If you have an American Express Membership Reward earning card, you might be in luck! Amazon recently launched a promotion with its American Express partnership where you could save 50% off your Amazon purchase — up to $80 in savings. This promotion is currently set to go through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so this is one of the best ways to truly get a massive discount on your holiday purchase.
Unfortunately though, this is a targeted offer, so you may or may not be eligible, and you might find your offer to be slightly different. I’m personally targeted for the 10% discount, up to $10 savings, but hopefully you see an even greater offer in your account. You can check your specific promotion here.
All you have to do is use just 1 Membership Reward point towards your purchase and you’ll immediately see the savings apply during checkout.
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Save up to $80 with Membership Reward points
You can receive either up to 50% off your next purchase(s) up to a certain threshold. Your particular offer will let you know your savings, but the percentage will come off every purchase you make — up to the cap stated — through Dec. 26, 2022.
Like all other Amazon / Amex Membership Reward promotions, only items sold and shipped by Amazon will qualify for the discount.
Unfortunately though, if you are not eligible, you will instead receive the dreaded “Sorry, you’re not eligible for this offer right now” message.
Savings with the promotion
If you are targeted for the 50% discount, this would bring the Apple AirTag 4-Pack down to just $40 — or, $10 per tag. These AirTags come in handy to track your checked luggage or to even put in your kids back pack.
Of course this is just one example, but it could come in quite handy with many other purchases, such as a Kindles, Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1 or Apple AirPods.
Steps to save money with Amazon
- If you haven’t already linked your American Express card to your Amazon account, you can do that here. (TIP: If you are not targeted for this offer, unlink your card and relink to see if that triggers the promotion).
- Activate the offer in your Amazon account
- Shop at Amazon.com to receive your savings. Note: All products must be sold and shipped by Amazon.com.
- 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 additional savings. No promotion code needed!
Combine with 5x Membership Reward points
In addition to the savings you’ll receive — if you are eligible — you can also earn 5x points on all purchases made with your American Express Membership Reward card. Right now there is an Amex Offer with this particular bonus, so make sure to add the offer to the Amex credit card that is tied to your Amazon account.
So let’s say you are targeted for the 50% discount, up to $80 in savings, and make a $160 purchase. Simply by using 1 Amex Membership Reward point your purchase price is down to $80. You’ll then earn 5x points on your purchase, giving you an extra 400 points. If you value your points at 2 cents apiece, this is worth $8.
These are always some ways to save even more money at Amazon. Since this promotion does not require a coupon code, you are also able to combine it with any codes that surface. You can also stack your savings with any additional money-saving offers, such as up to 40% off books, $10 off a $25 office supplies purchase or any of their other Black Friday deals.
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I activated the offer, which was $20% off max $50. My subtotal was $66 but the amex discount was only $3, which is 5% not 20%. Do you know why that is?
I am going to try these steps to take advantage of this amazing deal. I generally use coupons for my online shopping needs.
I tried applying this to a future Amazon Prime membership subscription and don’t think the 20% off applied, has anyone tried this?
If you buy Apple gift cards from the Amazon company ACI on Amazon and are eligible for one of these Amex point use discounts, then you can turn that gift card purchase into something approaching a 20% discount on stuff sold by Apple directly online.