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Where you targeted for an American Express ‘£25 off £40 at Amazon’ promotion?

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For a couple of years, Amazon has been offering a £15 discount on a £25 spend for anyone who links their Amex Gold or Amex Platinum card to their amazon.co.uk account and part-pays with Membership Rewards points.

It is still working – I did it on Saturday for my wife.  This is what to do:

Link your Membership Rewards account with your Amazon account by visiting this page on the Amazon website (ignore the ‘£25 off £40’ offer described on that page)

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)

IMPORTANT:  Items must be purchased in a single order and shipped at the same speed to a single address

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

Amazon

Part-pay for your order using Membership Rewards points.  The sneaky option is to redeem just 10 points for a 5p 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 10 of your valuable points on such a poor deal!

Do NOT add the code at this point.  Click ‘Use This Payment Method’ and continue to the final payment screen.

Enter code AMEX16SWP at check out (the code must go in after you have selected part-payment with your Membership Rewards-registered card) – do NOT use AMEX25SWP which is the targeted £25 offer

As can see from the landing page above, there is also a TARGETED version of this offer doing the rounds.  8,400 people can save £25 on a qualifying purchase of £40.

Only one HFP reader has told me that they received an invitation.  If you are spending £40, try out the £25 code to see if it works – it is AMEX25SWP – but if it fails then AMEX16SWP should work if you’ve never used it before.

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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 (106)

  • AndyGWP says:

    OT – there’s been HFP topics that have incorporated how to keep hotel points alive, but has there been anything similar in relation to airline points? (Assume shopping portals or flying are the only real options for something such as AAdvantage?)

    • Lyn says:

      I expect HfP have also covered keeping airlines miles active for some airlines.

      For American miles specifically – also consider car rentals, and even buying miles or donating either miles or money for charity if you don’t have any other options. Their shopping portal can also be used to book Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn etc. stays – these go through to the IHG web-site so stays earn IHG points and IHG status benefits apply, as well as earning some AA miles.

  • Wally1976 says:

    Pretty sure they can’t I’m afraid.

  • Shoestring says:

    Doesn’t surprise me. Now do all that on 5 a/cs 🙂

    Ie £15 off £25 twice per a/c and £25 off £40 stacked on top.

  • Alan says:

    Managed to get them to combine once but then went to pick a different item and can only get the £25 off £40 to work. Still decent, means two echo dots for the price of 1!

  • Phil says:

    I’m getting “promotional code expired” when I tried to use the Amex Amazon discount codes this morning. :-/

    • Alan says:

      I got that last night but then tried again and it worked for 25 off 40. Could get 15 to stack briefly but then didn’t work after I changed delivery address.

      • Shoestring says:

        That’s the point you need to run CCleaner and log in again – the offers will still be in your a/c. That’s how I managed to get round the ‘disappearing’ offer – there one minute at checkout, gone the next.

        So you’ve still got a £15 off £25 available to you, methinks.

        • Alan says:

          Tried on a different PC today and sadly still saying expired. TBH pleased to have got the £25 off yesterday, nice surprise 🙂

  • Russ says:

    We seem to be receiving more spammers than usual…..

  • Alan says:

    Lol think they’re a bot, Harry 😉

  • Graham Walsh says:

    Just seen the offer on my account. Ordered a bottle of Hendricks and some coffee pods. Neither will go to watse 🙂