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This is an often recurring offer at Amazon – where you can get a discount just for using at least 1 American Express Membership Reward point to pay (partially) at checkout!
To Get the Deal:
- See if you are targeted: AmEx MR offer at Amazon
- Click on the “Activate Now” button
- Shop as you normally would, but at checkout, change your payment setting to use your AmEx Membership Rewards Credit Card and redeem at least 1 point.
- This is a limited time offer. The promotion will end on the earlier of (a) 11:59pm PT on 12/31/2021, or (b) the time at which 78,035 customers have redeemed the offer. The promotion button will expire concurrently with offer.
- Amazon.com reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time.
- Offer is available by invitation only, is non-transferable, is not redeemable for cash, and may not be resold.
- Offer applies only to the purchase where Membership Rewards points are used for at least a portion of the purchase and the promotion is applied at checkout.
- Offer only applies to products shipped and sold by Amazon.com. Products sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for this offer, even if they are “fulfilled by Amazon.com” or “Prime Eligible”.
- Maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $15 per eligible Membership Rewards enrolled card per one account
- Offer may not be combined with other offers.
- Shipping charges may apply to discounted promotional items.
- Offer does not apply to purchase of digital content.
- Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your original order. If any of the items in your original order are subsequently returned, your refund will equal the original price of the product, less the proportional amount of the discount. The total discount on the unreturned amount of your original order will then be less than the maximum discount availed.
- If any of the products related to your original order are returned, subject to Amazon’s refund policy, you will receive a refund of the amount charged to your card first, followed by Membership Rewards points.
- Promotional codes (including those placed directly in accounts) may not be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards.
- This promotion is available only to Amazon.com customers with an eligible Membership Rewards points card issued in United States.
- Promotional credit is applied before taxes and fees.
- If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.
Hacking The Deal:
Use Only 1 Point
While Amazon and American Express’ intent is likely to get you to use points for your entire purchase, you only need to use 1 point (value = $0.01) in order to get the discount.
Use a Card Linked Program:
Amazon is not usually available as part of card-linked program (where you get extra points when using credit cards at specific retailers). But, as of today, the Drop App program is currently offering an additional 5 points per dollar (0.5%) on all purchases at Amazon.com, not just Amazon products:
The Deal expires on Saturday January 1st, 2022 (i.e., make sure you make the purchase before Saturday January 1st, 2022)