Purchase Rewards FAQs

Product

  1. What is this rewards program?
  2. What is the benefit of receiving these offers in online banking?
  3. How do I earn rewards?
  4. Do I need to use a coupon or code to earn rewards?
  5. Can I use another coupon or discount from this retailer with my offers?
  6. If I have more than one account, will I see the same offers on both accounts?
  7. Can I use any of my American Bank’s cards to earn rewards?
  8. I see offers, but I don’t have a debit card. How do I take advantage of these offers?
  9. Is my personal information shared with retailers?
  10. Is the program free?

Enrollment and Opt-out

  1. How do I sign up?
  2. What if I do not want to receive offers?
  3. Will I still earn rewards if I opt-out?
  4. How do I opt back in?

Offers

  1. Where do I shop/ When do I shop/ How much do I have to spend to get rewards?
  2. Do I have to shop online?
  3. Where do I go to see offers?
  4. How long do I have to take advantage of an offer?
  5. Why don’t I have any offers?
  6. I used to see the program when I logged into online banking, but it’s not there any longer.
  7. Where can I find my expired or redeemed (used) offers?

Redemptions

  1. How do I redeem offers?
  2. When do I receive the rewards for the offers I redeem?
  3. How can I view all of my offers and/or how can I tell what offers I am supposed to be credited for?
  4. How long do I have to take advantage of an offer?
  5. If I return merchandise used to redeem an offer, do I keep my rewards?
  6. Do I have to pay any taxes on the rewards I earn?

Disputes

  1. I haven’t been receiving any offers.
  2. I did not receive my rewards when I made my purchase.
  3. I did not receive the correct amount of rewards.
  4. I saw an offer earlier, but when I went to the new home page, it wasn’t there.
  5. I had an offer that expired yesterday. Can I still get it?
  6. Someone I know received an offer I want. How can I receive that offer as well?

Product

1. What is this rewards program?

This rewards program lets you earn rewards by using your American Bank debit card to purchase merchandise and services. The program is available to all Internet Banking users. Through this program, you’ll receive targeted offers to receive rewards on purchases based on how you shop. As a Cardholder, there is no limit to the rewards you can earn. So, the more you use your American Bank debit card, the more offers you can receive and the more rewards you can earn!

2. What is the benefit of these offers in my online banking account?

This is a new program American Bank is providing to help our debit Cardholders earn even more rewards. We bring you offers from the types of retailers you shop with every day.

3. How do I earn rewards?

This rewards program is based on how you currently shop, so the offers you receive are relevant to you. The more you use your American Bank debit card, the more chances you have to receive offers. To earn rewards, click on an offer to see the details and then click add to card.   Then shop at the specified retailer and pay using your debit card to earn the reward.

4. Do I need to use a coupon or code to earn rewards?

Typically, you do not need a coupon or code to redeem an offer. Each offer has different specifications regarding when and where you shop and how much you need to spend. Offers that require an online purchase are clearly specified and may include a special link. Please read offer details to determine how to redeem each offer.

5. Can I use another coupon or discount from this retailer with my offers?

Yes, if the amount paid with your American Bank debit card meets the requirements of the offer after the coupon or discount is applied.

6. If I have more than one account, will I see the same offers on both accounts?

Offers are matched on an account level, based on the purchases made with your American Bank debit card for that account. If you make different purchases with different accounts, you will see different offers in those accounts. You must use the American Bank debit card connected to that account to redeem the offers for that account.

7. Can I use any of my American Bank’s cards to earn rewards?

You have to use your American Bank debit card that is associated with the account that received the offer to earn rewards. This program is not applicable to American Bank Credit Cards.

8. I see offers, but I don’t have a debit card. How do I take advantage of these offers?

Please contact us about getting a debit card associated with that account so you can start taking advantage of your offers! You can also apply here.

9. Is my personal information shared with retailers?

No. Your personal information is not shared with retailers.

10. Is this program free?

Yes, this program is free! There is no cost associated with this program, making it easy for Debit Cardholders to earn rewards. This new rewards program is just another benefit of using your American Bank debit card and Internet Banking.

Enrollment and Opt-out

11. How do I sign up?

Internet Banking users are automatically enrolled in this rewards program. You will also need an American Bank debit card. If you do not have one, you can apply for one here.

12. What if I do not want to receive offers?

You can opt-out by clicking on the “Stop receiving all offers” link on the rewards summary page. This link can be found in the upper right part of the rewards summary page. If you opt-out of the rewards program at this time but change your mind later, please contact us and we will resume providing offers to you.

13. Will I still earn rewards if I opt-out?

Rewards earned prior to opting out will be credited to your account.

14. How do I opt back in?

If you’ve opted out of the rewards program but change your mind at a later time, please contact us and we will resume providing offers to you.

Offers

15. Where do I shop/ When do I shop/ How much do I have to spend to get rewards?

Each offer is based on how you currently shop, so the offers that you receive are relevant! To redeem the offer, simply click on it to see the details. Then click "Add to Card" to add offer onto your debit card. Then shop at the specified retailer and pay using your debit card to earn the reward. Each offer has different details regarding when and where to shop and how much you need to spend. Offers that require an online purchase are clearly specified and may include a special link. Please read the details to determine how to redeem each offer and start earning rewards.

16. Do I have to shop online?

Each offer has different specifics regarding when and where to shop and how much you need to spend. Offers that must be made online are clearly specified and may include a redemption code.

17. Where do I go to see offers?

You can find offers on the new home page beneath transactions in the transaction history or in the “rewards” section in the upper right part of the page. Offers can also be found on the account history page or the rewards summary page. New offers will be labeled as “New Offers” until you click to activate them. Once clicked, the reward is “loaded onto” the associated debit card. All offers can be viewed by visiting the rewards summary page.

18: How long do I have to take advantage of an offer?

Each offer has an offer period that was set by the retailer. You must redeem offers before the expiration date. The expiration date can be found in the offer details section of the offer by clicking on the offer.

19: Why don’t I have any offers?

Offers are based on how you currently shop to ensure the offers you receive are relevant. If you seldom use your debit card, you may not receive any offers until you begin using your card more. The more you use your American Bank debit card, the more chances you will have to receive relevant offers! You may not be receiving any offers because you accidentally opted out of the program. If you cannot access the rewards summary page or don’t see the “rewards” section in the upper right part of the new home page, you are
not enrolled in the rewards program. Please call us to be opted back in.

20. I used to see the program when I logged into internet banking, but it’s not there any longer.

Offers are only presented to eligible account types. It is possible that American Bank has restricted your accounts from this program because your account type is or no longer is eligible.

21. Where can I find my expired or redeemed (used) offers?

Expired offers can be accessed through a link at the bottom of the rewards summary page. The expired offers page shows your expired offers in the last 90 days and excludes any offers that you have redeemed.

Redemptions

22. How do I redeem offers?

Each offer is based on how you currently shop, so the offers that you receive are relevant! To redeem the offer, simply click on it to see the details.  Then click "Add to Card" to add the offer onto your debit card. Then shop at the specified retailer and pay using your debit card to earn the reward. Each offer has different details regarding when and where to shop and how much you need to spend. Offers that require an online purchase are clearly specified and may include a special link. Please read the details to determine how to redeem each offer and start earning rewards.

23. When do I receive the rewards for the offers I redeem?

Your rewards will typically be deposited to your account the month after you redeem the offer. Since we do not share your personal information with retailers, we cannot credit your account immediately at the time of purchase. For example, any rewards you redeem in the month of September typically will be credited to your account at the end of October. If you would like to see the offers you have redeemed or the total value of the offers you have redeemed, please visit the rewards summary page. It may take 2-3 weeks for your redeemed offers to appear on the rewards summary page.

24. How can I view all of my offers and/or how can I tell what offers I am supposed to be credited for?

To view all offers that you have redeemed, go to the rewards summary page. The rewards summary page contains all offers you have received, those you have redeemed and the specifics for each offer including the offer expiration dates. It may take 2-3 weeks for your redeemed offers to appear on the rewards summary page.

25. How long do I have to take advantage of an offer?

Each offer has an offer period that was set by the retailer. You must redeem offers before the expiration date. The expiration date can be found in the offer details section of the offer by clicking on the offer.

26. If I return merchandise used to redeem an offer, do I keep my rewards?

Yes, you will keep any rewards earned.

27. Do I have to pay any taxes on the rewards I earn?

No, you do not have to pay any taxes on your rewards. These rewards are similar to other coupons, except they are redeemed more easily by using your debit card.

Disputes

28. I haven’t been receiving any offers.

Offers are based on how you currently shop, so that the offers you receive are relevant. If don’t frequently use your debit card, you may not be receiving any offers. The more you use your American Bank debit card, the more chances you will have to receive relevant offers!

29. I did not receive my rewards when I made my purchase.

Rewards are not received at the point of purchase because no personally identifiable information is passed to the retailers. On average, you will receive rewards for redeemed offers approximately one month after the month the redemptions were made. For example, redemptions made in September will typically be credited to your account approximately at the end of October. Check the rewards summary page on the website to ensure the purchase qualifies as redemption of the offer.

30. I did not receive the correct amount of rewards.

Each offer has different specifics regarding when and where to shop and how much you need to spend. Check the rewards summary page on the website to ensure the purchase qualifies as redemption of the offer.

31. I saw an offer earlier, but when I went to the new home page, it wasn’t there.

The offer either expired or was redeemed. Expired offers can be accessed through a link at the bottom of the rewards summary page. The expired offers page shows your expired offers in the last 90 days. Redeemed offers (for the current month and previous two months) are displayed in the “Enjoy” column of the rewards summary page.

32. I had an offer that expired yesterday. Can I still get it?

No, once an offer has expired there is no way to retrieve it. You can view expiration dates for all your offers on the rewards summary page.

33. Someone I know received an offer I want. How can I receive that offer as well?

Each offer received through the rewards program is based on how your currently shop, so the offers you receive are relevant to you. Since everyone’s transaction history is different, there is no specific way to get someone else’s offer other than to have the same transactional history as that Cardholder.