Posted by Chuck on November 3, 2015
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Published on November 3rd, 2015 | by Chuck

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Amazon: $15 Off $50 using Shop-with-Points

The Offer

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  • Link your Amex Membership Rewards account with your Amazon account for Shop-with-Points and receive $15 off a $50 purchase of anything sold by Amazon with promo code SWP9AXP15.

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To receive the promotional discount:

  1. Add $50 or more of eligible products sold and shipped by Amazon.com to your shopping card.
  2. Enter the promo code SWP9AXP15 in the box provided on the checkout page and pay for at least a portion of your order with Membership Rewards points.
  3. $15 of savings will be reflected on the final order checkout page.

The Fine Print

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  • Offer ends midnight on 11/13/2015, or while supplies last.
  • At least one Membership Rewards point must be used for the purchase and your shopping cart must contain at least $50 of eligible products.
  • Offer is not available to American Express Membership Rewards eligible cards whose points have been previously used for purchases at Amazon.com in the past twenty-four months.
  • If you are creating a new Amazon.com account, please be aware that it may take up to 72 hours before your promotion code will be accepted and applied. Accordingly, you must create a new account on or before 11/10/2015 in order to redeem the promotion code.
  • Offer does not apply to the purchase of digital content.
  • Items must be purchased in a single order and shipped at the same speed to a single address.
  • Limit one promotion code per Membership Rewards eligible card.
  • Offer is available by invitation only.
  • Promotional codes (including those placed directly in accounts) may not be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards.

Our Verdict

We haven’t seen one of these in a while. I have a shiny new Amex Platinum card which was never enrolled in Shop-with-Points and I was able to link it and buy a $50 third-party gift card on Amazon. Third party gift cards sold on Amazon are eligible for this offer. You can buy Southwest, Starbucks, Whole Foods, Nordstrom, Kohls and many more. Or you can just shop for $50 worth of ordinary products. Amazon gift cards are not eligible.

After applying 1 Amex MR point to the purchase – which covered $.01 –  and applying the $15 promo code, the balance will be just $34.99. The balance is always billed automatically to the linked card; you can’t pay the balance with a different credit card.

A few notes:

  • The terms say the offer is by invitation only, but most people seem to be having success with it if they never linked this MR account before.
  • You can try deleting a linked Amex card and then re-adding it and relinking the MR account. This worked for some but not for others.
  • The terms sound to me that you can do this promo multiple times with unique cards.
  • Update: Miletomemories reports that you can do this offer multiple times but only on separate Amazon accounts. You may have to wait up to 72 hours after opening a new Amazon account, as noted above in The Fine Print.

HT: Slickdeals



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Couldn’t get it to accept the code even with a newly acquired Amex Platinum card that had never been linked to Amazon before. I’ve utilized a lot of these deals though (Amex, Citi, and Discover recently), so that may be why.

FYI –

• Cards such as the Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, Blue Cash® from American Express, Hilton Honors® Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and JetBlue Card from American Express do not participate in the Membership Rewards program and are not eligible for Shop with Points.

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Only Cards with a U.S., U.S. Virgin Islands, or Puerto Rico billing are currently eligible for Shop with Points.
• You must be the primary account holder or authorized redeemer to use Membership Rewards points.
• You must be enrolled in the Membership Rewards program before enrolling in Shop with Points. If you received your Membership Rewards eligible card before 2007, you may need to enroll in the Membership Rewards program to become eligible for Shop with Points.
• Cards issued by American Express partners, such as Citibank, GE, Bank of America and USAA do not participate in the Membership Rewards program and are not eligible for Shop with Points.
• Cards such as the Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card, Blue Cash® from American Express, Hilton Honors® Card from American Express, Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and JetBlue Card from American Express do not participate in the Membership Rewards program and are not eligible for Shop with Points.

got Nordstrom Rack card at 30% off… yay!

I have 3 cards that earn MR points between my wife and I, but only one Amazon account. I was only able to get the discount 1 time. Still happy for 30% off though.

You should be able to get $15 off 3 different times by creating new Amazon.com accounts, linking one card per account.

i really want a gap/old navy giftcard. if i buy a $50 staples giftcard from amazon, can i use that staples gc to buy a gap gc at staples without any issues?

sorry for the specfic question

Perfect timing! I needed a new thermostat for my “chariot” 🙂

Data point: we have 2 MR accounts, with cards linked to 1 Amazon account. Only able to get promo once. Free $15 at Starbucks!

Thanks for the tip Chuck. Have a business gold for wife and I. We have 4 gold cards, 1 for each of us and then one AU for each of us, all business. The 2 primary’s worked on two separate Amazon accounts. We were not targeted. Bought $50 Cheesecake card for $34.99 twice. Tried to use the AUs on another Amazon account (not recently opened), but their system apparently recognizes AU cards and won’t allow them. At least that was the case for us. Anyone have luck with an AU?

Not targeted, but tried to use 2 different primary MR cards on one Amazon account. Neither would work. I got this message each time: ”
The promotional code you entered cannot be applied to your purchase”

Did not work for me!

Thanks, purchased 2 $25 Texas Roadhouse cards for stocking stuffers.

Same problem as Jeff. Even linked a brand new never used Plat card on Amazon with my MR acct. Never could get the code to work. Sucks!

Fail. I even had the offer promoted in my Membership Rewards account on the landing page while logged in (so I guess I was targeted?) and I got the message “promo code cannot be applied” at Amazon. Waste of time.

I have 2 AMEX cards linked to my one Amazon account. It would only work once for me. When I went back to use it again (and was targeted), it didn’t work.

I am satisfied with my $15 off at Olive Garden but really wanted to get some more for friends and family. Has any had any luck using it twice?

Too many cons with this.

It doesn’t work on subscribe and save items.

Even though you can only use 1 amex point as part of the $50 spend, the rest of the amount must be paid with the same amex card. That means you don’t earn 5 points or 5% cash back with freedom or discover it card.
I have the offer but it is a bad deal.

Regarding third party gift cards, you can always buy them for less on gift card site.

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