Get up to $80 Off Amazon Purchases by Using Amex Points!

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Get up to $80 Off Amazon Purchases by Using Amex Points!

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Amazon Prime Day(s) is right around the corner on July 11 and 12. Whether you're waiting for good deals next month or have a cartful today, saving on Amazon purchases doesn't get much easier than this: Some American Express cardholders can easily save $15, $60, or even $80 on their purchases from Amazon with this latest promo.

Amazon and American Express regularly team up for these promos that unlock huge savings when using Amex Membership Rewards points toward your purchase, and it's back. Best of all, you only need to use 1 Amex point (or maybe a few hundred) to trigger the savings. Kudos to Frequent Miler for flagging this amazing deal.

This is one of the biggest promos we've ever seen from Amazon and Amex, but exactly what savings you get will vary.

  • Some cardholders will be eligible for the best offer: Saving 50% on a purchase of $160 for up to $80 off by using 1 Amex point
  • Others will see smaller savings, like getting 40% off a purchase of $150 for up to $60 in savings, again using just 1 Amex point to get the discount
  • Many shoppers are seeing a goofy offer to save up to $15 on $100-plus … but you'll have to apply at least 714 Amex points in order to trigger the discount
  • And still others may not be targeted for this promo at all – especially if you've regularly used these offers before


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No matter what, this is an easy way to save on an upcoming Amazon purchase so check to see if you're eligible!

All you need to do is link your Amex Membership Reward-earning credit card to your Amazon account. Then just activate the discount through the promotional page, add items shipped and sold by Amazon to your cart, then apply a single Membership Rewards point to your purchase to unlock these savings.

This promo is targeted, so not everyone is eligible. If you get a blank screen on the promo page, you aren't eligible. But hurry! These promotions often disappear fairly quickly based upon how many people use it. At the latest, it will disappear after Amazon Prime Day ends.

Wanna save on flights, too? Here's our No. 1 tip: Always start your search using Google Flights.

Here’s how it works…


How to Save Up to $80 On Your Amazon Order

  1. First things first, you need an American Express card that earns Membership Rewards points, like The Platinum Card® from American Express or the American Express® Gold card. Co-branded Delta cards from Amex or hotel chain cards won’t do the trick.
  2. You’ll need to link your Membership Rewards account with Amazon, which you can do by clicking here.
  3. The most important step: See if you’re eligible by heading to the promo page! 
  4. Add your purchases to your Amazon cart. These items must be sold and shipped by Amazon to qualify for the discount. Check on the item page or in your cart – here’s what to look for:


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While Amazon gift cards won’t qualify for this discount, other third-party cards will. For example, you could buy Airbnb, Southwest Airlines, Starbucks, or Uber gift cards and get the up to $80 discount.

  • When you’re ready to check out, choose your American Express card as payment and pay for at least a portion of your order with Membership Rewards points. For the best value, just type in “.01” under “Apply American Express Membership Rewards Points.” This will put a single point and unlock your discount.
  • Finish your purchase and save up to $80!


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Make sure to check your payment method after you take advantage of this deal and before making a future purchase. A few members of the Thrifty Traveler team have used this promo and the next time they tried making a purchase on Amazon, the payment method defaults to paying entirely with Membership Rewards. 


Bottom Line

These promos are an easy way to save up to $80 if you have shopping to do at Amazon. And we all know you've got a cart full of Amazon goodies waiting to be purchased – or you will once Amazon Prime Day rolls around.

Check to see if you’re eligible for one of these discounts! And read more on all the other Amex Platinum benefits!


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