Mothers day is approaching fast, some of us use the online florist like 1-800-flowers and send flowers to our mother or loved one. If you have any American Express card, you can save money by sending flowers online at the same time earn some valuable miles or points by using points or miles earning American Express card.
American Express Discount for Purchase
American Express gives a discount for its card members every month for a select category of purchase or shopping from select vendors.
If you have American Express account after you log on to your account online, you will see a various discount deal offered by American Express. The discount deal works like as follows if you see a discount deal and like the deal just click the “Add to Card” and the discount deal will be added to your card.
For example, if you shop at Bluemercury a skin care product company either online or at the brick and mortar store using the American Express card for more than $75, you will see a credit of $15 in the next month’s statement.
When I made the purchase in the past within a day of purchase I have received an alert that I have been given a credit for using my American Express card for purchasing an item.
There are two types of discounts one a statement credit discount where you spent a higher amount and received the credit in the following month closing statement. The second one is you use a link provided by American Express to get an instant discount of 20 or 30% rather than statement credit.
The statement credit option can be strategically used to earn a lot of airline miles or hotel points if you use a shopping portal to make your purchase.
American Express Discount for 1-800-Flowers.com
American Express currently offers a $15 statement credit if you purchase flowers for $50 or more through 1-800-flowers.com. To get the $15 statement credit, you need to log on to your American Express account and click on the add to card option available for the 1-800-flowers.com. Once you have added the discount to your American Express card, you can shop through any portal that offers miles or points for 1-800-flowers.com purchase and places an order for $50 or more. Using that method, you will get $15 statement credits well as you can earn a lot of airline miles or hotel points.
To get the $15 discount you should have added the discount option to your card from your American Express account and use the American Express card to make the purchase.
American Express Discount for FTD.com
The FTD flower purchase works differently compared 1-800-flowers. The FTD offers an instant discount of 25% on your purchase compared to 1-800-flowers which provide a fixed $25 statement credit. To get the FTD.com discount, you need to log on to your American Express account and save the Promo Code for the FTD.com. After saving the promo code, you need to use a unique website ftd.com/amexbus25 set up for the discount offer to get the discount.
If you directly use FTP.com for your flower purchase, you will not get the 25% discount offer. Moreover, you need to use your registered American Express card for your purchase to get the discount.
Another alternative is to click the redeem now button, after saving the promo code, available on the American Express website which will transfer you to the correct landing page of FTD.com where you can purchase your flowers.
Unlike 1-800-flowers, if you use FTD.com to make a flower purchase you will not be able to use airline or hotel shopping to earn a lot of airline or hotel points.
Moreover to get an instant $15 discount on your FTD purchase you have to spend at least $60, whereas if you make a purchase of $50 through 1-800-flowers you will get the $15 statement credit discount.
American Express discount for Teleflora.com
Purchase of flowers through Teleflora works exactly like FTD where you get 30% discount on your entire order after you save the promo code available in your American Express account and using the special website teleflora.com/americanexpress set up for the discount offer purchase.
Just like FTD, using Teleflora, you will not be able to earn airline miles or points if you want to use the airline or hotel shopping portal for your purchase. Also, you will get the discount only if you use the special discount website setup for the purchase.
Which one is the Best Deal
Check how much money you will save by comparing all the three options. If all of them works out the same dollar amount after considering the discount the 1-800-flowers is the best choice as you can use airline or hotel shopping portal to earn a lot of miles or points.
If FTD or Teleflora flower price comes out cheaper compared to 1-800-flowers when all things are equal, you will save money by making your purchase through FTP or Teleflora.
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