Latest AMEX Network Promo- 5 songs free @ Itunes

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  1. Andyandy
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    Man, I love the Amex Network! Latest promo is here:
    https://enroll.amexnetwork.com/US/iTunes2011/

    T&C indicate that a single purchase will trigger a statement credit equal to 5 songs plus tax. Presumably, they'll go with the $0.99 price per song. Potentially that would mean a $4.95 statment credit for a $.99 purchase! YMMV.

    Rich Anderson

    UPDATE: Purchase one song (.99) on Friday. $7.05 credit posted to my account today. Looks like they are using the $1.29 figure. Thank you Amex.
     
  2. Chimpy
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    A shame it is only for US Cards.
     
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    BIG +1[​IMG]
     
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    Ouch, sorry to the non-US folks! Made a trial 99 cent purchase today with card number 1. I'll update if, as I suspect, it triggers the full $5 credit.

    Rich Anderson
     
  5. dkelly1110
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    What are everyone's thoughts on app purchases rather than songs? Anyone care to be a pioneer? I can't imagine Amex is able to differentiate between the two....
     
  6. ma91pmh
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    Wow this looks great. I am going to see if it works on multiple cards like the Small Biz Saturday promo did. I made $200 on that one using 8 cards. Will let everyone know how it goes. Happy to try out an app purchase too, don't see why it would not work as it just says "make a purchase on iTunes"
     
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    App purchases would be sweet. How bout tv shows? rentals?
     
  8. hopscotch1
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    I just received my credit for Itunes purchases. I bought 1 song for $1.29 and I received a credit for $7.05. Unsure of math. (1.29 * 5 = 6.45) Maybe it was taxes (6.45*1.093=7.05)

    Good deal though.

    Don't forget you can earn it on multiple cards.
     
  9. lichenlt
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    it's a nice small promotion that gets you a little joy once in a while, good job AMEX!
     
  10. MyMiles&Points
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    I found one purchase per registered card (additional or primary cardholder) will trigger the $7.05. I had several cards where I purchased 5 $.99 songs and a couple of cards where I only purchased 1 $.99 song. All cards credited $7.05.
     
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    I have a balance on my iTunes account from a gift card. Does anyone know of any way I can make a purchase using my AMEX card without first using up the gift card balance?
     
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    I've got the same question...
     
  13. ryandc99
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    This promo worked like a charm! Credit posted a few days after the charges hit and I got an email confirming the credit.
     
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    Same boat as me. There is no way around using the gift card for your own purchases. However......... I read (but have not tried it yet) that one can "gift" a song to someone else and pay using a credit card rather than his GC balance. I am going to try this tonight. Not really sure how gifting would work - if the other email address has to set up an itunes account. If it works, and hell even if it doesn't - one song at $1.29 nets a $7 something credit. I'll take it.
     
  15. Stuck_in_Texas

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    Well, I set up second iTunes account yesterday and purchased a song. There seems to be no problem having more than one account.
     
  16. jpruzins
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    I gifted mom Pokerface and there was no option to enter in my Amex #. Maybe I overlooked it?
     
  17. dkelly1110
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    Should have just charged the card you have on file rather than use your gift card/credit balance.
     
  18. dkelly1110
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    Just confirming that this does work. I did it on both my Plat and SPG Amex.
     
  19. wheat27
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    To get around using giftcard balance, I did the following:

    1. Set up an new iTunes account using a different email address aand a registered Amex as the payment source.
    2. Picked a song to gift to myself (select the down arrow next to the buy button)
    3. Used my original iTunes account email as the gift recipient email.
    4. Signed out of iTunes.
    5. Opened iTunes emails from the gifts.
    6. Signed into itunes with my original account... download begins automatically

    **note** You must be using a relatively new version of iTunes to have the option to gift. I had to upgrade before this would work.
     
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    Just another data point from me. Similar methodology, but I didn't even bother creating another iTunes account. I just gifted myself a song, using another email address. When i opened that other email, my normal iTunes account opened and redeemed it.
     
  21. PointHoarder
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    Worked like a charm on my 2 Amex accounts.
     

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