Targeted American Express ‘£25 off £40’ at Amazon promo

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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)

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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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Comments

  1. Shoestring says:

    O/T Tesco 0% Balance Transfer Fee Credit Card https://www.tescobank.com/credit-cards/balance-transfer-card-2/

    Not every card is Amex. Get Tesco points on this as well. HfP is more focused in terms of points cards – but these cards that offer fee-free balance transfer and no interest charged for up to 22 months can be very useful ways of getting free credit. Gotta be disciplined, though.

  2. OT – considering redeeming ihg free night at Fitzroy London. Any idea of the elite benefits as spire elite?

  3. 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?)

    • 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.

  4. Wally1976 says:

    Pretty sure they can’t I’m afraid.

  5. I was able to combine AMEX16SWP and AMEX25OFFSWP (the code I see on the page is different to the one above) to get a total of £40 off. I’ve even used AMEX16SWP once before…

    • 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.

    • 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!

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

    • 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.

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

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

  8. Lol think they’re a bot, Harry 😉

    • Shoestring says:

      Goes straight to the £25 off £40 T&Cs page on Amazon for me! 🙂

    • Shoestring says:

      Black Friday Special offer: Shop with Points and get £25 off your eligible purchase at Amazon.co.uk
      Use your Membership Rewards eligible American Express Card to Shop with Points at Amazon.co.uk and get £25 off an order of £40 or more with promo code AMEX25OFFSWP by 30/11/2018. Offer only applies to eligible items sold by Amazon.co.uk
      To receive your promotional discount, you must:
      1. Add £40 or more of eligible items sold and shipped by Amazon.co.uk to your shopping cart.
      2. Enter the promo code AMEX25OFFSWP in the box provided on the checkout page and pay for at least a portion of your order with Membership Rewards points.

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

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