So some of you have been asking how you can get the discount using your Amex card's points. Here's what you need to do:
1. check your Amex points and see how much money you have available.
2. Find the shoes you want.
3. Go to the AE store (this will not work online) and ask to split the bill between the Amex and another card (or cash).
4. Very important: make sure the amount you pay on the Amex is not more than your total points, or this will not work.
5. Wait 2-3 business days for the payment to post to your Amex account, and then apply the points.
Are you getting better than 1:1 when using points? If not, you can just convert the point to statement credit.