I mentioned this a couple of weeks ago in a Friday roundup. In case you missed it, here’s how to get a free Chromecast* thanks to American Express, Lowes, and Staples.
* Chromecast makes it really easy to stream videos online to your TV.
If you have an American Express card, log in to your online account. Click on the Offers For You tab.
Chances are you will see these offers among others (not everyone sees the same offers):
Save these two offers to your card. There are also offers for $5 off gas at BP and Exxon or Mobil stations and $25 off $250 at Best Buy. Save those too while you are at it. It doesn’t hurt anything if you end up not using them. The one for BP gas can be used multiple times. It’s like 30 cents off per gallon on every fillup until the end of the year.
Now head over to Lowes and Staples stores. The Lowes offer in my account expires on Nov. 15. Act fast if that’s the case for you too. Both Lowes and Staples sell Amazon gift cards. Buy a $50 Amazon gift card from Lowes, and a $75 Amazon gift card from Staples with your American Express card.
As soon as you make the purchase, you will receive an email from American Express confirming that they saw the eligible purchase. A few days later, you will see two credits posted to your American Express card, one for $10, another for $25.
I bought a Chromecast with $35 from my Amazon gift cards. Net net, $90 was charged to my American Express card; I have $90 left on Amazon gift cards plus a free Chromecast.
Thank you American Express, Lowes, and Staples for the free Chromecast.