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 promotions that can save you money on an Amazon purchase by redeeming a single Membership Rewards point. I recently wrote about an opportunity to save up to 50% on an Amazon purchase. That promotion is no longer available, but the good news is that there’s a new offer, and it seems that some people are being targeted for this offer as well.

Save on Amazon by redeeming Amex points

Thanks to a new targeted promotion from American Express and Amazon, it’s possible to save up to 15% off the cost of an Amazon purchase by redeeming a single Membership Rewards point. There are occasionally targeted promotions as part of this partnership, though I’m almost always not eligible. In this case I am for a second time in a row, which makes me think that maybe others will have the same luck. It’s also possible that others see different offers from the one above, so you’ll want to check the link (this is my affiliate link, and as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases).

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

  • Check to see if you’re eligible 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
  • If you’re eligible, you can receive 15% off your Amazon purchase, for a total savings of up to $15, when you redeem any number of Amex points
  • The offer is available through December 31, 2021, or until 78,035 customers have redeemed this offer, so you’ll want to use this ASAP
  • The offer is 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 get a maximum of $15 of value of this per Membership Rewards enrolled card per account

Step-by-step guide to using this offer

Want to take advantage of this promotion? There are a few simple steps. First of all, you’ll want to activate the offer at this link. If you are eligible, you’ll see a green message stating “this promotion 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 that you can save 15% on at most $100 worth of stuff (since savings are capped at $15).

For example, 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 towards a purchase.

The catch is that redeeming Amex points towards 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 15% discount applied.

A $100 gift card for $84.99 plus one Amex point? Yes please!

If you don’t have an immediate need to buy something on Amazon but are eligible, I’d still recommend taking advantage of this ASAP, given the limits on how many people can use this. There are all kinds of gift card purchases this can be applied towards, for companies like Apple, DoorDashSouthwest Airlines, Starbucks, Uber, Uber Eats, Whole Foods, etc.

Bottom line

There’s currently a promotion offering 15% savings on an Amazon purchase when redeeming at least one Amex point, with the potential to save up to $15. This is a great deal, so check to see if you’re eligible, and if so, I’d recommend taking advantage of this ASAP.

It’s possible that other people will see different offers, since these are targeted. While this isn’t as good as the 50% off promotion we saw several days ago, this is awesome for those of us who have been eligible for both offers.

Were you targeted for this Amex deal with Amazon, and if so, do you plan on taking advantage of it?

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  1. Hoosier in Paradise New Member

    30% deal got me $50 off and I used 1 AMEX point as instructed. Thanks, Ben.

  2. Andrew Guest

    I used the offer for 80 off, great! My only question is how do I keep it from wanting to use Amex points every time I check out now?

  3. dee Guest

    not targeted tho we have been amex members for 47 years....

  4. Kendor Guest

    Worked for me and my wife, and these promos almost never work for us. $200 for $170, hard to argue with those numbers.

  5. Infrequent Flyer Guest

    I'm offered 30% off with a maximum discount of $50 "for a limited time only."

  6. Arnaud Guest

    Hi ben! Thanks for the heads up.
    Seems like i am targeted for up to 50%off and up to 80$ Maybe it’s the max offer for this round??

  7. Steve Diamond

    Not targeted cant wait to get rid of my platinum after one more trip and visit to the centurion then its downgrade time!

  8. Susan Guest

    Mine says 50% off max $80 -thanks! Wasn't targeted before

    1. Thomas Parks Guest

      A day late a lots of points short reading this :+( I got the offer and used it yesterday, but had no idea how many points it was going to take to make a $66 purchase after the 50% discount. Just under 10k points.

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Hoosier in Paradise New Member

30% deal got me $50 off and I used 1 AMEX point as instructed. Thanks, Ben.

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Andrew Guest

I used the offer for 80 off, great! My only question is how do I keep it from wanting to use Amex points every time I check out now?

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dee Guest

not targeted tho we have been amex members for 47 years....

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