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Save Big on Amazon Orders with Amex Membership Rewards Points

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Looking to save some serious cash on your Amazon purchases? Well, we've got some good news for you. American Express and Amazon have teamed up to offer targeted Amex cardholders a fantastic opportunity to save big when redeeming Membership Rewards points. This offer allows you to save as much as 50% on an Amazon purchase with just 1 Amex point. Keep reading to find out how you can take advantage of this amazing deal.

How It Works

To participate in this offer, you'll need a card that earns Membership Rewards points, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express, American Express® Gold Card, or American Express® Green Card. Unfortunately, these are targeted offers, so not everyone will receive the same offer. But some different Amazon-related offers we've seen this week include:

Eligibility and Discount Details

For products to be eligible for the discount, they must be sold by Amazon. Third-party listings won't trigger any savings, but you may be able to take advantage of this deal by stocking up on dining or retailer gift cards. Gift cards for companies like Whole Foods, Uber Eats, and Nordstrom may be eligible.

On my account with the 15% offer, the terms indicate that it will end on Dec. 31, or once 40,000 customers have used the offer.

Steps to Save Big

Here are the steps for turning just 1 Amex Membership Rewards point into serious Amazon savings:

  1. Click this link to check your eligibility for the promotion.
  2. Add eligible products sold by Amazon to your cart.
  3. During checkout, choose to pay with Membership Rewards points.
  4. Apply just 1 Amex point to your purchase.
  5. Assuming everything worked, you should see the offer reflected during checkout.
  6. You'll need to cover the rest of your transaction using an Amex card, though you can also apply an Amazon gift card balance if there's one attached to your account.

Other Rewards Programs

You might find similar offers with other rewards programs. For example, we've seen offers for 40% off (up to $20 maximum) when using Discover Rewards on select Amazon purchases. Additional past offers allowed targeted customers to use 1 Citi ThankYou Rewards point for up to 50% off, 1 Capital One mile for up to $20 off, and 100 Chase Ultimate Rewards points for up to 50% off. So, keep an eye out for these deals.


If you're an Amex cardholder and an avid Amazon shopper, this offer is too good to pass up. With the potential to save up to 50% on your Amazon purchases, you can't go wrong. Just make sure to check your eligibility and follow the steps outlined above to start saving. Happy shopping!

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