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Just in time for Black Friday/Cyber Monday American Express is targetting cardholders for bonus Membership Rewards points on Amazon purchases through the end of the year. The number of bonus points you can earn is capped but this should still be a very nice effective rebate on top of whatever deals Amazon is offering.
Get 4 additional Membership Rewards points for each dollar spent on eligible purchases made using your enrolled Card online at amazon.com or via the US Amazon mobile app by 12/31/2019. Limit of 1,500 Membership Rewards points.
Full terms and conditions are reproduced at the end of this post.
I value Membership Rewards points at 1.5 cents each so the points on offer here represent an effective rebate of $22.50 and that’s pretty good going if you’re only buying things that you were planning to buy anyway.
A cap of 1,500 Membership Rewards points means that you’ll only earn bonus points on the first $375 of spending you make at Amazon (after you save the offer) so don’t spend any more than this on the Amex card on which you have saved this offer if you have another credit card offering a better return on your spending (e.g. any credit card offering at least 2% cash back or the Amazon Visa card from Chase).
Ideally, I would have liked to have this offer targeted to my Blue Business Plus credit card from American Express as that already earns me 2 Membership Rewards points per dollar on all spending up to $50,000 (which includes Amazon) but I’m only seeing it on my Platinum Card and my Amex EveryDay Card so I’ll have to make do with earning a total of 5 points per dollar on my first $375 of spending with Amazon (not exactly a hardship!)
The terms and conditions of this offer do not appear to exclude Amazon gift cards from this promotion so if you’re targeted for this offer but don’t see anything on Amazon that you’d like to buy, you should be able to stock up on gift cards to use at a future date and still make the most of this offer.
Make sure you check to see if you’ve been targeted for this offer before you do any spending at Amazon.com. 1,500 bonus points may not be a big deal but it’s a lot better than nothing and, if you were planning on shopping through Amazon anyway, these are essentially free points that can be picked up with ease.
Terms & Conditions (Per American Express)
- By enrolling and making an eligible purchase, you consent to American Express sharing with Amazon the fact that you redeemed this Amex Offer. Amazon’s use of this information will be subject to Amazon’s privacy policies and practices.
- Enrollment limited.
- Must first add offer to Card and then use same Card to redeem.
- Only U.S.-issued American Express® Cards that are enrolled in the Membership Rewards® program at the time of purchase are eligible.
- Limit 1 enrolled Card per Card Member across all American Express offer channels.
- Your enrollment of an eligible American Express Card for this offer extends only to that Card. Your enrollment does not extend to any other Cards that may be linked to the same Membership Rewards program account (such as Additional Cards).
- Offer is non-transferable.
- Offer valid only for purchases made at Amazon.com and via the US Amazon mobile app using your enrolled American Express Card after enrollment and prior to 12/31/2019.
- Excludes corporate gift card and custom-designed gift card purchases.
- Not valid at international sites owned and/or operated by Amazon or websites affiliated with/linked to/from Amazon.com.
- Offer not valid for Amazon Local, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Home & Business Services, Amazon Currency Converter, Home Services, Prime Photos, Amazon Inspire, Amazon Video Direct, Amazon business, Amazon Global, or Amazon Drive.
- See Amazon.com for shipping policy. Amazon may not ship to all areas.
- Purchases may fall outside of the offer period in some cases due to a delay in merchants submitting transactions to us or if the purchase date differs from the date you made the transaction (for example, the purchase date for online orders may be the shipping date).
- If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive the additional points. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant.
- In addition, in most cases, you may not receive the additional Membership Rewards points if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party.
- You will receive 4 additional Membership Rewards points per eligible dollar spent using your enrolled American Express Card in accordance with the terms of this offer.
- Limit of 1,500 additional Membership Rewards points per Card Member.
- The enrolled Card account must be active, not be past due, canceled or have a returned payment outstanding to receive the additional Membership Rewards points.
- Any additional points you receive through this offer are in addition to the points you would normally receive for purchases charged to your Card, but the number of additional points you receive will be based on the purchase price after any credit or other discount is applied.
- When we calculate the additional points benefit for Amex EveryDay® Card products, points awarded under this offer will not be included.
- Additional points will be credited to your Membership Rewards program account within 90 days after 12/31/2019, provided that American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase.
- We may not credit additional points to, or we may take away additional points that have been credited to, your program account if the qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled.
- Terms and conditions for the Membership Rewards program apply. Visit membershiprewards.com/terms for more information.
- Participating partners and available rewards are subject to change without notice.
- The value of Membership Rewards points varies according to how you choose to use them. To learn more, go to www.membershiprewards.com/pointsinfo.
- By adding an offer to a Card, you agree that American Express may send you communications about the offer.