[Expired] 20% off at Amazon w/ 1 point [Targeted, $50 max discount]

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In yet another promotion for using American Express Membership Rewards points to pay at Amazon, you can get 20% off your Amazon purchases when you use at least 1 Membership Rewards point to pay for part of your order (up to a maximum of $50 in savings — i.e. $250 total in orders). This offer is targeted, but is widely available.

The Deal

  • Pay for part of your order with American Express Membership Rewards points (using at least 1 point to pay $0.01) and you will get 20% off up to a total of $50 off (which can be split over multiple purchases)
  • Direct link to this promotion (our affiliate link – but keep in mind that you can shop through JetBlue TrueBlue for 3 miles per dollar. See more here,)

Key Terms (From Amazon.com)

  • Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) October 23, 2017.
  • Offer only applies to products sold by Amazon.com (Look for “sold by Amazon.com” or “sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC” on the product detail page). Products sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for this offer, even if “fulfilled by Amazon.com” or “Prime Eligible”.
  • Offer does not apply to digital content.
  • Offer good while supplies last.
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted promotional items.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $50.
  • Offer applies only to the purchase of items made with a Membership Rewards eligible American Express card, where Membership Rewards points are used for at least a portion of the purchase and the promotion code is applied at checkout.
  • Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
  • Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.
  • If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies.
  • Promotional discount may not be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards or third-party gift cards.
  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

Quick Thoughts

DAmex seems to be making a push to get their cards in position for your Amazon spend. Last month, there was the Fire Sale of sorts (See: Can I interest you in 40 Amazon Fire tablets?). There was another $25 off of $50 that surfaced in the interim and now this 20% off discount. This discount can be split over several purchases up to a maximum benefit of $50 off. In other words, whether you place a single order for $250 in items or you place 5 orders that are $50 each, you’ll have gotten 20% off and will be capped. That said, it’s nice that this works on multiple purchases, so you don’t need to hunt for the perfect use to max it out all at once.

Don’t forget to go to Amazon and click to activate this promotion (as seen in the screen shot above) before making your purchase. If you were targeted, you should see the “click to activate” button when visiting that link.

Note that this promotion is only valid with American Express Membership Rewards points. This one is not compatible with Discover points or Citi Thank You points.

Doctor of Credit lists some good ideas for items to purchase to take advantage of this discount. Check their post for more details.

H/T: Slickdeals

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Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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  1. I have not been able to use 1 MR point and the remainder as Amazon gift card balance. But this worked on the Fire deal previously. Anything different here?

    • From what others have said, I think the problem is if your gift card balance is more than the order total it won’t work. You have to use at least 1 point and you have to pay something (presumably at least 1 cent) with your MR-earning credit card. For example, you could buy an item that costs $30 and pay $0.01 using points and $25 using a gift card and $3.99 using your credit card….but if your gift card balance is more than $30, you won’t be able to apply the promo and gift cards (at least,that’s how I understand it from reading the comments of others).

  2. I wasn’t targeted for the promo when I first checked. I didn’t have an AMEX with MR points added as a payment method. I added my best MR earning card and 48 hours later, I was able to “clip” the promo coupon.

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