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What to buy with your $50 Amex Saks credit

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Why buy a regular candle when you can buy one shaped like a butt?

If you’re “the best of American Express,” as one customer service rep referred to me as a Platinum cardholder, you have until the end of June to spend $50 in Saks Fifth Avenue credit (you get another $50 from July to December). And if you’re like me, you have no F-ing clue what you’re getting.

All I could find were Hugo Boss t-shirts and jockstraps, so I had MNE intern Toni Shindler-Ruberg help me find some great items you can pick up for around $50. No affiliate links here—just vibes. All prices are accurate as of publishing.

Polo bucket hat – $36

a photo of a Polo Ralph Lauren hat

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Perfect price, perfect summer vibe.

Tumi cord pouch – $35

tumi cord pouch

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Keep the inside of your work or travel bag organized with an overpriced yet sturdy pouch.

Georgetown Cupcakes cupcakes (?) – $45

a photo of Georgetown Cupcakes

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I’m just as confused as you are. Apparently, you can buy a dozen cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes through Saks. It makes no sense, but please, someone do this and let me know how they arrive.

Caïyu Aphrodite candle – $40

candle shaped as a woman's silhouette

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Why not burn a candle that looks like a naked body? The company also has a butt candle (not scented) at $60.

DeLonghi cappuccino glass set – $59

a photo of cappuccino glasses from DeLonghi

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I have the espresso-sized version of these glasses, and I’ve only broken three of the six I purchased. But it was my fault; they’re great glasses.

KitchenAid 5-speed hand mixer – $59

KitchenAid hand mixer

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A full-sized KitchenAid mixer isn’t in the budget, but you can snag a hand mixer by the same sterling brand. And you have a choice of colors, including red, black, white, and ice blue.

Bala weight set – $50

bala weights

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A 2-pack of wearable 1-pound weights is great for making you even less interested in running outside in this deadly heat.

Sunnylife beach games towel – $45

Sunnylife beach summer towel Amex Platinum credit idea

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The towel comes with 32 wooden pieces to play checkers or backgammon while you work on your tan.

Picnic Time beer caddy – $50

Picnic Time beer caddy cooler

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If you were looking for a beer caddy to match your Filson work bag, here it is.

The New York Times “36 Hours: Europe” – $40

New York Times 36 hours in Europe

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Doubling as a coffee-table book and an actually useful resource, the guidebook to a quick stay in Europe is a must-have for airline-mile accumulators.