American Express is offering a couple lucrative incentives to spend on Amazon with their Membership Reward earning cards at the moment. Not everyone will have these Amex Offers available as they are targeted, but if you have a Amex that earns Membership Rewards like (but not limited to) the Platinum, Amex Everyday Preferred, Business Gold Rewards, or the Blue Business Plus card, check your online account for these:

  • 5,000 Membership Rewards for spending $99+ on an Amazon Prime annual membership
  • 2,000 Membership Rewards for spending $50 on anything at amazon.com

5k for Amazon Prime

If you don’t already have an Amazon Prime annual membership, add the offer to your card and then purchase with the appropriate Amex card to trigger the 5,000 bonus Membership Rewards.  If you already have a membership, add the the offer to your card before your membership renews. Hopefully it renews before the offer expires (either January 31 or March 2, that is a bit unclear). If your subscription isn’t set to renew by then, it might be possible to pre-pay…if anyone has any experience pre-paying for an Amazon Prime membership let us know in the comments.

An annual membership costs $99 normally. We value 5,000 Membership Rewards at about $100. That’s a great rebate!

You have to re-new or sign up for a full price annual Prime membership that costs $99 in order to trigger the bonus points. Discount and monthly memberships don’t qualify. You also cannot use Membership Reward points to pay for your membership…not like you’d want to anyways. The value you get per point this way is too low.

Expiration Date: On the offer it says March 2, 2018, but in the terms and conditions it says January 31, 2018. If you want to be sure, add the offer and purchase your Prime membership before January 31.

2k for Spending $50

This one is simple. All you have to do is add the offer to your card and after doing so spend $50 on Amazon.com before the expiration date of your offer to earn 2,000 Membership Rewards.

This is a no-brainer as long as you would already spend $50 on Amazon by the end of the year.

Expiration Date: December 31, 2017

How to Check if You’re Targeted

Log into your Amex online account.

Scroll down below the recent transaction history of each Amex you hold that earns Membership Rewards, to the “Amex Offers & Benefits” section. You can filter out just the shopping offers by clicking the drop-down and selecting “Shopping”.

Scroll down and look for the Amazon offers. I checked my Business Gold Rewards Card account but sadly I was not targeted.

However I did notice an offer on my SPG personal card for a different Amazon discount–30% off a 12-month Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Bottom Line

Check your Amex accounts online to see if you were targeted for basically a free Amazon Prime membership for a year, and/or the 2k bonus Membership Rewards for spending $50.

Whenever you sign into your Amex online account, make a habit of checking out your Amex offers located under your recent transaction history. The deals change regularly and often represent huge savings.

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