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Double credit on Amex Offers - VZW cell phone payment

FormerCollegeDJ
Regular Contributor

Double credit on Amex Offers - VZW cell phone payment

I just wanted to share something that happened with me this morning that may be of interest to some people with American Express cards.  I recently received and signed up for two, fairly similar Amex Offers on my American Express Hilton Honors card - one for a $5 credit if I spent $125 or more on my cell phone bill, one for a $5 credit if I spent $100 or more on my cable or satellite TV bill.  The offers can be used up to four times ($20 savings on each offer) through 10/18/21.

 

A few days ago, I paid my Verizon Wireless cell phone bill using the Amex Hilton Honors card, and received two immediate email notifications - one for the $5 credit for paying my cell phone bill, and one for the $5 credit for paying my cable/satellite TV bill.  I figured the dual emails was a mistake; the bill I paid was only for my VZW cell phone plan (though I will note I also have Verizon FiOS as my cable TV provider).  This morning, I checked my American Express account, and I saw I received both credits, even though my payment was only for my cell phone bill.  I'm not complaining. Smiley Happy

 

The question I have to ask myself now is if I should use my Amex Hilton Honors to pay my cable TV bill (which I just received notification about this morning from Verizon) to get the $5 credit (or who knows, two $5 credits) for that payment, or only put my Verizon Wireless payment on my Amex card for the next three months to meet the maximum target.  (My monthly cell phone bill is smaller than my monthly cable TV bill, so the $5 credit benefit is greater on my cell phone bill relative to receiving regular credit card rewards on either bill; I usually don't use the Amex Hilton Honors card to pay those bills.)

 

At any rate, I thought some of you who may have received similar Amex Offer(s) would find my dual credit reward for paying my cell phone bill interesting.

Playing the credit card rewards game since early May 2020.

Current credit cards:
*Discover Cash It, 10/5/94, $10,000 CL
*American Express Hilton Honors, 9/23/96, $16,500 CL
*Kohl's store card, 7/31/00, $2500 CL
*Chase Amazon Rewards Visa, 10/29/06, $7000 CL
*Citi Sears/Thank You Rewards Mastercard, 9/19/09, $2001 CL (LOL)
*Citi My Best Buy Visa, 12/29/11, $4600 CL
*Bank of America Amtrak Guest Rewards Platinum Mastercard, 10/17/15, $15,000 CL
*Bank of America AAA Member Rewards Visa, 3/9/17, $15,000 CL
*Chase Freedom Unlimited Visa, 6/29/20, $11,000 CL
*Chase Freedom Flex Mastercard, 11/9/20, $9900 CL
*Capital One SavorOne Mastercard, 3/30/21, $10,000 CL
*Wells Fargo Propel American Express, 4/11/21, $10,000 CL

Next target credit cards:
*US Bank Cash+ Visa
*Wells Fargo Active Cash Visa, PSECU Founder's Card Visa, or Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa
*Citi Custom Cash Mastercard
*Elan Financial Services Max Cash Preferred (S&T Bank Visa version)
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James_A
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Re: Double credit on Amex Offers - VZW cell phone payment

Great intel -- thanks for sharing.Smiley Wink

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Dalmus
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Re: Double credit on Amex Offers - VZW cell phone payment


@FormerCollegeDJ wrote:

I just wanted to share something that happened with me this morning that may be of interest to some people with American Express cards.  I recently received and signed up for two, fairly similar Amex Offers on my American Express Hilton Honors card - one for a $5 credit if I spent $125 or more on my cell phone bill, one for a $5 credit if I spent $100 or more on my cable or satellite TV bill.  The offers can be used up to four times ($20 savings on each offer) through 10/18/21.

 

A few days ago, I paid my Verizon Wireless cell phone bill using the Amex Hilton Honors card, and received two immediate email notifications - one for the $5 credit for paying my cell phone bill, and one for the $5 credit for paying my cable/satellite TV bill.  I figured the dual emails was a mistake; the bill I paid was only for my VZW cell phone plan (though I will note I also have Verizon FiOS as my cable TV provider).  This morning, I checked my American Express account, and I saw I received both credits, even though my payment was only for my cell phone bill.  I'm not complaining. Smiley Happy

 

The question I have to ask myself now is if I should use my Amex Hilton Honors to pay my cable TV bill (which I just received notification about this morning from Verizon) to get the $5 credit (or who knows, two $5 credits) for that payment, or only put my Verizon Wireless payment on my Amex card for the next three months to meet the maximum target.  (My monthly cell phone bill is smaller than my monthly cable TV bill, so the $5 credit benefit is greater on my cell phone bill relative to receiving regular credit card rewards on either bill; I usually don't use the Amex Hilton Honors card to pay those bills.)

 

At any rate, I thought some of you who may have received similar Amex Offer(s) would find my dual credit reward for paying my cell phone bill interesting.


I think if you're getting the dual credit and your cable bill is less than $100 it's definitely a great deal.  Otherwise, Verizon gives a $5 discount monthly for auto pay on a debit card anyway.

 

Great find for the right person, though!

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