“Embrace chaos,” Dean Koontz 

7 March 2012. Hard to distinguish today as separate from the day/night before with only a brief intermission between the two.  But the amazing reception to the “big news” is helping to power through. The wild part is we haven’t even gotten to Austin yet (including, in my case, packing for my 7:30am flight & Launch Austin/SXSW Edition) and the “big show” there. I was joking, but sleep truly is for Q2. 

Tweet Your Way to Savings With American Express

American Express Cardholders can save money and get cash credits just by tweeting American Express Deals from your favorite stores. 

I just signed up for the American Express Tweet your way to savings.  All you have to do is follow twitter and watch for special offers by following #AMEX hashtag and when you retweet those offers, it will be automatically synced to your American Express Card and credited on you monthly bill if you purchase the offer.

Get started by syncing your card at Sync With Twitter and you can also start following the #SynWithTwitter hash tag to start getting a feel for the types of deals they are offering to card members.  It’s a pretty clever ad campaign, we’ll have to try one of the deals to see if it actually works.  Amex tweets you back to confirm the tweets you’ve qualified for. 

Here’s a sample of companies with offers:

#AmexWholeFoods  - get a $20 credit w/single purchase in store of $75+ thru 4/30

#AmexHM - get $10 back on next $50+ purchase in US Stores (1 time only)

#AmexMcDonalds - get $5 back on next $5+ in store purchase (limited quantity)

#AmexVirginAmer - 10% back on main cabin tix (limited quantity) exp 3/31

(Thanks The Frugal Pinoy)

6 March 2012. Twas the night before “official” launch, when all through the “war room,” everyone was astir… The tweets were loaded with care & hashtags tested, in hopes the news would be met with unprecedented fanfare by customers, partners & press alike. Success!

“The Social Credit Card:@AmericanExpress Syncs w/@Twitter, Turn Hashtags to Savings” AustinCarr, Fast Company