You will find this offer on the ‘Offers’ tab of your British Airways American Express / Amex Gold / Amex Platinum statement page online, or in the app.
There are a few versions. You will hopefully see some combination of:
Get 500 / 1,000 Avios / Membership Rewards points when you spend £25 at amazon.co.uk before 17th September using your BA Amex / Amex Gold / Platinum card
It isn’t clear who gets what and you may have got nothing if you are very unlucky.
It is limited to the first 30,000 people to register so I recommend you sign up immediately, although the limit does not seem to have been reached yet. You have until 17th September to make a purchase and have it post to your Amex account.
There was some confusion over the wording of the offer. It says “purchases made with Market Place Sellers, Amazon Prime or subscriptions to Amazon Prime” do not count. Secondary terms and conditions also implied that gift cards would not count, even though American Express has no idea what you bought.
I did a test purchase on my own Amazon account for a £25 gift card. I AM an Amazon Prime customer. Within 2 minutes of making the purchase I got an email from American Express saying “Congratulations, you have earned 500 bonus Avios – if your transaction meets the offer terms”.
The 500 bonus Avios have now posted to my account. See below (click to enlarge):
I have also repeated the process on my wife’s non-Prime account with the same result.
gift card purchases do count
even Amazon Prime customers still earn the bonus on gift cards
This offer should be a no-brainer for qualifying BA Amex / Amex Gold / Amex Platinum cardholders, especially if you have the 1,000 points version. £25 is a ludicrously low purchase limit for earning 1,000 Avios or Membership Rewards points.
As I found, purchases of Amazon e-gift cards count. These can be bought online via this link and added to your personal Amazon account via this page. The balance is used automatically on your next purchase.
You obviously don’t need to purchase a gift card if you have a £25+ purchase you need to make. However, to avoid any issues with ‘Market Place sellers’ and the like, the voucher seems the easiest way to go.
If you making a purchase at Amazon, we are always grateful if you use our HFP Amazon link which is here (click) or use the gift card link above. We earn a small commission on your purchase which helps keep us ticking over. Thank you.
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