PSA: Plenti Rewards is slowly melting away!

This is a PSA alert! If you are participating in the Plenti Rewards program, shepherded by American Express, is on a slow steady systematic decline. If you have amassed a sizeable number of Points, it’s a good idea to start planning how to spend them.

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Spend 1400+ Plenti Points at Exxon, Get 300 Back

This is a great deal if you have a car! If you refill your car at an Exxon-Mobil gas station and spend at least 1400 Plenti Points ($14 equivalent) to pay for your gas refill, you will earn 300 Plenti points back. You have until 12/31/17 to do this. FIRST though you must activate the offer in your Plenti account using their website or app.

This is an awesome offer, assuming you stay close to a $14 refill, eg $15, it’s like getting 20% back! If you don’t have enough points now, Rite Aid is running a lot of weekly gift card Plenti point promotions, so that’s an easy way to stock up on Plenti points. There are many of 500 Plenti points on $25 gift card offers!

Spend 1000+ Plenti Points at Exxon-Mobil, Get 200 bonus points [must activate]

If you are participating in the Plenti rewards program, check your email or their website or their app! A new promotion is rolling out that you must first activate before you can use. With this promotion, you get 200 bonus Plenti points if you redeem at least 1000 Plenti points at an Exxon-Mobil gas station. This is very easy to go, all you have to do is fill up at least $10 in gas, and you get a $2 equivalent as a bonus! You will also earn the regular Plenti gas bonus.

Promotion ends November 30 in 2017. If you are very close to this, you may want to drive around the block a couple of times. It is a good idea every time you refill your gas to reset your mileage counter and calculate your mileage. It’s a good way to monitor the health of your car. A sudden or unexplainable drop in mileage can be an early warning of bigger troubles ahead!

Plenti: Earn 8X Points on Apple Online store purchases

Discounts and coupons are rare at Apple, so this may be a great promotion if you are planning online Apple purchases and you are participating in the Plenti rewards program! There is a new offer available there, which you must manually activate in your Plenti account first, that gets you 8X points on purchases made at the Apple online store. That’s 8% of your purchase! That’s pretty, pretty, pretty good!

Once activate in your account, the offer ends on 08/10/2017 8:59pm MST. Detailed terms and conditions are available over there.

Subscribe to Hulu, Get $10 in Plenti points

If you are participating in the Plenti rewards program, and you are interested in starting a new HULU subscription (you haven’t been a Hulu member the last 12 months), you will earn 1000 Plenti points AFTER you pay for your first month of Hulu service. The Free Trial does not count since your rewards earning is triggered by YOU paying for your first paid month. Hulu is $8 per month for the ads tier and $12 per month without ads.

You must link your Plenti account with your Hulu account, so they can figure out that you satisfied the requirement and give you your 1000 Plenti points. 1000 points are the equivalent of $10 spent at RiteAid or Macy’s or Exxon-Mobil gas stations ~ certainly not hard to spend the points 🙂

This offer expires 8/11/17. They also run some other offers after you subscribe to Hulu, eg watch a specific number or type of TV shows and get bonus Plenti points.

Make $15+ qualifying Chili’s purchase, Get 20% in Plenti points

If you are participating in the Plenti rewards program, check your account or your Plenti emails! There is a new promotion for Chili’s restaurants that gets you 20% back in Plenti points on a qualifying purchase of $15+. It is important to understand what qualifies and what doesn’t. If you are not familiar, check the details in the promotion over there. For example, tips and alcoholic beverages are NOT eligible.

You must manually activate this offer. Plenti has two kinds of offers: some are Automatic, so you don’t have to manually activate it, you just buy whatever is eligible. Others, like this one, must be activated first. Activation sounds more complicated than it is, you just click the green button as outlined in the screenshot below.

Strategically this is a good idea if you own someone lunch or dinner. You take them there and pay for it, and secretly earn 20% back without anyone but you knowing 🙂

20% off at Macy’s with Plenti coupon

A new coupon has been unleashed for the Macy’s website, a Memorial day coupon, code SUNNYPLE gets you 20% off. The coupon expires 5/29/17. There are exclusions to the eligibility as usual.

The coupon originated from a Plenti rewards email. Macy’s is one of the major members of the Plenti rewards program, and they have a separate promotion that gets you 10% back in Plenti rewards points. This promotion is not by coupon code, but activate on Plenti, so it should be stackable with the coupon above.

Plenti: 10X points at Macy’s (must activate)

A new promotion at the Plenti rewards program offers shoppers 10X points when shopping at Macy’s until 5/29/17. You must first activate this offer, which sounds more complicated than it is, you just press the green Activate button at the Plenti website or through the Plenti emails mentioning the offer.

Macy’s is one of the big partners of Plenti, and a long term “friend” of American Express which is managing the Plenti rewards program.

Plenti Rewards: 10X at Macy’s

If you are participating in the Plenti Rewards program (administrated by none other than American Express), and you are fond of shopping at Macy’s, a new offer running there offers you 10X in Plenti points for purchases made at Macy’s. Once you activate the offer (hit the green button in the email or their website or app), you will begin earning the bonus points. This offer expires April 23 (2017), but they have new Macy’s offers every few days…

Great Cordcutter Gift Card Deals at RiteAid with Plenti Rewards

Good until the close of business on Saturday April 15 in 2017, at Rite Aid brick and mortar stores, for those participating (or willing to join) the Plenti rewards program, there is a trio of loaded gift card deals for cordcutters!

  • Buy $50 Netflix Gift card, get 800 Plenti Points ($8 equivalent)
  • Buy $30 in Google PLAY or iTunes, get 500 Plenti Points ($5 equivalent)
  • limit two Neflix and limit two combination of iTunes and Google Play)

This is a very good deal, it’s an effective 16% discount on Netflix (you can load it up on your account in just a few seconds) and an effective 20% discount on Google Play (discounts are rare). It’s not a bad discount for iTunes, but sometimes you can find a 25% or 30% through store gift card promotions (Walgreens has a recurring buy $30+ in iTunes, get $10 Walgreens gift card, but it’s not running right now).

20% off back in Plenti points with $25 Netflix Gift Card

Cordcutters, unite and take over! For the shopping week of Sunday February 12 until the close of business on Saturday February 18 (2017), at Rite Aid brick and mortar stores, you get 20% back in Plenti points when you purchase a $25 prepaid Netflix gift card. That’s 500 points, which have $5 buying power in future purchases at Rite Aid and other participating Plenti merchants. The promotion is limit two for the shopping week (as usual).

Given that Netflix is rarely discounted, this is pretty, pretty, pretty good! Plenti is free to join, and you can always spend your points on Exxon-Mobil gas if you don’t need anything else from the other participating merchants.

Just remember that Plenti points don’t roll, so don’t use points to buy items that qualify for new Plenti points. Use them on everything else 🙂

Google Play Gift Cards Plenti promotion returns

Good news if you are a fan of Google Play and are participating in the Plenti rewards program! The gift card offer returns for the shopping week of January 29 until the end of day on Saturday February 4 in 2017. It is the usual terms, you purchase a $25 Google Play gift card at Rite Aid B&M stores, and receive 500 Plenti points, which are worth $5 towards future purchases (at Rite Aid or Exxon-Mobil or Macy’s or other participating retailers). The 500 points will show up in your Plenti account the next morning, so it’s quick and you don’t have to lift a finger to get your reward. Doing the math, this is a 20% virtual discount.

As before, the promotion is limit two per Plenti rewards member for this promotional period. Unlike iTunes gift cards that get discounted often, Google Play is not as often, so these are perhaps the best deals of them (as long as you are a Plenti member or you don’t object to joining in).

Plenti offer: 20X points at Macy’s (must activate first)

If you are a fan of shopping at Macy’s and you are participating in the Plenti rewards program, there’s a new promotion that should be available in your account to activate (this offer must be manually activated before you earn the bonus). With this offer, you earn 20X points, which is 20% back, since 1 Plenti point is 1 real-world penny!

As you can see in the screenshot above, this offer runs until 2/2/17, but fear not, Macy’s is one of the cornerstone partners in Plenti (and “friends” of AMEX), so they’ll keep rolling out offers as time goes by.

Get 750 Plenti points on $25+ Chilis purchase

American Express is leveraging some of the closer relationships with national retailers as part of the Plenti program they are running. One of the new promotions they have running is with the Chilis restaurant chain, maligned by foodies, but secretly loved by many 😉

You have to manually activate this offer in your Plenti account. After you do that, a purchase of $25 or more at Chilis gets you 750 Plenti points. That’s $7.50 to spend in the future through the Plenti rewards program (Rite Aid, Exxon-Mobil gas stations, Macy’s, etc).

If you haven’t done an offer like this before, it is important to read the terms and conditions. The $25+ has to be on food items and non-alcoholic beverages only. Everything else on your bill (alcohol, sales tax, other fees, tips, gift cards) do not count towards the $25 limit!

Limit one redemption during this promotional period but they have recurring offers, so if you are a Chili regular, pay attention to the “Partner Offers” over there and check the deadlines and terms of each one.

Here’s a screenshot of the promotion for reference:

Starting December 10: double Plenti Points on Weekend Gas Purchases

Especially if you do a lot of driving in weekends this December, starting on the 10th of the month, you can earn twice as many Plenti points on gas purchases at participating Exxon-Mobil stations. This offer is currently teased in “preview mode” on the Plenti website. It will go live on December 10 (2016), so make sure you check and sign up on that date if you are interested in it.


Twice the points is not a lot unless you drive a lot. It’s basically one penny per gallon, but on a road trip or if you visiting friends and relatives up and down the interstate on weekends, it adds up quickly 🙂