Back to School Time with American Express Rewards and $250 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway!!

Are you ready for Back to School yet?

Or… are all the essentials bought for Back to School shopping yet?

Let American Express help!

Today American Express is launching a week-long daily Twitter Sweeps to kick off their “back to School on Points!” campaign.

It’s awesome because there are SO MANY items you can purchase with your points from American Express. I’m a HUGE AMEX user, and my points just gather on up, so it’s fun to be able to see how many I have, and then go put them all to good use! Using your Membership Points can be such a money and time saver for moms and dads because you don’t have to dig around for coupon codes or head into the busy shopping centers and stores! You can just buy right from home with your already accumulated points! Not to mention, if you stock up on gift cards, you have the advantage of shopping at home, at your fave places, for “free!” VERY easy!

I’m excited to curate my VERY own Back to School essentials with my AMEX points!

Are you ready to see what I’ve gathered for the hallways and homework time for my sons!?

Here goes… I’m playing with 50,000MR for my curation!

Look what I’m going to score! 🙂

1) Amazon Kindle

This is the perfect item to have in my house for my son Alexander. He’s just learning to read and I know I can download kids books for him and really be able to spend some time helping him. As much as I love the feel of “real” books, there’s something VERY convenient about keeping him on the o with 100’s of books right at his dispose on his Kindle!

2) Old Navy Gift Card – 5000MR

For $50 I can score a TON of items for the boys at Old Navy! It’s awesome to see just how much I can stock up on. They need essentials like crewneck tees and sweats, and when Old Navy has a SALE… they have a SALE! My $50 will be doubled in know time with their offers for Back to School. BIG NEED for the McClelland boys!

3) Pottery Barn Kids Gift Card

My Henry is starting Pre-K this year where they learn all about letters! Pottery Barn for Kids has the BEST wall hanging letters ever! The quality is amazing and all the other boys have their initials hanging in their room, I think it’s time to do that for Henry. He’ll be learning a ton this year, so I want to give him a head start at home with his own special letters!

4) iHome App Enhanced Stereo System with Dual Alarm FM Clock for iPad/ iPhone/ iPod

Waking up is never easy in the McClelland household! To have an alarm clock in William and Alexander’s room would be amazing! Not to mention, since they have an iPad, they can charge it up while they sleep! And… oh, yes… listen to some tunes once they’re up! TOTAL ESSENTIAL!

5) Nike Gift Card – 7500 MR

Gym time is a BIG time in elementary school. For $75, I need to stock up William and Alexander with a new pair. I love gift cards because I can have them shop online right after I purchase my points! Totally easy and totally doable!

And all that for just under 50,000MR !! NOT BAD, huh!!??

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!

Are you ready for this!!??

You can win a $250 AMEX GIFT CARD from me!!

Here’s what I’m looking for you to do…

“What would you BUY with 250,000 MR points??”

I will choose a winner on September 12th, 2012 at 5PM (ET)!!


Please see for DISCLOSURE.

Back to School Time with American Express Rewards and $250 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway!! was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by Audrey McClelland
SHOWHIDE Comments (80)
  1. I would get the Kindle Fire and an Old Navy Gift Card. I didn’t know there were so many things to get with the points!

  2. Wow! you could do some serious damage with that many points. Hmmmmm?

    I’d probably get an iMac or one of the Dslr cameras. One can dream… 🙂

  3. I would get two QuietComfort® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones (one for myself, one for my husband), and a Dell laptop for my kids so they will stop using mine!

  4. I would love to get the Kindle for my son. He is starting middle school next year and it would really come in handy!

  5. I would either get a couple of ipads for the kids to use for their homework or a Macbook. Our PC is kicking the bucket and the kids are having to do a lot more online work, including some of their textbooks are online this year.

  6. I would use it to help fund my start-up costs for my business ~ I know boooring… but realistic!

    Good Luck to all who enter!

  7. I’d get a round-trip ticket to Italy! or if not that, the new ipad that’s coming out in the next month or so.

  8. I would use it to buy Christmas presents for my boys. I am soon to be divorced and my soon to be ex just got a huge inheritance, but I am working 3 jobs and every penny helps 🙂

  9. I have four boys like you so I would get a Thule bike rack and a new bike for myself to keep up with them. A dishwasher would be nice too 🙂

  10. I would use most of it to refresh my wardrobe. I’ve recently lost a lot of weight (40 lbs and still going) so I need to buy a few key pieces in smaller sizes. I must admit, though, that I would use some of it at Amazon – books for my Kindle and music for my iPod. 🙂

  11. Ignore my last reply, I would like to use it to buy the Sony DVD home theater System to go with my new Sony TV.

  12. I would first stock up on some new winter clothes for myself and my son, and then I would buy MYSELF a new pair of Sassy shoes!

  13. We are in desperate need of a laptop, so I would definitely get one. Maybe the Acer Aspire 13.3″ Ultrabook

  14. If I had $250 worth of American Express points, I would buy a large Kindle for my 86 year-old Dad so he could read some of his favorite books – most of them can be downloaded for free from the Kindle Library and also he could carry it where ever he went with the free wifi!!

  15. I’ve spent so much money on back to school for my boys and it hasn’t left much for me. I could really use some new clothes, esp since I’ve lost 20lbs this summer!

  16. I would get a pottery barn gift card to get some stuff for my baby due in october… and maybe something for myself and husband! …maybe!

  17. I would buy my son some new shoes for school, and Agee winter outfits. I got him a pair of shoes but they was cheap, good enough to do him till I could get better. This is a amazing giveaway and very sweet for you do to thank you for a chance.

  18. Okay, I checked out what you can buy with MR points, and there is a LOT to choose from! So, here we go…what I would buy with 250,000 points: a couple of Pandora beads, Nike GC for hubby and me, a Spafinder certificate for me, Cheesecake Factory GC for the fam, movie and SeaWorld tix, some cookware….and some clothes. Fun, fun!!

  19. I would start buying Christmas gifts.Lots of them. My kids are older so I don’t need to buy anything for school.

  20. I would love to buy a Apple 13″ MacBook® Pro with 2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel® Core™ i5 Processor with Speck SeeThru Case for 232,800 Points and some Zappos Gift cards.

Back to School Time with American Express Rewards and $250 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway!! was last modified: July 19th, 2017 by Audrey McClelland