PSA: Use Your $100 Mercedes-Benz Certificate (and What I Got With Mine)

Lots of folks got the 75,000 Amex Membership Rewards point offer on the Amex Mercedes-Benz card earlier this year (including me).

If that’s you, you should’ve received a certificate in the mail for $100 toward “genuine Mercedes-Benz parts and accessories.”

I frequently pass a M-B dealership in Dallas, and one weekend afternoon, I decided to pop in and see what I could get.

So here goes!

My experience redeeming the $100 certificate

I headed to the back counter and noticed all the merchandise displayed in the waiting area.

Lots of peeps were waiting to speak with a salesperson, or for a repair.

They had a nice spread of coffee, lemonade and other drinks, and a few containers of snack mix, which was nice. It was almost like a proper lounge area. But it’s M-B so they better do something nice, right?

The employee running the desk didn’t bat an eye when I showed him my certificate. In fact, he said something to the effect of, “Go shopping!”

So, armed with that blessing, I went to see what I could grab – for free.

What’s available

I went to Park Place on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, about a 10-minute drive from my place.

My nearest Mercedes-Benz location

My nearest Mercedes-Benz location

I snapped several pics of the various merchandise. This location had a lot of stuff.

I’ll let them speak for themselves, get ready to scroll!

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Fancy pens, watches, USB drives, and keychains

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Coffee mugs, shake cups, and water bottles

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License plate frames and coffee mugs

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Lunch bags, totes, stainless steel water bottles

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Hats, visors, polos, workout shirts

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Is somebody gonna get that teddy bear in the corner? 🙂

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License plates, polish, hood ornaments

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Sunglasses, ear buds, and bonnets? This is just too much

As you’ve gathered, there’s a huge variety of stuff to choose from.

Is any of it life-changing or super amazing? Not really. But it’s free and some of it has functional utility, so why not? Free is free, eh?

Plus, it’s kinda fun to browse the stuff and know you’re gonna walk out with it… for nothing lol.

My picks

Here’s what I got:


Thanks, Amex and Mercedes-Benz!

  • Two glasses
  • Two high balls
  • Shaker cup
  • Stainless steel water bottle
  • Portable coffee mug
  • Keychain

I added the keychain to put me over the $100 mark at the encouragement of the guy behind the desk. He was super helpful about pulling everything out and packaging it for transport (especially the glasses).

And it felt so awesome to walk out with a huge bag full of stuff for the low, low price of… $4.71.

My receipt from the Mercedes-Benz store.

My receipt from the Mercedes-Benz store.

I use the coffee mug a lot – it’s actually a great build and very leak-resistant.

The high balls are fun for a quick cocktail while recording my musings here at Out and Out. And I take the water bottle with me to the gym because it’s bigger than the one I had. #hydrationrocks

Like I said, I didn’t really need any of the stuff, but if it’s there for the taking, why the heck not?

Bottom line

I’ve asked many peeps who got the 75K Amex Mercedes-Benz offer what they did with their certs. Answer ranged from “threw it away” to “shoved it in a drawer somewhere.”

It expires a year from issuance, so I encourage you to find your nearest Mercedes-Benz Location and dust that baby off!

Some of it might have practical use and heck… you can always get some car polish and spiff up your own vehicle. Might as well get something out of it.

Did you know all of this was available? What’s on your Mercedes-Benz “shopping list?”

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  1. Hi Harlan, did they check ID when you redeemed your certificate or they merely wanted the code that’s associated with it? I have two of those $100 certs and neither of them are under my name.

  2. I find the model cars they sell to be very nice. Not sure if all locations have them in stock though; sometimes I have had to wait a few months for a particular model.

  3. I got the wine tool set that’s is pretty good. it includes a finely made stainless steel bottle stopper and a corkscrew in a fancy leather box. it’s a pretty good gift for anyone who likes cars and wine.

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