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 see these promotions every so often, and we’ve just seen another such promotion return.

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 have been targeted for previous promotions 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 $40 (which you’d unlock after spending $100).

Another offer is for 10% off an Amazon purchase when you redeem Amex points, with a maximum discount of $10 (which you’d unlock after spending $100).

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 July 21, 2022, or until a certain number of people 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 promotion, 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 new promotions for redeeming Amex points through Amazon. One offer is for 10% off a $100 purchase (up to a $10 discount), and another offer is for 40% 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 Frequent Miler)

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  1. Robert D Guest

    Ridiculous. Filled my cart with 6 different items I needed. Not a single one of them ended up being “sold by” Amazon. So, no discount.

  2. Tortuga Diamond

    10% up to $10. I'll take it. They've been generous with me in the past, so no complaints this time.

  3. Jason R Kelling Guest

    Works multiple times, just keep shooting for $100 baskets. Got $40 off 5 orders of $104-129 so far at 1 MR point each.

  4. MikeBos Guest

    Thanks, my targeted was 50% with a max of $60. Huge savings, thanks!!

  5. Andrew Diamond

    "Sorry, you're not eligible for this offer right now."

  6. Robert Guest

    40% off up to $40 back... I'll hold this on my pocket since my remaining Q2 Freedom bonus...

  7. Brit Guest

    I got 40% off, max $40. Great deal.

  8. Ernesto Guest

    Hit the jackpot: Get 50% off eligible purchases when you use Membership Rewards points. Maximum discount $60.

    So half off up to a $120 purchase!

  9. ezra New Member

    Just got 50% off, up to $60. Bought a $150 Southwest gift card for $89.99 + 1 Amex point. Doesn't get much better than that.

    BTW, the card was sold by "ACI Gift Cards, Inc" but during checkout the promotion did apply.

  10. MACH81 Guest

    I'm not able to get the discount on a gift card because even the amazon one is sold by AGI cards (which is an amazon company). I'm targeted for 40%.

  11. Steve Diamond

    I have not been targeted for one of these in over 3 years. Used to get them all the time.

    1. pstm91 Diamond

      I went through a long period where I stopped being targeted as well. I did get this one and the last one, though, so it certainly seems to be random.

  12. Roberto Guest

    Targeted for 50% off up to $60.

    1. Dukens Rene Guest

      same (with Amex Gold)

    2. Ernesto Guest

      Also hit the jackpot: Get 50% off eligible purchases when you use Membership Rewards points. Maximum discount $60.

      So half off up to a $120 purchase!

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pstm91 Diamond

I went through a long period where I stopped being targeted as well. I did get this one and the last one, though, so it certainly seems to be random.

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Robert D Guest

Ridiculous. Filled my cart with 6 different items I needed. Not a single one of them ended up being “sold by” Amazon. So, no discount.

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Tortuga Diamond

10% up to $10. I'll take it. They've been generous with me in the past, so no complaints this time.

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