Great Deal: Save On Amazon With Amex (Targeted)

Great Deal: Save On Amazon With Amex (Targeted)

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Amazon and American Express frequently offer targeted promotions that can save you money on an Amazon purchase by redeeming a single Membership Rewards point. We saw a couple of these promotions in late 2021, and we’re now seeing the first offers of 2022 available. I first wrote about this a few days ago, but wanted to recap it for anyone who is eligible but missed the offer the first time around.

Save on Amazon by redeeming Amex points

Thanks to a targeted promotion from American Express and Amazon, it’s possible to save on Amazon purchases by redeeming a single Membership Rewards point. It appears that many people who were targeted last year are also being targeted now, so that’s pretty cool. There seem to be a few different offers, and you’ll want to check this link to see which offer your account is eligible for, if any.

One offer is for 40% off an Amazon purchase when you redeem Amex points, with a maximum discount of $50 (which you’d unlock after spending $125).

Another offer is for $10 off an Amazon purchase of $100+ when you redeem Amex points.

Others report seeing an offer for 20% off an Amazon purchase, up to a maximum discount of $40, when redeeming Amex points. You’d unlock that after spending $200.

There are a few things to be aware of with this promotion:

  • Check to see if you’re eligible for an offer by clicking the “Activate now” button at this link; note that to be eligible you’ll have to have a card earning Amex Membership Rewards points linked to your account, so if you don’t have that, add one
  • These offers are available through May 1, 2022, or until 10,424 customers have redeemed the offers, so you’ll want to use these ASAP
  • These offers are only available for products shipped by Amazon.com; products fulfilled through third parties won’t qualify, even if they’re “fulfilled by Amazon.com” or “Prime eligible”
  • You can take advantage of these offers at most one time

Step-by-step guide to using this offer

Want to take advantage of one of these promotions? There are a few simple steps. First of all, you’ll want to activate whichever offer you’re eligible for at this link. If you are eligible, you’ll see a green message stating “this promo code is now activated and your points will be applied at checkout.”

Then go through the shopping process as you usually would, keeping in mind the limitations and restrictions of the offer.

For example, my account was eligible for the $10 off a $100 Amazon purchase offer, so I added a $100 Uber Eats gift card to my shopping cart.

I then proceeded to checkout, and under the section for “your credit and debit cards,” I selected one of my cards that earns Amex Membership Rewards points. There you’ll see an option to select how many points you want to apply toward a purchase.

The catch is that redeeming Amex points toward an Amazon purchase isn’t a good deal, as you ordinarily get just 0.7 cents of value per point, and I value Amex points at 1.7 cents each. So what you’ll want to do is redeem a single point. Therefore you’ll want to type “$0.01” in the box, which means one point will be applied in order to get a one cent discount (and applying any number of points allows you to unlock the bonus).

Then when you click “use this payment method,” you’ll see the discount applied.

If you don’t have an immediate need to buy something on Amazon but are eligible, I’d still recommend taking advantage of this, especially if you’re eligible for the 40% discount. There are all kinds of gift card purchases this can be applied toward, for companies like Apple, DoorDashSouthwest Airlines, Starbucks, Uber, Uber Eats, Whole Foods, etc.

Bottom line

There are three new promotions for redeeming Amex points through Amazon. One offer is for $10 off a $100 purchase, another offer is for 40% back on your purchase (up to a $50 discount), and another offer is for 20% back on your purchase (up to a $40 discount). This is a great deal, so check to see if you’re eligible, and if so, I’d recommend taking advantage ASAP.

Were you targeted for one of these Amex deals with Amazon, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?

(Tip of the hat to Monkey Miles)

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  1. Volleyball New Member

    20% discount for a max of $40; did $100 for uber and $100 for lyft for a $40 savings...Thanks!

  2. Jetiquette Guest

    Just purchased a $200 gift card for $149.99

  3. Matt Guest

    Maxed this out for a 40% discount on a Southwest gift card. Thanks for the tip and step-by-step instructions on how to redeem.

  4. Ruth Guest

    Got 20% off something I was looking at just yesterday. Thanks for the tip!

  5. Bill n DC Guest

    I got 20% Off with limit to $40.00 credit. Be sure to adjust the MR points used. ;-)

    Got $200 Eat Healthy Watermelon electronic GC for our food at Jeff’s pretty good Grocery :-)

  6. Dave_261 Guest

    $125 Uber gift card for $74.99 plus one MR.

  7. Tortuga Diamond

    Got the 40%/$50, which is nice because for the past year or so, I've either not qualified for a promo or have gotten a lousy discount rate.

  8. ejg239 Member

    I got $10 off $100. I've done most of the previous offers you posted about, and I think they are less "rewarding" after you have done a few previously.

    1. Steve Diamond

      Yup i have done 10-15 of these over the past 5-6 years and now i am lucky to get anything let alone a decent offer. I was shocked i got the $10 off here.

  9. Matt Guest

    Thank you for posting about this. I got a $50 discount on new AirPods.

  10. Nick Guest

    Regarding the CSR offer:spend $500 get $200 off. Has anyone tried online? in store? …Successful? Thanks!

    1. Nick Guest

      Sorry supposed to be tried gift card purchase online or in store for $500 to get $200 off at away?

  11. Dick Bupkiss Guest

    "These offers are only available for products shipped by Amazon.com"

    Nope. Correction:
    These offers are only available for products sold AND shipped by Amazon.com

    Most stuff is not, so one needs to ready the fine print carefully.

  12. Joe S Guest

    I received the 40% promotion. Do any gift cards apply? Outside of the ones mentioned

    1. Matt Guest

      Just used the same 40% on a Southwest gift card.

  13. Hal Guest

    10% on wife's account.
    20% on one account
    40% on an old old account

  14. Ole Guest

    Got $10 off $100. Peanuts, but something is better than nothing

  15. Omar Guest

    I got 20% off up to $40

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Volleyball New Member

20% discount for a max of $40; did $100 for uber and $100 for lyft for a $40 savings...Thanks!

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Steve Diamond

Yup i have done 10-15 of these over the past 5-6 years and now i am lucky to get anything let alone a decent offer. I was shocked i got the $10 off here.

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Jetiquette Guest

Just purchased a $200 gift card for $149.99

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