Posted by William Charles on November 24, 2018
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Published on November 24th, 2018 | by William Charles

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[Dead] Amazon: Get 20% Off When You Use At Least One Membership Rewards Point ($100 Maximum Discount) [YMMV]

Update 12/6/18: Looks like the deal is now dead. If somebody gets it to work, please let us know.

Update 11/24/18: Reposting as some people have been able to do the deal a second time (for a total of $200 in discounts) others have been able to successfully use the code when it wasn’t possible before. Goodluck and report your successes/failures in the comments below.

[Update: Reposting as we added the promo code and some more FAQ below.]

The Offer

Direct link to offer (our affiliate link here & below)

  • Get 20% off on Amazon when you use at least one Membership Rewards points from American Express.
  • Activate the offer at the direct link or try using promo code: AMEXTURKEY5 at checkout.

The Fine Print

  • This promotion starts at 12:00 am PST on November 22nd, 2018 and ends on the earlier of (i) at 11:59pm PST on 12/23/2018, or (ii) when Amazon elects to end the promotion.
  • Amazon reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time.
  • Offer only applies to products sold by Amazon.com (Look for “sold by Amazon.com” or “sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC” on the product detail page). Products sold by third-party sellers or other Amazon entities will not qualify for this offer, even if “fulfilled by Amazon.com” or “Prime Eligible”.
  • Offer does not apply to digital content.
  • Shipping charges and taxes may apply to the full value of discounted promotional items.
    Offer may not be combined with other offers.
  • The maximum benefit you may receive from this offer is $100.
  • Offer applies only to the purchase of items made with a Membership Rewards eligible American Express Card, where Membership Rewards points are used for at least a portion of the purchase and the promotion code is activated. When you click on the ‘Click to activate’ button your Membership Rewards points will be temporarily set as default payment method at checkout for a duration of six hours, unless you manually update your payment option. The promotion remains valid even after the temporary default setting lapses, until the end of the promotion period.
  • Offer is non-transferable and may not be resold.
  • Offer discount will be allocated proportionally among all promotional items in your order.
  • If any of the products or content related to this offer are returned, your refund will equal the amount you paid for the product or content, subject to applicable refund policies.
  • Promotional discount may not be redeemed for Amazon.com Gift Cards.
  • If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

Our Verdict

Works on everything apart from Amazon & Visa gift card. Some interesting options:

Looks like not everybody is eligible. For a full list of ways to save on Amazon, click here.

F.A.Q’s

How can I make myself eligible for this deal?

If you don’t have a registered Membership Rewards card, add the card and register that for shop with points. In the past, the way it’s worked is that you have to wait 24 hours from registering the card until the activation link will show up.

Also, if the link doesn’t work, try the promo code: AMEXTURKEY5 and see if that works at checkout. Again, this offer may be targeted and may not work for everyone.

Do you need prime for this deal?

No, prime is not required.

Can the deal be used more than once?

Yes, a reader reports being able to use it more than once; you’re just limited by the $100 total discount.

Can I use a gift card to pay with Shop-with-Points purchase?

Yes, we describe a few methods to accomplish this in this dedicated post.



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WL
WL

Possible YMMW: “Thank you for your interest in this offer. Unfortunately, you are not eligible for this invitation-only offer.”

Orin
Orin

+1

Prologer
Prologer

Great! Works fine without Prime. (was Prime for a month in July only)

Sparky
Sparky

Ditto. Got the promotion has been added on account notice when added to an account that hasn’t been prime in over a year.

G
G

“Your gift card balance can’t be applied to orders that contain Amazon.com or Visa gift cards, or collectible coins.” Used the $400 Amazon gift card I purchased using the same deal on the Prime Day

Trifectaguy
Trifectaguy

Set the card you want to use as a default payment first then go back through checkout. You wont get that error.

kai
kai

I also cant use my GC balance if i want to use the amex promo. it forces me to select my amex card in order for the discount to apply

NinjaX
NinjaX

damn. love these amex MR deals. but gawd i hate the 5 CC limit.

and i cant believe this works for me. have done many MR deals in the past already. pretty stoked.

its shows up as “Amex Holiday Promo” on the checkout screen. its very clear. you cant miss it if ur eligible.

Prateek Agarwal
Prateek Agarwal

Did not work on the Playstation card. I hope they mess up and it resets again!

Jeff
Jeff

Aneasy $100! Thanks!

Div
Div

Thanks William Charles
Easy $100 savings! You’da best!!!

vipul
vipul

Doesn’t work. If only someone can find an actual promo code.

Kal
Kal

Promo code looks like AMEXTURKEY5.. but still didn’t work for me.

Chase UR has 15 off 60 deal as well but also didn’t work for me

G
G

Can the deal be used more than once?

Yes, I kept the last $25 to another order on the account. And the second order had the 20% off.

Div
Div

I tried but the deal didn’t the second time on the same account.

G
G

Really? My account worked. Sorry for your experience. I would not risk my SO’s account for splitting orders. We definitely should wait for more DPs.

Nick
Nick

It should work, discount on all orders simply against the same $100 total limit.

Make sure that your are ordering something that is NOT sold by 3rd party (not even FBA ones) though.

Francesco
Francesco

At first I was getting an error when trying for the second time. Logging out of Amazon and then back in did the trick. Also, I entered the code AMEXTURKEY5 in the promo code box.

VM
VM

Does this work on visa gift cards?

G
G

No for me. You can try

Fathiss
Fathiss

I used on Hotels.com gift cards. Bought $500 worth. Used one MR point and put the $399.99 balance on a Amazon gc I bought at OD using Ink for 5x.
This plus the BJs deal will keep me going next year. Thanks DOC!

Dave
Dave

What’s the BJs deal?

Nick
Nick

Thanks and happy turkey day Doc!

(Although I probably lost more than I saved from this, ordered $220 of unneeded stuff to drain the $100 promo before AMZN could ‘cancel this offer’)

Debit
Debit

What to buy?

Mitesh
Mitesh

Thanks..!Worked for me. Ordered 5 safeway gift cards.

Lisa
Lisa

Anyone know the solution? Offer says eligible. But when I try to check out, it won’t let me select MR points for payment. “Shop with Points currently unavailable because you asked our Bank partner not to share account information with third parties. You can continue to check out with your credit card.” I searched around my amex account. All I found was under benefits> pay with points,>amazon, “In order to redeem Membership Rewards® program points for purchases made on http://www.Amazon.com you must complete the Shop with Points registration process and agree to the following terms and conditions…” But I cannot find a place to do that. Anyone know where? Thanks.

Brian
Brian

I had this issue over the summer. Was extremely frustrating calling between Amex and Amazon with both saying it was an error on the other parties side. Eventually needed Amex to recreate my MR profile and then link that new profile to Amazon in order to get the error to go away. I would tell Amex that you need to go to level 2 or above since their starting folks won’t have any idea what the issue is and will keep telling you everything is good.

MarkDavison
MarkDavison

Same issue here. I’m thinking it may be because my number was compromised and Amex had to send me a new platinum card.

Lisa
Lisa

Thanks. Third rep solved the problem (yes, I’m embarrassed.) Removed card as method of payment. Add card as method of payment. Register again for shop with points.

farmbochur
farmbochur

Thanks doc! I believe you once had an article demonstrating how to apply my Amazon GC balance to pay for the $399.99 balance. You able to link to that please?
Thx!

Chuck
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