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Deal Still Alive: Get 20% Off At Amazon With Just One Citi ThankYou Point [$30 Cap]


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Amazon and Citi are running a targeted promotion in which shoppers can use a single ThankYou point (earned through a Citi ThankYou credit card) to get a 20% discount on their purchases. The maximum discount available is $30 but as it can be earned on a wide variety of third party gift cards as well as on all the goods that Amazon sells, this is an offer not to be missed.

How This Works

  • Shoppers must have their Citi ThankYou card account linked to their Amazon account to take part in this promotion (click here to link).
  • If you haven’t already linked your accounts, you will have to wait for 24 – 36 hours before you can check if you have been targeted for this promotion.
  • The promotion requires activation via this page and if you have been targeted for this offer you’ll see a page that looks like this:

  • Click to activate and you’re all set!

What You Need To Know

The full terms and conditions have been reproduced at the end of this post but here are a few key snippets:

  • Get a 20% bonus up to a maximum of $30 when using at least 1 ThankYou point at checkout.
  • The promotion will end 11:59PM PST on 09/30/2020, or when the cumulative value of redeemed promotion codes reaches $250,000, whichever is earlier. The promotional code will expire concurrently.
  • The terms and conditions say that the promotion is only valid on eligible products sold by Amazon but, as I’ll show in the next section, this doesn’t seem to prevent shoppers from buying 3rd party gift cards.

Getting The Discount

Just about any non-digital product that is advertised as being sold by Amazon will trigger this discount (assuming you have been targeted for the offer). To demonstrate how this works, here’s a transaction I processed for $300 (note: you’ll only get 20% off on purchases of up to $150 – I happened to need more gift cards):

At the checkout page, it’s important that you pay attention to the method of payment and that you make sure that you’re only using 1 Citi ThankYou point for your purchase (redeeming ThankYou points at Amazon is usually a poor way to your points):

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Assuming all has gone according to plan, the payment summary will show the discount you’re getting courtesy of Citi and a penny will be deducted from your total to account for the single ThankYou point that’s being used in this transaction.

That’s it. It’s as simple as that.

Bottom Line

Getting up to $30 back on an Amazon purchase is the best value redemption you’ll find for a single ThankYou point so it’s an offer worth grasping with both hands if you have been targeted. if you haven’t been targeted this time around don’t worry, this offer comes around reasonably frequently.


Full Terms and Conditions per Amazon

  • This is a limited-time offer to get 20% off your eligible purchase(s), up to a maximum aggregate value of $30 off, when using ThankYou Points for all or part of your purchase(s) when the promotional code is entered at checkout.
  • To redeem the offer, you must be logged into an Amazon.com account, have an eligible Citi credit card loaded into that Amazon.com account, and use ThankYou Points to pay for all or part of your purchase(s).
  • This offer is not available to eligible Citi cardmembers who have previously used ThankYou Points to shop at Amazon.com in the past twelve (12) months.
  • The promotion will end 11:59PM PST on 09/30/2020, or when the cumulative value of redeemed promotion codes reaches $250,000, whichever is earlier. The promotional code will expire concurrently.
  • Eligible purchases excludes taxes, gift-wrap, and shipping and handling charges.
  • The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $30. Limit one promotional code per eligible Amazon.com account.
  • Shipping charges may apply to items purchased using the promotional code.
  • Offer only applies to eligible products sold by Amazon.com. Offer excludes digital content.
  • Offer may not be combined with other offers. Offer is available to eligible Citi cardmembers and is non-transferable, is not redeemable for cash, and may not be resold.
  • Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among each promotional items in your original order in which you used the promotional code. If any of the items in your original order are subsequently returned, your refund will equal the original price of the product, less the proportional amount of the discount. The total discount applied at purchased will be prorated and deducted from the amount of refunds or credits. This may result in the total discount on unreturned items being less than 20%.
  • Products returned are subject to Amazon’s refund policy.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.
  • Promotional codes (including those placed directly in Amazon.com accounts) may not be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards.

2 COMMENTS

    • You should. I purchased $300 because I needed that amount of gift cards anyway. I’ve clarified this in the post as it was far from obvious.

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