American Express just added a great new Amex Offer, allowing you to earn an easy 1,000 bonus Amex Membership Rewards points with a purchase of $200 or more from Amazon.
This bonus offer appears to be just on a one-time basis, so you can't keep racking up Amex points with more and more Amazon purchases. That said, you shouldn't need to charge $200-plus to your Amex card in one fell swoop – a handful of charges that eventually add up to $200 or more should do it. And it doesn't expire until May 31, 2022, so you've got time … though we often see Amex pull these offers sooner, so add it to your card quick.
Amex Offers like this one are targeted, so not everyone will see them in their accounts. And you need an American Express card like the Platinum Card® from American Express or the American Express® Gold Card that earns Membership Rewards points. A co-branded Delta or Hilton card won't cut it.
Luckily, this one seems to be fairly widely available. So far, it seems like having an Amex Platinum in your wallet is the best bet to get this offer, though that's not a sure thing.
Want to save big while you earn bonus points? You may be able stack this offer with a big discount by applying just 1 Amex Membership Reward point to your cart to save up to 40%. Just keep in mind that any discount you get from applying points will reduce how much you're charging to your Amex card.
Where to Find Amex Offers
If you haven’t used Amex Offers before, simply log into your American Express account and scroll down near the bottom of the screen and there should be a box called Amex Offers & Benefits. It’s available through the Amex mobile app as well.
If you see an offer you like, simply add the offer to the card and make a qualifying purchase at that business with your card. In this case, you’ll need to buy directly from Amazon for the cashback credits to kick in.
You should receive the bonus points within a few days of making a purchase, though in some cases it can take several weeks. And keep in mind you don’t need to hit the spending threshold in one shot – you can spread it out over several transactions.
Just getting started? See our complete guide to using Amex Offers.
This is a great way to earn some bonus points on your Amazon shopping. If you see it in your account, add this offer to your cards now before it disappears – and make your Amazon purchases before May 31 to get those bonus points!
are travel cards really any better than just having a visa card that gives you 1%, and I just cash in the money each year
If you plan to travel, you’ll simply get more value out of points than getting straight cash back.
Wow thank you for answering my question. I thought it was just $200+ in ONE transaction but I had like $150 charge, then a few other charges that went over $200. I thought I wouldn’t get credit for it. But regardless, I feel like I should be credited no matter how you slice the $200 cause its all the same.