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American Express Get 20% Back up to $40 Checkout via PayPal


Enjoy a 20% credit, up to $40, when you check out with PayPal by December 31 2019 using your American Express® Card. You'll also earn points when you use your Card.

Received on Amex Qantas Discovery.

Offer valid until 31 December 2019. Limited to the first 60,000 Cards to save the offer. Exclusions apply.

Note: due to a tech issue the offer once saved to.your card, comes up under your offers as an expired offer (28/11). The offer is still however valid to 31/12 confirmed with support. Also on spend I immediately got the Amex/PayPal spend email.

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  • Targeted.My wife got this offer almost 2 months ago, and I got it today.
    Looks like you can only save this offer via the link in the email.

  • Got this message "Oops, our records show that you have already enrolled in this offer. We limit the number of times that a Card Member can enrol in each offer."

    • well is it true or not? haha

    • Sorry the first link was from when I had clicked on my offer link recvd via email. Have updated try again but it is targeted.

    • Ten o'clock, that means that u have activated the offer.

  • +2

    I think it's targeted, I received an email for my essentials card but don't see the offer on my other cards. Looking at my offers page after saving the offer from the email, it comes up as recently expired on 28/11/2019.

    • Same.

    • same

    • Same

    • Similar, but on david Jones Amex

    • Exactly the same for me.
      Saved - checked AMEX app - expired on 28.11.2019

    • same

    • Definitely targeted! Nothing in my essentials card either.

      • Wasn't targeted yesterday, was targeted for the offer today.

    • same - got email clicked on it and saw it comes up as recently expired on 28/11/2019. weird stuff!

    • Same here, but I called their customer support who said that the offer is indeed saved to my account, and will be valid.

      I encourage others to do the same and confirm

  • Not received on any of my cards.

  • got it last time, assuming i wont see it again

    • I also got it the previous time (had to spend before 28/11/2019). But in my saved offers says I have the new one expiring in 31/12/2019, very strange.

  • when i click saved, it took me to a page and says my offer is registered, but under my account-saved offer, i can't see it, strange

    • It’s under expired offer.

      • you are right, very strange…

        • Yes mine is listed expired too

  • After clicking Save Offer from the email invite, it doesn't seem to appear in online dashboard under Amex offers -> Saved to Card.

    • It’s under expired offer

      • +1

        I can confirm that I got an email straight away saying I've just used my Paypal Amex offer.

  • 1/10 cards

  • +1

    Got it on my Essentials, never registered for PayPal.
    Nothing on cards I've used with PayPal before.

  • I got the offer today, shame I just used PayPal yesterday to pay for a $50 item!

    • tell me about it, spend $300 w paypal today morning and $200 last two days

      • +2

        Pay any bill that can be paid through PostBillPay? They accept Paypal

        • Thank you for that!

        • How do you do the PayPal payment? I have always doing BPay for my bills.

          Also, if I have no upcoming bills, can I just overpay any of my existing accounts. There won't be any issue doing that?


    • -1

      Buy a $200 gift card through the good guys concierge. They only accept PayPal payment

  • +1

    just use paypal to pay a bill, confirmation email received instantly

  • -1

    Received on 1 of my cards, which wasn't already linked to Paypal.

    Assume that you can buy a gift card with this and get the credit?

    • Why is this negged?

  • +2

    So this will work with buying egift cards from ebay & paying with PayPal?

    • +1

      work with anything that is paid by paypal using your linked amex

      • Thanks

    • Yep

  • Not received on Explorer or Ultimate

  • showing under expired offer. but other paypal offer ( $5 cashback on spending $20 or above) is showing on active.
    also, 20% cashback offer, how many times can we use it?

    • As many times as you want, but only max $40 credit

      • Max $40 credit in total over the month or each time?

        • +1

          Probably $40 in total over the month. $40 each time sounds too generous

    • +1

      Where to find expired offers?

  • pitty theres no manual link. only got it on disc card. time to unlink and delete all the other amex cards from paypal so hopefully they will be targeted in the future>?

  • +2

    "The system cannot validate your Card information at this time. Please try again in a few hours."

    Amex Explorer - (no email received but I had to try…)

  • +2

    confirmed in live chat, you can only get max $40 cashback in total.
    also, offer is showing under expired due to tech issue.

  • +1

    'The system cannot validate your Card information at this time. Please try again in a few hours.'

    Got nothing for 2nd time…. XD

  • It looks like this stacks with Groupon's 15% of 'MEGALSALE' promo code and their 7% Shopback offer too.

  • I'm so confused why I never get any of these Amex Statement offers. What am I doing wrong! D=

    • I missed out on this one, but have got some other good ones recently eg. Myer, Shop Small, New Balance.

      Nothing showing under this link for you? https://global.americanexpress.com/offers/eligible

    • Loyal Amex member? Churning brings plenty of offers!

      • Haha nah I'm new, I just joined last month for the 120k points offer!

        @Charlie Thanks for linking; I checked it but unfortunately no luck.
        @Baicai Thanks for the heads up, I might give that a try and see how it goes.

    • Call Amex, they can fix it. I had the same issue before, and got fixed after 2 weeks.

  • Is paypal mad at me as i just signed up zip pay for black friday events :( not appeared in mine n Mrs'

  • Straight to my sydney water account.

  • Not on mine

  • No joy this time either. Only have 1 card no supps.

  • +4

    Tried a few times today.. got "The system cannot validate your Card information at this time. Please try again in a few hours."

    Little do they know, I do not forget, I do not forgive.. I will keep trying, my friend, until you give me appropriate reparations ..

  • Boo I'm not targeted.
    Would've come in handy being Christmas shopping time.

  • I only see the "Spend AU$20 or more, get AU$5 back"

  • are amex cards without yearly fees able to get these offers?

    • +2

      Yep, I have it on a Velocity Escape.

    • Possible. But remember that the offer is targeted.

    • +1

      Got it on Velocity escape.

  • 1st time I've been targeted. Thanks OP!

  • +4

    just bought 2 x $100 woolies eGC from paypal portal and instantly got the offer confirmation email from amex

    • Thank you. Will do this too with JB Hifi GC for maximum cash back of $40 :)

      • I feel like I can get better deals from like ebay/amazon/bing lee/HN etc if I am getting anything from JB Hifi. Plus their gift card expires while woolies ones dont. So always safer bet for me to go for woolies group GC for grocery in supermarket and fuel in gas station

    • Same here


  • Got it through e-mail.

  • If I buy Wish Gift Cards through eBay using PayPal option with AMEX as the linked card, will this work?

    • +1

      yes (long as you received/saved the offer)

      • Yes, I did save the offer which shows as expired in November like others said above.

        Thanks for confirming.

  • +1

    Nothing yesterday, got it this morning on both cards

  • Got this on my Essentials yesterday, but not QANTAS Discovery or Velocity Platinum (yet ?).

    Fortunately coincided with having to otherwise buy something at full price, so very fortunate timing. :)

  • hi, Does anyone know if referee bonuses stack with standard new card application bonus points?

  • +1

    The system cannot validate your Card information at this time. Please try again in a few hours. :(

    • same here. amex ultimate.

  • Thanks op, I got it just now!

  • is it for single transaction or can be used multiple times ?

    • +1

      multiple but to the maximum of $40

  • Just purchased 2x$100 wish GC from eBay using a registered Amex for both deals 'spend $20 get back $5' and 'get back 20% max of $40' via PayPal. Interestingly it generated 2 confirmation emails from Amex simultaneously. I wonder if this means $45 will be rebated, or $5 or $40? Time will tell. Has any OP encountered the same and would know the answer?

    • +2

      Usually from past experience the offers stack i.e you’ll get back $45

    • Hi, Just wondering whether you've got the $45 back onto your amex card? also is there a specific merchant you use on ebay to get wish GC or just one which seems to have enough positive feedback/reviews?

      • +1

        Yes it stacked as $40+$5, although it took a few days for the credits to appear. Just search Wish GC on eBay if you want Woolworths egift cards. 2x$100 I bought to maximize the credits. Cheers.

  • +2

    I did not receive offer via email neither did I save the offer from avaialble offer, but this offer appears under saved offer for 2 of my cards.
    Both cards had the same offer back in Oct, amex has been generous recently.

    • Still error with amex website, this paypal offer is under saved offer section. However, when you click on it, it shows "DETAILS
      Save the offer to your eligible Card and spend online or in-app with PayPal by 28/11/2019 to receive 20% credit each time, up to $40 back. Limited to the first 20,000 Cards to save the offer. Exclusions apply.".
      Then expiry of this offer still shows 31st Dec 2019.

  • +2

    Just curious, is there a way to use PayPal to buy discounted WISH eGift cards?

    I tried buying them via CashRewards, ShopBack, Suncorp Rewards or EntertainmentBook, but none of them allow using PayPal.

    • any sellers on ebay?
      pretty sure there is

    • Not the best option, but I think buying WISH eGift cards directly Paypal means you can at least get something.

  • Cheers. Grabbed a pair of airpods 2 from Wireless1 ebay for $203. $160 is not bad I guess as I wanted a pair anyway.

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