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EXPIRED: £5 off £10 Amazon purchase with Mastercard

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Apologies for this slightly off-topic additional post, but this is an excellent deal which will only be around for a very short time I think.

Amazon and MasterCard are running a great deal today.  You receive £5 off a purchase of £10 or more when you use the code MCARD5OFF.

I have just tested this a few minutes ago and it works fine.

The rules appear to be:

You can only buy items sold by Amazon, not by third parties

You CANNOT buy gift vouchers

£10 is, coincidentally, now the cut-off point for free Super Saver Delivery so you won’t pay any postage either.

You can visit Amazon via this linkHead for Points will make a few pennies (literally!) on your purchase to help keep us ticking over.  Thank you.

Want to earn more points from credit cards? – September 2021 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our September 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus

You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here.

The following offers will end soon:

  • 2,000 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard (ends 15th October)
  • 30,000 Virgin Points on Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard (ends 15th October)
  • 10,000 Avios on British Airways American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 40,000 Avios on British Airways American Express Premium Plus (ends 2nd November)
  • 60,000 points on The Platinum Card from American Express (ends 2nd November)
  • 30,000 points on American Express Preferred Rewards Gold (ends 9th November)

Here are the top current deals:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

10,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 241 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

40,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

30,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

Earning miles and points from small business cards

If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these offers.

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

60,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

For a non-American Express option, we also recommend the Barclaycard Select Cashback card for sole traders and small businesses. It is FREE and you receive 1% cashback on your spending:

Barclaycard Select Cashback Credit Card

1% cashback and no annual fee Read our full review

Comments (50)

  • JQ says:

    I’m trying to pay with gift codes.

    I get the £5 off initially, but then when I change back to gift card, it seems to want to take the entire balance including the £5 off from the gift code.

    • Anon says:

      Can be a fiddle. Set the MasterCard as your default payment. It’s under account settings manage address book. Might need to set it on billing and delivery address.

      • Boi says:

        set biling card as master card and allow payment to go through(with £5 discount) then go to your orders: click on apply gift certificate to this order. then balance will be taken from your gift cert balance and nothing from payment card (MC).

  • squills says:

    The rules DO NOT say you can’t use the same MasterCard more than once. If you have genuine multiple Amazon a/cs available (say, the wife’s and a sibling’s) then Amazon do not seem to be cancelling orders.

  • KB says:

    Note: Only enter the code when you reach the final “Confirm” page (i.e. the page AFTER you have selcected Mastercard as your payment method). It doesn’t work if you try to use the code on the earlier pages.

  • squills says:

    They’ve simply had no problem fulfilling multiple orders with the same MC card PROVIDED the a/cs are genuine & longstanding.

    I think most people getting cancelled orders are just chancers or silly students trying about 10 new a/cs with the same card.

    Sorted out my Henry Hoover dustbag requirements for the next couple of years 😉

  • ADS says:

    I tried using it to purchase from a seller “fulfilled by amazon”, but it didn’t work.

    Paid an extra pound to buy it from amazon – so four quid saving !


  • Irons1980 says:

    Just bought 12 packs of Johnson’s baby wipes for £10 and down to £5 with free delivery so thanks for that – 12 packs of wipes for a fiver ain’t to bad and we go through them like there’s no tomorrow!

  • AviosNewbie says:

    a pack of 2 LED lamps at £5 after the discount! good stuff

  • Will says:

    still working thankfully. also used the gift certificate trick so essentially paid with amex 😉

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