Giveaway: Go back to school with a $250 American Express gift card!
For a lot of you guys out there, this week and next mark back-to-school time!
For me, this time of year was all about the “newness” — fun new school supplies, great new clothes, fighting with my mom about MY idea of what to wear the first day of school (vs: what she believed I should wear)!
And, let me tell you, I’m upwards of 30 now, and life hasn’t changed all that much!
Interestingly, American Express is launching a week-long daily Twitter Sweeps to kick off “Back to School on Points.” In celebration of this super cool idea, I’ve created a “back-to-school look” using American Express Membership Rewards Points and paired it up with an opportunity for one of you to win a $250 American Express Gift Card!
You can redeem Membership Rewards points for increments as low as 2,500 to get gift cards in $25 increments at all your favorite stores, be it Gap, Saks Fifth Avenue, Banana Republic or Old Navy, you can even pay with points or partially with points on Amazon! (Meaning if you have ALMOST enough points for that new iPad? Go for it! Check out the fall catalogthat lets you pick up fall essentials — whether it’s new boots, or great new luggage.
This amazing Bling Backpack is $69.50 at Victoria’s Secret (and I can get 3 $25 VS gift cards to buy it with, at 2500 points each!). Next up, I’m all about the Taryn knit dress at Banana Republic – on sale for $60 (which means I can also get a $100 Banana Republic e-gift card for 10,000 points and still have a bunch left over for fun accessories! Another option? Get The GAP options gift card, which is good at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Piperlime, AND Athleta!) In that case, double the value of your gift card, and throw in these Minnetonka Moccasin 3-Layer Fringe boots at $90 – you have an ENTIRE outfit now, and you’ve used just about 20,000 points!