Save 20% at Amazon with Just 1 Amex Membership Rewards Point!

Amex Amazon Promo

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Amazon and American Express keep teaming up to offer easy ways to save by using even a single American Express Membership Rewards point. And we are not mad about it.

Apply just a single Membership Rewards point to your cart, and you can get 20% off (up to $50) on  $250 in purchases.

This promotion is targeted, and it appears that some users who have cashed in on a previous promo aren’t eligible. But the great news is that you can stack this discount with any coupons you may find, or even buy third-party gift cards.

This promotion first reported by Deals We Like technically ends July 16 but they could pull it faster, so try it soon! Here’s how it works:


How to Save 20% on Your Amazon Order

  1. First things first, you need an American Express card that earns Membership Rewards points. Co-branded cards from airlines or hotel chains won’t do the trick.
  1. You’ll need to link your Membership Rewards account with Amazon, which you can do by clicking here.
  1. The most important step: See if you’re eligible for this promotion.



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  1. Add up to $250 of items 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:


Amex Amazon Promo


While Amazon gift cards won’t qualify, other third-party cards will. For example, you could buy AirbnbSouthwest AirlinesStarbucks, or Uber gift cards and get the $30 discount.


  1. 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 the 20% discount. Double-check to make sure it doesn’t default to paying for your order entirely with Amex points. A few Thrifty Traveler team members have noticed this.
  1. Finish your purchase and save money!


Bottom Line

We all have plenty of items in our Amazon cart. Use this promo to save some big bucks by using just a single Amex point.


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