[Targeted] Wine.com Amex Offers $30 off $100 -or- $10 off $50

Monday, March 1, 2021

New wine.com Amex Offers arrived today. As with previous promos there are (at least) two iterations to look for:
  • $30 back on $100
  • $10 back on $50
Offer expires 6/30/2021.

How to Maxmize

1. Add the Amex Offers to your card(s)

Amex Offers are limited to one per SSN. I was able to add the $30 back on $100 to one of my Amex cards (a Hilton No AF card) and $10 back on $50 to another (a Personal Gold).

If you have authorized users and they have their own Amex profile and are targeted they too can add and redeem offers.

Some Amex Offers are publicly available, this one is targeted on a per-card basis. 

2. Buy gift cards

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The T&Cs don't exclude gift card purchases, and historically they have triggered Amex Offers. The reason I like buying gift cards rather than wine head-on is because it minimizes overshoot, and locks in the value of the Amex Offer.

Wine.com's gift cards are delivered via email shortly after ordering, and redundant plastic versions of the same codes are subsequently delivered in the mail.

Wine.com's interface for the redemption of gift cards has changed a bit over the years. Once loaded to a Wine.com account they stay associated with that account as a payment method. Their system allows use of 2 gift cards per transaction.

3. Get StewardShip

StewardShip covers wine.com shipping for $49/yr. If you shop with wine.com frequntly it's a good deal, but the key thing it enables is applying a promo code to an order while not having to pay for shipping.

You can only apply one promo code to an order, so without StewardShip you have to decide whether you want to use a promo code that discounts shipping -or- discounts the price.

4. Shop through a portal

I like to compare portal rates through Cashback Monitor.

Another site to consider is RetailMeNot (which isn't listed in Cashback Monitor) where rates tend to fluctuate between 10-20%.

Another is ShopSmarter where all merchants get 10% back everyday, but there's a $9.97 monthly fee. Paying for a membership for a shopping portal sounds crazy, but can make sense for people who do a lot of online shopping.

5. Use a promo code

Keep eye on this thread on WineBerserkers for new codes. There are a bunch of $20 off $50 and $50 off $150 codes that work well with this promo.

It's useful to have multiple variants of the same discount because a given promo code can only be used once per wine.com account.

Bottom Line

Yes, wine.com's prices can be a bit inflated. But when you can stack all these discounts together the prices can be unbeatably low.

Yes, wine.com's assortment can be mundane. And some states in particular have suffered from depleted inventory. But you just need to find enough wines you're enthusiastic about and the assortment seems to be improving of late.

This is one of the best reliably recurring deals out there. Between these wine.com offers and Wine Access deals, my wine refrigerator remains at or beyond capacity.

I'll follow-up later this week with some ideas for specific wines to buy.


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