£5 off a £25 Amazon order TUESDAY ONLY – stacks with £25 Amex Membership Rewards code

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To celebrate being named Britain’s No 1 retailer for consumer satisfaction, Amazon is having a one day sale today. Long term readers may remember that they did a similar deal last year and the year before.

You will receive £5 off any order of £25 or more using the code BIGTHANKS.

Gift cards do not count, unfortunately. All items must be sold directly from Amazon and not from one of its partners.

Our Amazon link is one of the ways we fund the site.  If you buy something through this offer using the link below, you can consider your HFP subscription for 2019 paid!

The Amazon home page is here.  Full terms and conditions for the offer can be found there.


This should stack with the American Express Membership Rewards ‘£25 off a £40 purchase’ offer if you have Preferred Rewards Gold or Platinum Amex card.

This is for SOME PEOPLE – definitely not everyone – who link their Amex Gold or Amex Platinum card to their amazon.co.uk account and part-pays with Membership Rewards points.

This is what to do, assuming you have not done this offer in the past:

Link your Membership Rewards account with your Amazon account by visiting this page on the Amazon website 

Buy £40 of items on amazon.co.uk before 31st March (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)

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 AMEX25SWP at check out (the code must go in after you have selected part-payment with your Membership Rewards-registered card)

You should be able to do this after redeeming the BIGTHANKS code.

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The offer expires at midnight tonight, Tuesday 19th March.

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  1. Combatjohnny says:

    Great offer Rob, happy it kicks HFP back a little too

  2. Full list of excluded items – orders dispatched through AmazonFresh, Prime Wardrobe, baby formula, digital products (Audible, Digital Documents, Digital Video Download, Digital Music Service, Digital EBook Purchase, Digital Software, Digital Video Games, Mobile Apps), Video Games that are not yet released, alcoholic drinks, gift cards (Gift Card, Gift Certificates, etc.)

  3. Code isn’t working for me. Says it’s not valid. Amazon chat (for 50 minutes!) can’t help

    • Michael says:

      Same for me.

    • Rui N. says:

      Had the same issue!
      Go back to something sold by Amazon, and see if there is not something somewhere next to the price saying “Promotion available”, if there is, click on it, and the £5 discount should show up as a “promotional credit” in the payment page.
      Worked for me this way!

      • Michael Fay says:

        No issue with the £5, it’s the £25 off £40 code that’s the problem.

        • same. Amazon have just said not to use the AMEX code and it will kick in later. Not sure if I trust that!

        • BlueHorizonuk says:

          The £25 code is a nightmare and has been since they change it before Christmas. Amazon CS refuse to believe there is an issue with the code and keep banging on about all the codes have been redeemed (which if true then it makes no sense why they keep extending the expiry date).

          Being politely forceful they do eventually just credit you with £25 after the order is shipped.

        • BlueHorizonuk says:

          They even told me to call Amex and talk to them about why the code isn’t working. To say I lost my rag a little is an understatement and demanded a supervisor take over.

      • Yep does not work for me either. Error message applying the code at checkout
        Even trying Rui’s method of clicking the promotion code on the item did not work. No sign of it at the checkout stage.

        Shame as its worked in previous years

  4. Adrian says:

    Same here, the AmEx code doesn’t work

  5. SultanOfCroydon says:

    It says the promotion will end after it’s been used by the first 8400 customers.
    I think it’s all been used up….

    • Worked fine for me a minute ago. Had to make sure sold by Amazon though – first attempt relied on item sold by 3rd party to take me over the £25 threshold.

      • BlueHorizonuk says:

        I think everyone is talking about the £25 code and not the £5 code.

        The £5 code is working but the £25 code is not.

        • From Amazon website for £25 off code: promo code AMEX25OFFSWP by 31/03/2019. Offer only applies to eligible items sold by Amazon.co.uk.

          T &c s : Promotion terms and conditions

          1. This is a limited time offer. The promotion will end at 23:59 GMT on 31/03/2019 or when 33,333 customers have claimed the promotion code, whichever is earlier. The promotion code will expire concurrently.

        • Ah OK, the reply was to Rob’s article (rather than one of the other Amex comments) so wasn’t sure which one they meant.

  6. Same for me. I’m trying to purhcase a portable external hardrive sold by Sold by: Amazon EU S.a.r.L.for £40. The 325 is not being deducted on final stage of checkout

  7. Amex code not working for me as well.

  8. Peter 64K says:

    The Amex code wasn’t working for me about 3 days ago. Just thought it was because I had used if before (different Amex card but same Amazon account).

  9. The AMEX25OFFSWP didn’t work for me either and in a live chat she said it had ended as they had reached the 8,400 users. She did say that if you originally tried to apply for it when the code wasn’t working and had tried before the promotion was filled then it would work if you tried again. I guess you’ll only know if you were within the 8,400 if you try again and it works.

  10. Shoestring says:

    sorry about dud info if £25 code has expired!

    • Link is still up and in date.

      • Shoestring says:

        I’d like to test it for you but I already used the £25 off £40 on all our household Amazon a/cs!

        well, twice per account 🙂

        here’s a tip for others: all members of your household can get their own a/cs & this may prove useful in future same as it does with this promotion

      • combatjohnny says:

        i just tried and spoke to customer services and they said its all used up.

  11. Spent an hour trying to get this to work, thanks for wasting my time! Last time I use your website.

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