Quick hits: American Express gift card denominations and Smart & Final

I'm enjoying lovely San Diego but wanted to share two quick hits that passed my desk yesterday.

TopCashBack tracks multiple $2,000 American Express gift cards in a single order

Back in February American Express added language to their cash back portal offers excluding gift card denominations above $2,000 from earning cash back. At that point I started ordering my American Express gift cards in separate orders of $2,000 each, both out of an overabundance of caution and because it makes orders easier for me to track.

Then I got bored doing that, and last month ordered multiple $2,000 gift cards in the same order. The cash back still tracked successfully, and went to "payable" status with TopCashBack yesterday afternoon.

So if you had been ordering $2,000 gift cards separately out of an abundance of caution, don't worry, you can order them in one order without risking your cash back (although my cards were still shipped individually).

Add the Smart & Final Amex Offer to all your eligible cards

I saw a Smart & Final "Offer for You" in my American Express account a few days ago, and added it to my two cards without giving it another thought.

Then I saw Doctor of Credit write that the offer also had a Twitter signup option, "#AmexSmartFinal", and added it to all the rest of my cards as well using Frequent Miler's Tweetdeck method.

You'll earn $25 back up to 3 times when spending $50 or more on each linked American Express card.

To the best of my knowledge, you can link the primary cardholder and all authorized user cards issued by American Express, and you can link Bluebird and Serve cards as well as Bluebird and Serve subaccounts, which come with their own cards. If a card is issued by another bank, like the US Bank Flexperks Travel Rewards American Express or the Fidelity Investment Rewards American Express (issued by FIA Card Services), only the primary cardholder is eligible (If any of that information has changed recently, let me know and I'll update this post).

Smart & Final sells PIN-enabled Visa gift cards, so this is a straightforward money-making opportunity, with points added on for fun on the side.