Yes, this amazing promotion that we saw last year leading up to Amazon Prime Day is back! With this deal, you’ll receive 20% off your purchase at Amazon.com, up to $50. (Last year you could get up to $100 off). This promotion is for targeted accounts and to receive the discount all you have to do is just use 1 Membership Reward point towards your purchase. This promotion goes through Prime Day, so you could save an additional 20% off already discounted items. (The promotion goes through July 16, 2019 or until the offer has received $5 million in savings). Make sure to activate the offer and see if you are eligible.
Steps to take advantage:
- If you haven’t already linked your American Express card to your Amazon account, you can do that here.
- Shop at Amazon.com and add up to $250 worth of products (which must be sold and shipped by Amazon.com) to your Shopping card. Many merchant gift cards work as well as Amazon gift cards, so you can go ahead and search for merchant gift cards here.
- On the payment page, select your linked Membership Rewards earning credit card. At the bottom of the payment page you’ll see all your linked accounts where you can use points (Chase and Amex). Select your American Express Membership Rewards Points account and enter the number of points you want to use towards your purchase. Since I do not like redeeming my points at Amazon (due to the low redemption value), I entered just 1 cent which means 1 point will be applied. For the promotion to apply, the minimum amount required is only 1 point! Do not do full points as it is not a good value!
- On the checkout page, you’ll see the 1 point applied and the 20% taken off. No promotion code needed!
This is an awesome promotion and a great way to save even more money at Amazon — you can use it towards a 3rd party merchant gift card or just a regular purchase from Amazon. Purchasing Amazon gift cards will not work. I personally am not eligible for this promotion, although my husband is. There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason why some accounts are targeted and others are not, but it is worth trying.
Last year, Amazon re-introduced this promotion a few days into the offer (and changed some of the terms) and folks that had already taken advantage of the offer were eligible again! I personally would try to use the promotion as soon as possible as you never know what might be in store in just a week.
Since this promotion doesn’t require a coupon code, you are also able to combine it with any codes that surface. Just remember to activate the promotion and apply 1 Membership Reward point at checkout. Enjoy your discounted Amazon purchase!
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