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£15 Amazon discount code for American Express Gold and Platinum cardholders ending soon

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For the last 20+ months, Amazon has been offering an exclusive £15 discount code for Amex Gold, Green and Platinum charge card holders when they spend £25 or more. 

This offer expires on 30th June unless it gets extended again, which is absolutely not guaranteed.  If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet – probably because you didn’t have an Amex Gold or Platinum when it launched – this is your last chance.

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

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This is what to do:

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 and gift cards)

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.  You will only get 0.45p per point and you shouldn’t waste more than 2 of your valuable points on such a poor deal!  (One comment below suggests that 10 points may be required, so 5p!).

Enter code AMEX16SWP at check out (the code must go in after you have selected part-payment with your Membership Rewards-registered card)

The Amazon link above (and here) pays HFP a small commission if you use it – thank you.  You pay the same regardless.

This offer is open to all UK American Express Gold, Green and Platinum cardholders.  There were comments under an older article suggesting that it does not work for American Express Rewards cardholders.  Your Amazon account must have been opened before 28th October 2017 – creating a brand new Amazon account just to take advantage of this offer will not work.


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

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

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee 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 (130)

  • DaveL says:

    Anyone know if amazon is limited to one per amazon account or one per CC? Many will have churned their gold/platinum since taking up this offer initially…

    • Rob says:

      Per Amazon account

      • ET says:

        Think it might be per credit card. The terms and conditions for the promotion seem to say ‘per eligible card’. The IT doesn’t seem to allow a second card and gives an error message but the Amazon CS will manually add it for you.

    • Graham Walsh says:

      Still not received anything. Odd that they are doing all sorts of different offers. Keep it simple and consistent!!

    • Gin and Tonic Please says:

      Looks like they’ve segmented cardholders – the URL even says “seg-a” or “seg-bc” at the end…

  • Memesweeper says:

    OT: on the MBNA Virgin Atlantic card. Customer service just told me the vouchers I’ve earned (upgrade, 2-4-1) will transfer to Virgin FC within 30 days of 7 July. This was provided I had hit the spend target before 7 July.

  • AndyR says:

    Do the new Virgin cards work ok with Curve?

    • Geoff says:

      No.,mine got no points. Blocked

    • Andrew M says:

      I’d also be interested to know people’s experiances using the new Virgin cards with Curve. I can’t see why they wouldn’t work. Has anyone sucessfully topped up Revolut or Starling with the Virgin cards?

      • Genghis says:

        Starling specifically only take actual debit cards

      • AndyK says:

        Now that Tesco CC cannot be used to top up Revolut without fee I am not sure if there is any good options left

        • Scallder says:

          There was an article in the Sunday Times Money section about Tesco charging Curve users. The article had a fair bit on what would incur fees or not:

          “While some pre-paid currency cards may fall into this category, FairFX said it did not believe any credit card provider — including Tesco bank — charged customers for loading money onto its currency card. Some, such as Caxton, do not allow top-ups from credit cards anyway.

          Barclays confirmed its bPay customers are affected by Tesco’s fee. Confusingly, the bank said Barclaycard’s own 2.99% fee (with a £2.99 minimum) for “sterling cash transactions” would apply to some pre-paid wallets and cards, but not to bPay.”

          Followed by:

          Money asked five other providers whether they levied fees to load pre-paid cards in the same way as they do for cash withdrawals. Three said they did, although none charges as much as Tesco bank. Nationwide has a 2.5% fee and TSB charges 3% (£3 minimum).

          Santander levies a 3% fee on pre-paid cards and transactions such as the purchase of travellers’ cheques, foreign currency and lottery tickets.

          Lloyds and Halifax charge 3% (£3 minimum) for cash transactions, but said this did not include pre-paid cards.

          Daley said customers should bear in mind most cards also treat deposits into a gambling account as a “cash withdrawal”. The same goes for buying foreign currency on your card at the airport.

          So on that basis for those of us with Lloyds Avios cards – could perhaps load up with that card onto Revolut etc. Although don’t blame me if you do get a charge 🙂