If you don’t know, I love AMEX.  Always have!  Always will!  I remember drooling at those Gold AMEX cards in my early 20’s thinking that only the cool rich people got to have them.  Not true!  Those with good and excellent credit can get definitely get one or maybe two or three!  It’s not about being rich like I had thought.  

American Express is always giving you reasons to love their rewards credit cards.  Today as I logged into my account, I saw that they have added a complimentary ShopRunner membership as a benefit to one of my AMEX OPEN cards.

Your Card just got better.
Free 2–day shipping* and free return
shipping at 80+ online stores

When you enroll your eligible Card in complimentary ShopRunner membership, valued at $79 annually.

Perfect, just in time for the holiday shopping!  So of course, I enrolled myself and wanted to pass on the news to you all.  Follow the steps below to see if your American Express credit card is eligible for this benefit.  If you don’t have an American Express credit card yet, check out the top AMEX credit card bonuses here.


Enrolling an Eligible Card:

  • To get the free ShopRunner membership benefit compliments of American Express (the “benefit”), go here 
    to check and see if your card is eligible for this benefit.
  • Then complete the sign up for a ShopRunner membership account

You may also be able to enroll in this benefit through access provided to ShopRunner at participating online stores. An “eligible Card” means an American Express U.S. Consumer or Small Business credit or charge Card that is not cancelled and that is issued to you by a U.S. banking subsidiary of American Express. Prepaid cards and products, American Express Corporate Cards and American Express-branded cards or account numbers issued by other financial institutions are not eligible. ShopRunner will verify with American Express the eligibility of your credit or charge card account number for the benefit during enrollment.

Maintaining the Benefit: ShopRunner has an Express Checkout feature that makes it faster to complete purchases online at participating stores. If you choose to use Express Checkout to complete a purchase, billing information from the payment method you set as the default in your ShopRunner account will be provided to the participating ShopRunner store at checkout unless you use a different payment method for that purchase. When you enroll an eligible Card for this benefit, that Card will be set as your default payment method in Express Checkout.

To maintain this benefit on your ShopRunner account, you must keep an eligible Card as its default payment method in Express Checkout.  This doesn’t mean you must use this card when you pay for merchandise at various ShopRunner approved stores.

The benefit may be cancelled on your ShopRunner account if you change your default payment method to anything other than an eligible Card. If you change your default payment method to a different eligible Card, that new eligible Card will be enrolled in the benefit. The same eligible Card cannot serve as the default payment method in Express Checkout for more than one ShopRunner account enrolled in the benefit. During your enrollment in the benefit, ShopRunner and American Express will verify the eligibility of your default payment method.

Existing ShopRunner Memberships:

If you enroll in the benefit and sign up with an existing ShopRunner account, ShopRunner will cancel the term of your existing ShopRunner account. If you paid a fee for any unused portion of the cancelled term of membership, ShopRunner will provide you with a pro rata refund for that portion in accordance with ShopRunner’s refund policy. The refund will be processed within 2-4 weeks after enrollment and will be issued to the payment method you used to pay the fee. If a portion of the cancelled term of membership was promotional or free, the free period will be cancelled by ShopRunner and forfeited by you. If you currently have a free or promotional membership on your ShopRunner account, you should consider whether to enroll in the benefit at this time.

General Terms:

One benefit enrollment per eligible Card. American Express may receive and use your personal data from ShopRunner, which may include personally identifiable information and credit card information, to determine eligibility and further develop features and services related to the benefit. Any information American Express collects from you or from ShopRunner shall be governed by the American Express Online Privacy Statement ( American Express may change, modify, cancel, revoke, or terminate this benefit at any time.


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