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Amex Cybersmarts

American Express has announced its new Internet Shopping Guarantee, wherein cardmembers will not be held responsible for any unauthorized charges made online with the card. For a copy of the free brochure Cybersmarts: Tips for Protecting Yourself When Shopping Online, write to American Express, PO Box 4635, Trenton, NJ 08650-9874.
American Express has also announced that it is now listing special cardmember offers by state and by industry category, with upgrades, gift-with-purchase promotions and significant savings in segments such as retail (including mail-order catalogs), restaurant, travel, lifestyle and more.

Here is a representative sample of special offers that are currently available in Georgia:

Arts and Entertainment

. . . Free parent pass at American Adventures
. . . $3 off per person at White Water in North Marietta Lifestyle
. . . $10 off purchases of $75 or more at Harrys Farmers Market Restaurants
. . . Complimentary dessert at Horizons Continental Cuisine
. . . Complimentary brunch entrée at Mambo Restaurante Cubano in Atlanta
. . . Buy one entrée, get one free at Seven Gables European Restaurant in Conyers Retail
. . . One-half off your first months rental at Aaron Rents in Atlanta
. . . $40 off first hour of home design appointment at Pike Family Nurseries

Travel offers nationwide include discounts, upgrades, and special offers at such outlets as Hotel Leon in Miami Beach, the Mayfair Hotel in New York, Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Silversea Cruises, and many more.

For details and restrictions on these new programs, call American Express on 1-800-THE-CARD, or visit their web site at

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