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American Express Enables Points for Gift Cards in App

Posted by on November 13th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

The idea is pretty simple. You are in a store and want to use your Amex points for a gift card. But the usual process would be you’d redeem the points and await a mail delivery of the card.

Amex has taken a couple steps out of that and now allow you to use your mobile phone to redeem the points for a gift card and immediately present the bar code on your phone screen at the checkout for redemption. Quick and easy.

itgcLast year we brought you news that Best Buy had a great, but short sale on iTunes gift cards. These sale cards are a great way to get all of your app purchase on the app store at a discount. As a matter of fact, it’s the only way to get a discount on the App Store. These iTunes gift card sales come few and far between. But for those of you in the US, there’s a new sale you can take advantage of.

Now through April 2nd, Costco has $60 iTunes Gift Card packages on sale for $48.99, a nearly 20% savings. There is not tax on the cards at Costco — at least not here in California, your local laws may vary. Also, Apple may or may not charge tax on the purchase, again depending on where you live.

There was an sign on the display at Costco that said limit 2 per member, but I bought 6 and got the full discount on each. Again, your local rules may vary.

With the iPad quickly approaching, this is a great way to add virtual money to your iTunes account to be ready to get all those new iPad apps. This also works for those of you without a credit card — just use cash at Costco to get the cards.

If you head to Costco to get this deal, what was it like at your local Costco? Were they out of stock? Did they limit you to 2? Let us know in the comments.

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