This morning I wrote about a 20% transfer bonus from Brex points to miles. I have a stash of 215,000 points thanks to a signup bonus and a Paypal deal – some of the easiest 215,000 points I’ve ever accrued.
As if the Brex deal hadn’t been good enough already, I received an email from them today: “Your Amazon Gift Card”
From the subject line it seemed either like it must be,
- Spam or phishing impersonating Brex
- A pitch to redeem points for gift cards
I clicked on the email and found a message that simply said,
Brex wants to thank you.
Here is a small token of our appreciation. We hope you enjoy it.
And a link to claim a $250 Amazon gift card – no strings attached. Wait, wut?
Again, I was still a little bit skeptical. I didn’t even want to use the link on the website to deposit the gift card – so I went to Amazon.com myself, copied the gift card claim code, and entered it on their site. It worked.
Why on earth Brex is giving me $250 when I currently have $0 in my Brex account I don’t know. Perhaps it’s because I have $0 there, and haven’t used the account much since qualifying for my initial bonus.
But it’s clear that if you have a Brex account you should be looking at your email box for an email,
- From Brex
- With the subject line “Your Amazon Gift Card”
It looks like junk, at least it did to me, but it is not.