you can take advantage, too!
August 29, 2008 at 5:26 pm
They didn’t like me. 😦
It seems though that you only get that extra 1% on the purchases past the $1000 threshold, and you have to meet that threshold each of the months. So I won’t personally be missing out on much, anyway.
September 26, 2008 at 3:13 pm
Sign me up for cash back from 9/1-10/31/2008