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American Express is now offering a free ShopRunner membership as a card member benefit.


Warning: The T&C says that enrollment will cancel any free/promotional ShopRunner term.

Additionally, enrolling will set your AmEx card as the default payment method in Express Checkout; you have to keep your enrolled card as the default payment method to remain eligible for this benefit.

Benefit Terms and Conditions (as of 11/5/13)
Enrolling an Eligible Card in the Benefit: To get the free ShopRunner membership benefit compliments of American Express (the “benefit”), you must go to www.shoprunner.com/americanexpress and enroll an eligible Card by verifying your eligibility for the benefit and then completing the sign up for a ShopRunner membership account (“ShopRunner account”). You may also be able to enroll in this benefit through access provided to ShopRunner at participating online stores. An “eligible Card” means an American Express U.S. Consumer or Small Business credit or charge Card that is not cancelled and that is issued to you by a U.S. banking subsidiary of American Express. Prepaid cards and products, American Express Corporate Cards and American Express-branded cards or account numbers issued by other financial institutions are not eligible. ShopRunner will verify with American Express the eligibility of your credit or charge card account number for the benefit during enrollment.

Maintaining the Benefit: ShopRunner has an Express Checkout feature that makes it faster to complete purchases online at participating stores. If you choose to use Express Checkout to complete a purchase, billing information from the payment method you set as the default in your ShopRunner account will be provided to the participating ShopRunner store at checkout unless you use a different payment method for that purchase. When you enroll an eligible Card for this benefit, that Card will be set as your default payment method in Express Checkout. To maintain this benefit on your ShopRunner account, you must keep an eligible Card as its default payment method in Express Checkout. The benefit may be cancelled on your ShopRunner account if you change your default payment method to anything other than an eligible Card. If you change your default payment method to a different eligible Card, that new eligible Card will be enrolled in the benefit. The same eligible Card cannot serve as the default payment method in Express Checkout for more than one ShopRunner account enrolled in the benefit. During your enrollment in the benefit, ShopRunner and American Express will verify the eligibility of your default payment method.

Treatment of Existing ShopRunner Memberships: If you enroll in the benefit and sign up with an existing ShopRunner account, ShopRunner will cancel the term of your existing ShopRunner account. If you paid a fee for any unused portion of the cancelled term of membership, ShopRunner will provide you with a pro rata refund for that portion in accordance with ShopRunner’s refund policy. The refund will be processed within 2-4 weeks after enrollment and will be issued to the payment method you used to pay the fee. If a portion of the cancelled term of membership was promotional or free, the free period will be cancelled by ShopRunner and forfeited by you. If you currently have a free or promotional membership on your ShopRunner account, you should consider whether to enroll in the benefit at this time.

General Terms: One benefit enrollment per eligible Card. American Express may receive and use your personal data from ShopRunner, which may include personally identifiable information and credit card information, to determine eligibility and further develop features and services related to the benefit. Any information American Express collects from you or from ShopRunner shall be governed by the American Express Online Privacy Statement (https://www.americanexpress.com/privacy). American Express may change, modify, cancel, revoke, or terminate this benefit at any time.

Note: There was a similar deal earlier this year for a free one year extension to a ShopRunner account, covered here. This new deal is actually a perpetual ShopRunner membership as a normal American Express card member benefit.

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citi amex for instance does not work, as you would expect from the terms.

I don't think you are required to use express checkout - so you can still maintain your free ShopRunner membership while checking out normally on participating websites. It sounds like you only have to keep your eligible Amex card as the default payment for express checkout (which only matters if you use that feature). Green Op for saving me money!

I just confirmed it... Signed up my business Amex card for the free benefit and then attempted to purchase something from Newegg using my business MC via Newegg and ShopRunner still allowed free 2-day shipping. Nice!

Message after signing up for this: Thank you for enrolling in the American Express® Card Member Benefit. ShopRunner has processed a $14.50 refund to your card ending in xxxxx for your prior paid ShopRunner Membership. Please allow up to two weeks for the refund to process.

ryangoldstein said:   Note: There was a similar deal earlier this year for a free one year extension to a ShopRunner account, covered here . This new deal is actually a perpetual ShopRunner membership as a normal American Express card member benefit.
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"Free ShopRunner membership for American Express cardholdershttp://www.shoprunner.com/americanexpress
ShopRunner used to offer free 1 year memberships for AmEx cardholders, but it looks like now they're offering free membership as long as you have an AmEx card as your "default" payment."

Thanks. Enrolled.

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