Posted by Chuck on September 18, 2018

Published on September 18th, 2018 | by Chuck


[Repost] Amazon $30 off $60 when Using MR Points, Works on Gift Cards [Targeted]

Update 9/18/18: A few people are getting this offer to work now, with a few reports of it working even if used before. Can’t hurt to check. Offer is still showing the 11/30/18 expiration date.

Update 6/6/18: This offer was extended through November, probably with a new batch of people being targeted. It seems that those who’ve used it already can not do it again.

Update 04/30/18: Seems like another batch of people are now targeted. Deal is even better if you were targeted for the American Express spend $50 & get $20/2,000 points back. Some tips on how to get targeted for that offer here. Might be a good time to lock in Amazon prime pricing. Update: Apparently after registering you need to wait 24 hours for the promo code to be applicable.

The Offer

Direct Link to offer (this post contains our affiliate link)

  • Get $30 off $60 on purchases when using Amex Membership Rewards shop-with-points

You can even use a single Amex Membership Rewards point and still get the $30 discount, and the deal works on gift cards too!

The left image below is from a $60 AirBnB electronic gift card and the right image below is from $100 Whole Foods physical gift card:

Here’s how to go about doing this deal:

  1. Link your Amex Membership Rewards account to your Amazon account if you haven’t already
  2. Click to Activate this offer to your Amazon account here
  3. Add $60 or more of eligible products shipped and sold by Amazon to your shopping cart
  4. Proceed to checkout & select your Amex Rewards Card as your payment method
  5. Select the amount of Membership Rewards Points you’d like to use for the purchase (must use points for at least $.01 of the purchase)
  6. Up to a $30 discount off $60 will be automatically applied at checkout; no promo code needed

The Fine Print

  1. This is a limited time offer. The promotion will end at 11:59 PT on June 1, 2018 November 30, 2018. The promotion code will expire concurrently. reserves the right to cancel or modify this offer at any time.
  2. Offer is available by invitation only, is non-transferable, is not redeemable for cash, and may not be resold.
  3. Offer applies only to the purchase of at least $60 of eligible products, where Membership Rewards points are used for at least a portion of the purchase and the promotion code is entered at checkout. Taxes, gift-wrap, and shipping and handling charges do not apply when determining minimum purchase amount.
  4. The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $30 per eligible Membership Rewards enrolled Card.
  5. Offer is not available to American Express Membership Rewards eligible cards whose points have been previously used for purchases at in the past twelve months. (Note: Multiple reports say that this isn’t being enforced.)
  6. Offer does not apply to the purchase of digital content.
  7. Offer only applies to eligible products shipped and sold by
  8. Items must be purchased in a single order and shipped at the same speed to a single address.
  9. Shipping charges may apply to discounted promotional items.
  10. Limit one promotion code per Membership Rewards eligible card.
  11. Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  12. To redeem the offer, you must be logged into an account which has been active for 30 days or longer.
  13. Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your original order. If any of the items in your original order are subsequently returned, your refund will equal the original price of the product, less the proportional amount of the discount. The total discount on the unreturned amount of your original order will then be less than $30.
  14. If any of the products related to your original order are returned, subject to Amazon’s refund policy, you will receive a refund of the card amount first, followed by Membership Rewards points.
  15. Promotional codes (including those placed directly in accounts) may not be redeemed for Amazon Gift Cards.
  16. This promotion is available only to customers with an eligible American Express card issued in the United States.

Our Verdict

This deal is working for many people, but not everyone. And it works on third-party gift cards too, both physical and electronic! Probably worth just buying a gift card or some other item now in case it gets used up, but hopefully it’ll last through the holiday shopping season as it’s set to expire on December 31. I’ll also send this out with the Dochotdeals Twitter account in case it doesn’t last for some reason.

I’ll post here popular gift card links with our affiliate link. We appreciate when you use our links, but remember you can get 3x JetBlue by going through their portal instead (no longer available)

E-gift cards can be customized to exactly $60 which maximizes the discount. Physical cards will have to be in their set denominations, usually $25, $50, $100.

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This is the method: Register Shop with Points using amex card; wait for 24 hours or more, then click the Offer link.

Thank you for your interest in this offer. Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this offer.

I hit the button and it now has the promotion activated on my card but your instructions say to enter a PROMOTIONAL CODE and did not give the code. When I try to add 1 point the $30 discount does not appear. It also says on “eligible items”. Am I missing something??

yeah, same

same issue

Thank you for your interest in this offer. Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this offer.

What card is this for, again? Who gives membership rewards points? Sorry, still new to this.

Not eligible on one account but works on other


Nice, ordered $75 of WF gift cards.

+1. I finally got one of these offers and used the same $75 WF’s method.
Now I’m making it even more of a point to obtain more Amazon gc’s via apps such as Seated (of which I also combine with Rewards Network when possible).

Doc do you know if Blue for Business is eligible for pay with points from Amazon? Thanks.

Removed and added BB+ back; no option to use MR points from it.

it is

Aditya Shrivastava
Aditya Shrivastava

Thanks! Bought $60 Safeway gift card.

Hope you read the reviews… Be sure to print it out and good luck.

Aditya Shrivastava
Aditya Shrivastava

I had not read the reviews! Thanks for pointing it out. I will print it out. I also noticed that there is no way to check the balance of Safeway gift cards. I will try to use it up ASAP.

The cashiers really struggle with Safeway e-gift cards. Just make sure they actually read the instructions printed on the GC. If they follow them it will work.

Aditya Shrivastava
Aditya Shrivastava

Thanks for letting me know. I would have thought it should be as easy as just scanning the barcode and the total coming down 😀

Do safeway giftcard work for at the safeway gas station?

Yes, Safeway gift cards work at Safeway gas stations. And, because you are pre-paying, you get your change after filling up back in cash, not as money back on the card.

Thank you! Got $300 safeway gift card for $210. Love these amex deals. But also found out today my $30 panda gift card was hacked and used. And amazon wont do anything about it. Lucky i only got it for $2.50, thanks to amex deals.

I used a Safeway e-giftcard yesterday. The cashier had to call the manager because she said that she never saw one printed out before. The manager came and scanned the barcode and the amount was deducted straight away. The cashier asked me ‘how did you get one of those?’. And I said ‘I received it as cash-back promo’ (which is true).
Anyway, yes, it makes you feel slightly uncomfortable, but it works.

This time I ordered a $100 physical Safeway giftcard though. And the $30 discount worked. Thank you guys.

I buy Safeway egc’s all the time and have never had more than a second’s problem with redemption.

Nice! Worked for me!

I got this error “Sorry we have reached maximum number of participation for this promotion”

Try it again, maybe? I have just woke up and I was still able to signup for the $30 promo.

It worked! Thanks for sharing!

Worked for me just now! Thank you!

damnit never works for me. only offer that worked was the 20% off MR promo. but none of these other AMEX AMZN promos ever work. always say not eligible :/ I’d be the perfect candidate to target for various reasons (rarely use AMEX for AMZN purchases, not that active on AMZN so they’d wanna bring me back for more repeat biz etc)

Did you link an Amex card that earns MRs before you clicked the promo link?

Yep I’ve had a card linked for a month now. Like I said I successfully used the 20% off MR promo. So I have to link another card? Do I need to unlink & link back up again for this promo?

Nice. 2 for 2 accounts.

The 2 amazon accounts had 2 different membership rewards cards linked?

please answer

November 9, 2017 12:17 pm

The 2 amazon accounts had 2 different membership rewards cards linked?


Am curious on this one, I couldn’t get the promo code past the first MR card.

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