First, a note about the 6x in the title: that's how Amex describes it. But it's 5x "more" and 1x points just for the regular purchase. Still, for the Apple Store, it's a great deal. Next, a question which I'll be able to answer myself soon enough, but I'm wondering if anyone has been through it. I took my kids to the Apple Store yesterday to look at new laptops, now that the new ones were released. They each needed to decide which they are getting (birthday + graduation). We all decided, and the guy asked if he should go get them. I said, no, I'll order online for the points. He said, order online and do in-store pickup. Points will work just fine. Now, I really doubt he knows the specifics of each affiliate deal, and he didn't even ask me which I was using, but it stands to reason that this should work. So I ordered online, did in-store pickup, we had dinner, and I got an email that the order was ready. We went back and got the laptops. Am I in for a world of hurt here? There are a lot of MR points on the line.