I didn’t let being bald and having a beard stop me from taking advantage of Amex’s Dollar Shave Club offer.

Aside from a person with severe alopecia, I’m probably the last guy who would want a membership to dollar shave club. Despite having a naturally shiny top cap, I’m not one of those bald guys who wants the rest of my head to match the dome. I usually have a nice healthy horseshoe going on the sides and back, and I don’t care if it makes me look ten years older and 20,000 leagues lamer. As for shaving, I hate it and have always hated it, so I let my scruff grow out until it’s time to trim everything back with an electric clipper. I don’t think I have owned a razor in 15 years.

However, Amex does have a good offer going for 1000 points after spending $10 or more at Dollar Shave Club. Since that’s basically $.01 per point, I figured it was worth checking out the site to see if there was anything I might want. (Yes, I realize that’s exactly the point of the offer – to make me spend money somewhere I otherwise wouldn’t. But when points get that cheap, I look at it as “$.01 per point and free __________.”)


Turns out there are some decent items on there for fairly cheap, so I decided to snag a 2-pack of lip balm which, with shipping, came to exactly $10. There’s the additional upside that this could potentially be the world’s best lip balm, which I’m always on the hunt for. The best stuff I’ve ever used in my life – no joke – is the little tube that came in my SAS amenity kit, and I’ve just about exhausted every last useable smidgen of it. Unfortunately, you can’t buy it at retail, so I either need to find a comparable lip balm or spend the rest of my life flying SAS business class ever few months. “REN Skincare Biomimetic Lip Balm: Only $3995 per tube, but each tube comes with a free business class flight.” Actually, that’s not a bad marketing campaign.

So anyway, even though I hate shaving and generally look like a wooly mammoth, I found something useful to buy to get my 1000 points. If you have this Amex offer in your account, I recommend checking it out, since you might also find something you like. Oh, and if you have a great lip balm recommendation for me, please let me know in the comments.



  1. My offer was Spend $10 get $10 back. I’d do this for the 1000 MR points… but I’m just too lazy to get $10 worth of “free” crap…


  2. My offer was Spend $10 get $10 back. I’d do this for the 1000 MR points… but I’m just too lazy to get $10 worth of “free” crap…


    1. Well, the lip balm isn’t actually that good, so I’d say you made the right choice there. I’m happy with the 1000 points, especially since Dollar Shave Club has a partnership with Acorns, where I invest very small amounts of money. Through that partnership, I got a rebate of $1.06, which brought my cost per point under $.01.


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