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American Express Spreads Holiday Deals with Return of My WishList


Holiday e-tail site offers dream products and experiences, including giveaway of three Mercedes GLK 350s, dinner hosted by Chef Gordon Ramsay and a shopping spree with fashion expert, Nina Garcia

NEW YORK.- The holidays are upon us, and so are the deals. This year, American Express is taking holiday deals to a new level with the re-opening of My WishList (, a cyber-storefront famous for making once-in-a-lifetime experiences and high-end products affordable for Cardmembers. The annual site, which returns today and runs through December 18th, features incredible deals on some of the hottest products in consumer electronics and fashion, as well as luxurious travel and experiential packages that cannot be found anywhere else. And, on December 18th, this year’s Ultimate Wish Giveaway sweepstakes will feature the opportunity to be one of the first to take home one of three 2010 Mercedes GLK 350s.

This year’s holiday My WishList offers deals on the season’s most sought-after items at discounts of up to 50 percent, making it easy for Cardmembers to find “door-buster” deals from the comfort of their own homes. Products include:

* The G1 (The Google Phone) for $125 (Dec 1st)
* Sharp Acquos 42 inch HD TVs for $700 (Dec 2nd)
* Dell Studio 15 Laptop for $499 (Dec 8th)
* Luxury Resorts Boca and West Hollywood Accommodation Packages, 2-nights stay for two for $500 (Dec 9th)
* ESPN Ultimate Remote for $149 (Dec 10th)
* Garmin Nuvi GPS for $269.99 (Dec 10th)
* Myvu Personal Media Viewer for $224.95 (Dec 12th)
* RAFE Hand Bags starting at $260 (Dec 13th)
* Hayden-Harnett Clara Clutch Wallets for $154 (Dec 13th)
* American Girl Dolls for $250 (Dec 14th)
* Nintendo DS with Brain Teaser Game for $130 (Dec 15th)
* And many more...

“This year, My WishList is all about providing Cardmembers with the products and experiences that they want this holiday season,” said Luke Gebb, vice president, Global Network Marketing, American Express Merchant Services. “We’re offering experiences that are typically not ’for sale’ such as a private dinner hosted by celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay, or the opportunity to spend the day at the Marie Claire’s New York City offices with the magazine’s fashion director Nina Garcia.”

My WishList also offers Cardmembers access to unique experiences at affordable prices, including:

* Ultimate Fighter Pilot Adventure
o Experience the thrill of air-to-air combat with the ultimate fighter pilot adventure in a real military fighter plane. Also, jet-set in style by enjoying a private tour of LA’s exciting nightlife from the Sunset Strip to glittering Beverly Hills and dine among the stars at a swanky West Hollywood hot spot.
o This A-list package includes airfare for two and a three-night stay at the aloft Ontario Rancho Cucamonga hotel.
o On sale at 3pm ET Friday, December 5th for the WishList Price of $1,500

* The London NYC Gordon Ramsay Dinner
o Spend the ultimate dream evening dining at the exclusive Chef’s Table at The London NYC, hosted and prepared by renowned Chef Gordon Ramsay.
o Package includes round trip tickets for two from JetBlue to New York City, as well as Vista Suite accommodations for two at The London NYC in Manhattan for three nights.
o On sale at 7pm ET Tuesday, December 9th for the WishList Price of $2,500

* Nina Garcia Fashion Experiences
o Go behind-the-scenes at Marie Claire and attend a real fashion photoshoot with Nina Garcia.
With this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, one Cardmember and a guest will spend the day at the Marie Claire New York City offices, visit a fashion photo-shoot and meet Nina Garcia, Marie Claire’s fashion director and bestselling author of The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman Must Own. On sale at 12pm ET Tuesday, December 16th for the WishList Price of $1,500.
o Spend a fashion-filled afternoon shopping for essential pieces for your own wardrobe with Nina Garcia. This opportunity for you and a friend includes a private lunch with the Project Runway judge, a shopping spree and style consultation at the J Crew Collection store in New York City, two J Crew gift cards, and two signed copies of Ms. Garcia’s bestselling books. On sale at 3pm ET Tuesday, December 16th for the WishList Price of $1,500.
o Both packages include round trip tickets for two to New York City, as well as accommodations for two at The W Hotel in Manhattan for two nights.

* Terms, conditions and restrictions apply to all experiences

Starting December 1st, Cardmembers can visit My WishList and, each day during the designated times starting at noon, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern Time, can click on the “I WANT IT!” button for opportunities to buy these products, experiences and many more at the discounted prices. In addition, My WishList features great deals and offers from Best Buy, Borders and PetSmart, as well as offers on electronics, outdoor gear and home goods from more than 130 participating merchants.

Past WishList promotions have been an overwhelming success – last December, My WishList experienced nearly 6 million visits to the site. In addition, Cardmember feedback played a critical role in crafting this season’s WishList – with offers valued collectively at around $7 million – full of once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences, handbags, the latest electronics and more.


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