Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

ENDING SOON: £15 off £25 at Amazon for ALL Amex Gold and Platinum holders

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If you missed this offer when I wrote about it just before Christmas, or you simply forgot about it in the whirl of the festive season, it isn’t too late.

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

This offer is open to anyone with a Green, Gold, Platinum or Centurion Amex charge card.  If your account is set to ‘no marketing’ then you won’t have been contacted about it, but you can still take part.

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.

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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

You MUST select your Membership Rewards-earning Amex card as your payment card (you cannot use gift cards or any other payment source)

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’ MR points on a low value redemption.

The offer runs for another few days until 31st January.  It is limited to the first 33,333 people to order but, oddly, the cap does not seem to have been hit so far.

The Amazon link above pays HFP a small commission if you use it – consider your 2017 HFP subscription paid …..!


Want to earn more points from credit cards? – December 2020 update

If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our December 2020 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.

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 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 – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 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:

American Express Business Gold card

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

Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending 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

Disclaimer: Head for Points is a journalistic website. Nothing here should be construed as financial advice, and it is your own responsibility to ensure that any product is right for your circumstances. Recommendations are based primarily on the ability to earn miles and points and do not consider interest rates, service levels or any impact on your credit history.  By recommending credit cards on this site, I am – technically – acting as a credit broker.  Robert Burgess, trading as Head for Points, is regulated and authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a credit broker.

Comments (70)

  • Charlie says:

    I managed to use this today and the £15 off code AMEX16SWP stacked with the £10 off code BIGTHANKS, so £25 off a £50 spend.

    The £10 off code is valid today ONLY.

    Confirmed working!

  • James Ward says:

    Still working at 11:35 Friday 20 Jan. Stacked with BIGTHANKS. Used HFP referral link 🙂

  • POLIN says:

    Do I have to pay with my AMEX card too? When I tried paying with Amazon voucher, I’ve seem to have lost some discount!

  • Kathy says:

    Not sure why I couldn’t get this to work tonight.

  • shd says:

    Can you buy a gift card and get the discount?

  • Hayley says:

    AMEX16SWP not working

    • Rob says:

      Sure you’re doing it right? All items sold by Amazon, payment on your Amex card, some MR used as part payment?

      • Steve says:

        It wasn’t working for me last night either… Was def doing it the way you suggested.. Maybe it’s reached the magic number of uses?

        • Jono says:

          The code appeared to be being rejected for me until I progressed thru to the final Confirmation page and could see the discount was being applied.

  • Alex says:

    I tried with a 25 giftcard and it didn’t work. Another item (total of 31.23) and credit worked. So maybe it’s just the GC that is being blocked?

  • Kevin Deamer says:

    Just bought a new Sat Nav on Amazon & got £15 off. Part paid by using 2 Amex points – it worked exactly as described by Rob.