Last year, American Express initiated several new innovative services – a mobile platform similar to PayPal, Bluebird allows you to send and store money without funneling it through a bank account. And Vente Privee, a daily discount program provides savings at up to 70% off select products and services. But the most innovative new offering, Amex Sync,Â provides a simple and tangible way to tie social media with e-commerce.
Amex Sync links your American Express card to social media, clearing the way for cardholders and merchants to seamlessly connect via Twitter, Facebook or Foursquare. Vice Chairman of American Express, Ed Gilligan put it this way, “American Express is turning Twitter content into commerce by connecting Card members to merchants and delivering real world value to both.”
How Amex Sync Works
No coupons are needed with this simple program. Visit the American Express Sync website and choose which social network platforms you want to use, Twitter, Facebook or Foursquare. Simply add your Amex card to each service free of charge. For Twitter you’ll want to follow @AmericanExpress to see daily deals, such as: restaurant discounts, online purchases and concert tickets. Visit the American Express Sync page on both Facebook and Foursquare to follow the daily deals.
Once connected, the software interface turns Amex hash tags into merchant deals that you can snag by liking, sharing or Tweeting. It will then load the offer directly to your synced Amex account. After the offer is synced, you can capitalize on the deal by redeeming it with your registered Amex account or by clicking “Redeem Now” and following the instructions on the special offer page. An email of the transaction will be sent to confirm your acceptance of the deal.
If you’re looking for the best deals from major brands and retailers, Sync is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of exclusive offers. Best Buy, Dell, Fedex, McDonalds, Sony, Sports Authority, Ticketmaster and 1-800-Flowers are just some of the merchants using the new Amex Sync program.
If you aren’t already an American Express cardholder, it’s easy to apply online here. Compare offers providing excellent reward and cash back reward opportunities, along with 0% APR.