Signing up for credit cards through partner links earns us a commission. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. Here’s our full Advertising Policy.
If you’ve got some big Amazon purchases coming up (it’s the holiday season, after all), here are deals for you. You can save up to 20% off your order (up to a saving of $50) or $20 off an order of $100 or more when you pay with at least one Amex Membership Rewards point.
To qualify for these two new deals, you’ll need to have a card that earns Amex Membership Rewards points, like The Platinum Card® from American Express, the American Express® Green Card or other’s from our list of the best Amex cards, linked to your Amazon account. And although they’re targeted, I was able to sign up easily, so it’s worth checking your account.
Here’s what you need to know:
|If you don’t want to miss out on deals like this in the future, sign-up for our newsletter here.|
Save at Amazon with Amex Membership Rewards
These deals officially end on Dec. 31, 2019, but Amazon could end the promotion at any time. The two offers are as follows:
- Save 20% off, up to a max of $50 savings when you redeem one Amex Membership Rewards point.
- Save $20 off $100 in purchases when you redeem one Amex Membership Rewards point.
These deals are targeted but some readers are reporting being eligible for both offers.
To earn the discount you must:
- Click the “Click to activate” button found here (you’ll need to be signed in to your Amazon account)
- Spend on eligible products (sold and shipped by Amazon)
- Use at least 1 Amex Membership Rewards point from an eligible linked card to pay for the purchase
You will see the savings applied at checkout. And remember that normally paying for Amazon purchases with Amex Membership Rewards points is a bad deal. Amex points are more valuable when you transfer them to travel partners, but in this case, using a single point to save up to 20% is a no-brainer.
Just note, this discount doesn’t apply to digital content and the discount may not be used for Amazon gift cards. That said, it’s possible you may get it to work for other third-party gift cards. I’ve used a similar deal in the past to save 20% off Rover.com gift cards and saved a bundle on pet-sitting. We were able to apply the 20% discount to Airbnb gift cards, pictured below:
Also, be sure to check out our guide to Amex Membership Rewards points to learn more about Amex points, which you can earn with these cards:
|Card||Welcome bonus & minimum spending requirements|
|The Business Platinum® Card from American Express||Earn up to 75,000 Amex Membership Rewards® points: 50,000 points after you spend $10,000 and an extra 25,000 points after you spend an additional $10,000 all on qualifying purchases made on the card within the first 3 months of account opening.
|American Express®️ Green Card||Receive up to $100 in statement credits toward any eligible purchase from Away made within the first three months of Card Membership. Offer ends January 15, 2020. Plus, earn 30,000 Amex Membership Rewards® Points after you spend $2,000 on purchases in your first three months of account opening. Terms apply.|
|The Blue Business® Plus Credit Card from American Express||No welcome bonus|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express||60,000 Amex Membership Rewards® points after spending $5,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account. Terms Apply.|
|American Express® Gold Card||35,000 Amex Membership Rewards® points after spending $4,000 in purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. Terms Apply.|
|American Express® Business Gold Card||Earn 35,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $5,000 on eligible purchases with the Business Gold Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Terms Apply.|
|Business Green Rewards Card from American Express||15,000 Amex Membership Rewards® points after spending $3,000 in eligible purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account. Terms Apply.|
|Amex EveryDay® Preferred Credit Card from American Express||15,000 Amex Membership Rewards® points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account. Terms Apply.|
|Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express||10,000 Amex Membership Rewards® points after spending $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months of opening your account. Terms Apply.