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We’ve been seeing a lot of valuable Amex offers for Amazon purchases lately, which I’m all for as we all probably spend on Amazon anyways. Free money.

A few days ago I wrote about how you can get…

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

Check your Membership Reward earning accounts for those offers and learn more in Amex Offers: Get 7k Membership Rewards via Amazon.

Here’s the latest Amex/Amazon promotion…

  • 20% off your purchase of a product (or products) sold and shipped by Amazon, up to a $50 discount, when you apply at least one Membership Reward point to payment and complete the purchase by October 22, 2017 (expires October 23)

How to Check if You’re Targeted & Apply Offer

Follow this link and login to your Amazon account if you’re not already.

It looks like this is a targeted offer, as when I signed in to my Amazon account, I received a message that read “Thank you for your interest in this offer. Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this offer”.

My boyfriend’s Amazon account is eligible however. If yours is too, the following screen will pop up…

Just click the “Click here to activate” button and the offer will apply to your Amazon account.

How to Trigger the Discount

The 20% discount will only apply on products actually sold and shipped by Amazon. You can check this in the product description where it should say “Ships from and sold by Amazon”, as highlighted in the screenshot below.

Once you find your product, check out and change your payment method. If you’ve already applied the offer, you’ll notice this banner at the top of payment method:

Choose to pay with a card that earns Membership Rewards, and once you do scroll down to the Rewards Points section. You’ll be able to apply Membership Rewards from the account that you selected to pay with. Amazon will try to automatically apply all the Membership Rewards you have earned with that card to the purchase, but you can manually change to as low as 1 cent (1 point) applied and the discount will still trigger.

The promotional discount can be applied to multiple purchases before maxing out, so if my boyfriend bought the Kindle Fire above and got the $30 discount, he could still get another $20 discounted on other products.

Bottom Line

If you have a card that earns Membership Rewards that’s already associated as a Payment method on your Amazon account, check this link to see if you were targeted for the 20% discount on any Amazon purchase offer. If you have a Membership Rewards earning card but it’s not associated with your Amazon account, try adding it as a payment method and checking again.

If you were already planning on spending up to $250 on products sold and shipped by Amazon, buy them on your Membership Reward earning card that you’ve added this offer to and apply at least one Membership Reward point to payment. You’ll get up to a $50 discount (if you spend $250, as the discount is 20%) for doing so.

Don’t forget to make your purchase by October 22!