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Amazon. You either love them, can’t live without them, or feel like they’re out to crush small business owners and take over the world. Regardless of your position, there is a good chance you’ve done some online shopping at some point with one of the world’s largest retailers.
Personally, I believe that Amazon has spoiled me into being a person who won’t leave the couch to buy a box of Kleenex. And I really don’t mind.
Right now there is a targeted offer to receive $15 off a $50 Amazon gift card purchase by using your AMEX Membership Rewards points. Kind of perfect timing for those who want to start their holiday shopping early this year. Speaking of the holiday season – remember that you can get 6% cash back at US grocery stores (up to $6,000 then 1%) and 3% cash back at US gas stations and select US department stores with the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express.
And if you’re looking to save even more on your Amazon purchases, check out our list of the best rewards credit cards to use at Amazon!
Here’s How the Offer Works
The first step is to see if you are actually eligible for this promotion. Sadly, I’m not. But I hope you are! If you’re one of the lucky ones, here’s how you can claim this offer:
- You’ll see a button at the link page, click that button to activate the promotion
- Add at least $50 worth of Amazon gift cards to your shopping cart
- Type AMEXGIFT15 into the promotion code box
- Select your eligible AMEX Membership Rewards card for payment. Use at least one AMEX Membership Rewards point for payment. We’d suggest using only one point! See more on that below…
- Checkout and view your $15 credit
It’s important to note that this offer expires on December 22, 2018.
Words of Caution
In the past, we’ve written a bit about the potential dangers of going down the Amazon road with AMEX Membership Rewards points. In fact, very recently we discovered that some folks’ Amazon accounts were actually defaulting to pay for purchases with AMEX Membership Rewards points. That’s not ideal. Because paying for Amazon purchases with AMEX points is a pretty awful deal. You’ll only get ~0.7 cents per point in value.
What’s Great About This Deal
This really is a great deal because with just one of your AMEX Membership Rewards points you can save $15 when you purchase a $50 Amazon gift card. That’s essentially $15 free. So if you’re eligible for this deal, I’d take advantage of it right away!
Were you eligible for the offer? I’m curious to find out who was. Let me know in the comments section below!