Free Motley Fool Subscription with Amex Offer
Update (Feb. 13, 2021) – Some people who signed up early, have received the cashback or miles through shopping portals. If you are just coming across this offer now, then check your American Express cards for the Motley Fool Amex Offer, so you can get a one year subscription for free at fool.com/amex.
Update (Jan. 29, 2021) – Swagbucks and other loyalty programs are either pausing their campaigns during the Amex campaign or have updated their terms and conditions so their cash back or rewards cannot be combined with other offer listed below. Those interested in stacking offers, need to look elsewhere now, as there is no longer a double dipping opportunity. Even without the extra savings, you can still get a free Motley Fool subscription, as you pay $99 to sign up and receive $99 back. Just need add the offer to an eligible Amex card and use that card to purchase the subscription before 5/8/2021.
Original article (Jan. 27, 2021) – Check your American Express credit cards for a new offer that can get you a free subscription at The Motley Fool. While that’s a good deal already, you can turn it into a $80 moneymaker when you go through Swagbucks. Let’s see how each offer works and how to stack them together.
Get a one-time $99 statement credit after using your enrolled eligible Card to make a single subscription-based purchase of $99+ online at The Motley Fool or at fool.com/amex by 5/8/2021.
- Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels.
- Offer valid only on US website or at Fool.com/amex.
- Valid only on purchases made in US dollars.
Amex OffersAmex Offers are an extra perk on all American Express credit cards, charge cards, and even prepaid cards. You can see these offers in your accounts in two forms. Either as a statement credit or earn extra MR points for spending a certain amount at a specific merchant. You will need to add the offer to a specific card, and then use that card to get the credit. To add offers to a card, log into your account online, scroll down to the “Amex Offers & Benefits” section and click “Add to Card” for offers that you plan to use. You should add the offer to your preferred card. Amex Offers are now limited to just one per person. You can however use the Membership Rewards version and the statement credit version of the same offer without issues. For third party Amex cards you can use this new website, American Express Connect, to check for offers and also add them to your cards. See full list of Amex Offers here.
Stack with Shopping Portal
While the Amex Offer can get you a free subscription at The Motley Fool, with Swagbucks you can get a $75 profit. If you don’t have a Swagbucks account, you need to sign up here first. You can also go 7,500 Ultimate Rewards points from the Chase portal or $80 from Citi Bonus Cash Center.
Update (Feb. 17, 2021) – If you used the Motley Fool Amex Offer and also received cashback or points from a shopping portal, watch out for a $100 charge from American Express. Here’s an email that’s being sent out:
We’ve charged your account listed above for $100.00, and we would like to explain why. We discovered that, while we issued you a credit under our Amex Offers program, you also received a credit from the merchant for the same charge(s). To correct this error, we have charged your account for the amount identified above to offset the credit(s). You will see this adjustment on an upcoming statement. There’s nothing further you need to do. (HT: lotso-bear)
It’s actually not clear if this is about the Motely Fool Amex Offer or not. But still stacking options are gone.
A nice moneymaking opportunity and you get a free subscription for The Motley Fool. Add the Amex Offer to your eligible card first, then go through Swagbucks to complete the subscription purchase, using the same card. You will receive $99 back from the Motley Fool Amex Offer in the form of a statement credit, and another $75 from Swagbucks.