American Express is a multinational financial services corporation specializing in credit card services. The company offers a variety of charge cards and credit cards providing members with a wide variety of travel and other membership rewards.
Shoprunner is a membership service that provides services such as free 2-day shipping, free returns, and other special discounts. The service is good for select items at participating online retailers. American Express offers a free Shoprunner membership for eligible cardholders. American Express launched their Shoprunner benefit for their cardholders in May 2013.
How Do You Use Your Shoprunner Benefit?
All U.S. American Express cardholders are eligible to receive the complimentary Shoprunner benefit. Eligible cardholders go to the Shoprunner website to verify their card eligibility and sign up for a Shoprunner account.
One you have created your account, however, using your eligible American Express card does not automatically give you the Shoprunner benefits. You’ll need to find out if the online retailer is a Shoprunner partner, and you’ll need to make sure the product you purchase is eligible for Shoprunner benefits. While you are going through the checkout process with the online retailer, you’ll need to be sure to click on their Shoprunner account option.
After you have done this, your order will receive free 2-day shipping and other Shoprunner membership benefits. It is important to note, however, that these benefits are not automatically applied and that you do need to specifically login with your Shoprunner account credentials.
It’s important to note that your Shoprunner account is only free for members who keep their eligible American Express card listed as the default method of payment. There is an option, however, to use an alternative payment method as part of the checkout process. Removing the eligible American Express card as the default payment method will result in a charge for the regular Shoprunner membership fee.
Additional Information About Shoprunner
A standard Shoprunner membership costs $79 per year. Shoprunner has over 100 participating partner stores. Some of those stores require a minimum purchase in order to qualify for the Shoprunner shipping benefits. For stores that require a minimum purchase, the minimum is typically $25. In addition to free 2-day shipping on all eligible purchases, Shoprunner members also get free returns. Shoprunner pays all return shipping costs for its members.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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