American Express customers: don’t miss out on your chance to get $60 back!

By Ceyda Erem ·

American Express credit card customers have only eight days left to receive up to $60 back from over 100 of their favourite retailers, including David Jones, Country Road and Nespresso as part of VAEFNO 2017. 

Amex card members have until 14 September to register online and head to the stores. Once registered, if a customer then spends $50 or more on their card at participating retailers, they will get a $20 credit for each eligible transaction, at up to a maximum of 3 different retailer locations. 

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Plus, in Sydney tomorrow tonight (7 September), American Express are also giving Aussie fashionistas the chance to welcome Spring in style with the Vogue American Express Night Out. 

Held at the American Express Invites Lounge on Pitt Street from 5pm - 10pm, card members can have their hair and makeup touched up at the Beauty Bar, kick back with a cocktail or have something to eat with great music and a lavish setting. Just present your American Express Card at the door! 

While the Vogue Night Out and cash back offer are great money savers here are a few tips from Mozo’s Money Experts on keeping your credit card balance in check:

Is it a want or need? - We can all get a little carried away with our Thursday late night shopping, especially if we’re on a roll. But before taking that bedazzled denim skirt to the counter, stop for a second and assess whether you actually need or want the item. Doing this will not only prevent impulse purchases, but it’ll help you avoid credit card debt hangovers. 

Know the return policy -  There is no better rush than a girls night out shopping, but having to return an item for any reason is a buzz kill. Before you drop $100 on those new spring sandals, know the return policy just in case they don’t fit and have to be taken back. A return policy can be found either in store or online at the retailer’s website. 

Don't push it - In the moment, walking around with a dozen shopping bags can make you feel on top of the world, but that feeling will be cut short when you realise that you’ve blown your budget for the next 2 months. If you are going out shopping with your girlfriends, stick to your own budget and try not to let your friends tempt you into overspending. 

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Ceyda Erem
Ceyda Erem
Money writer

Ceyda Erem is Mozo’s authority on Energy, as well as having broader expertise as a personal finance writer. She loves to put her researching and writing talents into stories that help our readers to make more informed financial choices, whether that’s about finding the best energy deal or writing about the latest sneaky bank tricks. Ceyda has a Bachelor of Arts (major in writing) from Macquarie University.