Get a Year of Amazon Prime Membership With American Express EveryDay and Blue Cash Cards [Expired]

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Could you use Amazon 2-day shipping, plus streaming music, e-books, videos, and early access to sales?

Now you can get a 1-year Amazon Prime membership when you sign-up for the American Express EveryDay Preferred, American Express EveryDay, American Express Blue Cash EveryDay and American Express Blue Cash Preferred card and complete the minimum spending requirements.

This is in addition to the regular sign-up bonus!

But they’ve reduced the sign-up bonus on the Blue Cash EveryDay and Blue Cash Preferred by $50, so those cards aren’t that good a deal.  Especially if you already have an Amazon Prime account!

Normally, Amazon Prime membership costs $99 per year.  This is a great deal, especially if you shop at Amazon frequently.  You could save a lot of money on shipping alone!

What’s the Deal?

1.   American Express EveryDay and EveryDay Preferred

Link:   American Express EveryDay

Link:   American Express EveryDay Preferred

Link:   My Review of the American Express EveryDay and EveryDay Preferred

I’ve written about the American Express EveryDay and EveryDay Preferred cards and how they’re a great choice for regular household spending.  That’s because you’ll get 20% to 50% extra points if you exceed a certain number of transactions a month.

The American Express EveryDay card has a sign-up bonus of 10,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after you spend $1,000 in the 1st 3 months.  You’ll get:

  • 2 American Express Membership Rewards points per $1 you spend at US supermarkets, up to $6,000 per year, then 1 point
  • 1 American Express Membership Rewards point per $1 you spend on everything else
  • 20% extra points if you make more than 20 purchases in a billing cycle
  • No annual fee

With the 20% points bonus, you’ll actually earn 2.4 points per $1 you spend at US supermarkets (up to $6,000 per year) and 1.2 points per $1 you spend on everything else.  That’s not bad for a card with no annual fee!

With the American Express EveryDay Preferred card, you’ll get a sign-up bonus of 15,000 American Express Membership Rewards points after you spend $1,000 in the 1st 3 months, plus:

  • 3 American Express Membership Rewards points per $1 you spend at US supermarkets, up to $6,000 per year, then 1 point
  • 2 American Express Membership Rewards points per $1 you spend at US gas stations
  • 1 American Express Membership Rewards point per $1 you spend on everything else
  • 50% extra points if you make more than 30 purchases in a billing cycle
  • Annual fee of $95, not waived for the 1st year

If you get the 50% points bonus, you’ll effectively earn 4.5 points per $1 you spend at US supermarkets (up to $6,000 per year), 3 points per $1 you spend at US gas stations, and 1.5 points per $1 you spend on everything else.

American Express Membership Rewards points transfer to dozens of airline and hotel partners.  They’re great for folks looking for flexibility in their travel plans!

Get A Year Of Free Amazon Prime Membership With American Express EveryDay And Blue Cash Cards

Fancy a Trip to London? American Express Membership Rewards Points Can Get You There!

And now, both cards come with 1 year of Amazon Prime membership, which more than makes up for the annual fee on the American Express EveryDay Preferred!

2.   American Express Blue Cash EveryDay and Blue Cash Preferred

Link:   American Express Blue Cash EveryDay

Link:   American Express Blue Cash Preferred

You’ll also get a year of Amazon Prime membership after you spend $1,000 in the 1st 3 months on the American Express Blue Cash EveryDay and American Express Blue Cash Preferred cards.  These are both cash-back cards that earn up to 6% cash back on regular household spending.

Get A Year Of Free Amazon Prime Membership With American Express EveryDay And Blue Cash Cards

The American Express Blue Cash Cards Earn Cash Back, NOT Membership Rewards Points

The American Express Blue Cash EveryDay card has a sign-up bonus of $50, plus the Amazon Prime membership.  Normally, the sign-up bonus is $100.  So this isn’t a terribly good deal, even though there’s no annual fee.  You’ll also get:

  • 3% cash back at US supermarkets, up to $6,000 per year, then 1%
  • 2% cash back at US gas stations and select US department stores
  • 1% cash back on everything else
  • No annual fee

And the American Express Blue Cash Preferred normally has a sign-up bonus of $150 (although in the past it’s been as high as $250).  But for this offer, the sign-up bonus is only $100, plus Amazon Prime membership.  This card also gives you:

  • 6% cash back at US supermarkets, up to $6,000 per year, then 1%
  • 3% cash back at US gas stations and select US department stores
  • 1% cash back on everything else
  • $75 annual fee

I don’t like that they’ve reduced the sign-up bonus to include the Amazon Prime membership on these 2 cards!

What Do You Get With Amazon Prime?

Link:   Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is a paid service which gets you free 2-day shipping on many Amazon products, plus streaming video, music, e-books, and more.  It normally costs $99 a year.

But when you complete the minimum spending on the American Express EveryDay or EveryDay Preferred cards, you’ll get a promotion code for 1 year of membership!

Get A Year Of Free Amazon Prime Membership With American Express EveryDay And Blue Cash Cards

Amazon Prime Is a Good Deal for Folks Who Like Streaming Media or Shop Frequently on Amazon

With Amazon Prime, you’ll get:

If you read lots of e-books on your Kindle or enjoy music, videos, and TV shows on your mobile device, you could do very well with this offer!

Note:   After your year is complete, Amazon Prime will automatically bill your American Express card for the following year unless you tell them not to.  So don’t forget to cancel (if you want to!).

Bottom Line

The American Express EveryDay Preferred, American Express EveryDay, American Express Blue Cash EveryDay, and American Express Blue Cash Preferred cards now come with 1 year of Amazon Prime membership after you meet minimum spending requirements.

However, the cash sign-up bonuses on the Blue Cash cards have been reduced by $50, so if already have Amazon Prime, you could be better waiting for a different offer!

I don’t know how long this offer will last or if it will be stay as it is.

Amazon Prime membership normally costs $99 per year, and gets you unlimited free 2-day Amazon shipping, plus streaming music, videos, movies, TV shows, e-books, and early access to sales.

This could be a great deal for folks who would normally pay for these services anyway.

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13 responses to “Get a Year of Amazon Prime Membership With American Express EveryDay and Blue Cash Cards [Expired]

  1. What about those that have already applied for this card and retained it – Is Amazon Prime retroactive for them?

    For example, those who who applied for the Amex Everyday card (no annual fee) in the past, based upon your recommendations, to maintain a large amount of existing Amex Points earned from prior Amex deals?

    I guess I could write Amex and ask but as I was reading this, I wondered why you did not mention any retroactive application of Prime – especially since you know that lots have applied for these cards in the recent past.

    Do you know?

    And on a related note? How does Amex’s new policy of one bonus per lifetime affect this?
    Since this is a new offer, could one just cancel an existing Amex Everyday card and re-apply, hoping for at least the Amazon Prime bonus, even if they got only points before?

  2. DD,

    You left out 1 key fact (yes, I said fact). You said nothing is changing on AA. I wish you would have said ‘Nothing is changing yet’.

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  4. Darius,
    I had applied for this AMEX Everyday Card for my wife 2 weeks back. So after seeing this offer I spoke to customer care but they are not willing to add this offer to her account.

    Any suggestions as to how to deal with this and get the offer? She activated like a week back only.

  5. Does anyone know if you already have an Amazon Prime account this offer will extend your current term by one year? If noone can answer I will ask Amazon and see if they know.

    Thank you,

    Mark

  6. I got my own answer from the terms. If you are a current Amazon Prime member, including an Amazon Mom member or Amazon Student member, your complimentary year of Amazon Prime will begin on your current membership renewal date and you will maintain the same level of membership.

  7. Amex with grocery store rewards -> reload prepaid redcard at a Target that codes as grocery store -> profit!

    • @BB @Anil Desai- You don’t get the Amazon Prime if you already have the card.

      @dhammer53 – Very true! Thought I did end the post with “That said, I do expect there to eventually be increases in the award chart and American Airlines will likely move to a revenue frequent flyer program (but only for earning miles, and not for redeeming miles)”

  8. I replaced my Amex Gold card with the everyday card. My Everyday Card is mostly used when I buy products which need an extra year of warranty.

  9. “However, the cash sign-up bonuses on the Blue Cash cards have been reduced by $50, so if already have Amazon Prime, you could be better waiting for a different offer!”

    Not true. As @Mark commented above, when you apply your rebate code to your Amazon Prime membership it adds on to the end of your existing membership, extending it by a year. So if you have Amazon Prime (and consider another year of it to be worth $99) you come out $49 ahead with the current offer.

    But I honestly don’t see what the big hoopla is about the Everyday cards. Even if you’re the sort of person who just wants to carry a single card and use it for everything, there are so many better options. Rewarding people for using the card every day is a smart move for Amex, but I don’t see the advantage for the consumer. Why handcuff yourself to a single card for such a meager return?

  10. No more amazon prime for the American Express EveryDay (non preferred) version?

  11. Sharon, I’m a travel geek and a credit card freak (I have dozens of ’em :D) but I’m not aware of a card that’s better for everyday spend than the Everyday Preferred. 1.5 points = 3+ cents to me (when transferring to Singapore Airlines). Barclay Arrival card = 2.2%. Best cashback cards I can find = 2%. And no, I’m not going to jump through hoops buying Amex gift cards, hoping that rebates work, and forgoing consumer protections (doubled warranties, theft protection, trip protection, etc.). So what am I missing here? 😉

    That aside… re the Amazon Prime thing:
    – Anyone successfully gotten this benefit retroactively? I tried and failed in a chat with an Amex rep.
    – Is it an every-year thing or just a one-year thing?

  12. Louis Scharwarth

    i got an american express blue card end of last year and was told i would get a year of amazon prime free for a year. Call american express to find out how to get the amazon prime for free they put me though to amazon prime who told me i have to do this though american express. So how do i get this done