Gift Chain 2012?

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I loved the AMEX Gift Chain last year. Came out hundreds ahead after maxing out offers on two cards.

They did that promo in addition to Small Biz Saturday (today!) . . . anybody hear anything on a second AMEX holiday promo in the coming month?

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I'm hoping. I don't think I nearly abused it as much as I should have last year.

mattun said:   I'm hoping. I don't think I nearly abused it as much as I should have last year.

It was fun, kind of like gambling, only you were assured of at least breaking even if you shop those stores anyways.

The fact that your $25 purchase could be a gift card made it hot . . . a $100+ item at any given store could be split into 4 purchases . . . worked well for video games at Toys R Us and few things at REI. I even did OK with some mail-in postcard entries.

I'm hoping, too. I tried some stores I don't normally shop, now I'm on their catalog lists and actually think of them when I need something. And I gave a lot of gift card gifts that let friends and family try new stores, too. So I think it was a win for those merchants, too.

I sure hope so. The mail-in entries made it a bonanza.

couldn't find info on the "Gift Chain". Whatcha talkin bout?

lorymills1 said:   couldn't find info on the "Gift Chain". Whatcha talkin bout?Link.

^^ snarky

Well, based on the date of that thread (11/27/11) . . . there's still a chance it will happen this year.

Fingers and toes crossed!

Usorry said:   ^^ snarkyNah. Efficient, effective, no spoon required.

I was just wondering the same thing. Hopefully AMEX will have at least some sort fo holiday promo in the coming weeks.

November 27th was a Sunday last year. Maybe December 2nd if they do it again?

mattun said:   November 27th was a Sunday last year. Maybe December 2nd if they do it again?
Here's hoping! I actually took advantage of the Shoprunner service a couple times, though I had no use for the extras I got so I gave them away to co-workers that were also online shopaholics.

My favorite promo of last year. Cost me a bunch, 30 transactions and no big winners, but the fact that purchasing gift cards worked made it less painful fiancially and alot of fun! (I was too impatient to do the mail-in lol)

I'd like to see it back this year. I scored $25 gift cards x 4 + Shoprunner service.

Anyone heard anything from AMEX. I need this to come back for 2012!!

Looking really grim now.

this was so fun last year!

I have been binging (googling) it every day. So sad that it has not shown up.

I was definitely addicted, but was well rewarded! Hope they do it again next year.



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