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Get £15 off a £25 Amazon purchase for ALL Amex Gold and Platinum holders

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American Express sent out an interesting offer to its Gold, Green, Centurion and Platinum cardholders yesterday.

You will save £15 on your next Amazon order of £25 or more as long as you part-pay with Membership Rewards points.

If your account is set to ‘no marketing’ then you may not have received it.  Not to worry, it is still open to you.

As I wrote in this article here, you can now use your American Express Membership Rewards points to pay for Amazon orders.

The rate is poor – just 0.45p per point.  You are far better off using your points for something more valuable such as airline miles or hotel points.

The process is seamless though.  Once you have linked your Membership Rewards account to your Amazon account, you will be given the option to pay or part-pay with points every time you check out.

There is a little quirk in this deal which lets you maximise the value you get.

This is what you need to do to save £15:

If you have not already done so, link your Membership Rewards account with your Amazon account by visiting this page on the Amazon website

Buy £25 of items on amazon.co.uk (these must all be sold by Amazon and not third party merchants, and excludes digital content, including digital gift cards)

Enter code AMEX16SWP at check out

Part-pay for your order using Membership Rewards points.  The sneaky option is to redeem just 2 points for a 1p discount.  This saves you ‘wasting’ Membership Rewards points on a low value redemption.

The offer runs until 31st January.  However, it is limited to the first 33,333 people to order so I wouldn’t leave it too late.

Comments (181)

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  • MikeS says:

    Cheers Rob, got a myself a nice new shiny iphone case 🙂

  • Roddy says:

    Just tried it and got this
    Gift cards & promotional codes

    Apply
    The promotional code you entered cannot be applied to your purchase.

    • Crafty says:

      It’s not valid on gift cards…

      • Susan says:

        I’m getting “The promotional code you entered cannot be applied to your purchase” and I’m 1) not buying gift cards 2) everything is sold by Amazon.

        • Susan says:

          Did get it to work eventually -despite 1 screen saying it wouldn’t the discount was applied anyway. Many thanks Rob – Auguri to you and yours!

    • Graeme says:

      You’ll have added something not sold and fulfilled by Amazon – it took me ages to get everything right. Everything has to be delivered at the same ‘speed’ as well.

    • Mike says:

      Read the full article ? Gift cards / 3rd party sellers excluded

  • Simon says:

    Did this last night. some purchases didn’t seem valid. (2 bottles of whispering angel). So had to look for something else…Paid with just 2 points and the rest cash. happy Chanukah!

  • Steve says:

    Bought some Cognac Frapin at £45, paid £29.99 with the offer.

    I cannot seem to get it to work on my wife’s supplementary card, so it would seem to only be available for the main cardholder.

  • Roddy says:

    It does take some fiddling with. I tried a couple of items that were from Amazon only and the checkout spat out its dummy when I applied the code. The old trusty of pet food and razor blades did the trick tho.
    Thanks again Rob

  • Roddy says:

    Bose speakers are of course good but pricey. Look at Sonos far better value with same end product

  • Andy S says:

    Awsome, thanks for the heads-up Rob! I didn’t get the email.

  • Zag says:

    Needed a new bin. All done. Worked a treat. Thank you.

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