Sometimes the small wins bring us a lot of joy.
Last week, Amex released a new Amex Offer for QuikTrip (QT) convenience stores. The basic terms are that if you spend at least $10 in-store at a QT store on an Amex card that’s enrolled in the Offer, you’ll get either 500 Membership Rewards (MR) points or $5, depending on which version of the Offer you have. The Offer may be used up to 3 times per enrolled card, and it expires on 5/15/2020.
Here are screenshots of the 2 versions of the Offer:
QT has more than 800 stores in the US, in the following states:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
The terms of the Amex Offer are clear that pay-at-the-pump purchases of gas will not qualify for the Offer. We wondered, though, if we could trigger the Offer by paying in-store for gas.
So, we started an experiment last week. At our local QT store, you have to pre-pay for gas in order to pay in-store (that is, you can’t pump, then go inside and pay). We went in and asked for $10 on our pump number, paid with an Amex card enrolled in the MR-earning version of the Offer, then pumped our $10 of gas (the pump shut off automatically at $10, as we expected).
Here’s a screenshot of the charge on our enrolled Amex card, on March 5:
Two days later, on March 7, we received 500 MR points:
Because we paid with an Amex Blue Business Plus card, we’ll also earn the regular 2x MR points per dollar on this purchase, for an additional 20 MR points:
At our baseline value of 1.5 cents per MR point, our earnings of 520 MR points on this purchase are worth about $7.80 – not bad for a $10 purchase!
Remember, this Amex Offer is good for up to 3 uses per enrolled card, until 5/15/2020. And amongst the family, we have several cards with this Offer – some of the MR-earning variety and some with the $5 statement credit Offer. We’ll be able to use the Offer a number of times.
Also, of course, you can also purchase normal convenience store items or QT’s in-store prepared food offerings with this Offer instead of gas.
For those of us who are lucky enough to have this Offer and live in an area with QT stores, this will be a great deal for gas over the next couple of months. It’s also nice for many people that this Offer is triggered with a low purchase amount, as many of the Amex Offers we’ve seen have required purchases that exceed the capacity of people’s tanks, especially at recent low gas prices.
How will use the Amex Offer for QT? Are there other things you can purchase at QT that work well for you in connection with this Offer? Please let us know in the Comments!
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